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How to Start Eating Dairy-Free

If you're just getting started eating dairy-free, you may not be sure what's safe to eat and what's not. There are healthy ways to eat dairy-free if you need to for an allergy, intolerance, preference or if you're eating a vegan diet. Depending on why you might be eating dairy-free, there are a few differences in what your diet might look like. For example, being lactose-intolerant is different from having a dairy allergy, and there are some low-lactose or lactose-free foods that people with lactose intolerance can eat.

1-Day Dairy-Free Healthy-Pregnancy Meal: 2,200 Calories

Even if you aren't drinking milk or eating dairy foods during your pregnancy, you can still find dairy's nutritious components, like calcium and protein, in other foods. We developed this dairy-free meal plan with plenty of the good-for-you-nutrients that help to support a healthy pregnancy.

1-Day Dairy-Free Meal Plan: 1,200 Calories

Food allergies and intolerances can add on an extra layer of complication when it comes to planning meals. Rest assured, with EatingWell's allergy-friendly recipes and meal plans, making healthy, delicious and safe meals is simple. In this dairy-free, lactose-free meal plan, tasty meals and snacks come together to create a day of healthy and balanced eating.

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1-Day Dairy-Free Gluten-Free Meal Plan: 1,200 Calories

Planning healthy, balanced meals can be overwhelming when you have multiple food allergies or intolerances to gluten and dairy. But you can still eat healthy, delicious food with some smart meal planning. Save a few favorite go-to dairy-free, gluten-free recipes that you can easily incorporate into your meals each week.

A Buyer's Guide to Non-Dairy Milks

Submitted by admin on Tue, 05/16/2017 - 12:37

Got (dairy-free) milk? If you're looking for a dairy-free alternative to cow's milk, you're in luck: the number of nondairy "milks" on store shelves is booming. Here's how popular cow's-milk alternatives stack up, cup for cup.

Related: Our Best Dairy-Free Recipes

Cashew Milk

Creamier than cow's milk, but with a sweetness that cashews are known for, this newcomer is like almond milk—low in calories and carbs.

How to Navigate the Holidays with a Food Allergy (and Still Eat Deliciously)

Submitted by admin on Thu, 11/03/2016 - 14:57

Whole roasts with all the trimmings surrounded by mounds of herbed stuffing, creamy green beans covered with crispy onions, baskets of dinner rolls, soft salty butter, savory gravy. This tablescape is all too familiar—the happy tastes and smells of the holiday season. However, since I was diagnosed with celiac disease, that tantalizing tablescape signals caution.

A Delicious Allergy-Friendly Meal Everyone Will Love

Submitted by admin on Mon, 05/09/2016 - 15:01

My daughter was 9 months old when she had her first allergic reaction to food—scrambled eggs. Almost immediately, she began rubbing her lips and face uncontrollably. Helplessly, I watched as tiny pink hives began to appear all over her face. As a new mom, it was a terrifying experience. In hindsight, though, it was a relatively minor reaction compared to when she ate cashews and we had to rush her to the ER. And we would relive it again when some noodles at a restaurant made her lips swell. And then again when her little brother tried eggs for the first time.