Dairy Free Lunch Ideas (25+ Amazing Recipes)

These dairy free lunch ideas are some of my favorites and are easy to weave into living a healthier lifestyle.
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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.

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

Dairy Free Lunch Ranch Chicken Salad
Photo Credit: The Pinning Mama

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

Make meal planning easy with these delicious recipes!

Dairy Free Lunch Paleo Noodles and Shrimp
Photo Credit: Bravo For Paleo

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

Dairy Free Lunch Quinoa
Photo Credit: Beginning With Nutrition

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

Dairy Free Lunch Chorizo Stuffed Peppers
Photo Credit: Sweet C’s Designs

Chorizo Stuffed Peppers-Sweet C’s Designs

Waldorf Salad-Purelytwins

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.

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