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Tell me about good dairy-free alternatives...


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Tell me about good dairy-free alternatives...

Chris VR | Sep 18, 2006 12:22 AM

I have to be on a dairy-free diet because I'm breastfeeding and my daughter seems to be allergic to the milk proteins that come through my milk. So now I need to find a way to replace the dairy products in my diet, preferably with calcium-enriched substitutes.

I don't like soy milk but have to drink it, so I could use some recommendations for good brands that won't make me feel like I am choking it down.

For a butter replacement, I've tried "Organic Earth Balance" (whipped) and it's surprisingly not too bad. I plan to do my holiday baking with butter-flavored Crisco.

I went to an ice cream festival this weekend and although it killed me to bypass all the great ice cream, I tried "Soy Delicious" ( ) chocolate and vanilla flavors. The chocolate isn't half bad. I wasn't nuts about the vanilla. If I can find it locally, some of the other flavors look worth trying.

I picked up a few soy yogurts, haven't tried them yet but will post back with results when I do.

I've heard there aren't any non-dairy cheeses worth trying but would love to hear otherwise.

I need to ask my doctor if it's just cow milk proteins that are a problem because if goat's milk or sheep's milk cheeses are allowed I will be SO happy.

Please share any recommendations for dairy product alternatives or any other dairy-free tips. Thanks!

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