Calling all dairy free folk.
The very first episode of the Dairy Free Podcast.
In the first episode you’ll meet my producer Connor and learn a little more about dairy free life. We spoke about how I started my dairy free journey, why people might choose to cut out dairy from their diet, and some dairy free alternatives for key dairy based products.
Why people might choose to go dairy free
People may choose to go dairy free for a variety of reasons but in the podcast we touched upon four of the most common.
- Skin conditions
- Ethical reasons
- Breastfeeding a baby who has an intolerance
This is by no means an exhaustive list but simply a collection of the ones I regularly come across.
I’m dairy free due to an intolerance that severely triggers my eczema. So you could say I fall into a couple of the above categories – intolerance and skin condition.
I talk about my DF journey within the podcast but you can also read about it within my dairy free story.
Dairy free staples
We also spoke about some of my favourite dairy free alternatives to replace dairy based products.
It can be daunting to be told you need to cut dairy out of your diet and even if you’re doing it by choice it can still be a big thing to deal with.
People think they’re going to miss out on lots of delicious food but that’s not the case at all.
It’s not scary to go dairy free in 2022.
Today we’re truly spoiled for choice when it comes to DF alternatives: milk, chocolate, cream, yoghurt and all other dairy based products.
In the podcast I shared some of my personal favourites products to try and have listed them below.
As always, please double check ingredients and may contain warnings in accordance with your allergy or ethics.
Dairy Free Milk alternatives
There are lots of milk alternatives available including but not limited to almond, oat, soya, pea, rice and many more. Finding a milk you like is truly subjective to each persons taste.
Dairy Free & Vegan Chocolate
There are so many chocolate options these days. A lot of the big name brands are launching their own vegan versions and there are lots of independent brands on the market too.
In the podcast we spoke about some of my favourite brands as well as some that don’t hit the mark for me. I’ve listened all below just so you can check them out yourselves and make your own opinion.
I’ve always loved a good salty butter and that’s what we were focusing on in our conversation.
Dairy Free Ice cream Options
Ice cream is the place we get some really solid alternatives, especially now Ben & Jerry’s have launched some fun flavours.
Ben & Jerry’s Netflix & Chilled / Browie
There are some excellent cream alternatives especially when it comes to oat based options.
Free From Yogurt
I was a huge Greek yogurt fan before going dairy free and for many years I just couldn’t find a perfect alternative.
The Alpro soya Greek yogurt was nice for breakfasts and desserts but it was much sweeter than the traditional version. In the last year Oatly came out with their Greek Style Yogurt and it’s been my go-to ever since. It has that slightly sour taste that the dairy stuff has. I love it.