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10 Amazing Dairy-Free Recipes for the Lactose Intolerant or Dairy-Free Eater
by Shelly Kramer
Milk, butter, and cheese are all popular ingredients in many recipes and dishes, which can be tough when you’re lactose intolerant or opting for a dairy-free diet for a different reason. The good news is there are plenty of delicious recipes that don’t contain any dairy—you just have to know where to look! You can start here, with this list of 10 amazing dairy-free recipes. And get an idea of more dairy-free options when you read: How to Fix the Food Plate for the Lactose Intolerant
Authentic Carne AsadaCarne Asada is not only one of my all-time favorite dairy-free recipes, it’s packed with flavor, which makes it a perfect meal solution. All you need for this recipe is flank steak, limes, orange juice, garlic, and a few seasonings. Read the recipe at The Stay at Home Chef, and while you’re there, make sure you subscribe to her blog for tons of tasty recipes.
My Favorite of the Dairy-Free Recipes—30-Minute Cashew AlfredoMy kids are crazy about alfredo sauce, and they are crazy about pasta. We had dinner with friends recently whose daughter is lactose intolerant. Enter this dairy-free recipe that has recently become my favorite—this quick and easy cashew alfredo. With this amazing recipe, you can seriously trick your taste buds (or the taste buds of a somewhat picky 14-year old) into thinking you’re eating a traditional cream-based pasta. But really, you’re enjoying a mix of raw cashews, garlic, sea salt, almond milk, and a few other ingredients. You can get this delicious recipe and others from Dana over at Minimalist Baker. Her site is jam packed with all kinds of fantastic plant-based recipes featuring 10 ingredients are less. Trust me, there is everything to love about what Dana is doing!
Cauliflower Pizza Crust
//tasty-yummies.com/cauliflower-pizza-crust-paleo/"> Source: Tasty YummiesIn my house, it’s impossible to go a full week without eating pizza. But if you’re lactose intolerant or not eating dairy, that can be tricky. That’s where this addition to our list of amazing (and amazingly easy) dairy-free recipes comes in, because a cauliflower pizza crust is a fantastic foundation for pizza. The crust is simple, containing just cauliflower, eggs, and coconut flour, and it’s dairy-free, grain-free, and nut free. You can top it with veggies or your favorite fruits (I’m a big fan of figs and fig jam on pizzas), and if you want a little cheese, grab some lactose-free cheese. There are tons of places to find recipes for cauliflower pizza, but if you //tasty-yummies.com/cauliflower-pizza-crust-paleo/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">check out Beth’s recipe over at Tasty Yummies, you’ll also discover a ton of other great healthy food options and a food blogger you’ll soon fall in love with, so we’re going to send you there for this one. You won’t regret it. Say what? Cheese without lactose, read up on it: Lactose-Free Cheese? You Bet It’s a Thing!
Homemade Brat BurgersDon’t you sometimes get exhausted by the very idea of coming up with new and interesting dinner options? I know I do. If you’re in search of something simple but different, a brat burger is crying your name. What’s that? Well, it’s pretty doggone simple. A brat burger can be made with a mix of ground pork, onions, Worcestershire sauce, gluten-free beer, and some yummy spices. And you know what? These babies, topped with beer-braised caramelized onions are beyond amazing. They’re exactly what you might expect from a foodie blogger from the middle of the Midwest focusing on healthy, gluten free eating. Go get the recipe at Iowa Girl Eats, and I’m fairly sure you’ll be an immediate fan of Kristin and the goodness she’s serving up on the regular.
Baked Paleo Pork Chops with Apples, Onions, and Bacon
//paleogrubs.com/baked-pork-chop-recipe"> Source: Paleo GrubsPork is not my most favorite protein, but I like it a lot when it’s combined with apples and bacon. Of course, when bacon is involved, everything is better. I make a variation of this combination on a regular basis and my people love it. Even better, this is another surprisingly simple recipe and perfect for anyone who is lactose intolerant or looking for dairy-free recipes. The ingredients are simple: Pork chops, thyme, apples, bacon, and onion. Find the recipe at //paleogrubs.com/baked-pork-chop-recipe" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Paleo Grubs and subscribe for even more dairy-free options.
Delicious Dairy-Free Recipes for Breakfast OR Dinner—Blueberry French Toast CasseroleEvery now and then I like to change it up by serving breakfast for dinner, and this delicious dairy-free recipe for Blueberry French Toast Casserole is great, whether you’re having it for dinner in my crazy world, or for breakfast. Even better, if you’re a Paleo eater and haven’t yet discovered New York Times bestselling author Elana Amsterdam and her site Elana’s Pantry, you’ll soon be thanking us for introducing you her amazing world of easy, healthy, grain-free Paleo recipes.
Healthy Turkey Sloppy JoesIf you weren’t sure if sloppy Joes could be healthy, here’s your answer—it’s a resounding YES! This is one of my favorite dairy-free recipes and calls for ground turkey, tomato sauce, carrots, celery, garlic, onion, and a few other dairy-free items. Get this and other tasty recipes from Super Healthy Kids. And if you need other ideas on feeding the little ones without using dairy products, check out: Dairy-Free Ways Moms Can Get Kids the Calcium They Need
Honey-Mustard Pork with Spinach & Smashed White Beans
//www.eatingwell.com/recipe/260932/honey-mustard-pork-with-spinach-smashed-white-beans/"> Source: EatingWellIf you’re in the mood for some comfort food and some dairy-free recipes that don’t include milk or cheese, this honey mustard dish pork is perfect. I already mentioned that I turn to a lot of proteins before I grab pork, but for me, the white beans in this dish are what get my attention. I am white bean crazy, which is great, because there are a great source of fiber. The main ingredients in this dish are pork tenderloin, spinach, garlic, cannellini beans, honey, and mustard. Subscribe to the //www.eatingwell.com/recipe/260932/honey-mustard-pork-with-spinach-smashed-white-beans/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EatingWell newsletter to see more healthy, dairy-free recipes.