my daughter is lactose intolerant

Chona - posted on 09/30/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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i hard a hard time finding what food is right to prepare for her

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Karen - posted on 10/02/2009

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I have a teenage daughter that has been lactose intolerant for about 5 years now. She is actually in culinary school now and has been able to take on a lot of her own cooking but I'll share what has worked well for us. We have gone to all soy cheese and soy milk. My other kids don't mind the soy milk too much but I usually only do the soy for her it is more expensive too. I buy vanilla soy milk for cereal or for drinking but I get the plain soy milk so that when I am making scrambled eggs or mashed potatoes we are able to just make the one batch for the whole family - no one ever notices. I even make pumpkin pie with the soy milk. The first year I did, my husband liked it better and didn't eat the regular pie. I bought a small glass casserole dish so that when I am making casseroles for the family I can do the same meal for her but substitute different ingredients for the dairy part of the recipe. I often substitute spaghetti sauce for cream sauces in recipe's like stroganoff or anything required cream of mushroom. I also have found that tofutti cream cheese works well for making a white sauce and I actually prefer tofutti to regular cream cheese because it isn't as sour. Tofutti also makes a sour cream. Frozen yogurt is coming in many more fun flavors now so she won't have to miss out on ice cream and we are finding that many more ice cream places (like Baskins and Robbins) have started carrying frozen yogurt. There is lactose free milk and ice cream now as well. The one thing we have had to be aware of is knowing which products, that aren't dairy, have snuck dairy into them, like bread or crackers. Obviously there are many choices in foods that don't involve milk at all but hopefully this has helped with the dairy type foods. Feel free to ask me more questions.

Shasta - posted on 09/30/2009

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My children are autistic and on the gfcf diet. This means no wheat no dairy. Have you tried searching for gfcf foods? Alot of sites on Autism now include gfcf recipies and sites where you can order these foods. You can always add wheat to her foods but, there will still be no dairy in the gfcf products. I hope this helps. Messege me if you have any questions about it. :)

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