Avoiding soy in your daily diet is difficult enough. What if you need to also avoid dairy? Read on for a few substitution ideas.
In the place of cow's milk, most people substitute soy milk. If you have a soy allergy, or you just prefer to avoid soy products, that won't work. Instead, try:
- Rice milk
- Coconut milk
- Goat's milk
- Almond milk
- Hemp milk
- Oat milk
- Lactose-free cow's milk
In addition to milk used for drinking or in recipes, you can also find diary- and soy-free milk options for ice cream as well. Both So Delicious and Coconut Bliss make delicious ice cream products. So Delicious produces coconut milk as well.
Finding cheese -- either sliced or in something such as a frozen pizza -- has until recently been a mostly futile exercise. Two brands are now available that help fill that void. Daiya is available in several cheese flavors as slices or shredded, as well as in a line of frozen pizzas. All its products are soy, gluten, GMO and dairy free and are Kosher.
GO Veggie! uses rice as the main ingredient in its cheese products, which include slices, blocks, shreds and grated toppings.
Local specialty health food stores and Whole Foods are your best bets when searching for these products.
Have you tried any of these products? Which cheese substitute do you think melts better -- Daiya or GO Veggie!? Have a question about soy allergy or how to avoid soy in your food? Let me know in the comments below. And did you like this article? Then click the pretty little SUBSCRIBE button at the top to get news and info on Soy-free Food sent directly to your mailbox. How easy is that?