Growing up in the Midwest, cheese was easily my favorite part of most meals. Then after almost nine years of suffering from vertigo and turning 40, I found out I have always had a mild allergy to dairy. Mild enough to fly under the radar compared to my egg and tree nut allergies, but strong enough to cause other health issues. When I discovered my allergy to dairy products, I tackled it head on and went completely dairy free. I was willing to do whatever I needed to see if going dairy free would make me feel healthier. Giving up dairy was hard at first, but these dairy free lunch ideas help me each and every day!
These dairy free lunch ideas are some of my favorites and are easy to weave into living a healthier lifestyle.
Dairy Free Crockpot Chicken Fajitas | The Best of Life Magazine
Southwest Cobb Salad-My Natural Family
BLT Summer Rolls With Avocado-Avocado Pesto
Vegan Broccoli Cheese Soup-Pancake Warriors
Lemony Kale Chickpea Avocado Salad-The Kitchen Girl
Skinny Avocado Pizza-Little Broken
Ranch Chicken Salad-The Pinning Mama
Italian Paleo Chicken Fingers-Tastes of Lizzy T
Buffalo Chickpea Tortilla Bites-Inspired Edibles
Pizza Twists-Angela’s Kitchen
Cilantro Lime Brown Rice-Back to Her Roots
One of the things I quickly realized after becoming dairy is that being dairy free is SO worth it. I can have a little here or there but having too much dairy affects my skin, stomach, and feeling of well being. These dairy free lunch ideas help me stay on track mid-day making it easier to remain true to a dairy free diet the rest of the day.
Paleo Noodles With Shrimp and Bacon-Bravo For Paleo
Pizza Casserole-Making it Milk Free
Mac & Cheese Cups-Milk Allergy Mom
The Ultimate Paleo Sandwich Rolls-Lexi’s Clean Kitchen
Curry Chicken Salad-Tasting Page
Fiesta Quinoa Quick Meal-Beginning With Nutrition
Garlic Green Beans and Portobello Mushrooms-The Wicked Noodle
Tangy Veggie Wrap-Hurry The Food Up
Tuna Patties-Ashley Sweeney RD
Zucchini & Chicken Bites-Hungry Cub
Chorizo Stuffed Peppers-Sweet C’s Designs
Paleo Broccoli Salad With Bacon-Cook Eat Paleo
Paleo Quiche With Chorizo and Spinach-Everyday Maven
Thai Quinoa Salad-Slow For The Cone Zone
Beyond Dairy Free Lunch Recipes
The one thing to remember about having a dairy free diet is that you are introduced to a new way of eating. While it seems challenging during certain meals, for example, dairy free breakfasts or dairy free desserts, it is actually a nice change of pace. No longer can you stick with the usual ham and cheese sandwich for lunch or normal ice cream for a snack. So instead of looking at a dairy free diet as a weakness, it is actually a gift.