So I recently discovered that my 8 month old has an intolerance to milk protein, which forced me to cut all dairy out of my diet. This was a bit devastating for me… I LOVE cheese, you guys. I mean, my favorite foods are pizza and nachos. What else am I supposed to eat at 9 o’clock at night while I binge watch “America’s Next Top Model” and relish the quiet moments when the kids are in bed??
The first week of no dairy was challenging. At first I was trying to sub my favorite products with non-dairy items (i.e. non-dairy cheese), but as the weeks dragged on I decided it’s really better just to stay away from them altogether (because – surprise – they’re pretty gross). It’s gotten easier as I’ve adjusted my diet.
For instance, finding good non-dairy recipes has helped tremendously because I realized that most of my go-to recipes had some form of dairy in them; and if I made them without, I was always longing for the taste of the original and cursing my new dairy-free regimen.
I follow AJ (a.k.a. @healthfest) on Instagram who always posts yummy, healthy, easy recipes in her Instagram feed (of which I take screenshots and refer back to constantly). That’s how I came across this recipe for twice baked potatoes that are dairy free, gluten free, sugar free, whole30 and clean eating approved (phew, that’s a lot of stuff). I modified it a bit to my liking, and it came out so good. Best of all, it was really easy to make on a night when time was of the essence.
If you need a quick meal or have any dietary restrictions, this is a great option! And if you are lucky enough to be allowed dairy, then slap some some cheese or sour cream on this bad boy.