Thursday, June 27, 2013
5 Replacements for Your Favorite Dairy-Based Foods
Many baked goods, sweets and snacks are made using traditional dairy products. However, this can be a problem for people suffering from food allergies. Whether you’re interested in finding ways to work with a food allergy or you simply want to modify your diet, there are many dairy-free and egg-free options to help you still enjoy your favorite foods.
Ice Cream: A delicious dessert favorite packed with milk and cream.
What to use instead: Any “vegan” marked ice cream. Coconut milk is often a tasty substitute for milk in ice cream. Also try all natural fruit sorbet to pacify your sweet tooth.
Butter: Used as a staple for many baked goods and desserts.
What to use instead: Vegan margarine. Look for brands that are whey, lactose, casein and caseinate free.
Milk: Popular in baked goods, desserts, chocolate, cereals or granola, or alone.
What to use instead: Soymilk, almond milk or rice milk are easily found at most grocery stores. Look for items that are made with these cow’s milk substitutes or are labeled vegan or lactose free.
Cheese: Often used in casseroles, on pizza, sprinkled on top of meals, used as a spread, or eaten alone.
What to use instead: Look for alternative cheese products made with vegetable oil, nutritional yeast or soy protein that mimic traditional cheese. Avoid products with casein or caseinate.
Yogurt: A healthy snack on the go or a creamy additive in different recipes.
What to use instead: Soy yogurt, rice yogurt or coconut milk yogurt.
Ultimately, a good rule of thumb in finding delicious milk-free substitutes is to look for any label that states it is 100% vegan. Enjoy making your favorite meals dairy-free!
What is your favorite dairy-free product (besides our chocolate of course!)?