A funny thing happened a couple weeks ago. I bought a gallon of 2% milk and brought it home and my girls didn't like it. They used to drink it all the time. Not anymore.
A couple years ago, after seeing an interview on TV, I tried an experiment. A family of six had found out they were saving a bundle of money every year by purchasing a gallon of whole milk and cutting it 50/50 with water instead of buying the 1% gallons they used to. I was buying 2% for the girls and skim for myself at the time and decided to try the 50/50, or "Half Milk" as we've come to call it, out on the girls. If it could pass muster with them then I knew I was good to go.
They noticed immediately the milk was different but not bad different. They actually liked it. They said it tasted better. As far as nutrition goes I don't worry at all about that because my girls rarely just drink an 8 ounce glass of milk, which constitutes a serving. Almost always they drink a glass twice that size and quite often two of them.
Since switching over to Half Milk I never feel the need to tell the girls to slow down on the milk or worry that they are drinking too much and yes, it has definitely helped the grocery budget. I've had a lot of feedback from others that have tried this too and it has all been positive.
Now that we tried to go back to 2% and failed I guess we'll continue to mix our whole milk and enjoy it. I really like it on my cereal.
Would you ever consider doing this? Or do you do it already?