MSPI Menu: Dairy-Free and Soy-Free Recipes for New Moms
If your little one has Milk Soy Protein Intolerance (MSPI) or you have other reasons for cutting out dairy or soy from your diet, you can still enjoy healthy, delicious, and easy homemade meals (and even your morning cup of coffee) using these non-dairy and soy-free recipes.
1. Dairy-Free Coffee Creamer
Unless you love your coffee black, going dairy-free can be a challenge for a new mom. And with your daily routine already overhauled, it's nice to maintain at least some remnants of your former life. Keep your morning coffee ritual with this homemade, 3-ingredient coffee creamer. Get the recipe at Kitchen Treaty.
2. Spinach Orange Smoothie
Smoothies can be a new mom savior: fast, easy, and nutritious. This spinach orange smoothie is particularly well-suited for the postpartum period -- it has spinach for iron, oranges for vitamin C, and coconut water to keep you hydrated. Get the recipe at Savvy Sassy Moms.
3. Chickpea Salad Sandwich
For quick, wholesome lunches, make a batch (or bring a batch to a new mom in your life!) of chickpea salad for sandwiches throughout the week. Feel free to substitute shredded chicken or hard-boiled eggs; either way, make sure to select a soy-free mayo. Get the recipe at Vanilla and Bean.
4. No-Bake Energy Bites
These no-bake energy bites satisfy in more ways than one, with filling oats (also recommended by some lactation consultants for boosting milk supply) and chocolate chips to satiate your sweet tooth. Get the recipe at Gimme Some Oven.
5. Peppered Kale Chips
If you're in the mood for a savory snack, homemade kale chips are a tasty, healthy way to get your salty, crunchy fix without dairy or soy. Get the recipe at Better Homes and Gardens.
6. Teriyaki Noodle Stir-Fry
When life gets busy (and I think having a new little one fits that description perfectly) I rely heavily on stir-fry for a quick, vegetable-filled meal. This teriyaki veggie noodle stir-fry is exactly what I'm talking about -- just be sure to use the coconut aminos option if you're going soy-free. Get the recipe at Wife Mama Foodie.
7. Dairy-Free Macaroni and Cheese
This non-dairy take on classic comfort food is cleverly titled Butternut Mac n Tease, but trust that it is as satisfying as its real cheese cousin. A base of butternut squash puree and white beans make for a wholesome, creamy base, and nutritional yeast brings the cheesy flavor. Pro tip: the sunflower crumble topping is good on pretty much everything. Get the recipe at My New Roots.
8. Chia Fudgy Brownies
Lastly, and perhaps most important, dessert. The best way to guarantee your treats contain no dairy or soy is to make your own -- just check the label on your chocolate to make sure it doesn't include either. These brownies are super easy to make, and they provide a well-earned fudgy, chocolate treat at the end of the day. Get the recipe at Better Homes and Gardens.