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Living Dairy-Free For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-90956-0
360 pages
August 2010
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Whatever the reason for not eating dairy, Living Dairy-Free For Dummies provides readers with the most up-to-date information on a dairy-free diet and lifestyle and will empower them to thrive without dairy while still getting the calcium, vitamin D and nutritional benefits commonly associated with dairy products.

Living Dairy-Free For Dummies:

  • Is a lifestyle manual, going beyond just recipes to present a full nutritional evaluation of what dairy-free life is like
  • Contains more than 50 dairy-free recipes, along with how to set up a dairy-free kitchen and tips for eating out and remaining dairy-free
  • Presents alternatives to dairy so readers can continue getting the nutritional value and tastes of dairy, without the side effects
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Table of Contents


Part I: Going Dairy-Free: A Quick Overview.

Chapter 1: Living Dairy-Free: Beginning with the Basics.

Chapter 2: Understanding Why Living Dairy-Free Makes Sense.

Chapter 3: Dairy-Free by Degree: Taking a Look at Lactose Intolerance.

Chapter 4: Getting Calcium, Vitamin D, and Other Essential Nutrients.

Chapter 5: Making the Transition to Dairy-Free: Getting Started.

Part II: Setting Up Your Dairy-Free Kitchen.

Chapter 6: Removing Dairy from Your Kitchen.

Chapter 7: Shopping for and Stocking Your Dairy-Free Home.

Chapter 8: Cooking Tips and Techniques.

Part III: Meals Made Easy: Recipes for Everyone.

Chapter 9: Waking Up to Breakfast Basics.

Chapter 10: Spectacular Soups, Salads, and Sides.

Chapter 11: Delectable Main Dishes.

Chapter 12: Dairy-Free Dips, Spreads, Sauces, and Dressings.

Chapter 13: Breads, Pizza, and Munchies.

Chapter 14: Dishing Up Dairy-Free Desserts.

Part IV: Living — and Loving — the Dairy-Free Lifestyle.

Chapter 15: Managing Social Situations.

Chapter 16: Dodging Dairy on the Mooove: Eating Out.

Chapter 17: Dairy-Free During Pregnancy and the Early Years.

Chapter 18: Raising Happy, Healthy Dairy-Free Kids and Teens.

Chapter 19: Aging Healthfully: Dairy-Free Diets for Older Adults.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 20: Ten Good Reasons to Dump Dairy.

Chapter 21: Ten Useful and Great-Tasting Dairy-Free Products.

Chapter 22: Ten Hidden Sources of Dairy.

Chapter 23: Ten Ways to Make Dairy-Free Eating Easier on Your Wallet.

Chapter 24: Ten Ways to Make Dairy-Free Fun for Kids.


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Author Information

Suzanne Havala Hobbs, DrPH, MS, RD, is a renowned writer on food, nutrition, and dietary guidance policy. A vegetarian for more than 35 years, she has been largely dairy-free for 25 years. She is based at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she directs the Doctoral Program in Health Leadership.
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