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So I've been trying to cut dairy completely out of my diet for a while. I've weaned myself off of eggs, but I'm going to wait until dairy is gone to try to cut those off, too (baby steps!). Anyway, I can't seem to get through even a single day without some dairy, and it's really getting me down. I eat muesli with rice milk for breakfast almost every day, usually with fruit or toast (which has whey in it, but I can't seem to get past that...). I take some vegetable soup to school for lunch, and it's completely vegan, and I know because I made it myself (and it's amazing, if I can be so bold!). When I get home from school, I have some nuts and/or fruit to tie me over to dinner, which is my main problem. I'm really bad with parm cheese on my pasta... and then after dinner I always seem to want ice cream or ginger snaps (my favorite cookie, which has powdered milk in it). I'm in a rut here! I'm ready and willing to give up dairy, but for some reason, my mind keeps saying, "Well, you didn't have any yet today, so you can go ahead and have a little bit... then you'll just start tomorrow." I didn't have this problem at all when I cut out meat. Any advice?
 

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Just like you said, baby steps. Don't think of what you ate today that had dairy in it, think of all you ate that did not. Every week try and replace the dairy with something else. Maybe your pasta sauce could use more herbs and spices. Maybe you could treat yourself to a container of SoyDream or you could bake cookies and use soy milk. You will get there.
 

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just a quick suggestion for the pasta thing: try nutritional yeast flakes instead of parmesan cheese shreds. it tastes really good and it gives the dish a similar touch to me.
 

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I think you're doing pretty well so far! Don't be so hard on yourself! You're going half/more than half of the day without diary and that's an excellent start <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":up:"><br><br><br><br>
I did some searches for vegan parmesan and vegan ginger snap recipes.<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.razzledazzlerecipes.com/vegan-recipes/ginger-snap-cookies.htm" target="_blank">http://www.razzledazzlerecipes.com/v...ap-cookies.htm</a><br><br><a href="http://bunnyfoot.blogspot.com/2006/04/ginger-cookies-vegan.html" target="_blank">http://bunnyfoot.blogspot.com/2006/0...ies-vegan.html</a><br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.veganessentials.com/catalog/soymage-vegan-parmesan.htm" target="_blank">http://www.veganessentials.com/catal...n-parmesan.htm</a><br><br><a href="http://www.almostvegan.com/archives/2005/12/parma.html" target="_blank">http://www.almostvegan.com/archives/2005/12/parma.html</a>
 

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I second Jenna's recommendation for this: <a href="http://www.veganessentials.com/catalog/soymage-vegan-parmesan.htm" target="_blank">http://www.veganessentials.com/catal...n-parmesan.htm</a><br><br><br><br>
It rocks my socks. I use it on salads, toast, casseroles. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":love:"> My "Flexatarian" SO loves it too.
 

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Try rice or soy parmesan - most people can't tell the difference. (It's in the refrigerated section at my health food store.) There are also soy or rice based ice creams which are pretty good. (I can even find Soy Dream at my local WalMart.) And look for a different brand of gingersnaps which don't have milk in them. I can find a vegan (even honey-free) gingersnap at my health food store (Midel brand). There are a lot of good substitutes out there - you just have to find them!
 

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Try "Purely Decadent" or "Tofutti" for ice cream. It's hard at first to go to that if you've been delving into Haagen Daas. However, I am happy to report that they taste better than most cheap dairy ice creams.<br><br><br><br>
A lot of Rudi's bread is vegan (and presliced) if you're able to find it at your store.
 

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Try "Purely Decadent" or "Tofutti" for ice cream. It's hard at first to go to that if you've been delving into Haagen Daas. However, I am happy to report that they taste better than most cheap dairy ice creams.<br><br><br><br>
A lot of Rudi's bread is vegan (and presliced) if you're able to find it at your store.</div>
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Purely Decadent is great! Rice Dream is also worth a shot (made with rice milk instead of soy).
 

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I use a product called Parma for Parmesan Cheese substitute. It's actually a raw Vegan product made with Nutritional Yeast, walnuts, sea salt and spice. It's really good.<br><br><br><br>
There are tons of different yummy soy and rice cream products, and there are also Vegan ginger snaps out there (although I can't remember the brand name that I usually get.<br><br><br><br>
Giving up dairy is really hard for a lot of people, so just continue to do the best you can, find substitutes and slowly, you will find that you have weaned yourself off it.
 

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(Ahh pressed submit too early..) And don't get discouraged- I had (and sometimes have) the same problem. It really is just baby steps, and finding new ingredients to replace the dairy-laden ones. Keep your head up, and keep up the good work!
 

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A lot of gingersnaps are vegan. They generally won't be labeled as such. You just have to read ingredients labels. Gingersnaps are my favorite comfort snack... unfortunately, I tend to eat the entire bag.
 

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Purely Decadent is great! Rice Dream is also worth a shot (made with rice milk instead of soy).</div>
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The chocolate So Delicious and Purely Decadent are soooo good!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":drool:"> And I don't think they are as fatty as regular chocolate ice cream?? Maybe the Purely Decadent is though... the one with the chocolate chunks.
 

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Thank you soooo much for the help! I noticed an ad for the Rice Dream ice cream on the back of the milk this morning. Everything has helped sooo much! I really appreciate this!
 

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The chocolate So Delicious and Purely Decadent are soooo good!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":drool:"> And I don't think they are as fatty as regular chocolate ice cream?? Maybe the Purely Decadent is though... the one with the chocolate chunks.</div>
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Haha yeah this thread got me thinking... so I went to Sunflower Market today and bought some of the Chocolate Brownie Almond. Definitely as bad as regular ice cream, yet so much better? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hungry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hungry:">
 
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