Help! I Just Found Out I Am Allergic to Dairy! What Can I Eat?

When someone discovers they are allergic to dairy products or perhaps have an intolerance to dairy, the first thing they think about it how many things they have to give up—ice cream, sour cream, cream cheese, butter, milk, and many other favourite foods. It’s important to know that you are not alone. Approximately 20% of Canadians have a lactose intolerance.

While the bad news is that you may no longer be able to, or wish to, consume traditional ice cream and frozen treats or traditional cream cheese or sour cream, the good news is that TOFUTTI has a wide variety of non-dairy substitutes for all your favourite dairy products like ice cream, cream cheese, sour cream, cheese style slices and frozen dairy treats. Our produces are soy-based, lactose-free and dairy-free.

Soy protein may help to lower blood cholesterol which could help to reduce the rates of coronary heart disease. Soybeans contain protein, fiber, calcium, essential fatty acids along with isoflavones and genistein. The daily recommended dose of isoflavones (the active ingredient found in soy) is 40 milligrams which equals about 1 ½ cups of soy milk or ¾ cup of tofu.

By incorporating the non-dairy, soy-based TOFUTTI products into your diet, you don’t have to give up your favourite foods.

TOFUTTI BETTER THAN CREAM CHEESE® is similar in taste and texture to traditional cream cheese, but it is milk and butterfat free and contains no cholesterol.   It’s so versatile that you can spread it on your morning bagel, use it as a base for dips, add it to soup for a creamy rich texture or use it in your famous cheesecake or Mexican five-layer dip!

TOFUTTI SOUR SUPREME® is a versatile replacement for traditional sour cream that can be used in recipes or heaped onto baked potatoes.

TOFUTTI PREMIUM® non-dairy frozen dessert

Also stock your freezer with icy cold TOFUTTI Novelty Treats like CUTIES (cute little non-dairy ice cream style sandwiches).

For lunch, top your sandwich with a slice of TOFUTTI SLICES topped with fresh cucumber slices and smoked salmon. For a sweet treat, make banana bread but replace the milk with non-dairy milk like soy or almond milk and make the icing using TOFUTTI BETTER THAN CREAM CHEESE® mixed with a little icing sugar and non-dairy margarine.

For a treat, stock your freezer with TOFUTTI CUTIES®.

You can “have your cake and eat it too” by discovering the many non-dairy products available from TOFUTTI, available at many health food stores and major grocery retailers.