non-fat dry milk
low-fat (1%) milk
Infants are the exception:
Children ages 1 to 2 can drink whole cow's milk.
Children older than 2 should drink low-fat (1%) or fat-free (skim) milk – like the rest of the family. For kids not used to low-fat milk, mix it in gradually.
queso blanco (Puerto Rican white cheese)
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Dry milk powder plus water makes a low-cost substitute in recipes.
Freeze cheese that starts going bad. Defrosted cheese tastes best melted. Don't buy shredded cheese – shred it yourself.
Substitute yogurt for cream and sour cream in recipes. Drain yogurt in a coffee filter to thicken. To cut cost and packaging waste, buy in large containers and measure out small servings.