I have now nursed three babies. (By the grace of God, by the way … it never came easily to me!) And do you know that for EACH baby, I had to take dairy out of my diet for one reason or another?

I’m sort of a resident “allergy” expert, because my oldest son has severe food allergies to milk, peanut, and egg. And you would not BELIEVE the number of times that a nursing mom has e-mailed, called or texted me – desperate, crying, at the end of her rope, sleepless, oh, and HUNGRY! She’s decided to eliminate dairy from her diet and has absolutely no clue what to eat!

Of course, the challenge becomes infinitely more difficult if you eat real food. You can subsist on Oreos, Poptarts, and frozen chicken nuggets for so long if need-be (yes, they’re all dairy-free … scary, huh?). But if you’re saying farewell to yogurt, cheese, and milk for one reason or another, it can be very difficult to find nourishing replacements.

Relax! I am here to help. If you are going dairy-free on a real-food diet, here is a play-by-play of what you can safely eat. And how you can not starve! If you have other suggestions, please comment below!

Breakfast

Lunch

If you are going dairy-free on a real food diet, here is a play-by-play, two-week real food dairy-free meal plan of what you can safely eat. (And how you can not starve!)

Dinner

If you are going dairy-free on a real food diet, here is a play-by-play, two-week real food dairy-free meal plan of what you can safely eat. (And how you can not starve!)

Snacks
If you are going dairy-free on a real food diet, here is a play-by-play, two-week real food dairy-free meal plan of what you can safely eat. (And how you can not starve!)

Dessert

If you are going dairy-free on a real food diet, what do you like to safely eat?

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