Shortly after giving birth to my son, I cut dairy from my diet. Because I am nursing him, and because dairy seems to make him uncomfortably gassy, the decision was made. But it wasn't made lightly. You see, I love all things dairy: cheeses, ice cream, yogurt, cream-based sauces, the list goes on and on! Sure, it was simple to replace the milk on my cereal with Rice Dream. But I mourned the loss of creamy goodness in meals throughout the rest of the day. However, there are a few ingredients I have found are good substitutes for getting richness into a meal without dairy:
re-fried beans (this is a favorite, actually!)
Any fellow dairy-lovers out there who have had to do without? Let's hear how you did it in the comments below.
Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and son in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.
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