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Dairy Free Menu Plan {January 19th-25th}


I have mentioned several times now that my daughter and I are going diary free for the month of January. I am still figuring the whole dairy free thing out, especially when you add on to that the fact we are gluten, nut, and peanut free, but we are slowly finding things that work for us..

I will say that I have discovered how much I really love my dairy. I have always known that I love cheese. Like really love cheese, but when you cut something out of your diet, you really realize how much you eat it. And I have discovered that my family loves their dairy. Milk, yogurt, cheese, buttermilk, butter, sour cream, and I could go on and on.

The last two and a half weeks have shown me that we probably eat a little too much dairy. I am sure I will have more thoughts on this after we have gone the whole month without dairy, but that is what I have discovered so far.

We have also discovered that my daughter has not had one stomach ache since she went dairy free. Which is a pretty sure sign that dairy was bothering her. We are going to finish the month dairy free and then will slowly add back in a few things to see how she reacts. I am still hoping that she will be able to tolerate at least small amounts.

Because dairy free is on my mind, this week’s plan is dairy free. However, it is all normal food that just happens to be dairy free, so anyone can enjoy this plan. I made baked oatmeal recently with coconut milk and coconut oil and it worked great, so I will be doing that again this week.

Here is the plan.



Chocolate Granola


Banana Baked Oatmeal – I will use rice or coconut milk and coconut oil

boiled eggs and toast


slow cooked pepper steak

Slow Cooked Pepper Steak

potatoes and sausage

Potatoes and Sausage

porcupine meatballs

Porcupine Meatballs

tex mex pork chops

Mexican Pork Chops

Crock Pot Spaghetti Sauce

Easy Crockpot Spaghetti Sauce


Pork Fried Rice


Eggs and Soy Sauce over Rice


pd applesauce cake

Applesauce Cake

For more menu planning ideas see Menu Planning Mondays.

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  1. I am SO GLAD your daughter is feeling better.
    This might be completely useless for you, but I’ve found marked differences in vegan cheez if you decide to go that route later. So buy several and try them out. They’re definitely NOT cheese, but they’re yummy if you think of them as flavor, not cheese substitute, instead. Same thought of milks, actually. Coconut milk is definitely not cow milk, but it’s a pretty good beverage on its own merits.

    • That is what we are learning. Once she started thinking as coconut milk as a drink on its own, and not as the same thing as milk, she started to like it better.

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