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Going dairy free since I'm thinking ds is sensitive. My only question ~<br>
What the heck can I eat now? lol
 

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well, i was dairy/fat free for the last few months till my gallbladder was taken out. I did like lactaid dairy free milk in my coffee and it wasn't too bad over cereal either.<br>
There are plenty of dairy free foods lol... you're really only not eating cheese, milk, ice cream and yogurt probably?<br><br>
we used chicken broth instead of milk in mashed taters. You can leave milk out of so many recipes.<br><br>
i liked the tofutti cutie pseudo ice cream sandwhiches when i was craving ice cream.<br><br>
I mean.. you can still eat<br>
if you're a meat eater.... chicken fish red meats, pork etc<br>
pastas, potatos, rices, legumes, beans, veggies, salads, chips, pretzels, rice cakes, snack foods in general.<br><br>
not that limiting really. I was on a dairy free, fat free, no red meat, no fried foods, no caffeine, no carbonation, diet and that was alot tougher .<br><br>
hope this helps a little bit anyway.
 

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When I was dairy free (not everything free as I am now...) light coconut milk is the best replacement in baking and hot drinks (if you drink coffee).<br><br>
Earth Balance margarine is the best tasting (even my DH will eat is and believe me that is saying a LOT). You can also use that to bake with as well. Please don't use hydrogentated fats margarines, the trans fats are present in breastmilk.<br><br>
Rice milk is the best substitute I've found. Whole Foods 365 brand was the cheapest and best tasting, but Rice Dream vanilla and original are good too. But don't bother with Rice Dream frozen dessert, it was gross. Be careful with soy, a lot of dairy allergic people are allergic to soy as well.<br><br>
Avocado is a great replacement for cheese in things like fajitas, rollups and sandwiches.<br><br>
Here are some very helpful links:<br><a href="http://www.kjsl.net/~beanmom/nomilk.html" target="_blank">http://www.kjsl.net/~beanmom/nomilk.html</a><br><a href="http://www.lpch.org/DiseaseHealthInfo/HealthLibrary/allergy/milk.html" target="_blank">http://www.lpch.org/DiseaseHealthInf...ergy/milk.html</a>
 

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If you aren't a vegetarian, then I would strongly suggest the book<br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">What's to Eat? The Milk-Free, Egg-Free, Nut-Free Food Allergy Cookbook</span><br>
by Linda Marienhoff Coss. My youngest is well allergic to so many things, but dairy is one of the worst ones and I don't know how we would have gotten through the past almost 15 months without it! There are other "dairy-free" cookbooks out there, but unforunately most are full of dairy (hidden and not so hidden). If you are a vegetarian there are quite a few good vegan cookbooks out there...I especially like <span style="text-decoration:underline;">How It All Vegan!: Irresistible Recipes for an Animal-Free Diet</span><br>
by Sarah Kramer, Tanya Barnard, but like a pp said, be careful of soy because it is a common offender...as are nuts (especially peanut).<br>
With the right receipes/cookbooks, you can eat almost anything you eat now...just with different ingredients/prepared differently. HTH
 

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As much asian food as your heart desires! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
Seriously, when I cut out dairy I increased the amount of asian foods I was eating, since there was less substituting to do. I second the comments about tofutti cuties, earth balance and rice dream ice cream being crap. Double rainbow makes a delicious soy ice cream too.<br><br>
Oh, and all of the Newman's Os flavors appear to be dairy (and soy!) free. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yummy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yummy">
 

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I am dairy-free too, and since increasing my soy intake seemed to make my baby fussier, I'm now soy-free as well. No more tofutti for me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
I use rice milk ALL the time. I make smoothies with it for breakfast (2 frozen bananas plus chocolate rice milk and flaxseed oil in the blender). I use the unflavored kind in my mashed potatoes and cornbread. I use vanilla rice milk in my cereal. I've also tried almond milk and hazelnut milk (both available at Whole Foods).<br><br>
Rice Dream ice cream *is* kinda grody, but it's acceptable with walnuts and maple syrup on top. I also love peach sorbet as a frozen treat, and I'm investigating 'ice milk' recipes using rice or nut milks in the ice cream maker. (I'm a hardcore ice cream fan, this no-dairy-no-soy thing is hitting me hard!)
 

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Marisa, if you succeed at making ice milk with rice or nut milk, please share the recipe! I miss it too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 
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