These 15 Rich and Creamy Recipes Will Help You Give Up Dairy
More and more people are giving up dairy in hopes of improving their skin| diminishing belly bloat| and amping up their energy u2014 one of our own editors can attest to the power of eliminating it from her diet!
If you’re a person who craves velvety| comforting foods| giving up dairy is no easy feat. For those who are looking to take on a diet free of milk| cheese| and butter| these healthy| dairy-free recipes will curb creamy cravings (and keep you sane.)
| Vanilla Breakfast Shake
Made with only four ingredients| this high-protein vanilla breakfast smoothie tastes like an old-school vanilla shake from your favorite diner. Yes| it’s that good.
| Coconut Chia Pudding
High in anti-inflammatory omega-3s| this sweet chia pudding is a make-ahead recipe that will save you time| fill you up on fiber| and help you debloat. It’s the perfect Summer breakfast.
| Slow-Cooked Breakfast Casserole
This high-protein| low-carb breakfast casserole is surprisingly free of any milk or cheese! Almond milk and the Paleo staple coconut milk are used instead to make this easy breakfast moist and delicious.
| Overnight Oats
High in protein and fiber| this creamy and sweet whole-grain breakfast recipe will keep hunger at bay all morning long. Even better| it supports healthy digestion and can even help you beat belly bloat. Also| it only takes about one minute of prep at night before you go to bed u2014 seriously.
| Avocado Tuna Salad
Can’t imagine a life without tuna salad? This veggie-loaded tuna salad from The Hummusapien has your name all over it. Instead of loads of mayo| all-natural avocado ties everything together.
| Vegetarian Soba Noodle Salad
This Thai-inspired soba noodle salad is full of refreshing crisp veggies tossed together in a tangy peanut butter dressing. Not only does this creamy and tasty meal come together in less than 15 minutes| but it’s even more delicious the next day as leftovers.
| Cumin-Spiced Mashed Sweet Potatoes
If you can’t imagine a world without buttery mashed potatoes| this easy sweet potato mash is the answer to your starchy prayers. It’s spiced with cumin and metabolism-boosting cayenne.
| Cauliflower Soup
Rich| velvety soup without any dairy? Yep| it’s possible with this vegan cauliflower soup that’s filled with vitamins and fiber to boost your immunity. You won’t miss the cream at all with this flavorful and superhealthy soup.
| Vegan Stuffed Shells
One POPSUGAR editor tricked her husband with these vegan stuffed shells u2014 he totally thought they were loaded with ricotta cheese! This tofu-packed spin on the classic Italian dish makes each shell only 60 calories each u2014 compared to almost 200 calories each. On those nights when you’re craving a plate of cheesy baked pasta| whip this up instead.
| Vegan Mac and Cheese
In this vegan version of mac and cheese| cheese is replaced with nutritional yeast| butter with Smart Balance spread| and cream with veggie broth. This baked recipe brings a nice crunchy top to the table u2014 a welcome addition in any macaroni and cheese recipe.
| Chickpea Coconut Curry With Sweet Potatoes
The takeout from your favorite Indian spot might with laden with heavy cream and butter| but this chickpea and sweet potato curry recipe is 100 percent dairy free. After a few minutes of prep on the stove| toss the ingredients into your slow cooker| and come home to a restaurant-worthy meal.
| Fettuccine Alfredo
Instead of milk| cheese| or cream| boiled cauliflower is combined with a handful of ingredients| resulting in a nutrient-rich cauliflower alfredo sauce that any pasta-lover will enjoy. To make the dish vegan| sub in Earth Balance or olive oil for the clarified butter.
| Chocolate Fruit Dip
Instead of dipping fresh fruit into heavy fondue| enjoy this protein-packed sweet chocolate dip that’s surprisingly vegan. It’s the perfect accompaniment to your Spring strawberries.
| Peanut Butter Ice “”Cream””
Make the most of ripe bananas with this peanut butter and banana ice cream u2014 it’s a sweet alternative to traditional ice cream and only 150 calories. The best part is it only requires two ingredients.
| Chocolate Mousse Cups
Each of these decadent-tasting mousse cups is only 100 calories and completely free of dairy. Be sure to top yours off with a fresh berry.