When it comes to eliminating dairy, some products are a no-brainer. Cheese, yoghurt, ice-cream and cow’s milk all become glorious memories from days of yore. But you may be surprised to learn that dairy derivatives including casein, butter fat or whey have been added to many of the foods you love. Sneaky, we know. For those who are lactose intolerant (rather than severely allergic) the amount added is usually slight enough to stomach. However, when it comes to eating well knowledge is power– so here’s a list of foods unexpected foods that often contain hidden dairy.
– Prepared bread crumbs
– Processed sandwich breads (both white and wheat)
– Deli meats such as ham or turkey
– Protein bars
– Breath mints and chewing gum
– Peanut butter
Now, we would never suggest that you should painstakingly fret over every little thing you eat. You’ve got to live after all! What we DO believe that when going dairy-free it pays to be alert and always keep a careful eye on the ingredients listed on the nutritional panels.
Apart from being careful about every morsel that enters your mouth, figuring out exactly what to eat is the most difficult thing about being diagonsed with coeliac disease or a lactose allergy. Here at ingrediEAT, we believe food and drink are some of life’s greatest pleasures and should certainly never become a chore. And that, our lovely ingredieaters, is why we have devised a list of simple swaps you can make to more easily intergrate your allergies into your lifestyle.
Can’t drink milk? Try Almond Breeze almond milk or So Good soy milk.
Can’t eat bread? Try Lichenstein’s gluten free bread.
Can’t eat yoghurt? Try Soy Life yoghurt in vanilla creme, blueberry, boysenberry or apricot and mango.
Can’t eat pasta? Try Buontempo gluten free pasta.
Can’t eat icecream? Try Coyo coconut milk icecream.
Can’t eat cheese? Try Toffuti lactose free cheese.
Can’t eat wraps? Try Freedom Food Wraps.
Can’t eat cereal? Try Freedom Foods Ancient Grain Flakes .
There we have it! A range of gluten free and dairy free products you can add to your grocery list next time you hit the shops. And remember, there’s no need to suffer when you can simply swap.