Food & Drink: Special Diets

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Tips for Eating Out in Restaurants for Canadians with Diabetes

Having diabetes can make eating out at a restaurant quite challenging. It can be hard to find foods that are diabetes-friendly, but increasingly Canadian restaurants are offering healthier food options [more…]

Eating Stages for the First Few Months after Weight Loss Surgery

The stages of a bariatric diet in the first months after weight loss surgery may vary, depending on your surgeon, and the length of time you follow each food stage also varies, depending on the type of [more…]

Tips for Eating and Drinking after Weight Loss Surgery

The way you eat and drink changes after you have weight loss surgery. The following tips help you to be healthy, successfully lose weight, and maintain weight loss after bariatric surgery: [more…]

Visualizing Post-Weight Loss Surgery Portion Sizes

Your portion sizes will need to decrease after your weight loss surgery. You won't always have a food scale or measuring cups handy, though. This guide helps you visualize appropriate portion sizes, so [more…]

Understanding and Avoiding Dumping Syndrome after Weight Loss Surgery

Dumping syndrome is a condition that may happen to you if you've had gastric bypass surgery. It's extremely unpleasant, but you can avoid it if you stick to the recommended post-surgery diet. [more…]

Weight Loss Surgery Cookbook For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Weight loss surgery can be an invaluable tool for losing weight and becoming healthier, but you have to use the tool correctly for success. When recovering from weight loss surgery, it's important to follow [more…]

Jump-Start Juice for a Nondairy Breakfast Boost

Start your day off right with a glass of healthy juice as an alternative to your favorite dairy products. Fruits and vegetables pack this juice with vitamins A and C, pineapple adds a touch of sweetness [more…]

Masala Chai Tea with Soymilk

Masala chai — or “chai” for short — is a traditional hot beverage from India made by brewing tea with spices, milk (in this case, soymilk as an alternative to dairy products), and a sweetener. Change or [more…]

Soy Cheese and Spinach Quiche

When you prepare this quiche for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, it’s easy to replace common dairy ingredients. Try a whole wheat pie shell for the best flavor, and if you don’t have Swiss-style cheese, use [more…]

Dairy-Free Blueberry Pecan Pancakes

These dairy-free pancakes are amazingly light and fluffy because of the beaten egg whites. Keep your leftover pancakes in the refrigerator or freezer and pop them into the microwave oven to reheat. [more…]

Calypso Fruit Salad for a Dairy-Free Breakfast

For a quick and light nondairy breakfast, fruit salad is the way to go or make it heartier by scooping it into a bowl of hot or cold cereal. Use the fruit salad as an attractive side dish with pancakes [more…]

Cranberry Walnut Oatmeal for a Nondairy Breakfast

This hearty cereal is a healthy way to get your day started. The combination of nuts, dried berries, spices, and oatmeal is a satisfying and delicious dairy-free breakfast. [more…]

Nondairy Multigrain Waffles

These delicious dairy-free waffles are easy to prepare and they taste the same as their lactose-laden cousins. They’re light and fluffy and have a mild, nutty flavor. Pay close attention to the cooking [more…]

Easy Dairy-Free French Toast

Although this basic French toast recipe calls for whole wheat bread, experiment with different types of bread, like cinnamon, sourdough, pumpkin, banana, or French. Try various types and flavors of nondairy [more…]

Montana Morning Nondairy Mocha Coffee

If you can’t decide between coffee or cocoa, this dairy-free drink is the perfect combination. This recipe calls for unsweetened cocoa (which is a fine powder made from cocoa solids that have been pressed [more…]

Dairy-Free Broccoli and Cheddar Soup

Serve this hearty dairy-free soup with a chunk of crusty bread. Add a small dish of fresh fruit salad for a cool and refreshing accompaniment. For maximum creaminess, use plain soymilk or almond milk rather [more…]

Dairy-Free Confetti Cole Slaw

Cole slaw is a staple at any picnic or potluck dinner, although some are a tad on the boring side when they're made with dairy products. Why not add flair to your slaw and surprise everyone while keeping [more…]

Soy Cheese and Meat Scrambled Eggs with Mushrooms

This dairy-free cheesy egg dish is versatile, so experiment with your favorite fillings. Try this delicious dish served over toasted sourdough bread and reheat the leftovers in a pocket pita for a nutritious [more…]

Dairy-Free Cream of Tomato Soup

This homemade cream of tomato soup, made with soy or almond milk, will be an instant classic, especially when it’s paired with a grilled nondairy cheese sandwich and a crisp, tossed salad. [more…]

Dairy-Free Creamy Potato and Leek Soup

This nondairy soup is short on ingredients but long on taste. Leeks, which look like large green onions or scallions, give this soup a mildly sweet flavor that complements the potatoes. Pair this soup [more…]

Dairy-Free West African Peanut Soup

This delicious dairy-free African soup is traditionally served for celebrations and special occasions. It’s a great addition for a North American Thanksgiving or wintertime gathering. This nondairy soup [more…]

No-Dairy Creamed Potatoes with Brown Gravy

Because you’re living dairy-free doesn’t mean you have to give up mashed potatoes and gravy. Try this recipe for creamy classic mashed potatoes made without the dairy products. If you love gravy, follow-up [more…]

A Super Nondairy Side: Stuffed Zucchini Boats

This dairy-free dish is a fun and tasty way to get your vegetables. Nondairy Swiss-style cheese is mixed into the filling where the hot, moist ingredients help it to melt. [more…]

No-Dairy Waldorf Salad

It’s not a party without Waldorf salad! This dairy-free version contains a light dressing made with soy yogurt (or light mayonnaise) and lemon juice, which adds just enough moisture, and a dash of curry [more…]

Dairy-Free Curried Carrot Raisin Salad

This recipe for nondairy carrot raisin salad puts a twist on an old favorite by adding curry, cumin, and allspice for a unique and delicious flavor. This dish tastes even better the second day and will [more…]

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