I was vegan in college for a spell but then added dairy back into my diet when I was out of college and during my pregnancies. When my daughter was 4 and my son was 2, I stumbled upon the documentary Vegucated. It takes the stance that being vegan is better for the planet and kinder to animals, and after seeing some heartbreaking video footage, I felt compelled to eat more compassionately and ditch dairy on the spot (I had already been a vegetarian since I was 12).
Because I don't eat dairy, I have explored the wonderful and often disgusting world of dairy-free foods - it floors me that some of these foul-tasting options are even allowed on store shelves! I will spare you the nasty details and get right to what you want to know: what dairy-free products actually taste good?
After almost five years of being dairy-free (and experiencing all the amazing health benefits), these are the vegan alternatives I love and always keep stocked in my fridge. If you're trying to eat more plant-based or you know milk and cheese make you bloated, you won't miss the dairy with these products.