Whether you have an allergy to dairy food or just want to cut down on it to see how it affects your health, there are a surprising amount of products out there that are suitable for you. You don’t need to abandon your favourite foods like cheesecake or chocolate because there’s a dairy free alternative being sold almost everywhere these days. Check out our Top 10 Dairy Free Alternatives and introduce your senses to a whole new world of tastes!
1. Coconut and Almond Milk
You might not want to give up your daily cuppa and you don’t have to! Coconut and almond milks give a new lighter taste to coffee and tea that will take some getting used to but one you’ll learn to love. Plus it’s full of important plant vitamins and minerals!
2. Cheddar Style Spread
Cheese on pizza, in sandwiches or on chips, it’s hard to escape its lure in this day of fast food and takeaways. Cheese should be eaten in moderation due to its high saturated fat content, but on the days when you fancy some you can get all the taste but without the dairy care of Tesco’s Free From Cheddar Style Spread.
Yes there’s even dairy free chocolate, who’d have thought it! Its taste is very similar to regular chocolate so it won’t take long before this becomes your go-to treat. Again, it should be eaten in moderation because it’s still high in sugar and fat, but at least it’s there if you really need a fallback! There are many shops that stock dairy free chocolate as well as major supermarkets and Holland & Barrett.
4. Cherry Bakewells
If you have a sweet tooth like me, being diagnosed with a dairy allergy could seem like the end of the world. But as you can see from the widespread availability of dairy free chocolate, sweet treats are out there waiting just for you! Try these deliciously sweet cherry bakewells from Tesco’s Free From range if you’re searching for that little treat.
5. Sultana Scones
Scones are generally made with milk so it’s almost impossible to find a café that will serve dairy free scones. So instead why not create your own afternoon tea at home with dairy free scones care of: Sainsbury’s Freefrom range?
6. Strawberry Rice Pudding
I absolutely love rice pudding so if I had to go for an alternative this would be my choice. To make sure you don’t miss out on this creamy bowl of comfort, opt for Tesco’s dairy free version which is made with coconut milk.
7. Coconut Cream Dessert
As you have probably guessed by now, coconut is used in lots of alternatives to maintain the creaminess without the dairy. Marks & Spencer have come up with a fabulous: Coconut Cream Dessert as an ice cream alternative which you can add to fruit for a nutrient-packed dessert!
8. Soya Pots
If you happen to be suddenly diagnosed with a dairy allergy you won’t want to give up your daily pot of yogurt! Well, don’t fear because Marks & Spencer have also come up with these delicious Layered Soya Pots. They also come in a range of flavours like strawberry, apricot and raspberry.
9. Alpro Vanilla Soya Custard
Custard lovers rejoice, there is an amazing alternative just for you! This tasty Alpro soya custard is made with added calcium and vitamins. It’s even free from artificial sweeteners, colours and preservatives plus it’s 100% made from plants meaning it’s high in natural plant protein.
Tesco stock a brand of mayonnaise called Mayola which is a dairy and egg free alternative. It’s made with sunflower and flaxseed oil so it’s nutritious enough and tempting enough to dip your chips into -yummy!
You shouldn’t exclude any food type from your diet without reason. No need to completely avoid dairy if you don’t have to, because many dairy products are full of calcium, protein and important fats for your body, overall health and general wellbeing.
If you want to cut down or have an allergy then at least you know there are lots of alternatives out there so you can still enjoy your favourite foods!