Breastfeeding and dairy free living was a scary idea for me when I found out Annabelle had a dairy allergy. It has been almost 10 months since I went dairy free for Annabelle and I’m not going to lie… I MISS CHEESE. I have found alternatives – like Daiya cheese – but it just isn’t the same. Sometimes I just want to eat a whole block of cheese, but then I think back on the side effects of dairy in my own system.I tried to incorporate a little bit of dairy in my diet once in the form of “non-dairy creamer.” I just couldn’t resist the Sweet Cream creamer I bought for my husband. Let me tell you – Momma doesn’t need Sweet Creamed coffee that bad. My stomach reacted terribly. It was like being 3 months pregnant all over again, acid reflux and nausea, without actually being pregnant.
Since I went dairy free, I’ve found some tasty treats to satisfy my cravings. I know many other Moms have to go dairy free when their baby has a dairy allergy though. Here are my favorite dairy free snacks for my fellow dairy free Mamas.
Dairy Free Salty: Cape Cod Sweet Mesquite Reduced Fat BBQ Chips, Pita Chips with Hummus, Pickles, Tortilla chips with salsa/guacamole
Dairy Free Spicy: Habanero BBQ Almonds, Wasabi and Soy Sauce Almonds, Hard boiled eggs with Siracha (don’t knock it ’til you try it)
Dairy Free Dinner Ideas
Scalloped Potatoes or Quiche or Stuffing (Holiday Recipes)
Crockkpot Chicken Phillies
Crockpot Pulled BBQ – seriously SO easy. 1 pork loin. 1 bottle BBQ. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. Shred with a fork.
Fish or Shrimp Tacos – it is so much easier to eat a taco with fish and no cheese than a taco with chicken/beef
Escarole and Bean Pizza – okay, so will post my amazing recipe for this incredible pizza if you ask nicely =0)
27 Dairy Free Pizza Ideas
Stir Fry – veggies, meats, soy sauce, yum
Rotisserie Chicken Fajita Salad
Over 1200 Dairy Free Recipes from Go Dairy Free
If you are dairy free and miss cheese and are an ambitious cook in the kitchen, you should make me one of these cheeses. They are cheeses made from NUTS! Fancy that… nut cheese.