Dairy Free

I’ve had a cough off and on for a few years.  I have see a GI to rule out severe reflux.  He did an endoscopy and said everything looks normal.

I went to an allergy/asthma specialist and he did an asthma test to rule that out.  I don’t have asthma.

I haven’t had allergy testing because I can’t afford it at the moment, but I’ve noticed two main triggers to my cough: Dairy (of any kind) and carbonation (of any kind).  So, I’ve had to cut those out.

I have spent a few months figuring this dairy free thing out.

  • Eating out is super hard.
  • I can’t do Starbucks drinks anymore :-(.
  • I haven’t liked any of the dairy free yogurts that I have tried.  Yuck!
  • Dairy free products are expensive.  Luckily I’m the main one that is consuming them.
  • Oreos are dairy free!
  • Dairy is in most processed products under weird names.
  • I have lost 15 pounds and counting.  I have to turn down a lot of things because I’m dairy free.  Also, not having full fat dairy has made a difference.
  • I’m learning to adjust to less creaminess in my coffee.  Most dairy free creamers aren’t super creamy!
  • I actually like most dairy free “butters.”  I’ll share my faves below.

Now on to some of my fave products!

I don’t use “fake cheese” a whole lot, but these are my faves.  They taste the closest to the real thing without being quite as processed as a lot of them.  The ingredients aren’t too bad.

These are the oils and butters that I use (oh, and olive oil of course).

These are the main milks that I use.  Oat milk is my fave, but cashew milk is pretty good.

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This creamer reminds me of half and half!  Simple, no flavor, and pretty creamy (not quite as creamy, but close!).  I also like Ripple, but sometimes I get bloated from it.  Oh, and Nutpods (but this isn’t very creamy).

Here are a few more fave products!  There are a few more that I couldn’t get good pictures of (I’m not at home so a lot of products I’m pulling from websites).

I get a lot of these things at Walmart and HEB believe it or not, but I also LOVE a local store where the owners also work and manage the store!  They have a LOT of dairy free items.  I also buy my CBD oil there.