Yoghurt

This Back to Basics post we are going to look at yoghurt!  Yoghurt is a delicious and healthy food, but if you cannot tolerate dairy, then regular yoghurt is not an option.  Fortunately there are now a great variety of yoghurts available so that nearly everyone can enjoy it!  Lets see the options! (and of course let me know if I’ve missed any!)


Lactose free yoghurt

This is a commonly available option, which generally tastes very similar to regular yoghurt, as it is made from regular milk with an added enzyme to eliminate the lactose.  It is suitable for those who can’t tolerate lactose, soy or nuts, but not suitable for those who cannot tolerate milk protein.

Soy yoghurt

This is another very commonly available option, made from soy milk.  It tends to have quite a distinctive flavour, which not everyone likes, but other people love it, so give it a try! This is suitable for those who can’t tolerate lactose, milk protein or nuts, as well as people who are vegetarian or vegan, but of course not for people who cannot tolerate soy.

Coconut yoghurt

This is becoming more common, made from coconut milk.  This is suitable for those who can’t tolerate lactose, milk protein, soy and nuts as well as people who are vegetarian or vegan.

Almond Milk Yoghurt

A newer option, made from almond milk.  In some places you may also be able to find yoghurts made from other nut milks too! This is suitable for those who can’t tolerate lactose, milk protein and soy, as well as people who are vegetarian or vegan, but not for people who cannot tolerate nuts.

Kefir

While not technically yoghurt, Kefir is a good option if you want similar good microbes to yoghurt in a more tummy friendly form! It is made by adding kefir grains (a living probiotic) to milk, or a milk substitute!  If made with milk, the lactose is eliminated by the probiotic grains multiplying, and it is suitable for those who can’t tolerate lactose, soy and nuts.  If made with a non dairy milk substitute, it will be suitable for anyone who can usually tolerate that suibstitute! See Milk for a suitable substitute for you!

 

Important note:

It is always important to check the specific ingredients in each brand, and in the case of yoghurt, especially if it’s flavoured not plain.  There is always a chance of other additional ingredients which are not suitable for your dietary requirements!

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