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Gluten Free/ Dairy Free/ Soy Free

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My family just added dairy free and soy free to our gluten free table since my baby has problems with it and it seems that everything I try to find has at least soy in it. I finally found the Earth Balance soy free margarine so we have that, but even the chicken boullion that I bought gluten free(Herb Ox) has soy in it. It just seems that everything I find, recipes included, has soy or dairy in it. I found some quick things to make, but I would love to vary our menu. Thank you so much.

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Well, there are numerous things which fit those restrictions. For instance, nut/rice milks typically work just as well in recipes as cow's milk, and you can make them yourself which saves a lot of money. Coconut milk is great too, as is coconut oil. Also, you might like to try Coconut Aminos for a gluten-free/soy-free/dairy-free alternative to soy sauce.

There are vegetarian/vegan soy-free rice cheeses, and a number of people like cashew cheese, which you can make yourself. Here's a recipe for cashew yogurt.

Peanut butter makes a great, nutritious snack. Especially the all-natural peanut butters, which are just ground roasted peanuts, with or without added salt. Spread on apple slices, banana, gluten-free crackers, or even celery sticks. Of course, if you can bake, there's nothing like fresh homemade gluten-free bread from the oven! If memory serves, Celiac.com has recipes for homemade crackers too.

The more things you can make from scratch, the easier it is to get lots of variety while not spending a fortune on "designer food". Simply buy fresh veggies, fruits, nuts, seeds, etc, which should all be dairy-free and soy free. It is really the processed foods which so often contain soy, dairy, or other additives and such.

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Well, there are numerous things which fit those restrictions. For instance, nut/rice milks typically work just as well in recipes as cow's milk, and you can make them yourself which saves a lot of money. Coconut milk is great too, as is coconut oil. Also, you might like to try Coconut Aminos for a gluten-free/soy-free/dairy-free alternative to soy sauce.

There are vegetarian/vegan soy-free rice cheeses, and a number of people like cashew cheese, which you can make yourself. Here's a recipe for cashew yogurt.

Peanut butter makes a great, nutritious snack. Especially the all-natural peanut butters, which are just ground roasted peanuts, with or without added salt. Spread on apple slices, banana, gluten-free crackers, or even celery sticks. Of course, if you can bake, there's nothing like fresh homemade gluten-free bread from the oven! If memory serves, Celiac.com has recipes for homemade crackers too.

The more things you can make from scratch, the easier it is to get lots of variety while not spending a fortune on "designer food". Simply buy fresh veggies, fruits, nuts, seeds, etc, which should all be dairy-free and soy free. It is really the processed foods which so often contain soy, dairy, or other additives and such.

HTH

Thank you so much. I think this is all just going to take some getting used to.

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I am avoiding all three too - definitely overwhelming at first but it has gotten better (especially as I've started feeling better).

I LIVE on food made in my crock pot - just throw in some beef or chicken, veggies, rice (or potatoes if you can do those, I can't) and some gluten-free broth and seasoning (gluten-free of course) and let it cook all day. As for snacks, I agree with the peanut butter post and I also eat a lot of nuts with gluten-free/natural dried fruit and unsweetened (pure) chocolate. The dried fruit adds the sugar so together it tastes amazing (and definitely no dairy, soy or gluten).

I've found the best way to avoid all three is to eat almost entirely non-processed food (which is where the crock pot comes in handy because it is a LOT of work to make all of your own food). I've been trying to experiment with salads too. I read a blog where someone was challenging herself to eat a different salad every day for one month. I'm not that creative but I thought it was a good concept - I just use olive oil and salt/pepper as my dressing and add veggies and herbs to add other flavors.

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