Dairy free products - advice please?

Discussion in 'suburban75' started by felixthecat, Mar 8, 2018.

  1. felixthecat

    felixthecat are we there yet?

    Well it appears I have been diagnosed as lactose intolerant, which is a bit of a pisser as I eat industrial quantities of greek yoghurt. Well any yoghurt really - I bloody love the stuff:(

    So, I've got to cut the dairy for a month and see if it settles my gut. I expect it will tbh because it appears I fit the symptoms to a T and my breath test confirmed it. The thought of no dairy makes me want to cry so I'd be happy if I can get any recommendations from the good people of urban.

  2. Sue

    Sue Well-Known Member

    Alpro yoghurts are nice
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  3. Rebelda

    Rebelda Nearly as bad as Badgers

    Coconut yoghurt is lush, but pricey! Nothing is quite the same as plain, natural yoghurt though. Other dairy products are easier to replace imo.

    If you're anything like me, you'll cut it out and feel so much better that you won't care about what you're missing! :)
  4. Thimble Queen

    Thimble Queen person of tinge

    I like the coconut yoghurt too.
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  5. hash tag

    hash tag never too old

    There are many milks out there that can be sweetened, Unsweetened, organic ET. Soya, almond, coconut, cashew etc. We go for coop organic soya generally, but I've been known to take almond on cereals.
    cant help you with vegan cheese as we have yet to find any we like.
    im sure there are vegan style yoghurt out there.
  6. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat meh

    there are 'lactose free' products out there as well as completely dairy free.

    lactofree stuff is probably the most easily available - i noticed one heck of a difference when i went on to their milk. i seem able to cope with modest quantities of ordinary cheese and i've never really done the yoghurt thing so no ideas about that.

    previous thread about lactose intolerance here
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  7. Jeff Robinson

    Jeff Robinson Well-Known Member

    The best plant-based alternatives to Greek yogurt imo are (1) the Alpro 'go on' range (higher in protein and thick and creamy) and (2) coconut-based yogurts of various kinds (e.g. Co Yo).
  8. felixthecat

    felixthecat are we there yet?

    Just had one of these. First taste was a bit meh but by the time I'd finished it I was hooked. Ok so it was a flavoured one and not plain but still:cool:.

    Good recommendation!
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  9. purenarcotic

    purenarcotic Conveniently Pocket Sized

    There are delicious little chocolate coconut pots that are dairy free. By The Coconut Collaborative - like melty bounty type things but nicer. Nice for treats.
  10. Sprocket.

    Sprocket. Pogo Suppression System Installed....

    The Lactofree range from Arla has made Mrs S’ life much easier but be wary that in some products the salt level is high.
  11. Thimble Queen

    Thimble Queen person of tinge

    Arla yog is fit. I have it for breakfast sometimes :cool:
  12. Casual Observer

    Casual Observer binoculars

    Tesco and Sainsbury have a 'free from' section these days and other larger chain supermarkets probably do too. My advice is to avoid vegan products which imitate dairy products - cheese, yoghurt etc. (they're expensive, over-processed and often taste awful). Soya milk is an the obvious exception (other non-dairy milks are probably fine too but it's a while since I had them). Plenty of dairy-free ideas over on the vegan recipes thread, of course:

    Veganism, new and old Vegans, info, support and recipes
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2018
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  13. sealion

    sealion Well-Known Member

    I use Almond milk on cereals as an alternative. Hardly notice the difference taste wise.
  14. 8ball


    You can buy lactase tablets which might help, if you don't like the dairy-free products.

    If its lactose intolerance causing the issue, you should know within a day or two of cutting out the dairy (well, I did).

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