Maybe it’s because I’m pregnant and have intense and very random cravings for otherwise very normal foods, but today was all about grilled cheese for me. Yummy delicious melty american cheese on wheat with dill pickles. No this is not a pregnant haze concoction this is something I grew up eating, thanks mom! So with my trusty frying pan in hand and all my ingredients laid out, I made an awesome lunch for the Hubbs and myself, only to have my 2 little ones asking for some. Ugh, guilt. “No, honey. These will make you sick.” My 2 girls have several food allergies which include all things dairy. Casein to be exact, and Soy doesn’t sit well with them either. Thank you LORD for almond milk!
So after some clever distracting, bait and switching, and all out stuffing my face while they weren’t looking, I finished my American classic. But that got me thinking. We’ve known for over a year that out first child couldn’t have dairy of any kind or else, eek. But now that our second who is nearing that age of whole milk introduction has shown all too familiar digestive reactions, we’ve resolved to live a very dairy free life. Which is a real trouble for mama because I could live off of sharp cheddar for the rest of my life and be very happy, albeit fat.
Cue my best digital friend, google, to which I discovered daiya dairy free cheese. A cheese that supposedly tastes and melts just like the real deal and isn’t made from soy. So for all my vegan friends out there, this is the cheese for you. Daiya cheese found here boasts being
- Cholesterol free
- Trans Fat free
- Dairy free
- Free of all animal products (Vegan)
- Free of common allergens including:
- Dairy (casein and lactose), soy, gluten, eggs, peanuts and tree nuts (excluding coconut)
- Free of Artificial Ingredients
- Free of Preservatives
- Free of Hormones & Antibiotics