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Category: Food Allergy Facts For Kids
Need Dairy Substitutions?
Here are the Top 10 ingredients to try when you are allergic to dairy
and allergic to soy or allergic to tree nuts too...
So the allergy doctor told you that you need to stay away from milk! You are either allergic to milk or intolerant to it. Well, don't get too upset. It's not that hard to do as long as you like to cook and you know what you can use instead. Sous club kids, we've put together a top 10 list of Dairy-free ingredients when kids with multiple food allergies need to avoid soy, gluten, nuts, and corn too.
There are two kinds of milk intolerance. Some people can't digest the casein, which is the protein in milk. Some people can't digest the lactose, which is the milk sugar.
There are even some that can't have either! If your doctor tells you that you are allergic to casein then you have to be very careful! Sometimes foods that say 'dairy-free' still have casein in them! It is very confusing.
So here is Cilie's KID APPROVED top ten list of Dairy-free substitutions for Sous Club kids with food allergies that are also free from the top eight allergens, gluten, and corn! Phew! that is quite an avoidance list, but boys and girls, we still found 10 dairy substitutions that you can have!
- Coconut Milk (great for smoothies, in tea, in shakes, or for homemade soft serve ice cream)
- Ghee (this is a fat that is made from butter and doesn't have any casein or milk sugar in it anymore; it is great for spreading on toast or bagels, or for frying eggs. It tastes a little different than butter, but is also a soft solid)
- Palm Oil (it is a white shortening that can replace butter when you bake cookies or make frosting)
- Rice milk (most companies add sweeteners to it, and you have to read the labels to make sure your brand doesn't have other allergens in it; rice milk is good in recipes, over breakfast cereal, and in coffee or tea)
- Guar gum (it is a great thickener for dairy free desserts like ice cream)
- Arrowroot starch (works great to thicken 'cream' sauces and soups instead of milk and cream)
- Coconut cream (it is a thick paste that is not as sweet as store bought coconut milk; coconut cream is used in special dinner recipes, in dessert recipes, and in thick drinks)
- Canola oil (it is a favorite baking ingredient for folks who avoid butter in their recipes)
- Flax seed oil (wow, this is great in smoothies and added to hot breakfast cereals for kids who need Omega 3 fats in their diet)
Enjoy Life Brand Chocolates (they are THE brand if you need dairy-free, soy-free, gluten-free, and corn-free chocolate!)