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Dairy free yogurts for DC. What do you do?

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greeneone12 Sat 16-Jul-11 17:59:41


marykat2004 Sat 16-Jul-11 18:52:28

soya? Is that too obvious or out of the question. I don't like to eat a lot of dairy so I have Alpro myself.

greeneone12 Sat 16-Jul-11 19:21:43

Of course! What a loser!!! (me not you!)

Sleep deprivation is obviously taking hold. I left my bag in a shop today I am that tired.

Are they nice? Will get some tomorrow. Thanks!

lukewarmmama Sat 16-Jul-11 19:25:02

Alpro do nice soya desserts too (in the standard aisle, not chilled), makes a change from yoghurt and pretty much the same nutritional value and sugar. Make sure you get the ones with added calcium, not all the yogs are.

BalloonSlayer Sat 16-Jul-11 19:38:55

They do lots of flavours but - beware!!! - most are lumpy. They do one set of smooth - peach & pear and strawberry & something. Unfortunately my DS1 won't eat the lumpy ones hmm They have "smooth" written on them and are sometimes in the children's section. Yes I think they are nice.

freefrommum Sat 16-Jul-11 20:51:25

Ditto what BalloonSlayer said although my 4 yr old has finally started eating the 'lumpy' Alpros and really loves the raspberry and blackberry. I think it's an age thing, the younger they are the less likely they are to like bits of fruit in their yoghurts. Asda do their own soya yoghurts, my DS doesn't like them but every child's different so you never know!

greeneone12 Sat 16-Jul-11 21:08:26

Thanks so much all. She eats lumpy food ok so might not be a prob. You are all very kind.

BalloonSlayer Sat 16-Jul-11 21:34:41

Ha! freefrommum



marykat2004 Sat 16-Jul-11 21:46:07

Yes, the ones with added calcium are even better.

kalo12 Sat 16-Jul-11 21:49:29

hipp organic banana rice pudding is dairy free and my 3.5 yr old still loves them

CantSleepWontSleep Sat 16-Jul-11 22:07:50

You can also get a dessert rather like a yogurt made from pea protein, made by company called redwood. Comes in a variety of flavours. I've tried the blackcherry one. It's sort of nice though I did find it slightly powdery in aftertaste.


Clara35 Sat 16-Jul-11 23:05:54

I wish a company like alpro would start putting soya yoghurts in child friendly packaging. My ds is 3 & looks longingly at dairy yoghurts with buzz lightyear or Thomas the tank on the packaging. You would think they would have done this with soya yoghurts by now! The raspberry & vanilla flavour is lovely.

lukewarmmama Sun 17-Jul-11 08:22:19

They do super big pots of vanilla as well - my dds love chopped up banana with this on top and sprinkles, aka 'special pudding'!

Their custard is pretty good too. <disclaimer, my children do occasionally eat something that isn't pudding related>

trixymalixy Sun 17-Jul-11 08:29:42

I really wish they would do soya tightens in children's packaging too. And more smooth flavours. DS won't eat the strawberry and banana smooth one, not surprising as it is the only one that tastes plasticky, the rest are lovely. But I've stopped buying them as half the pack doesn't get eaten.

JacksonPollocks Sun 17-Jul-11 08:36:39

If you need no-soya no-dairy yogurts I've finally found ones in Holland and Barrett called 'Wot, no dairy?'. They come in about 4 flavours. Made from Pea Protein.

CantSleepWontSleep Sun 17-Jul-11 09:40:41

Jackson - that's the one I linked to earlier in the thread!

Weta Sun 17-Jul-11 14:59:30

DS1 is nearly 8 and still doesn't like lumps though the Alpro choc desserts go down a treat smile definitely worth trying different brands of soy yoghurt to see which ones your DC likes.

greeneone12 Sun 17-Jul-11 20:17:50

This is all great. The pear and peach alpro soya one went down a treat (with me and her)!

slowburner Sun 17-Jul-11 20:28:16

I am very new here but my DD is CMPI and we found that soya also caused issue, just thought I'd throw that out there so to speak, I hadn;t however heard aout the Pea protein ones, I struggle to get enough calcium into DD and so I shall be ordering some pronto - ty

smokinaces Sun 17-Jul-11 20:33:37

Asda do their own range of Soya Yogurts - 4 for £1, so 1/3 cheaper than Alpro soya ones.

DS1 loves them luckily. Though like other posters I do wish they would be as child attractive as some of the other ones!

trixymalixy Sun 17-Jul-11 21:55:35

I wish those pea protein yoghurts had been around when DS was allergic to soya, I used to whizz oatly cream and fruit, but it would have been nice to be able to buy something.

freefrommum Sun 17-Jul-11 22:49:35

Yes slowburner it is quite common for children with cow's milk allergy to also be allergic to soya so you need to be sure before you go giving them soya yoghurts! We steered clear of soya for a long time until DS's skin prick tests showed no obvious reaction to soya and it's been a god send to be able to include it in his diet. Balloonslayer I guess some take longer than others to get used to lumps in their yoghurts smile! tbh my DD! is 10 and only just starting eaating them

BalloonSlayer Mon 18-Jul-11 16:18:08

Yes DS1 was allergic to soya as well. The milk and egg allergies got worse but the soya one got slowly better. When he was around 4 we would buy him a 4-pack of soya yoghurts but he never had them all because his skin would get rougher and rougher. Now he eats 2 at a sitting.

slowburner have you tried Osteocare Liquid? It's not always easy to find but my DCs adored it, and I am about to start giving it to DS2 as like DD although he isn't allergic, because he wasn't allowed any milk for the first year of his life he now won't touch it.

RidcullySentTheBursarMad Mon 18-Jul-11 23:22:38

To be awkward, ds2 is CMPA and pea protein allergic. Can have soya yoghurts though, thank god, but I also wish they came in Thomas and Buzz Lightyear varieties. He looks sooooo longingly at the Thomas ones.

greeneone12 Thu 21-Jul-11 16:09:39

Just to say thanks so much. She loves the Alpro Soya yogurts and her skin has cleared beautifully! Now I need to try and find a cheese substitue that will taste nice in all some of the dishes I want to make. Might re-introduce cheese and see if that is a prob as it could just be cows milk.

Thanks again!

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