For my fellow parents of kids with food allergies.
Living with food allergies is something we’re all too familiar with here at Raise. My co-founder Jessica has a laundry list foods that trigger life-threatening reactions, and my husband and I recently learned that our oldest son is allergic to dairy. As any parent of a child with a food allergy knows, finding replacement foods that your kid actually likes can be difficult. While there are many recipes you can make from scratch, I’m not at all ashamed to admit that I’m not that kind of mom. I want my kid to be able to eat store bought-things wrapped in plastic like his friends do. I also want to make things easy on myself. If you’re looking for homemaker inspiration, you’ve come to the wrong place. But after much trial and error, I’ve found eight dairy-free foods that Beckman actually loves, and I’m sharing them with you below.
Do you have any non-dairy foods to recommend? Please, please leave them below in the comments!
1. Siete Chips
These grain-free and dairy-free chips come in a variety of flavors, and you can eat them without feeling like trash afterwards. I highly recommend the dairy-free ranch flavor.
2. Hippeas Chickpea Puffs
My little Cheeto lover eats these constantly as his school snack.
3. Silk Extra Creamy Almond Milk
Our biggest complaint with almond milk is the watery consistency, but this version is thick and creamy. It’s frequently available at Target.
4. Talenti Dairy-Free Sorbet
Talenti has a line of dairy-free gelato and sorbet that will have your kids not even realizing that you’re feeding them different ice cream than everyone else. And isn’t that the goal?
5. Boom Chicka Popcorn
The sea salt flavor is delicious and conveniently dairy-free, making it an easy on-the-go snack. You won’t even miss the butter!
6. Original Ritz Crackers
Did you know that original Ritz Crackers are dairy free? I didn’t either.
7. Nature’s Bakery Fig Bars
These fig bars are basically cookies, but they’re dairy-free! They come with two in a pack, and if you’re smart, you’ll open the pack privately and eat half of it yourself before serving it to your kid.
8. Go Go Squeez Fruit Pouches
Applesauce is naturally dairy-free, and I keep a big box of these fruit pouches in my fridge at all times. They make the perfect add-on to a lunch or dinner and make me feel like I’m serving a well-rounded meal when I’m actually just serving chicken nuggets.
Erin Jackson is the co-founder of Raise. She's a mother of two, wife, daughter, step-daughter, half sister, step-sister, proud millennial, and lover of travel. She also works as a marketing consultant and interior designer. When she's not working, you can find her planning her next trip, baking muffins, pretending she's going to go for a run, and avoiding playing Star Wars with her kids. She currently lives in Arkansas with her husband, Collin, and sons, Beckham and Reeves.