Finding Healthy Dairy Free Butter Replacement Products

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Looking for a good dairy free butter substitute? Well you can save a lot of money by shopping online. You can find products like coconut oil, cocoa butter and even tofu. Now it is important to note that many people have an aversion for dairy, which is why this article is being written.

An Overview

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Most people do not realize how many healthy and beneficial dairy products are on the market. They just know the foods they can put butter on, such as breakfast cereals and breads. This problem is easily solved by shopping online. Many of the major companies such as General Mills, Kellogg’s, and Smith and Spence sell all sorts of low-fat, low-sugar, high-fiber products. There are many types of these products.

These include: Coconut butter, almond butter, and organic, natural butter. In addition to all of these, there are also many dairy free alternatives. These include: soy butter, coconut oil, and cocoa butter. The great thing about shopping online is that you can find all types of products without having to pay a fortune at the grocery store.

Prime Products

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When it comes to dairy-free butter replacement, you will find three main products such as almond, coconut and rice butter. You will also find flaxseed, a high-in-omega3 fatty acid that is great in your diet, being the best source of it. You can find flaxseed at health food stores and also online. If you cannot find it in your area, just search for “flax seed oil”, “flaxseed oil” or “hydrolysed seed oil”.

Some of the best sellers are organic, nutri sweetened and sugar free. They are popular because they taste great and are really nice to eat. They are also very nutritious. Many people say that they are much better for you than traditional butter, can be used for cooking and added to many foods, like desserts.

If you do not like dairy-free butter replacement, you can still get it. Go to your regular grocery store and look for it. Many of the regular brands such as Amway are free of lactose and dairy. If you are not sure about which brand to buy, go to a nutrition center and ask for help. They will usually know which products have been verified as dairy free.

Another option is to check with health food stores, both online and locally. They might not have the whole foods that you are looking for, but they may have a supplement that has dairy free in it. It’s best to get this type of supplement if you plan on eating out a lot or going to eat out often. However, there are many restaurants who are now offering this option as well. Just ask at your local restaurant for a menu with this option.

Follow These Tips 

If you do decide to use dairy-free butter replacement, don’t forget to check with your doctor before eating any kind of dairy product. If you take medications that contain calcium or Vitamin D, you should also be careful. Some of these medications will cause your body to produce more of these two important minerals. When using dairy free butter, try to limit your intake to no more than 100 grams a day or as directed by your physician.

I’ve even found dairy free pastas can be used to substitute for regular pasta. There are a variety of different pastas available that are completely made of dairy. Just ask your local co-op or market. They usually have different choices for you.

If you still aren’t satisfied with the choices you have for dairy-free butter replacement products, consider trying some of the other healthier options. There are plenty of organic products available on the market that don’t contain dairy. You can find many of these in both online and offline stores. You will want to read the labels carefully because some of them may claim to be made with organic products but actually contain some dairy. To me, this is not the same as a healthy option because it isn’t really a healthy alternative.


The bottom line is that dairy-free butter is great to have on hand. Just be sure to read the label and look for the Certified Dairy Free symbol. This way you can be confident you are getting the real thing. Be sure to also let your children know the difference too!

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