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Dairy-Free Diet

Bowl of cashew sour cream

Dairy-Free Shopping Tips

If you avoid dairy, it isn’t always easy to spot – whey, casein and ghee are examples of dairy ingredients that some shoppers may not recognize. The good news is, if a food contains dairy, it’s required by the FDA to list “contains: milk” on the label, even on those less-than-recognizable ingredients. Advisory statements like “produced in a facility that also processes milk” are strictly voluntary. If you’re not sure, always contact the product manufacturer with any questions.

There are so many nondairy options! Here are a few items to look for in your local store:

  • Nondairy milk (and coffee creamer!) alternatives made from soy, rice, coconut, almond, hemp and more – found in both the dairy section and grocery aisles
  • Soy and coconut-based yogurt alternatives
  • Nondairy cheese alternatives
  • Coconut and almond-based frozen desserts
  • Cheese-free frozen pizzas

Dairy-Free Cooking Tips

Skip the dairy but still add creaminess to foods with these tips:

  • Silken tofu purée stands in for dairy in dressings and dips
  • Soaked and puréed cashews add richness to soups and sauces

Dairy-Free Recipes

Here are a few of our favorite satisfying dairy-free recipes.

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