(2015) 12 Days of Allergy-Friendly Favorites – Day 5: Dairy Alternatives

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Welcome to Day 5 of my 12 Days of Allergy-Friendly Favorites!  (If you missed the last four days, check them out here: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4) Throughout the next 10 days I will continue to share some of my favorite products and companies with you.  Some of these make wonderful gifts to someone with food allergies (or a parent,) and show that you really care about them and their food allergies.   Please note I was not paid to write about any of these companies and all opinions are my own.

(While this is a guide to help you with gift ideas, please always do your own research and to use this article as an aid when choosing what foods, products, and companies are safe for you, your (food allergy) family, and friends with food allergies.  The author makes no claims regarding the presence of food allergens and disclaims all liability in connection with the use of this article and site.)

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I still recall my daughter eating her first “grilled cheese.” It wasn’t quite real cheese but she didn’t know the difference and she loved it.  My daughter was diagnosed with a milk allergy at 3 months old based on symptoms she was having through milk passed through my breast milk.  She has since outgrown her allergy (at 18 months old,) but we still use some of the dairy alternatives we counted on that for that year plus.  Here are some delicious non-dairy alternatives:

  • Amy’s Kitchen – Amy’s maintains both a peanut and egg free facility, and have quite a few non-dairy options in their product line from meals to beans to coconut-based ice creams.   Amy’s Kitchen’s “Dairy Free” products do not contain lactose or milk proteins. If you would like to avoid milk proteins or dairy completely, you should only purchase Amy’s products that are labeled “Dairy Free”, “Non-dairy” or “Vegan”.

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  • Daiya Foods – All Daiya products are free of dairy (casein, whey, and lactose), soy, and gluten.  Their products range from pizza, cheeze blocks, greek yogurt alternatives, cheezecake, and more.  Check out their store locator online to find their products.  

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  • So Delicious – So Delicious offers an array of delicious dairy-free delights from coconut milk, to dairy free desserts, coconut milk yogurt, and dairy-free creamers.  So Delicious applies strict quality control measures in an effort to prevent contamination by undeclared food allergens. To assure our preventive measures are effective, they sample test our products for the presence of dairy, gluten, peanut, soy, tree nut (almond, coconut, pecan, walnut) using state of the art testing methods.

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Have you tried any of these dairy alternatives?  Leave a comment with some of your favorite allergy-friendly dairy alternatives!  

Don’t forget to come back each day to check out more of my allergy-friendly favorites (tomorrow I will be sharing my favorite Frozen Goods!)  And on Day 13 (December 13th,) join me for a big giveaway of some of the products I have featured here.  One lucky winner will win a bundle of products worth over $750!  

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This site is not intended to provide medical advice. The suggestions here are not intended as dietary advice or as a substitute for consulting a dietician, physician, or other medical professional. It is the reader’s sole responsibility to determine which foods are appropriate and safe for his or her family to consume. Always consult your doctor. The author makes no claims regarding the presence of food allergens and disclaims all liability in connection with the use of this site.

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