In fact, there are dairy foods that are naturally lactose-free, like Cabot's aged cheddars, or low in lactose. And some strategies, like avoiding milk on an empty stomach or in small portions, are effective ways for people to enjoy dairy without the undesirable side effects.
Cabot's team of Registered Dietitians has developed a delicious 5-day dinner menu for those with lactose intolerance to enjoy without worry.
Suggested sides: Steamed green beans & raspberries
Entree: Chicken and Cheddar Burritos
Suggested sides: 13 regular tortilla chips with 1/2 cup salsa, cubed cantaloupe
Entree: Chicken and Broccoli Penne
Suggested sides: Steamed seasonal vegetables
Suggested sides: Corn on the cob and sugar snap peas
Each complies with the DASH Diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) and provides the following Exchanges for Diabetes Meal Planning: 8 Starch, 8 Lean Meat, 4 Vegetable, 4 Fruit, 3 Low-Fat Milk and 4 Fat.
Exchange calculations are based on the American Dietetic Association Choose Your Foods: Exchange Lists for Diabetes.