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.
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.