I need a list of foods and drinks that are dairy and soy free for my 9yr old son.
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Stacey - posted on 03/08/2010
We use rice milk for our son, but he will only drink it if we add chocolate powder (we use Cadbury drinking chocolate, it does not list these ingredients but says it may contain traces, so it is up to you if you take the chance or not). Sweet Williams chocolate as already mentioned is dairy free but contains soy. Plain potato crisps (most brands) are fine, and you can buy microwave popcorn that is natural flavour - so no butter, rice cakes(original flavour) and cruskits (corn flavour), the brand Orgran make biscuits, plain flour, SR flour, rice crumbs (as oppposed to bread crumbs) and many other foods which are free of almost all allergens, Nuttelex is a great substitute for butter and margarine - I cant even taste the difference, you can get Gelato sorbet that Im pretty sure is both dairy and soy free, there are many snacks made almost entirely of fruit that are free of allergens, most are very similar to fruit roll ups. The list goes on but these are some that come to mind, my son is also gluten-free. I have also found that, for me, I just use normal recipes where I can substitute the ingredients, for example Nuttelex in place of butter, rice milk in place of other milk, Orgran allergen free flour in place of normal flour etc, and I have found that this works well. I bake cakes, cookies, slices, pancakes, waffles, doughnuts.
Mary - posted on 03/04/2010
Coconut milk is a good substitute for dairy milk. The brand "So Delicious" is now widely available now. You can find Galaxy Rice chees that is casein free (make sure you check the ingredients for the one that is casein free) at most health food stores. That is the only dairy free, soy free "cheese" available commercially.