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A Day of Eating Dairy Free

I decided to start this month/finish the last month with a day of dairy free eating. I attempted this first on the 31st of March only to last like 12 hours and then caved to  the  call of pizza. So, I tried again on the first of April and succeeded.

I am not planning on being dairy free as a lifestyle choice, I love cheese and dairy too much to want to give them up forever. I decided to skip out on dairy because I have been feeling sick and congested and I wanted to see if it would help me feel better. It did a little, but it was not a magical cure-all that I had hoped it would be. This is one of those instances that I let my expectations get the better of me.

Tips for Eating Dairy Free

-Keep your reason in mind

-Plan ahead so hunger is not driving your decision making

-Consider cuisines that are typically dairy free- Chinese, Japanese, that way you are not trying to imitate something you know would taste better with dairy

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Spicy Pork Dumplings

-Consider the creamy factor and other foods that can provide that- i.e. avocado, peanut butter, coconut milk, runny egg yolks

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Avocado toast with a poached egg

-Make sure you have food that tastes good, properly spiced or still satisfying (umami- soy sauce/coconut aminos, balsamic vinegar or tomato paste)

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Maple Balsamic Glazed Pork Loin

-Make substitutions as needed- other fats for butter, almond milk for milk etc.

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Chocolate Almond Milk Oatmeal

-Realize that sometimes it will not be the same, but know your palette adjusts and will change.

 

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