In fact, there are a number of ways to incorporate dairy foods that are lactose-free or low in lactose...and that's good news, since dairy foods, like Cabot's aged Cheddars, are excellent sources of calcium and protein. Cabot's team of Registered Dietitians has developed a 5-day meal plan to help people who suffer from lactose intolerance enjoy a calcium-rich diet without feeling deprived.
*NOTE: This meal plan includes yogurt. While yogurt is tolerated by most individuals with lactose intolerance, please substitute with an alternative if necessary.
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.