07 January 2010

Milk Allergic/Sensitive Convenience Foods

One of the hardest parts about going dairy free and breastfeeding at the same time is the lack of dairy free convenience foods!  Seriously, as if breastfeeding a fussy baby every 2-3 hours wasn't enough, all of a sudden you're also forced to make your own snack food because you're having trouble finding anything dairy free; there just isn't enough hours in the day!  I hope this list of quick things to eat or make will help you on your way.

Dairy-free Snacks and Treats*:
  •  Fresh Fruit
  • Thomas Bagels (Wheat and Cinnamon Raisin for sure)
  • Sara Lee Wheat Blueberry Bagels
  • Jiffy Cornbread Mix
  • Duncan Hines Brownies
  • Martha White Muffin Mix (Chocolate Chocolate Chip, Honey Bran, Chocolate Chip for sure)
  • Original Sun Chips
  • Synder's Pretzels
  • Wheat Thins Tuscan Herb Flat Bread
  • Regular Wheat Thins
  • Earth Grain Honey Wheat Berry Bread (love this stuff)
  • Natures' Own Bread (Honey Wheat, 7-grain, Wheat)
  • Marshmallows
  • Graham Crackers
  • Quaker Instant Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal (our store brand doesn't have milk either)
  • Ritz Crackers
  • Pop Tarts
  • Nesquick Chocolate Powder (with rice milk this makes a convincing hot chocolate, but it's less than appetizing with soy or almond milks)
* Always read the labels to ensure that these items are dairy-free. Formulas change from time to time and some companies have different ingredients depending on where the product is manufactured.

Please help me add to this list if you can!


aprettythought said...

-Most Wise brand chips are dairy free.

-Teddy Grahams (the chocolate ones too!)

-Keebler Fudge Sandwich Bites (yum!)

-Word on the street is that Oreos are also dairy free (even though chocolate is on the ingredient list)

-I also heard that most of the Kraft "Deli Slices" cheese are lactose-free.

you probably want to read the label before you purchase these things but as far as i know they are dairy free.

Valyre said...

How about fruit leather? We used to make some yummy ones from apple sauce.

I haven't done much experimentation but I think you can substitute butter flavored Crisco and a little water for regular butter in most recipes. I was going to attempt this for our next playdate, maybe on some popcorn stuff.

Emily said...

Nuts & Trail mixes. Yum. (Found you through Holy Experience--your girls are beautiful!)