Lactose Intolerance Cookbooks/Books

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book icon Dairy-Free Cookbook, Fully Revised 2nd Edition: Over 250 Recipes for People with Lactose Intolerance or Milk Allergy by Jane Zukin. Despite the title, this book is really for lactose intolerant people, as the author lists items as "dairy-free" when they contain milk products. There is also a lack of originality. It seems that the author simply took recipies from established cookbooks, and replaced every instance of the word "butter" with "milk-free margerine", the word "milk" with "milk-free milk substitute", and "cream" with the words "non-dairy richwhip".
book icon Everything Lactose Free Cookbook: Easy-to-prepare, low-dairy alternatives for your favorite meals (Everything Series) by Jan McCracken. Has more than 300 low-lactose recipes. It isn't dairy-free, unless you make your own substitutions. [Kindle edition available.]
book icon The Milk Sugar Dilemma: Living with Lactose Intolerance by Sherlyn Martens presents a readable guide to living with lactose intolerance, including nutritional guidelines, a lactose-restricted diet, setting your own lactose level, grocery shopping, dining away from home, lactose-free food products, and recipes. You can adjust your diet to meet your lactose intolerance needs without lactase enzyme products. This book is relevant for those that have been diagnosed with lactose intolerance or are debating whether they are lactose intolerant. The book contains a detailed explanation about what lactose intolerance means, how to test what your dairy tolerance and ways to live with lactose intolerance including useful recipes.
book icon 200 Best Lactose-Free Recipes: From Appetizers and Soups to Main Courses and Desserts by Jan Main. Recipes for alternatives to dishes that usually contain substantial amounts of milk, butter, and cheese. All dishes use substitutions that eliminate or substantially reduce lactose levels. The author has used various calcium-rich foods including sesame seeds, green vegetables and calcium-enriched orange juice to offset the lack of dairy. A few recipes include lactose-free sour cream or aged cheese, but they are generally marked 'if tolerated' and 'optional'.
book icon How to Tolerate Lactose Intolerance: Recipes & A Guide for Eating Well Without Dairy Products by Phyllis Z. Goldberg. The only recipes are for soups, desserts and only 18 pages of entrees: eight of them fish dishes. Most recipes were not kid friendly: carrot soup, avocodo soup, carrot casserole. The book is spiral bound.
book icon Dairy Free Lactose-Free Diet Plan for Children & Adults by Carolyn Humphries. No description. No reviews.
book icon Milk Is Not for Every Body: Living with Lactose Intolerance by Steve Carper. This is the best book on lactose intolerance. It is a must-have reference for those who suffer from lactose intolerance. The text explores how to determine how much lactose can be tolerated, what to eat to stave off symptoms, and how to eat out safely.

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book icon The Lactose-Free Family Cookbook by Jan Main and Marsha Rosen RD. The author has reinvented 150 popular recipes that rely on butter, milk and cheese--and the alternatives are every bit as delicious as the originals while still providing calcium that can be lost without dairy products. However, she uses yogurt and aged cheese in many of the recipes, so this is not good for those with milk allergies. Has good explanation of calcium absorption.
book icon The Lactose-Free Cookbook by Sheri Updike has 200 easy-to-make, lactose-free recipes, the cookbook also advises on what ingredients to look for and avoid when shopping, and what restaurants can do to ensure a lactose-free meal. Includes a Quick Fixin section of 30-minute-or-less dinners and desserts, a safe brand-name food list, and a nutritional analysis of each recipe. However, this is another of those books where the author simply makes substitutes to regular recipes, e.g. lactose-free milk for regular mailk, margarine for butter, and claims to have created new recipes. [Kindle edition available.]
book icon Secrets of Lactose-free Cooking by Arlene Burlant presents 150 "dairy-free" recipes--including Veal Ribs in Cream and Sage Sauce, Yogurt Cheesecake, and Veal Parmesan. Presenting many unknown facts about lactose use, Burlant also shows how to judiciously use products that have lactose and lists the lactose-free foods available in stores as of 1996. The book includes nutritional information and diabetic exchanges. It assumes a fair amount of knowledge of cooking, and is intended more as a supplement to other cookbooks than as a complete work in itself.
book icon Lactose Free: More Than 100 Delicious Recipes Your Family Will Love (Great Healthy Food) by Lucy Knox and Sarah Lowman has recipes for every meal of the day, from simple family dinners to special occasions, that don't rely on specialty ingredients. Complete nutritional information on every recipe is provided in a table in the back of the book. There is a chapter of kid-friendly recipes. Includes information on lactose intolerance and tips on how to choose ingredients that are safe to eat. No reviews at Amazon yet.
book icon Milk Is for Cows: A guide to lactose free living: health and diets by Editors of SmithRiley teaches about lactose intolerance and discusses the health benefits of a milk free diet. Using historic evolutionary data provides an appropriate diet for humans based on what our bodies are evolved to handle. Milk is not included in this diet as well as many other foods. Also provides advice on what foods you can eat and what to look out for when purchasing food. Also included are simple lactose free recipes that you can make that are both nutritious and healthy. The book is a PDF file that you download. The single Amazon review points out that it is poorly written.

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