How to go Dairy Free? This is what happened.

How good do these sound to you? Nachos smothered under melted cheese, a latte, spinach artichoke dip, goat cheese on your salad, a baked potato loaded with sour cream? To me they sounds AMAZING and TASTY! But you know what? I cannot east the dairy anymore.


About 1 year after going completely gluten free, I started to notice some more bloating around my belly after I drank my coffee with half and half in the morning. Now hear me out, I cannot drink it black. Wish I could and maybe someday soon, but I love some creamer.

The Bloat stayed with me as the day went on with some mild achy pain. It was not the pain that I used to have with gluten, but I knew inflammation was not a good sign.

I immediately cut out all dairy to see if I was getting a reaction to the dairy. Yup, I was.

Being gluten and dairy free (not by choice) is definitely makes it harder to eat out and cook in at first. However, I have figured easy ways around it and now I have it pretty much dialed in. Plus I feel so much better – and that was the goal!

So if I can do it then you can do it! I promise!!! So many of these recipes are dairy free. I’d love for you to make some and tag me on Instagram or share the recipes to your friends.


Now this can be the tricky part. Dairy is in so many foods. Read the labels and look for Milk. But the list below is all dairy products that I avoid. I stick with the vegan dairy brands which are the equivalent. Note: Eggs and Mayonnaise are not dairy.

Avoid these if you are looking to eliminate dairy:

  • Milk
  • Creamer
  • Ice cream
  • All cheese
  • Butter
  • Yogurt
  • Sour cream
  • Cream cheese
Laura Silsbee holding a dairy free coffee lattee with a heart


  • Almond or coconut milk
  • So delicious vanilla bean ice cream
  • Vegan and gf butter
  • Vegan and gf sour cream
  • Vegan and gf cream cheese
  • Vegan and gf cheese
  • Olive oil

XO, Laura

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