• Dairy Free Spinach Artichoke Dip

    Dairy Free Spinach Artichoke Dip

    December 16, 2018Chrissy Carroll

    Craving a delicious appetizer for your upcoming party – but need a dairy free version?  This dairy free spinach artichoke dip is sure to please you and your guests! One of the toughest things I dealt with when I had to be dairy free for nursing was parties, especially around the holidays.  You never knew if there’d be “safe” foods at the event. While brainstorming creative dairy free appetizers got a little challenging, I loved when I made one and it came delish – like this spinach artichoke dip.  It’s so nice to bring these kinds of appetizers along, knowing that you’ll have something yummy to enjoy on your night out. Why I love dairy free spinach artichoke dip How could anyone not love this…

    Continue Reading
  • Dairy free stuffing with cranberries and apples

    Dairy Free Stuffing with Apples and Cranberries

    November 12, 2018Chrissy Carroll

    If there’s one thing besides turkey that is pretty much always at the Thanksgiving table, it’s stuffing.  I’m sure if you’ve made stuffing before – whether from a box or from scratch – it usually calls for a whole lotta butter.  But this dairy free stuffing is packed with the best fall flavors, no butter necessary. Differences from Traditional Stuffing Since this stuffing is not going to be covered in half a stick of butter, it tastes and feels a bit lighter than the traditional version.  Also, if you’re used to boxed stuffing, you’ll notice that this isn’t nearly as “stuck together”.  It’s a bit looser and you can see the cubes of bread. But this stuff is seriously so good.  It’s got those quintessential…

    Continue Reading
  • Easy pumpkin cinnamon rolls in a square baking dish

    Super Easy Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

    October 17, 2018Chrissy Carroll

    We’re in full swing of pumpkin season, and I’m embracing it – how about you?  If you’re an aficionado of all things pumpkin, I am pretty sure these easy pumpkin cinnamon rolls are going to be the most magical discovery of your fall season. These perfect little bites of autumn are: Made with less than 10 ingredients Require no rising time Are done in under an hour Dairy free Vegan-friendly Just 125 calories each Just how easy are easy pumpkin cinnamon rolls? Let me put it to you this way – my 3 1/2-year-old can pretty much make these.  (Side note, he’s also obsessed with them.)  I mean, I have to give him the right measuring cups and help him roll/cut, but it’s really just…

    Continue Reading
  • Several plates with chicken meals, with a text overlay that says gluten free dairy free chicken recipes

    15 Delicious Gluten Free Dairy Free Chicken Recipes

    October 11, 2018Chrissy Carroll

    If you or your kiddos have multiple food allergies/intolerances, it can be tough coming up with meal ideas that meet all your family’s needs.  Removing both gluten and dairy sounds tough, but rest assured – there are still lots of tasty meal ideas out there!  Today, I’m sharing some of the best gluten free dairy free chicken recipes for you to try out. Also, in case you have other allergies you’re dealing with, I’ve noted which of the other top 8 allergens are in these dishes.  In fact, many of these are top 8 allergen free!  Of course, always double check the recipe yourself in case the ingredients changed. 15 Delicious Gluten Free Dairy Free Chicken Recipes 1. Lemon Basil Grilled Chicken Thighs from Betsy…

    Continue Reading
  • Dairy free buffalo chicken dip on a cracker

    Dairy Free Buffalo Chicken Dip

    September 5, 2018Chrissy Carroll

    Football is officially starting up, and that means it’s time for all the game day snacks.  Most dips are tough if you’re on a dairy free diet, because many contain cream cheese or cheese.  But with this dairy free buffalo chicken dip, you get all the rich indulgent flavor with none of the dairy! Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Why I love this buffalo chicken dip Buffalo chicken dip is probably one of my top 10 favorite foods.  I mean, it’s spicy, it’s filling, it’s rich – it’s just so good. When I had to be dairy free for nursing my kiddo, I remember going to a Christmas gathering and being so sad that I…

    Continue Reading
  • Two mugs of dairy free gluten free tomato soup

    Dairy Free Gluten Free Tomato Soup

    August 30, 2018Chrissy Carroll

    This dairy free and gluten free tomato soup is super flavorful – and is still thick and creamy thanks to the secret ingredient (potato)! The nights and mornings have been crisp here in Massachusetts lately, and as much as I want to savor summer – I’m also getting super excited about fall.  I love hoodie weather, changing leaves, and warm, comforting dishes in the kitchen.  This dairy free gluten free tomato soup is kind of like the best of both seasonal worlds – savoring those end of summer tomatoes, while enjoying that coziness of a warm bowl of soup. Ingredients for this gluten free dairy free tomato soup The great thing about this gluten free tomato soup is that you only need a few ingredients,…

    Continue Reading
  • Pan full of almond butter oatmeal cookies

    Almond Butter Oatmeal Cookies

    August 23, 2018Chrissy Carroll

    There’s one sweet treat that always seems to be calling my name – and that’s cookies.  When I had to be dairy free back when I was nursing my son (he had MSPI), I tested quite a few dairy free cookie recipes.  These almond butter oatmeal cookies were by far one of my favorites. The cookies are nutty and chocolatey, yet are still relatively healthy.  Would you believe there’s only a third a cup of maple syrup that sweetens this whole batch?!  It’s awesome to find healthier alternatives to traditional favorites. How to make almond butter oatmeal cookies One thing I love about these cookies is that they are really quite simple to make, and only use a few ingredients – most of which you…

    Continue Reading
  • Vegan black eyed peas served over quinoa with pineapple salsa

    Vegan Black Eyed Peas and Quinoa with Pineapple Salsa

    August 15, 2018Chrissy Carroll

    This vegan black eyed peas recipe is one of the best you’ll ever have!  Cajun season, coconut milk, and pineapple salsa bring tons of flavor to black eyed peas and quinoa. One of the things I struggled with most when I was dairy free for nursing was finding delicious recipes that weren’t boring.  Yes, I know that grilled chicken and steamed broccoli were both dairy free – but goodness, I was hungry and wanted something hearty and packed with flavor! As such, I started experimenting with recipe development using different flavors and seasonings.  This vegan black eyed peas recipe became a staple for my family! Of course, you don’t have to be nursing a baby with a food intolerance to enjoy this recipe too.  It’s…

    Continue Reading
  • 20 Delicious Dairy Free Cookie Recipes!

    20 Delicious Dairy Free Cookie Recipes

    August 9, 2018Chrissy Carroll

    Whether you’re a nursing a baby with a dairy intolerance, you’re looking for dairy free options for allergic kiddos, or you are on a diet that requires dairy free eating – everyone could use a sweet treat from time to time.  Presenting:  the ultimate list of dairy free cookie recipes! All the cookies in this roundup contain no dairy, and some meet other dietary limitations too – like being egg free, soy free, or gluten free.  Poke around and I’m sure you’ll find a few that meet your needs! Dairy Free Peanut Butter Cookies 1. Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies with Dark Chocolate Chips from The Rising Spoon There’s a shirt a friend of mine has that says “peanut butter is my favorite food group” –…

    Continue Reading