DF/SF Alternative Ingredients List

Updated: Jul 14, 2020

You shouldn't feel like you're missing out on ANYTHING when you are living a DF/SF lifestyle. Whether you are choosing it or you have no choice in the matter, this list should help you transform any meal into a delicious DF/SF friendly dish!


My Favorite Alternative Ingredients:

BUTTER: Smart Balance Dairy and Soy free

MILK: Almond Milk, Coconut Milk or Oat Milk. Almond milk is what we always buy and that's what my daughter drinks.

CHEESE: Daiya. I've used the mozzarella and cheddar cheese. (The shredded kind is great mealted- not so great by itself. The slices are good cold or warm.)

BREAD: Udis. It's NOT great, but it was good enough to make me feel like I was eating semi-normally. It's pretty dry. Their bagels and cinnamon raisin bread are good though! (I also have a homemade bread recipe that's great! I'll share this in a separate blog post.)

YOGURT: Silk Almond Milk Yogurt

CREAM CHEESE: Kite Hill (Almond milk based)

CREAM: Coconut Cream. I also sometimes just use


SOUR CREAM: Good Karma plant based sour cream. It's not the best, but it does the trick!

SOY SAUCE: No Soy. They have a bunch if soy free sauces that make you feel like you're eating the real thing. (I've made a ton of orange chicken and fried rice with this and you can't tell the difference!)

OIL: Olive oil. The Meijer brand one that I buy specifically says no soy.

COFFEE CREAMER: Silk Almond Creamer (They have caramel, vanilla and sweet & creamy. All delicious!)

CHOCOLATE: Enjoy Life. They have a bunch of snacks that are allergen friendly!

CARAMEL: Natures Charm Coconut Salted Caramel Sauce

WHIPPED CREAM: SO Delicious Cocowhip

ICE CREAM: Hudsonville Dairy Free or SO Delicious Dairy Free. You just have to be careful with dairy free ice cream, because some do have soy in them.

Random Alternatives:

MAC & CHEESE: Daiya has some decent ones and Annies also has a Vegan mac & cheese option that isn't bad!

PULL APART FROZEN COOKIES: Sweet Lorens. They recently removed soy from their recipes! (I also have a homemade recipe that's great! I'll create a separate blog post soon for this.)


BISCUITS AND CINNAMON ROLLS: Annies biscuits (red can) and Annies cinnamon rolls are also dairy and soy free. (My daughter never reacted to this- but just be cautious because they were produced in a factory that does have milk/butter) I also have a homemade recipe for both of these that are AMAZING. I'll blog them soon in a separate post.

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