This year I have opted for what might be the hardest Lent of all time, even harder than the year I gave up pizza or the year I gave up shopping. (I haven't tried wine yet, that's just out of the question, I still don't know how you give it up when you're pregnant!)
This year I'm giving up Dairy. There are mixed reasons behind it besides Lent but it's mostly because I eat cheese at least 3x a day (if not more) so it's really going to be a challenge to find a diet that fits since I don't eat a lot of meat and cheese is one of my go-to's for protein. I also eat mexican food 2 times a week and I must have my sour cream, so yeah I have no idea what I'm going to do about that!?!
Here is a mini list of some things I can't eat. I won't bore you with the whole list but you'll get the idea. I pulled this from the Lactose Free Diet on Drugs.com. I want to try to stick within the guidelines as much as possible.
• Cream cheese
• Evaporated & condensed milk
• Hot chocolate mixes
• Ice cream
• Kefir cultured milk drink
• Malted milk
• Milk (Skim, 1%, 2%, whole)
• Processed and natural cheeses
• Reduced lactose milk
• Sour cream
• Sweet acidophilus or lactobacillus milk
• Yogurt with or without live cultures
• Cream soups
• Soup mixes with milk products
• Whipped cream
• White sauces & gravies
So do any of you out there celebrate Lent? Are you giving anything up? Do any of you have any advice for a Dairy/Lactose Free diet? I would love to hear any suggestions!