My 6 year old daughter suffers from chronic idiopathic constipation with a slow moving lower bowel and mega bowel. She has suffered from this since 2 years old and they have now said to try a dairy free diet but I'm struggling to find nice treats, has anyone got any ideas? Also I'm struggling up find a milk alternative that she likes, we have tried soya, almond milk and coconut rice milk! Is there any other suggestions?
Sainsburys free from range is good for chocolate things. If she can have soya you're fine as almost all chocolate has soya lecithin in it. I love m&s iced spiced buns. Bourbons, Oreos, ginger nuts. I like Oatly milk and they do chocolate flavour too. I'm off soya too so my options are a bit more limited but apparently Aldi are great for dairy free treats
My 8 yr old likes Oatly milk. He hated all the others. Meringues are great!!! The Swedish Glace icecream is ace Tesco's do some dairy free like magnum icecream lollies that my son declares 'amazing' Oero's are dairy-free, some versions of cherry bakewells/Jaffa cakes etc. You'll get expert in label reading. Betty Crocker also does some cake mixes (there's a brownie one) that have no dairy in if you need to make a quick batch of something up. And Betty Crocker does this ready made choc icing stuff which again is great for quick buns.
Stork do a Original Baking Block - this is ace for cake making.
Jus Roll do some products like pain au chocolates that are dairy free and some of their ready made pastry is too (as are some of the supermarket own brands).
Forgot to mention Party Rings... They do mini-bags that are great when on long walks and picnics. Also Hotel Chocolat do some things that dairy-free. They are getting in their Xmas stock and there's some lovely treats for children. I have always found the staff to be super helpful. They seem to offer us a taster when we enter the shop and DS2 always says " I am dairy-free so no thanks" and they always get him something he can have.
Its daunting, but it isn't too difficult once you get used to it. tesco/sainsbury gingerbread minis are dairy free, as are the basic cupcakes in sainsbury, sainsbury's basic garlic bread and a lot of frozen garlic bread is dairy free. if you order pizza then papa johns base is dairy free and they have a "remove all cheese" button. restaurants are good at swapping butter for olive oil, and flora have just launched a dairy free spread. the free from section in tesco has just launched a lot more products and many more are now also dairy free too. for yogurts, we often buy jelly as a substitute, my son is ok with soya so we get soya yogurts, and swedish glace ice cream and moo free chocolates, or supermarket own brand free from chocolate lollies.
I am dairy free. I make my own soya yoghurt using an Alpro plain soya yoghurt as a starter and Alpro unsweetened soya milk. Easy to make with or without a yoghurt maker. When it's set, I add frozen berries, banana, chopped brazils, stewed apple, honey or whatever I fancy... delish (Once you've made your first batch, you can use it as your next starter)