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:
- coconut milk
- re-fried beans (this is a favorite, actually!)
- nut butters
Any fellow dairy-lovers out there who have had to do without? Let's hear how you did it in the comments below.
Related: Recipe: Avocado Hollandaise
(Image: (Courtesy of the California Avocado Commission, via The Kitchn)