Until Lily was about a year and a half, she drank milk with no tummy issues. One day after drinking her usual 2 glasses of 2% milk she suddenly had awful diarrhea. We thought maybe it was something she ate, as all kids tend to get tummy issues at various points, and went about our way.
Unfortunately for us, we didn't realize it was a milk issue until we thought that her tummy troubles had been going on for longer than it should have. We stopped giving her cheese, yogurt, ice cream and her beloved milk cups, told her daycare to do the same and just waited to see how her little tummy would do. No issues!
We cut out diary completely for a few weeks and then slowly started to reintroduce string cheese, a few bites of yogurt and ice cream. For little toddler, drinking 2% milk was still out of the question which meant cooking with it wasn't an option for me to make sure we didn't have any more bad accidents and she could be more comfortable.
LACTAID® milk became a staple in our household once we knew she could drink it and not have any issues. Now our little one is running around again, feeling like herself instead of crying and complaining of a bad upset stomach. My parents as well as Zach's now know to always carry LACTAID® milk with them and are so sweet to keep in on hand when we come visit for the holidays because who really wants to deal with a cranky toddler during fun, family bonding moments am I right?
LACTAID® milk, my other option is to grab these LACTAID® caplets that I found at my local Walmart. I also grab PEPCID® to help with heartburn for my husband. He tends to always get it when we are on vacation or need something quick. Thankfully this bottle is always on hand or in my purse so I can help both family members when they are looking for relief.
Speaking of traveling and holidays, I love making some of these delicious Holiday recipes I found as well as this delicious 4 ingredient chocolate chip cookie recipe that's dairy and gluten free! #Winning! Talk about yummy and everyone's tummy feeling happy too. Here's what you'll need to make these delicious cookies.
- 1 box of yellow cake mix
- 2 eggs
-1/2 vegetable oil
-1 bag of chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Line one or two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Mix all ingredients (except the chocolate chips) in a bowl, either by hand or using a mixer. Then fold in the chocolate chips.
- Drop batter by tablespoons onto your prepared baking sheet(s). Bake for 10-12 minutes or until bottoms and sides are golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
What are some of your favorite dairy free recipes to make?