The world is starting to see a new trend rise in food allergies and lactose intolerance. There are many people out there who simply do not get along well with dairy products, like cow’s milk. These types of foods are hard to digest for some people. As a result, they have to resort to other means to satisfy their hunger pangs, which usually results in eating ice cream or other dairy-based products. This can be bad news for those who want to shed a few pounds without having to give up favorite foods!

But fear not! There are plenty of recipes out there that will enable you to enjoy all the dairy products that you love without feeling a thing. So get out that freezer, pot and pan, or blender and get ready to whip up some delicious dairy-free meals! Here are just a few tasty examples:

Chocolate-Covered Strawberries: Just because chocolate isn’t part of your diet doesn’t mean that you can’t indulge in its decadent taste. Cacao beans are an excellent substitute for chocolate if you don’t feel like adding sugar to your desserts. Alternatively, you could make a chocolate casserole by blending grounded almonds, canned fruit, coconut milk, a little cocoa powder and cinnamon for a delectable, indulgent dessert. If you’re in a hurry, you could freeze the casserole in a freezer tray for a few minutes before serving.

Soured Cream: Soured cream is one of my favorite dairy products, mainly because it is so creamy! You can quickly spruce up this dairy staple by replacing your sourdough starter with a sourdough base and then lightly coating it with a yogurt and olive oil mixture. You can bake it in the oven or put it in the fridge to allow it to ‘melt’ into the bread or cracker crust.

Yogurt: If you’re not fond of yogurt, well don’t worry – we’re all grown ups and chances are you’re not going to turn down a chance to eat cheese all day long, am I right? But yogurt is low fat and you can purchase it frozen, rather than bought, which is perfect for those on a diet or trying to lose weight. If the original flavor is to die for, try swapping the yogurt with some delicious fruit-based alternative. For example, try to use fruit juice instead of the milk and apple or blueberry juice. If you’d rather stick with plain yogurt, you can always add a variety of fresh herbs and berries to give it a unique flavor.

Soya Milk: Most soy milk products are low fat and are definitely a step above regular cow’s milk. If you haven’t tried them yet, you are in for a real treat! Soy milk substitutes easily as many milk products (like whole milk) and is usually much less expensive than their non soy counterparts too. It may be best to keep soy milk in the refrigerator to retain the most nutrients.

Dairy Free Frozen Juices: If you’re trying to cut back on your dairy products, don’t worry. You can still reap the healthy benefits of these healthy treats without the guilt. Many fruit and veggie juices are available that are dairy free, meaning you can get all the vitamins and minerals you need while still avoiding the cream and butter. There are many types of fresh juice to choose from, so it won’t take long to find one that’s right for you.

Quick dairy-free survival tips can be crucial to your overall health. Eating off the shelf at the grocery store isn’t going to give you enough nutrients to live and that means you’ll get sick and tired more often. By eating real, natural foods and supplements you can ensure that you have everything on your body that your body needs. Even those on a budget can afford to take advantage of these great health products as long as they stay away from the dairy products.

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