The lactose intolerance diet is a great choice for people who are experiencing ill health because of milk, cassein, and millk sugars. Many people don’t realize how much better they would feel if they cut dairy out of their diet. Dairy and milk sugars can exacerbate many health issues including digestive problems, bloating in the stomach, bodily aches and pains, as well as issues related to attention problems and even problems associated with autistic spectrum disorders. Here are 8 snack ideas to help you avoid dairy and see what it does for you!
1. Apple Slices and Raw Almond Butter
Apples are high in fiber and the crunchy sweetness satisfies many snack cravings. Try to buy organic so that you can safely eat the skin. Combining your apple slices with organic raw almond butter will help slow down the glycemic spike and give you some protein. Raw nut butters are healthier because cooking nuts creates free radicals in the process.
2. Raw Sprouted Almonds and Dried Blueberries
Sprouted nuts give the body more protein. Just soak your almonds in water for 3-4 hours. Combine with some dried blueberries or other favorite dried fruits for a tasty and healthy snack.
3. Carrots and Hummus
Hummus is a puree made from chick peas, tahini, and spices. Some varieties have oil, while others do not. Raw carrots are excellent dipped in your favorite variety.
4. Non-Dairy Smoothie
Even if you are allergic to soy, you can enjoy a creamy smoothie. Take organic almond milk and mix in with some acai berry smoothie packs. Add Stevia or agave for sweetness and half a banana. You can also add flax seeds for extra protein and fiber.
5. Bolani and Sauce
If you can find an Afghani market or have a good farmer’s market near you, you can find some excellent stuffed breads. Bolani is actually low-carb because the dough is very light. It’s stuffed with spinach, potato, pumpkin or lentils. There are many sauces to choose from that range from cilantro pesto to eggplant dip. You may be able to order online as well.
6. Smoked Salmon Surprise
Take a soy based or other alternative cream cheese or spread. Cover an organic brown rice cake or your favorite large cracker. Top with wild smoked salmon for a tasty and healthy snack.
7. Popcorn Surprise
Popcorn is an often overlooked snack. You can find butter-free popcorn or make your own with very little oil. An old fashioned stove-top popper is best. Add some nutritional yeast, sea salt, and a very small amount of cayenne pepper the second it finishes popping. You’ll be glad you remembered this old time favorite.
8. Baked Blue Corn Chips and Salsa
Baked blue corn chips are low in fat and very healthy. You can also find other healthy chips made out of vegetables or corn. Find a hearty salsa that will make this snack feel substantial. You can also make your own guacamole with lime, cilantro, and your other favorite spices.