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Castleonacloud Fri 06-Nov-15 21:44:45


I have recently become dairy free for medical reasons and am wondering if anyone has any tips on what's best to use as dairy substitutes or some decent recipes I can try?

Thanks in advance

Allyoucaneat Fri 06-Nov-15 22:02:02

My one year old is dairy free, soya free and tomato free. He doesn't do well with fish either.

We use oatly milk alternative, it's in the long life milks section. They also do a cream. I use this to substitute any recipes that use milk. You could also try almond milk, koko, soya or rice milk.

Cheese - violife is by far the best DD cheese, they do a block and a creamy one that is like Philadelphia. It doesn't melt well though.

Butter - we use vitalite, pure spread is good too. Use this in any baking etc. You can also use a stork block.

Most of the 'just roll' pastries and crossings are dairy free. You get them in the fridge in the supermarket.

Desserts - alpro soya yoghurt, birds custard powder and make it with a df milk. Xotic and wot no diary are available from Holland and Barrett. Coyo too but these are expensive. Fruit sorbet instead of ice cream.

Dairy free is easy when you get in the swing it, I find the tomato free bit far more difficult!

Allyoucaneat Fri 06-Nov-15 22:06:31

Crossings - crossiants

I use mostly just the same recipes and substitute for df alternatives.

Watch out for milk ingredients in crisps, sausages, fresh pasta and breakfast cereals.

Tesco rich tea fingers are df, so are oreos and party rings!

Original soreen bread contains milk but the bannana one is df, tesco crumpets also df.I make my own pancakes using oat milk.

BlueChampagne Fri 06-Nov-15 23:37:28

If lacto-free for lactose intolerance reasons, Lacto-Free milk is closest taste-wise or cooking-wise. You can also get lactase tablets in Holland and Barrett. If for other reasons, see above wisdom!

Castleonacloud Sat 07-Nov-15 01:01:00

Thanks, I'll give some of these a whirl! smile

NewBallsPlease00 Sat 07-Nov-15 01:02:38

Me too watching with interest- how do I get though calcium- am bf newborn too (reason for df is to try and reduce reflux)

NewBallsPlease00 Sat 07-Nov-15 01:05:25

Oreos are df grin baby weight will never leave I had visions of going df melting away the lbs as I said no to every morcel or badness only to find actually it's not that restrictive and the subs taste just fine...

Allyoucaneat Sat 07-Nov-15 13:33:42

Lactose and cows milk protein are two different things, so you need to know if you are diary free or lactose free. Lactose free products still contain cows milk protein so are not suitable for many diary allergies.

Calcium - oatly with added calcium, oatly cream, cereals with added calcium, soya yoghyrts, green veg. As an adult you really don't need to worry too much about calcium, speak you your doctor or dietician and they can give you a supplement if they think you need it.

goinggrey1978 Sat 07-Nov-15 16:59:03

i'm diary free as i have colitis and no gall bladder, so cannot tolerate any high fibre products either, i use soya products, eat a lot of gravy based dinners, no potatoes as too much starch, so live on homemade dinners, basics are:-
spaghetti bolgnaise, chilli con carne, pirir piri chicken, beef stew, chicken stew, chicken casserole, spanish pork, frozen thin based pizza with very little cheese, i have toast or toasted muffins for lunch, only white bread, white basmati rice and white pasta too, there's calcium in baked beans, spinach and broccoli plus diary free alternatives have calcium in them too

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