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Ask the Readers: Dairy-Free Blogs?

I have a daughter with dairy allergies and am looking for blogs with dairy-free advice and recipes. Do you know of any? -Tiffany

We’re not dairy-free at our house, so I don’t follow dairy-free blogs. Anyone have one or have great recommendations for blogs, websites, or resources for someone who is dairy-free? Let us know in the comments.

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92 Comments

  • Lana says:

    One caution about going dairy free is to avoid large amounts of soy for females. It can cause thyroid problems. Mine quit working when I was using alot of soy because of my dairy allergy. After stopping soy it was about 8 years before my thyroid began to function some on it’s own and stablize on a thyroid supplement dose. It was very frustrating and so unnessesary if I had known about this problem. It is common knowledge in Europe but not in the USA.

  • Shannon says:

    Here are a few sites that might help (sorry if someone has already posted any of these–there are tons of comments here and I am pressed for time):

    http://www.peta.org/accidentallyVegan/
    (Lists grocery store products that are vegan)

    http://veganlunchbox.blogspot.com/
    (Lots of neat ideas for lunches)

    http://viveleveganrecipes.blogspot.com/
    (Recipes)

    http://www.fatfree.com/cgi-bin/recipes.cgi
    (Recipes. The ones that are dairy-free will be marked “vegan”)

    Hope this helps!

  • Kelly G says:

    Hi Tiffany,

    Food Allergy Mama is a great blog for allergy-free cooking/baking… including the dairy allergy. http://www.foodallergymama.com/

  • Katrina says:

    My 16 mo son had a dairy allergy, and has just been retested and has seemed to outgrown it. I know the frustration (as I have 2 older children with no allergies) to find kid-friendly dairy-free foods that they all like and will eat. I so wish I had all this information when I was in the middle of all of this. There were many days I felt overwhelmed. Since I didn’t know if this was to be a life-long allergy or not, I started feeding my family as if we were going to continue this lifestyle. Anyway, one thing that was difficult, was eating out as a family. You can ask most restaurants to give you a menu that includes dairy-free items. As for fast food, I found that McDonald’s had dairy in their french fries and the nuggets, but not in the chicken selects. At Burger King, the nuggets also had dairy, but the chicken fries and the french fries were OK. There are so many tips and advice in the above replies that I am sure you will get plenty of support and help. Blessings!

  • Angela Passey says:

    http://www.greenereating.com

    This is just a great site of healthy and yummy recipes by my friend and her sisters and mom who are all vegan and have little ones so they are proven recipes on little hungry mouths as well.

  • Melissa says:

    http://www.thenourishinggourmet.com/
    This website has lots of dairy free recipes using coconut milk often as a substitute. Also lots of gluten free recipes!

    Hope this helps

  • Melanie says:

    We also just recently found out our daughter has a milk protein allergy, which was a major reason she had quit growing at all from 16 months to 22 months. I’m trying to find helpful information on this as well. I was thrilled to see this posting and all the helpful comments. Thanks to Tiffany for posting the question, and to all for the helpful advice. One thing is for sure, I’ll need to learn how to be allergy friendly- on a budget! 🙂

  • Jamie says:

    Our recipes are gluten free and mostly dairy free.

    http://www.looksgoodinpolkadots.wordpress.com

  • Amanda says:

    Tiffany,

    I have a vegetarian website that offers a number of dairy-free recipes because we have a number of friends who are allergic to dairy. There’s a homemade Ranch Dressing recipe, coconut cookies, and chocolate cake with a raspberry glaze.

  • Theresa says:

    I follow

    http://milkallergymom.blogspot.com/

    Super nice lady!!

    For our daughter, we use Turtle Mountain Coconut Milk products. They are super yummy and we feel a better alternative to soy.

    http://www.turtlemountain.com/

  • Theresa says:

    Kraft Cucumber Ranch Dressing is dairy free. Most Duncan Hines cake and brownie mixes are safe. Some Duncan Hines and Pillsbury frostings are safe as well. Oreos are dairy free too!!

  • We are dairy free, and gluten free, and 33 other foods free!

    I have some recipies on my blog along with daily ramblings of my life as a mother to two special needs kids.
    :0)
    Lisa
    check out my blog at http://www.warriormama.com

  • Jean says:

    I haven’t seen it mentioned yet, so I thought I’d throw in. Greenandcrunchy.org great site for feeding vegan kids. Not really a recipe site but lots of ideas on feeding vegan (which translates to dairy free) kids. I love it.

  • Eryn says:

    I love Karina’s website. It has lots of yummy recipes for people with allergies. http://glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com/
    And I love reading what she writes to introduce her recipes. They are really entertaining!
    Good Luck!! It takes a while, but soon it won’t feel so overwhelming.

  • http://www.mspimama.blogspot.com has a lot of great recipes.

    Both of my babies were Milk Soy Protein Intolerant which meant absolutely no dairy or soy products for me for almost a year! MSPIMama’s blog was a huge encouragement to me during that time – it actually gave me hope that I could still eat good-tasting, semi-normal foods!

  • hannah says:

    Here is a young lady’s blog where she posts recipes she has created for her dairy/egg-free family:

    http://maggiesmudpies.blogspot.com/

  • Allergen Free Please has ideas and recipes that are mainly milk, egg and nut free since this is what my son is allergic to (and just so happen to be free of fish and shellfish) but many of the other recipes are free of wheat and soy. I have learned that most recipes can be adapted to fit your need and these recipes have that potential. If the recipe calls for flour, you can substitute all purpose Gluten Free Flour, etc. You will also find some of our favorite “safe” products and places to eat out that are allergy friendly.

  • Katherine says:

    I have two sites that have lots of info on dairy allergies. My first born had multiple food interolances, and the doctor’s could not tell me ANYTHING about eating dairy free! So I made a website for other parents – but it is all the same – children and parents alike. Then I made a blog as well on food allergies, with lots of dairy info:

    http://www.babyandkidallergies.com
    http://www.allergytopics.com

  • Brandon says:

    Ah! This is great! Thank you for dispelling many
    misconceptions I had read about this recently.

  • Jenny says:

    I have a friend whose infant daughter has lots of allergies. she posts yummy recipes gluten and dairy free (etc. I’m sure) on her blog: http://delightfuldelicacies.blogspot.com/

  • Libby says:

    What a great thread! It looks like all my favorite dairy free blogs are already listed. Mine is egg/nut/dairy/red meat free:

    http://allergickid.blogspot.com/

  • I just recently started blogging. My son has a milk protein allergy and a possible egg allergy so we do a lot of dairy and egg free cooking in our house. I love doing anything the easy way if I can, so my recipes are usually pretty easy but still delicious =] I don’t have a lot of content on there but will be posting regularly and would love to help someone out with ideas if I can =]

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