My husband is allergic to dairy. He has totally given up

Posted on: Tue, 07/16/2013 - 8:42am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

My husband is allergic to dairy. He has totally given up cheese, milk, yogurt, cottage cheese, pudding, icecream--everything! It's been really hard for me. I feel like collateral damage. We no longer have pizza, tortellini, ceral, or smoothies--3 things we at A LOT. What can I do to make this easier on both of us? I do not have a dairy allergy.

Posted on: Tue, 07/16/2013 - 8:45am
GinaR's picture
Joined: 06/03/2013 - 16:57

Try going out to eat with friends more often! If they don't have allergies, you can spend that meal and that time enjoying good conversation and not worrying about what's in your food.
Also, try taking dairy snacks with you to work! Or fixing up a lunch with dairy in it. You can indulge in it but he won't have to see you eating it and feel sad!

Posted on: Tue, 07/16/2013 - 8:56am
GBTrainwreck's picture
Joined: 04/01/2013 - 13:50

I've had dinner at a friend's house where allergies are a real problem for everyone and they have a pretty big family. What they do is that they make separate meals on occasion, or variations of the same meal. For example one day they will all eat taquitos, which are fried tacos, but some of them have allergies to corn, so they can't have regular tortillas so they use flour tortillas instead. If you can do small exchanges like that, maybe you could still have dairy in his presence so neither of you feel guilty!

Posted on: Fri, 07/19/2013 - 3:34am
selenarae's picture
Joined: 05/17/2011 - 18:48

I used to be a complete cheese-a-holic, but then my daughter developed a life-threatening milk allergy. I was eating it outside the home for a while, then realized when I started cooking more at home, and therefore more "cheese free", that I actually had a HUGE problem with milk products, even though it was not a life-threatening, immediate allergy like hers. You might find that giving up milk is the best thing that ever happened to you, even if it wasn't something you planned.

Posted on: Fri, 07/19/2013 - 3:56am
Saralinda's picture
Joined: 01/12/2004 - 09:00

All good comments, but what about substitutes like soy, almond or rice milk? I am allergic to soy and almonds, but I know that soy based cheeses and yogurts exist. Some are straight out replacements. Others require tweaking. Good luck and remember a healthy family is worth the sacrifice.

Posted on: Tue, 07/23/2013 - 2:15am
kricar's picture
Joined: 07/23/2013 - 09:10

Replacing dairy with non dairy ingredients is time consuming but well worth it. My daughter has a dairy allergy and I am lactose intolerant so I have found ways around cooking without it. One problem I have never had is a weight problem I have been thin my entire life and the only thing I avoid is dairy so it must be that.

Peanut Free and Nut Free Community

Click on one of the categories below to see all topics and discussions.

Latest Discussions

Latest Post by lexy Tue, 01/28/2020 - 12:21am
Comments: 6
Latest Post by JRM20 Sun, 01/26/2020 - 11:15am
Comments: 6
Latest Post by JRM20 Sun, 01/26/2020 - 11:11am
Comments: 5
Latest Post by Italia38 Wed, 01/15/2020 - 11:03am
Comments: 10
Latest Post by Italia38 Wed, 01/15/2020 - 10:52am
Comments: 2
Latest Post by penelope Tue, 01/14/2020 - 1:03pm
Comments: 1
Latest Post by penelope Sun, 12/29/2019 - 6:21pm
Comments: 2

Peanut Free Store

More Articles

Which candy bars are safe for those with peanut allergies? Those without allergies are accustomed to...

Are you looking for peanut-free candies as a special treat for a child with...

For those who have wondered whether airport x-ray machines negatively affect epinephrine auto-injectors, the folks at Food Allergy Research &...

Molecular allergy component testing identifies the specific food or environmental proteins triggering a person’s allergic reactions. Component...

An epinephrine auto-injector provides an emergency dose of epinephrine (adrenaline) to treat life-threatening allergic reactions. Those who have...

Misunderstanding the significance of food allergy test results can lead to unnecessary anxiety and dietary changes. The three tests used most...

It can be easy to overlook the presence of nut allergens in non-food items because the allergens are often listed by their Latin or scientific...

Tree nuts and peanuts are distinctly different. An allergy to one does not guarantee an allergy to the other. Peanuts are considered legumes and...

Welcome to the complex world of being a Peanut Allergy Parent. Get ready to proofread food labels, get creative with meals, and constantly hold an...

Take control of your food allergies! Get results in ten days and change your life forever! If you are tempted to use a home testing kit...

What can you eat if you can't eat peanut butter? Fortunately for people with a peanut allergy, there...

According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, one out of five people in the U.S. has an allergy. Because there is a...

Eliminating peanut butter is the best way to handle a rash caused by this food

If your baby or toddler develops a rash caused by peanut...

Nearly all infants are fussy at times. But how do you know when your baby's crying means something wrong? Some babies are excessively fussy...

For those who don't have experience with peanut allergies, going 'peanut-free' often seems as easy as avoiding peanut butter sandwiches and bags...

A new study shows that there may be a link to peanut ingestion in pregnant mothers and peanut allergy in their children.

Dr. Scott Sicherer...

When people think of nut allergies, they tend to think of peanuts. In fact, a sizable number of people are allergic not to peanuts (which are...

Cakes are a central part of many celebrations, from kids' birthdays to weddings. For those with severe ...

Are you looking for a high-protein snack that you can take with you? If you are allergic to peanuts, this is harder than you might think. Peanuts...

If you or a family member are allergic to peanuts, eating dinner out can pose a significant risk. Even if the menu item does not contain...