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Dairy-Free Diets

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How to Replace Dairy Desserts in Your Diet

Dessert is one of life’s simple pleasures. Giving up dairy doesn’t have to mean giving up dessert. You can find a variety of delicious ice cream substitutes and frozen novelties made with nondairy ingredients [more…]

How to Make a Weekly Dairy-Free Shopping List

A grocery list can help you stay organized on your dairy-free diet. If you maintain a running list of what you need — and add to it whenever you notice you’re running low on something — you stand a much [more…]

Where to Shop for Dairy-Free Products

Where you shop for nondairy products depends on your food preferences and the variety of stores in your area. Many people have favorite stores where they go to buy specific items. Sometimes, specific brands [more…]

How to Save Money on a Dairy-Free Diet

Specialty products such as nondairy cheese and soy yogurt can be expensive to buy on a regular basis — especially the organic varieties. To go dairy-free for the long run, you’d be wise to think of ways [more…]

How to Decide between Organic and Natural Nondairy Foods

Nondairy products such as soymilk, rice milk, and nondairy cheese have been regular features in natural foods stores for decades. Because the original market for these foods was rooted in the natural products [more…]

How to Cook with Nondairy Milk and Cheese

You need to know about some of the quirks associated with nondairy ingredients and how they behave in recipes as well as tips for modifying your approach to preparing recipes when you replace dairy products [more…]

Keeping a Food Diary for a Dairy-Free Diet

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How to Identify Dairy Products on Food Labels

To successfully avoid dairy products, you need to be well informed, which includes having a good understanding of what to look for and how to read food labels. Being dairy smart also means being savvy [more…]

How to Shop for Dairy-Free Alternatives

Having a dairy-free shopping plan before you set foot in the grocery store is a smart move. If you plan ahead, you’re more likely to have on hand a variety of ingredients for fixing nutritious nondairy [more…]

How to Explain Your Dairy-Free Diet to Others

Your dairy-free diet doesn’t have to be anyone’s concern but your own, and you don’t owe anyone any explanation about your diet. It’s even possible that some people may never find out that your diet is [more…]

Finding Alternative Sources of Calcium

Finding nondairy foods that contain plenty of calcium isn’t difficult. In fact, many nondairy foods have calcium, so make sure you eat them often. Remember that horses, elephants, cows, and giraffes get [more…]

Getting Help When Giving Up Dairy Products

If you find yourself stuck at some point along the way in your transition to going dairy-free, seek out some support. You have several options, including the following: [more…]

How to Adjust Old Recipes for a Dairy-Free Diet

The dairy ingredients you’ve traditionally used — over and over again — to cook and bake with perform certain functions in recipes. Cheese adds bulk and binds ingredients together. Milk can make foods [more…]

How to Introduce Your Dairy-Free Diet to the Family

When you have a special dietary need in your family, such as when you’re trying to eliminate dairy products, family meals can be a bit more challenging. For example, when you start talking about taking [more…]

How to Help Children Avoid Dairy at School

Dairy products have always figured prominently in the national school meals program, so it might take a few extra steps to keep your kids dairy-free.

In the National School Lunch Program — our nation’s [more…]

How to Make a Dairy-Free Diet Fun for Kids

There’s a foolproof recipe for getting children to eat (and enjoy!) their dairy-free meals. The key ingredient? Fun! A hefty dose of fun can make any lifestyle change more comfortable to endure. And if [more…]

How to Adjust to Nondairy Breakfasts

You may wonder whether you can go dairy-free at breakfast. Whether you like breakfast a little or a lot, taking time to eat in the morning is a smart way to start the day. Eating breakfast — even if it’s [more…]

Preparing Milk-less Soups, Salads, and Sides

What better way to start a dinner or create an entire lunch than with some soup? Soup is a good way to work a few servings of vegetables and health-supporting fiber into your diet. And you can do it without [more…]

How to Cook and Eat Dairy-Free Entrees

Eliminating dairy from your favorite entrees may be somewhat challenging. Your entree is the foundation of the dining experience. If the entree tastes good, you’ll remember that meal for a while, and it [more…]

How to Cook for Dairy Eaters When You’re Dairy-Free

Having guests in your home can be especially challenging if you’re living dairy-free. Unless your guests also are dairy-free, they’re likely to be unfamiliar with some of the nondairy products you may [more…]

How to Choose Nondairy Meals at Restaurants

Sooner or later, you’re going to end up eating at a restaurant where the dairy-free choices aren’t obvious. The menu is the first resource you can study to determine whether the food you want to eat has [more…]

How to Identify Milk Allergies in Babies

Some babies have to avoid milk-based infant formulas because they’re allergic to cow’s milk. Specifically, they’re allergic to one of the proteins in cow’s milk. Casein is one example of a milk protein [more…]

How to Prepare Dairy-Free Snacks for Kids

When you choose for your children to go dairy-free, taking steps to ensure that you replace the dairy you’re ditching with foods that are comparable — and not worse than — the foods they’re replacing is [more…]

How to Go Dairy-Free with Dips, Sauces, and Dressings

Customizing your condiments makes it a cinch to create meals with all the flavor you want but without the dairy ingredients you want to avoid . Your imagination is all that stands between you and a vast [more…]

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