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Dairy Free Meal Ideas that You Will Love Making!

Avoiding dairy products in your meals may seem difficult, but it is only really a question of knowledge. Here is our fun and thought-provoking guide to breakfasts, lunches and dinners that do not compromise on flavour but taste sensational.

You’ll not miss any dairy ingredients with these recipes!

How Can I Make Dairy Free Meals for Friends and Guests?

A great dairy free breakfast can be as simple as some muesli with a banana, or you could try making a smoothie bowl. Start with a base of frozen bananas and add some non-dairy milk, then blend until smooth. Then top it with fresh fruit and nuts for extra crunch. If you like something savoury, try making a vegan omelette. Start by whisking together some chickpea flour, nutritional yeast, baking powder and water until it forms a paste. Heat up some oil in a pan and pour in the mixture before adding your choice of vegetables such as mushrooms or spinach. Cook for five minutes before flipping over to cook the other side for another five minutes. Serve with avocado slices or salsa on top!

Lunch ideas

Tofu scramble is a vegan and gluten-free way to get your midday energy. You can make it with tofu, sweet potatoes, bell peppers, tamari and turmeric. If you’re looking for something a little more substantial, why not give mushroom risotto a try? It is not only dairy-free but also vegan! All you need is Arborio rice, vegetable stock and mushrooms. The result is creamy and delicious without any milk or cheese. Another great lunch option is quinoa with roasted vegetables. Simply roast some zucchini, peppers and red onions in the oven with some olive oil, garlic powder and oregano then serve it over cooked quinoa. For an extra hit of flavour, top it all off with some guacamole or hummus.

Dinner ideas

When it comes to dinner, there are so many delicious options that don’t require dairy products. Try some of these dishes for an easy, tasty and dairy-free meal. For a comforting dinner, make quinoa and black bean tacos with avocado salsa. This dish is vegan and gluten-free, and can be made in less than 30 minutes! Or why not whip up a vegan version of your favourite comfort food such as macaroni cheese? All you need is some vegan cheese sauce, cooked macaroni and some roasted vegetables to make a winning dish. If you fancy something more exotic try making Thai green curry with tofu and vegetables or mushroom stroganoff with creamy coconut milk sauce. Both are great options for those looking for something nourishing which won't compromise on taste!

Tips for Eating Dairy Free

Eating dairy-free can be tricky, as many processed foods contain dairy ingredients. It’s important to read the labels of all products before buying them, as it may not be obvious from the packaging that a product contains dairy. It’s also key to think outside the box when planning meals — look for recipes that use alternative ingredients such as almond milk or coconut cream instead of cow’s milk. You can also make substitutions in your favorite recipes to make them more suitable for a dairy-free diet. For example, swap out butter and cheese in lasagna with vegan alternatives like olive oil and nut-based cheeses. And don't forget about flavorful herbs and spices which will give any meal a delicious kick. Whether you're hosting guests or just cooking for yourself, there are plenty of dairy free meal ideas that are sure to please every palate. From creamy curries to hearty chili dishes and even sweet desserts, these recipes provide all the taste without any of the guilt!

Dairy-Free Meal Meal Ideas
Personal Pot Roasts

Personal Pot Roasts might be a good recipe to expand your main course recipe box. This recipe serves 2. One serving contains 525 calories, 52g of protein, and 9g of fat. For $3.41 per serving, this recipe covers 44% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. 1 person were impressed by this recipe. It is brought to you by Taste of Home. It is a good option if you're following a dairy free diet. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 2 hours and 10 minutes. A mixture of potato, flour, salt and pepper, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so yummy. Taking all factors into account, this recipe earns a spoonacular score of 89%, which is awesome. If you like this recipe, take a look at these similar recipes: Crock Pot Chicken Pot Pie, Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Pot Roast, and LAMB AND KIDNEY HOT- POT.

Tangy Cucumber and Avocado Salad

Tangy Cucumber and Avocado Salad takes about 45 minutes from beginning to end. Watching your figure? This gluten free, dairy free, paleolithic, and lacto ovo vegetarian recipe has 182 calories, 3g of protein, and 15g of fat per serving. For $1.14 per serving, this recipe covers 11% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe serves 4. A mixture of salt, garlic, cucumbers, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so scrumptious. 636 people were impressed by this recipe. It works well as a hor d'oeuvre. It is brought to you by Allrecipes. Taking all factors into account, this recipe earns a spoonacular score of 97%, which is spectacular. Similar recipes include Avocado Sweet Lassi - How to make Avocado Lassi - Indian Avocado, Chilled Avocado and Cucumber Soup With Prawn and Scallop Salsa, and Peppery, Tangy Corn Salad.

Hoisin Pork With Rice

You can never have too many sauce recipes, so give Hoisin Pork With Rice a try. This recipe serves 4 and costs $2.6 per serving. One serving contains 1059 calories, 38g of protein, and 13g of fat. 3 people have tried and liked this recipe. Head to the store and pick up brown rice, sesame seeds, ginger, and a few other things to make it today. It is brought to you by Foodnetwork. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 30 minutes. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free and dairy free diet. Overall, this recipe earns a spectacular spoonacular score of 88%. If you like this recipe, you might also like recipes such as Vietnamese Spring Rolls With Hoisin Peanut Dipping Sauce, Curried Pork Chops and Cauliflower With Basmati Rice, and Healthier Pork Fried Rice.

