These 15 Rich and Creamy Recipes Will Help You Give Up Dairy

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.