Tuesday, October 9, 2012

[Recipe Share] Dairy and Soy Free Diet, Vol 2

(catch up with my initiation to MSPI life here)

I thought I'd follow up how eating without dairy and soy was going, now that I'm pretty adjusted to it.  While I miss the ease of baking and cooking with dairy products, I don't really miss them all that much anymore.  What has been the most difficult is eating out.  I'm constantly afraid of ordering something while eating out, were the veggies cooked in butter? Does the salad dressing have soybean oil?  I almost always have a Lara Bars in my bag - including my tiny clutch when I attended a wedding last month and I wasn't able to eat anything at dinner.  The pasta entree was in vodka sauce and the veggies sautéed in butter, the chicken was stuffed with prosciutto and cheese, and I don't eat beef.  And of course, wedding cake was out too!  It's times like that I wish it was easier, but since big events are pretty few and far between, I can deal with it!

I thought I'd add on to my meal list from last time, to show the variety I've added since I still eat a lot of those meals that I was having in my first few weeks.  I eat more than just what's noted, these are just my biggest repeat offenders or favorites so far!

Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins (recipe)
Arrowhead Mills Steel Cut Oatmeal - with raisins and honey or blueberries and brown sugar
Kellogs Raisin Bran Crunch with Almond Milk (always been one of my favorite cereals, so happy it's safe!)
Van's English Muffins with natural Peanut Butter

Pumpkin Doughnuts (recipe)

Eggs over easy on Toast
Hard Boiled Eggs
Honey Nut Chex with Almond Milk with banana or blueberries
Chocolate Zucchini Bread (I use the muffin recipe, but bake for 45 minutes in a bread pan instead)
Blueberry Breakfast Cake (recipe)

Rudi's Bread with Hummus and Avocado
Peanut Butter and Jelly
Quorn Chicken Nuggets (long time favorite!)
Any Breakfast Item
(not much has been added to my 'lunch' menu)

Stacy's Pita Chips and Hummus
Chocolate Zucchini Muffins (recipe)
Fruit (bananas, strawberries, plums, peaches)
Stacy's Everything Bagel Chips
Planter's Honey Roasted Peanuts
Veggies (carrots, red pepper, etc)

Shrimp Pasta with Tomatoes, Lemon, and Spinach (recipe)
15 Minute Creamy Avocado Pasta (recipe)
Crockpot Mexican Chicken and Corn Taco Shells (recipe - easiest ever)
Halibut with local vegan Tapenade, Corn on the Cob, and Brown Rice

Southwest Quinoa with Shrimp (recipe)
Black Bean Tacos
Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken Breasts (recipe)
Paleo Chicken Thighs with Brown Rice and Veggies (recipe
Red Curry Veggies over Jasmine Rice 
Field Roast Vegan Sausage and Gemelli Pasta


Food by George Brownies (every.single.night)
Cinnamon Sugar Toast

As you can tell, I found lots of great baked good recipes that are MSPI safe.  I love nothing more than some muffins, a warm slice of buttered bread, and sugar (clearly).  I did try out some homemade Black Bean Brownies, but they were a huge fail.

While it's been an adjustment, I don't completely hate it.  Which is a good thing considering I'm supposed to keep at until the bunny is 1.  I'll try to keep up with these posts to keep on sharing the recipes!


  1. Oh man, I can only imagine how difficult it must be when going out to eat or like at the wedding! I didn't even think about things as simple as butter. :( But glad you're adjusting to it and of course you know you're doing it for A, which makes it all worth it!

  2. Props to you for not eating that at a wedding!! Goodness!! Do you feel better physically? I have IBS so I need to stay away from dairy and soy. It's sooo hard and I fail like everyday! hahaha! Did you have any physical problems that have improved from giving up the dairy?

    I'm going to try some of these recipes. I'm training for a half marathon and I think these would be good.

  3. This post is a lifesaver for me. Thank you for sharing. I have to stay away from dairy and maybe soy as well due to a possible allergy my 4 month old has. I was bummed at first but I'll to whatever it takes to continue nursing. A friend shared your blog with me and I plan on making the chicken tonight. Also, did you know that cake mixes are dairy free (I think soy free too). I made pumpkin chocolate donuts today using cake mix, it satisfied my sweet tooth!

    1. So glad you found this helpful, Leah! That's about the same age Ashlynn was when I realized her allergy. So far the only safe mix I found is the Kruetz Apple Cinnamon Muffins. Everything else has soybean oil, but I haven't looked that hard. I'll do some searching my next store run!

  4. Hi! I found this post googling breastfeeding milk allergy! How did know for sure your baby had the allergy? How long does it take to get dairy out of your system to notice a difference? My little is 4 months she spits ALOT sometimes more than other times and by more I mean vomit. For the most part she is a happy spitter but sometimes she screaming so bad from the gass pain :( I also notice little green bits in her poop. If I can change my to help her I will do it in a heart beat. My doctor if she's gaining weight not to worry about it but like I said if I can change it I will.

  5. Hi Jamie! Ashlynn was about 4m when we finally knew. I would ask your doctor to sample her stool to see if there is blood. That's how we knew it was more than just reflux and we then saw a GI specialist. There are allergy tests that can be done, but due to the symptoms and the fact I did notice the reaction (aka vomit) after I had dairy, we started with the elimination diet. It can take 2-4weeks for dairy to clear your milk. And since soy allergies/intolerance are usually linked with the dairy intolerance, I just eliminated both so I wouldn't have to wait another 4 wks if she didn't show improvement. I have a friend who's baby spits up frequently and she tried elimination it didn't change. She actually takes him to the chiropractor for adjustments and it seems to help. (I actually have another friend that was recommended that as well) I'm definitely not a doctor, so that was just our experience. Hope your doctor is willing to work with you! ... and for the record, my daughter grew out of the intolerance :)


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