Hit me with brands. Dd2 looks to have dairy protein issue and as I'm BF still I'm on dairy free diet.
Butter and "cream cheese" I'm ok with but what brand milk do you buy? And "cheese" and yogurt
As it's the protein not lactose that's the issue I can't have lactose free or even goat products
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05-11-2015 15:55 #1
Dairy free products
05-11-2015 16:18 #2
There are a multitude of dairy free alternatives on the market nowadays - you're no longer subjected to soy everything, which is great as soy is (apparently) not so good. Some brands are better than others.
The long-life milk section of your supermarket will give you plenty of alternatives to try. The nut milk 'blends' tend to taste better IMO, ie almond coconut milk (unsweetened). There is also plain almond, almond soy, coconut, macadamia and cashew milks. I think there are even quinoa milks etc but haven't personally tried those. Homemade cashew milk (just blend 100g cashews with 500g water in high speed blender, no need to strain) is also really good and really creamy!
Coconut yoghurt is also available in most supermarkets now, and I saw almond coconut yoghurt in the IGA yesterday but haven't tried it.
Some health food stores have 'nut' cheeses etc too. If you have a decent blender though, it's probably worth your while looking up recipes online (try searching 'vegan' recipes, soooo many out there now). Buying special dairy free products all the time can be expensive so if you can make your own that's better in the long term. I make dairy free lasagne, sour cream, custard, yoghurt in addition to various milks. But you do need a very good blender for this.
05-11-2015 16:34 #3
I avoided dairy like the plague when I was BFing DS1 because he had CMPI. Even the smallest amount would make him spew huge amounts. The only thing I could have was A2 milk, in small quantities (a latte or in tea, not on cereal or anything). They also make a yogurt which is hard to find. Cheese I couldn't eat.
Needless to say our BFing journey was short 😂
05-11-2015 18:04 #4
Dairy free products
I'm dairy free at the moment due to DD's CMSPI (although currently doing a dairy challenge and going ok - yay!).
Sunnygirl79 covered everything really well!
I use almond milk, almond & coconut milk, almond & cashew milk. I'm used to the flavour now and really enjoy my chai tea with almond milk. Most Cafes do an almond milk too and all would have soy (I had to avoid as DD reacted to soy as well). All in the UHT isle, although there is a So Good Almond milk in the fridge section at our Woolworths.
I use Coyo yogurt (coconut) and I see that Woolworths now stocks one made by Nudie. It's pretty rich so you only need a small amount.
I never tried a nut cheese - just went without.
I used rice cakes if I wanted a cracker type thing and watch out for dips as many have milk solids in them (even ones you wouldn't think) so just check the labels. Probably more for soy but some deli meats - ham, salami may also milk products in them.
Nuttelex as a spread on bread, in cooking in place of butter.
You can have Dark Chocolate - just check the label to make sure it has no added milk products.
I found a good webpage with things to avoid etc - I'll see if I can find it & link for you.
05-11-2015 18:12 #5
05-11-2015 18:31 #6
Thanks everyone it's overwhelming
05-11-2015 18:41 #7
Woollies has a dairy-free range of dips which are handy for snacks. I used nuttelex on bread/toast and in cooking. Otherwise I just avoided all dairy foods rather than try to replace with something else. It was tough as I love cheese. DD was super sensitive to any trace of dairy or soy and it was very hard. I had to stick to meat & veg for dinner, fruit for snacks, toast for breakfast - not very exciting. DS wasn't as bad so I could have things with 'traces' of dairy.
Its tough. I only lasted 3 months with DD and 5 with DS.
05-11-2015 19:24 #8
I have been dairy free on & off for four years due to 3 CMPI babies, one severe - I couldnt have a trace of anything with dairy for that bub. It can be overwhelming to start with, but I honestly dont even notice it anymore. We are also soy & goat milk free. These are my tips -
-use nuttelex instead of margarine/ butter
-Use oat or almond milk instead of cows milk
- Many cafes have almond milk these days for coffees, or just bring your own. If ordering food,choose plain things like steak & salad.
- you can still cook most things wih almond/oat milk & nuttelex as a substitue - cakes,cookies,white sauce,etc
- we dont have cheese. Havent been able to find a great alternative cheese to make or buy, there is one dairy/ soy free @ coles that costs about $13 for 200g.
- Quirky cooking has HEAPS of dairy alternative info.
- store- bought dairy free foods - oreos, greens plain packet cake mix (check which ones on the back), arnotts shortbread creams, arnotts choc ripple. To name a few!
- chocolate - lindt 70%cocoa is dairy free,as is sweet william brand & the woolworths home brand DARK cooking choc. And lindt DARK bunnies at easter.
- be very very careful with coconut products,depending on how severe the CMPI is - this year there have been 25 coconut products recalled in Aust due to containing cows milk (many of them labelled dairy free).
I'll add anyhing else if I remember, I really barely notice anymore! Good luck on your DF journey xx
05-11-2015 19:35 #9
Just remembered a couple more products!
- arnotts large teddy bear bikkies
- hundred and thousand bikkies
- rice cakes, rice crackers,plain popcorn, plain chips.
- hummus and olive dip are dairy free in some brands.
- can use coconut cream instead of cream in cooking,but be extremely careful due to the aforementioned food recalls. There is also a coconut condensed milk now.
There are heaps of paleo recipes online, & paleo is also dairy free
05-11-2015 20:45 #10
You may want to look at calcium supplement if you think your intake might be a bit low from the rest of your diet.
Your pharmacist should be able to help you out with this. Also if you take probiotics, make sure they are dairy free as some aren't.
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