Dairy Free August

I like dairy. I really like ice cream. I LOVE cheese!!! Cheese is good on everything and makes everything tastes so much better. So when my sister sent me this email:

“I started doing a dairy free diet for the month of August … a Vegan friend of mine was telling me how bad dairy is for human adults … and said that if I kept everything else the same but gave up dairy for one month that I would lose 10 pounds!! Want to join me??? It could be fun …and you could blog about it!!!”

My response to her was Hell No, I need my cheese, ice cream and lattes!!! Her response:

“So it will be hard …. But come on ……you can do it for one month!!!! And you might end up feeling a lot better …. You never know!!!

Who am I to argue with my older and (sometimes) wiser sister. After all we both think we might be a little lactose intolerant so this is a good experiment to see if our stomachs feel better after a month without dairy. If you follow me on twitter you already know I’ve decided to go dairy free for August.

I’ve started looking at the ingredients of everything in my pantry and I really can’t believe how many food have dairy product in them. I will definitely need to hit up the grocery store to purchase some dairy free products.

Examples of my Dairy Free Eats

Breakfast Options

I normally start my day off with a vanilla latte from Starbucks. Since I can’t have that anymore and this girl needs her caffeine, my options will be:
Sugar Free Red Bull:

Soy Milk Vanilla Latte:
Coffee with Coffee Mate:
Lunch/Dinner Options
Pesto pasta with veggies:
Subway (no mayo or cheese):
Chinese food:
Spiced turkey pita sandwich:
Snack Options:

Smoked almonds:

And of course cocktails!
I will be adding many more meals to this list.
Wish me luck!
What dairy free foods should I try?


  • Amy B @ Second City Randomness

    Oh wow… that is quite an endeavor! I don't know if I could do it… I have cut back on cheese (and honestly don't even miss it that much in sandwiches), but I would just suggest altering recipes you already have…

    Good luck! 🙂

  • Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty

    You can do it!! 🙂

    Mayo isn't considered dairy… and you'll find that you need some creamy stuff to make things taste good!!

    Pretty much everything has a substitute!!!
    Earth Balance Butter is awesome!!

  • Alisa

    You might trial some of the milk alternatives (I like almond milk and coconut milk beverage) as many people like them better than milk.

    There really is so much awesome food to enjoy without dairy. My personal favorite is all things Asian Food … chinese, thai, japanese, vietnamese, korean, etc. So good!

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