The ultimate guide to DHA Omega 3 for your family

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What is DHA Omega 3?

You’ve probably heard of DHA Omega 3—it’s a staple in many prenatal vitamins—but if you’re still scratching your head, we’ve got you covered. DHA, which stands for docosahexaenoic acid, is a powerhouse nutrient and a type of omega-3 fatty acid naturally found in fish like tuna, salmon, herring, and sardines. Omega 3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fats that our bodies can’t produce on their own, so it’s crucial to incorporate them into our diet. While DHA plays a vital role in brain health, research from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey shows that more than 90% of Americans aren’t getting enough. Boosting your family’s DHA Omega 3 intake is easy with Organic Valley® Family First™—an organic milk that includes all the goodness and 12 essential nutrients of Organic Valley’s traditional pasture-raised milk, plus 50 mg of DHA Omega 3 in every serving.

Brain-boosting snack ideas your family will love

Supporting your family’s health journey doesn’t have to mean overhauling everything (seriously, you’re doing amazing!). With Organic Valley® Family First™ and a few simple swaps or additions to your family’s favorite meals and snacks, you’ll boost immune and brain health for everyone at the table. Check out these 9 simple healthy snack ideas from Organic Valley®.

Overnight oats

Step up your favorite overnight oats recipe by subbing in Organic Valley® Family First™ milk with DHA Omega 3 for water or regular milk. Top it off with a colorful array of fresh fruits, crunchy nuts, and golden honey for a breakfast that’s as tasty as it is convenient.

Chia pudding

Your little sous chef will love helping to whip up this fun breakfast surprise. Mix Organic Valley® Family First™ milk with chia seeds, a dash of vanilla extract and a drizzle of maple syrup. Chill it in the fridge overnight and wake up to a delightful pudding packed with all the good stuff: fiber, protein, vitamin A, vitamin D, zinc, DHA Omega 3 and more.

Iced coffee

Who doesn’t love a good, chilled cup of joe? With a handful of ice and a generous splash of Organic Valley® Family First™ milk, you can upgrade your morning routine, knowing that you’ve got a boost of essential nutrients and a tasty splash of DHA Omega 3 added into your cup.

Peanut butter banana rice cakes

Here’s a snack time savior that’ll have your future self doing a happy dance. Spread peanut butter on a rice cake, add a drizzle of honey, and crown it with banana slices. Serve it with a cold glass of Organic Valley® Family First™ milk, and it’s the perfect snack to power through that after-school slump.

Yogurt dip with veggie sticks

Let’s give it up for dips. For a midday munch that’s as wholesome as it is refreshing, stir some Organic Valley® Family First™ enriched with 50 mg of Omega DHA 3 into your favorite Greek yogurt. Add a zesty squeeze of lemon juice, a pinch of garlic powder, and a dash of dill. Serve it up with a rainbow of vegetables like baby corn, carrot sticks, cucumber slices, and bell pepper strips.

Super smoothie

When in doubt—make a smoothie! Blend Organic Valley Family FirstTM milk, mixed berries, frozen banana slices, spinach, and chia seeds for a sneaky-delicious treat that’s full of essential nutrients, vitamins, antioxidants, and healthy fats.

Avocado pasta salad

Simply blend ripe avocados with Organic Valley® Family First™ milk enriched with 50 mg DHA Omega 3, garlic, lemon juice and fresh herbs like basil or cilantro. Toss that dreamy dressing with cooked pasta, cherry tomatoes, diced cucumbers, and black olives, and chill before serving for a refreshing and nutritious pasta salad that the whole family will enjoy.

Tzatziki veggie wrap

To make these delicious veggie wraps, first whip up some tzatziki sauce by mixing Greek yogurt with Organic Valley® Family FirstTM milk, grated cucumber, garlic, lemon juice, and dill. Spread that creamy goodness onto whole wheat tortillas, then load them up with sliced roasted veggies, feta cheese, and fresh greens. Roll those babies up and get ready for a healthy and flavor-packed feast.

Creamy ranch dressing

If there’s one dip to rule them all, it’s ranch. Simply whisk together Greek yogurt, Organic Valley® Family First™ milk, mayonnaise, garlic, parsley, chives and onion powder. Pop it in the fridge for 30 minutes before serving and you’ve got a dressing that’s so delicious it’ll disappear faster than you can say “just one more bite.”

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Organic Valley® Family First™ DHA Omega 3 Whole Milk or 2%

Imagine the perfect glass of milk: cold, creamy, and packed with calcium and 12 essential nutrients. Now, imagine it also provides 50 mg of DHA Omega 3 per serving to support brain health. That’s exactly what you get with Organic Valley® Family First™ DHA Omega 3 Whole Milk. Before you google “what in the what is DHA?”, here’s the scoop: It’s a rockstar nutrient that plays a vital role in brain health and cognitive function at every age and stage.

This milk isn’t just any milk—it’s pasture-raised and organic, ensuring your family gets the highest quality. What makes it even better? It’s ALWAYS organic. That means absolutely NO antibiotics, synthetic hormones, toxic pesticides, or GMOs. Just pure, wholesome goodness in every glass.

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