11 Foods That Make It Easy (and Delicious) to Eat Dairy-Free

January 5, 2024

Whether you're lactose intolerant, embracing a vegan lifestyle, or just curious about expanding your palate, dairy-free foods can be a delicious addition to your diet.

From decadent desserts to savory staples, these eats prove that living without dairy doesn't mean sacrificing taste. So, grab your fork and get ready to discover a world of flavors that will have you saying, "Who needs dairy anyway?"

Organic Dairy-Free Tzatziki: This organic tzatziki is so deliciously creamy, you won't believe there's no dairy! Instead of yogurt, aquafaba (the liquid from chickpeas) is whipped up until creamy, then flavored with fresh cucumber, dill and mint, for an herbaceous sauce you'll want to put on everything.

Vegan Caesar Dressing Cup: A classic salad dressing and dipping sauce, made vegan. It's got the tang and zest from lemon juice and garlic, and gets its umami flavor from white miso—you won't miss the dairy!

Cashew Parm: Think a rich, creamy white sauce with no dairy is impossible? Meet our Cashew Parm, made from creamy cashews and seasoning. Use it to make a “white” pizza, toss with pasta, top a casserole, or add a spoonful to a baked potato.

Spinach Ricotta Ravioli: The dairy-free stuffed pasta wonder. How do they do it? Simple: almond milk ricotta and sautéed spinach inside delicate pockets of egg-free pasta.

Plant-Based Queso + Chip Dipper: Queso, meet chips. Chips, meet queso! Conveniently packed together, these gluten-free white corn tortilla chips and zesty vegan "cheese" dip make for a delightfully easy snack.

Chocolate Ganache Cups: This chocolate ganache in a cup is creamy and rich as can be—it also just happens to be plant based. Made from coconut cream and dark chocolate, it's a treat that everyone can enjoy (if you're willing to share).

Dairy-Free French Vanilla Creamer: Subtly sweet and oh-so-creamy, it's hard to believe that this creamer has an almond and coconut base. French vanilla essence adds a naturally sweet flavor that'll make you say ooh la la.

Green Goddess Chopped Salad Kit: A crunchy salad kit that's ready in minutes. Just toss the green leaf lettuce with pre-chopped veggies and flavorful toppings, then drizzle with the herby plant-based green goddess dressing—and voilà!

Big Chocolate Chip Muffin: There's even more to love with this extra jumbo breakfast classic, that has a perfectly soft crumb and is full of mini chocolate chips. Plus the muffin is vegan, dairy-, egg- and tree nut-free, making it a snack suitable for everyone.

Mature Vegan Cheddar Slices: This cheddar has got all the flavor and meltiness of traditional cheese, without any of the dairy. Dairy eaters and dairy-free folks alike will enjoy these tangy slices.

Cookies + Creamless Protein Shake: The 100% vegan protein drink tastes just like a cookies + cream milkshake (thanks to pea protein and pumpkin seed protein for the creaminess). With only 5g net carbs, this keto-friendly shake will help keep you full and your energy sustained.

Now that you’ve dipped into dairy-free foods, it’s time to take it up a notch. Explore 10 of our favorite recipes that pack plenty of flavor and none of the dairy.

Artichoke Brussels + Salmon Flatbread

Marinara Butternut Ravioli with Sautéed Mushrooms

Creamy Wild Shrimp Salad

Whole Grain Chicken Caesar Wrap  

Tuna Steak with Crispy Potatoes + Side Salad

Carnitas Avocado Tacos + Mexican Rice

Creamy Garlic Sirloin Beef Wrap

Lemony Pasta with Hot Sausage + Asparagus

Super Sesame Ginger Chicken Stir-Fry

Creamy Avocado Black Bean Burger + Fries

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