Fudge Pecan Pie

Fudge Pecan Pie takes about 1 hour and 5 minutes from beginning to end. This recipe makes 8 servings with 517 calories, 7g of protein, and 29g of fat each. For $1.1 per serving, this recipe covers 10% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. It works well as a reasonably priced dessert for Thanksgiving. This recipe is liked by 1 foodies and cooks. It is brought to you by Taste of Home. Head to the store and pick up flour, chocolate, pecans, and a few other things to make it today. Only a few people really liked this Southern dish. Overall, this recipe earns a rather bad spoonacular score of 30%. Try Fudge Pie with Salted Caramel Sauce, Gluten And Dairy Free Pecan Pie, and Janet's St. Regis Pecan Pie with Honey Glazed Pecans for similar recipes.

Blueberry-Citrus Mini Loaves

Blueberry-Citrus Mini Loaves requires around 55 minutes from start to finish. This recipe makes 12 servings with 193 calories, 3g of protein, and 7g of fat each. For 27 cents per serving, this recipe covers 6% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. It is a good option if you're following a dairy free and lacto ovo vegetarian diet. Not a lot of people really liked this side dish. 1 person found this recipe to be flavorful and satisfying. Head to the store and pick up baking soda, blueberries, orange juice, and a few other things to make it today. It is brought to you by Taste of Home. Overall, this recipe earns a rather bad spoonacular score of 31%. Blueberry Loaf With Blueberry Syrup, Beet and Blue Cheese Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette Dressing, and Braid sweet citrus flavored licorice are very similar to this recipe.

Sparkling Grape Punch

The recipe Sparkling Grape Punch can be made in roughly 10 minutes. This recipe makes 22 servings with 85 calories, 0g of protein, and 0g of fat each. For 14 cents per serving, this recipe covers 1% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. 1 person has tried and liked this recipe. It works well as an inexpensive beverage. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free and dairy free diet. Head to the store and pick up ginger ale, water, sugar, and a few other things to make it today. It is brought to you by Taste of Home. Taking all factors into account, this recipe earns a spoonacular score of 0%, which is very bad (but still fixable). Similar recipes include Seared Scallop and Watermelon Salad With Sparkling Mint Vinaigrette, Chicken with Grape Tomatoes and Mushrooms, and Almond-Grape Chicken Salad.

Potsticker Salad

Potsticker Salad requires about 1 hour and 35 minutes from start to finish. This main course has 373 calories, 13g of protein, and 13g of fat per serving. This recipe serves 6. For $1.09 per serving, this recipe covers 15% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. It is a good option if you're following a dairy free and lacto ovo vegetarian diet. If you have baby corn, roasted peanuts, egg noodles, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. 1 person were impressed by this recipe. It is brought to you by Allrecipes. Overall, this recipe earns a solid spoonacular score of 52%. If you like this recipe, you might also like recipes such as Dragon Salad - Couscous Summer Salad, Seared Ahi Tuna Salad, and Japanese Salad Dressing.

Italian Rosemary Chicken

The recipe Italian Rosemary Chicken is ready in around 15 minutes and is definitely a tremendous gluten free, dairy free, and fodmap friendly option for lovers of Mediterranean food. For $1.31 per serving, you get a main course that serves 2. One portion of this dish contains roughly 25g of protein, 13g of fat, and a total of 240 calories. This recipe is liked by 1 foodies and cooks. This recipe from Taste of Home requires canolan oil, dijon mustard, rosemary, and salad dressing. Overall, this recipe earns a solid spoonacular score of 53%. If you like this recipe, take a look at these similar recipes: Chicken and Penne Pasta With Garlic Rosemary Sauce, Chicken Pasta With Anchovy Rosemary Sauce, and Chicken Thigh With Rosemary and Garlic.

Tuscan-Style Chicken

Tuscan-Style Chicken is a gluten free, dairy free, and whole 30 recipe with 4 servings. For $2.78 per serving, this recipe covers 28% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. One portion of this dish contains approximately 36g of protein, 33g of fat, and a total of 582 calories. It is brought to you by Taste of Home. Only a few people made this recipe, and 4 would say it hit the spot. It works well as a main course. A mixture of broiler/fryer chicken, stewed tomatoes, salt, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so flavorful. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 6 hours and 25 minutes. Taking all factors into account, this recipe earns a spoonacular score of 69%, which is solid. Tuscan Style Bread Salad, Tuscan Tomato and Bread Salad, and Tuscan White Bean Soup with Olive Oil and Rosemary are very similar to this recipe.

Pecan Date Fruitcake

Pecan Date Fruitcake could be just the dairy free and lacto ovo vegetarian recipe you've been looking for. This recipe serves 48. This dessert has 166 calories, 2g of protein, and 6g of fat per serving. For 57 cents per serving, this recipe covers 4% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. It can be enjoyed any time, but it is especially good for Christmas. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. 1 person found this recipe to be scrumptious and satisfying. This recipe from Taste of Home requires sugar, candied cherries, salt, and eggs. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 27%. This score is rather bad. Try Cherry, Date & Nut Muffins, Chocolate-Date Cake with Chocolate Sticky Toffee Glaze, and Date and Ginger Cream Pots for similar recipes.

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