Are you looking for dairy free diet ideas? If you’re new to the blog – my daughter is strictly breastfed and we found out three weeks ago she is allergic to dairy. I gave up dairy in my own diet to make her feel better!
Since I eliminated dairy from my diet, we have noticed a huge change in our baby’s sleeping patterns and overall temperament. Aside from the fact she is teething, she is sleeping 2-3 hour increments again at night. She has not had diarrhea and is experiencing less gas. Annabelle is quite the giggly, smiley Princess.
We went to the doctor this week and learned Annabelle’s diaper didn’t contain any signs of allergy. That doesn’t mean she is not allergic to dairy anymore… it means that since I’ve cut dairy out of my diet, the allergy is no longer present in her stool.
This is wonderful news in the sense that I don’t need to try a soy-free diet as well! We are going to recheck her diaper in a few weeks and then reintroduce dairy in a few months.
Dairy Free Diet Tips
Right now I am pretty happy with what I’ve been eating. I don’t miss cheese as much as I thought I would. I eat three meals, plus lots of snacks in between, because I seem to always be hungry the past few weeks. With that being said, eating the same thing every day might get old quickly. I am looking for some new ideas!
Here is what’s been on my plate the past few weeks:
Eggs (scrambled or fried) with avocado and sriracha/salsa and toast
Lender Bagels – Everything or Cinnamon Raisin with Earth Balance Butter
Coffee with Silk Soy French Vanilla Creamer
Ham, pickles, mustard, lettuce on Italian bread
Grilled chicken with lettuce and reduced fat mayo wrapped in a tortilla
Grocery store sushi – California rolls or vegetable rolls
Shrimp tacos with cabbage, lime juice, salsa, jasmine rice, orange and yellow peppers, and guacamole
Grilled chicken, sautéed squash (or other veggie), rice
Dairy free cheese on a tortilla with salsa and avocado
Dairy Free Snacks
Carrots or Pita Chips with Hummus
Tortilla Chips and Salsa
Bananas with peanut butter
Plums, Raspberries, Strawberries… lots of fruit
Almonds, cashews, or walnuts
I would love if any of my readers who follow a dairy-free diet would share their recipes or favorite meals.
NOTE: I don’t do well with whole grain anything – most green veggies – and red meat. I have tummy troubles. Also, I despise coconut and a lot of dairy free recipes call for coconut oil/milk, so I am turned off by tons of tasty looking recipes!