Before you cut out dairy, let’s examine why you are cutting out dairy in order to add meaning to this new health detour you are about to take.
All Dairy products come from cows. Milk, cheese, butter, yogurt, cream cheese, and ice cream. The questions linger, “Does it still taste great if it’s tainted with cruelty?”
And, “Does it still taste great if it’s unnecessarily elevating your cholesterol?”
Vegan foods are naturally cholesterol-free. Vegan cooking feels more enjoyable because the recipes are guaranteed cruelty-free.
Animal product production methods at factory farms are a cruel experience for animals. Picture infected udders from overuse, and cows that are continuously lactating. Had enough? Does that glass of milk still sound delicious?
Sample almond milk, hemp milk, soy milk, rice milk, and coconut milk to see which varieties favor your taste.
Hemp milk, almond milk, and soy milk and coconut milk tend to be creamier. Rice milk has a more watery consistency.
For a butter substitute, locate Earth Balance plant-based butter. This vegan butter can be applied just like butter made from dairy. Earth Balance brand has several varieties too choose from depending on what’s on your menu.
Cutting out dairy-based cheese can be the difference between living vegan and and being a more flexible vegetarian. What you need is vegan cheese that can make a pizza or lasagna recipe a success. You need a vegan cheese that can be used on sandwiches and wraps.
There are many vegan cheese brands to try, but if you are a new vegan, save yourself some time and try Follow Your Heart Vegan Gourmet cheddar for sandwiches and wraps, and Diaya pre-shredded mozzarella for vegan pizzas.
Craving ice cream or yogurt? The vegan varieties taste amazing and are easy to find at most grocery stores.
Searching for new vegan products is fun, and once you find a few standby products that you like, eating as a vegan will be easy.
So, what’s the fastest way for new vegans to cut out dairy? Just decide to make it happen! Yes you can. And then start subbing in some of the vegan recipe tips you’ve just learned.