Things I’ve learned since going lactose/dairy-…

  • There is a difference between lactose-free and dairy-free. You can be lactose-free but still contain dairy proteins. But dairy-free is automatically lactose-free. Confusing!
  • Oat milk is the best not-milk. Tastes great in coffee! Good on cereal!
  • Almond milk is the next best not-milk, but really, give oat milk a try.
  • Kite Hill is the devil. Seriously, the bitter almond tasting, gritty-textured devil.
  • Say goodbye to greek-style yogurts. 
  • Embrace dark chocolate. 
  • Oreos are your friends (that you eat). 
  • NadaMoo! ice cream has the creamiest texture but the mix-ins/toppings are only okay. Ben & Jerry’s has the best mix-ins. 
  • Donuts are not dairy-free. This is a hard lesson to learn.
  • Daiya has the best ranch dressing that I have found. And they have mac & cheese in a box!
  • Always, always check the label. Even for granola bars! Even for bread!