With my sensitive stomach and a lactose intolerant fiancé, you won't find any dairy milk in my fridge. What you will find instead is goat's milk, rice milk, and almond milk, and I'm fully satisfied with all of the above — ice cream on the other hand is a slow work in progress. Thankfully with all the dairy free options on store shelves today, it's easy to steer clear of milk and choose some yummy alternatives. Whether you're vegan or trying to give up cow's milk for health reasons, here are some delicious substitutes.
My son had been sleeping like an angel since eight o'clock and then around midnight, restlessness made way to a couple blood curdling screams once he realized we were out of rice milk. Attempts to calm him with other beverages in a cup with a lid didn't work and he pitched a full fledged fit.
As I attempted to rock our lil guy, my husband slipped on some shoes, fumbled for his keys and fled the house in search of an open grocery store. My son didn't settle until ten minutes later when his dad returned with a half gallon of milk. After a few swigs, our tot was back in a sound slumber. Does your child have a poison that puts him back to sleep?
Isn't it amazing how many types of milk are available? You can get cow's milk, but if you're lactose intolerant or vegan, you can use soy milk instead. If you're worried about the possible health risks of eating too much soy, you can pick up some rice milk. If you're not into the watery consistency, then there's always almond milk. Basically, you have a lot of options.
Nutritionally speaking, ever wonder how all these types of milk compare? If so then read more
There are many beverage choices for people who are lactose intolerant. We're lucky enough in this day and age to be growing up with delicious and nutritious non-dairy, milk alternatives.
So the 2 main ones to choose from are soy milk and rice milk. What's the difference?
Soy milk originated in China and is made, obviously, using soybeans. They are soaked and then ground up with water.
Nutritionally, its protein content is naturally close to cow's milk. Most soy milk is enriched with added vitamins such as B12. Manufacturers also add calcium. Soy milk has very little saturated fat, making it a healthy chose for people watching their cholesterol.
Rice milk is mostly made with brown rice and sweetened with sugarcane syrup.
Compared to cow's milk, it contains more carbs, but not a significant amount of protein or calcium. It's a good alternative for people who are trying to avoid cholesterol, because rice milk has none. It is fortified with vitamins and minerals, including calcium, vitamin B12 and iron.
Soy Milk is healthier for you, but rice milk is more like cow's milk in taste and consistency. It's really a matter of personal preference so give them both a try to see which one you like.