How exactly do you milk an almond? Eating a soy and dairy free diet.
When I decided to breast feed my baby, I knew I would have to watch my diet, but I didn't know to what extent until my daughter's food allergies were diagnosed two months after she was born.
At first, avoiding foods with soy and dairy seemed almost impossible--grab any package from the shelves at your local grocery store and I can assure you that you will find the words, "contains soy" or "contains milk." It's in everything!
Saying goodbye to cheese was hard, but I managed to find some tasty alternatives by reading up on food allergies at my local library (did you know that bratwurst and french fries usually contain milk ingredients?), and exploring the shelves at Whole Foods.
Things I've learned: almond milk is great, but oat milk is much better, Purely Decadent chocolate coconut milk ice cream is yummy with a piece of Whole Foods brand dairy and soy-free cherry pie, and sourdough bread is addictive, especially if you pair it with this delicious alternative to butter.
Books about food allergies:
So, if you're thinking about going soy and/or dairy free, or need to for heath reasons, don't despair. There are lots of alternatives out there for you to try. If you're reading this with an extra-cheese pizza in front of you, PLEASE have a slice for me. I'm not jealous. Really.