BFD 'This For That' Food Swaps/Dairy

Half & Half

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Lots of options here and we've searched the world over to find a Half & Half that is creamy and doesn't make your coffee taste like coconut or almonds.  Ripple is the winner by a mile.  Find Ripple at Whole Foods and most major grocery stores.

Milk

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Let's face it, few of us actually drink milk anymore.  We mostly use it for cereal, shakes, smoothies, etc.  Oat-ly oat milk is an excellent choice with great taste and lots of nutritional value.  We also like Califa and Ripple.  OAT-LY is available at Whole Foods and most major grocery stores.

Cream Cheese

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Non-dairy cream cheese is a tricky one and Kite Hill is the best version that we have found.  It comes in awesome flavors like 'Everything,' 'Jalapeno' and 'Chive.'   Kite Hill products are available at Whole Foods and most major grocery stores.

Butter

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Yep, use it on toast, for baking, on veggies, etc.  It is delicious and you will not notice the difference.    Available at Whole Foods, Trader Joes and most major grocery stores.

Parmesan Cheese

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On pasta, bread, veggies or pretty much anything else you can think of, Parmesan cheese is the perfect topping.  And with Go Veggie you will not know the difference.  Available at Whole Foods and most major grocery stores.

Cheddar Style Shreds

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There are many options when looking for cheddar-style shreds and this is one of our favorites.  Tasty, melty and delicious.  Available at Whole Foods and most major grocery stores.  

BFD 'This For That' Food Swaps/Beef

Ground Beef

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Tacos, spaghetti, casseroles, chili ... you name it, these ground beef substitutes will have you convinced it is actually meat.  It is delicious and makes the perfect replacement for any recipe that calls for ground beef.  Available at Whole Foods and many major grocery stores.

Burger Patties

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Love a big, juicy burger but just don't want the meat?  These Beyond Burgers are the ticket.  Cook them on the grill or in a skillet and add all the fixins.  Your backyard barbeque just got a whole lot healthier!  Available at Whole Foods and most major grocery stores.

Strips

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Whether it's your favorite Asian dish or an awesome stew, these Gardein strips/tips make the perfect addition.  Available at Whole Foods and most major grocery stores.

Sliders

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We love sliders ... and these from Gardein are really fantastic.  Add your favorite fixins for a fun lunch, snack or dinner.  White Castle also makes a veggie slider but they are only available in stores.  Get them at Whole Foods and most major grocery stores.

Meatballs

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That's uh spicy meat-uh ball-uh!  In  spaghetti sauce or on sandwiches, these Gardein meatless meatballs have a great texture and are tasty as hell.  Get them at Whole Foods and most major grocery stores.

Meatloaf

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Ok, let's face it.  Neither of these are exactly like mom's home cooking.  But,  with some awesome mashed potatoes and gravy, this Gardein meatloaf can be part of a fine meal.  Find them at Whole Foods and most major grocery stores.

BFD 'This For That' Food Swaps/Chicken

Not So 'Chicken' Strips

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Whether you're making an awesome fettuccine or fajitas, these strips will give you the texture and taste you love.   

 Find them at Whole Foods and most major grocery stores.

Crispy 'Chicken' Patties

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These Gardein patties make for a delicious sandwich and have plenty of crunch.  Find them at Whole Foods and most major grocery stores.

Crispy Tendees

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These are one of our faves.  Serve with your favorite sauce, some roasted potatoes, veggies or fries (and a little salad of course) and they make for a great meal.  Find them at Whole Foods and most major grocery stores.

Sort of Orange 'Chicken'

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It's no Panda Express but this is one of our favorites.  As part of a meal or just heated up as a snack, this Gardein Orange Chicken is plenty tasty.  Find it at Whole Foods and at most major grocery stores.

Breakfast Sausage

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If you love sausage with breakfast, as a side item or maybe in an omelet, Field Roast is the best we have found.  Find Field Roast Breakfast sausage at Whole Foods and at most major grocery stores.

Sausage Sausage

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Skillet fry this Field Roast sausage, cut it up and add it to your favorite pasta dish or stick it in a bun.  You will be amazed at the great sausage taste and texture.  Find it at Whole Foods and at most major grocery stores.

BFD 'This For That' Food Swaps/Cooking

Eggs For Scrambling

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This Just Egg egg substitute (those words don't sound right) is awesome for scrambling, omelets and other eggy things.  Add the Field Roast breakfast sausage and yer killin it.  Find it at Whole Foods and most major grocery stores.

Eggs For Baking

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This one is a mind blower.  Use a quarter cup of unsweetened applesauce in place of one egg in most baking recipes.  Faves are breads (banana bread - yum), muffins, cakes, whatever.  It will be moist, tasty and you will never notice the difference.  Find it everywhere.

Mayonnaise-ish

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This Vegenaise is not perfect, but it is good enough when used for sandwiches or anywhere you would use mayonnaise.  Use it wherever.  We won't judge.  Find it at Whole Foods and most major grocery stores.

Chicken Stock

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There is no reason to use Chicken Stock.  This vegetable stock works just as well in all recipes.  Find it at Trader Joes, Whole Foods and most major grocery stores.

Butter

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Baking, cooking, toast or trying to get a ring off of your fat finger? This butter substitute works great for all those things.  Find it at Trader Joes, Whole Foods and most major grocery stores.

Cooking Oil

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OK, this one's tricky.  Which is the healthiest oil?  Definitely ditch the corn oil.   Think Canola, Vegetable or Olive Oil.   It really depends on what you are using it for.   Find oil alternatives everywhere.  

BFD 'This For That' Food Swaps/Frozen Food Snacks

Mini Corn Dogs

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We literally couldn't love these corn dogs ANY more.  The 'dog' is to die for - trust us.  They're the perfect party snack for you and your friends or maybe, just for you.   Available at grocery stores everywhere.

Taquitos

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Any chance to dip something in guacamole and we're in.  These taquitos are crispy, delicious and with salsa and the aforementioned guac you'll absolutely love them.  Available at Whole Foods and other select grocery stores.  

Pizza Snacks

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Pizza pizza, pizza rolls, pizza rolls filled with pizza, you have several options with pizza rolls.  We love these because they taste great and crisp up nicely.  Available at grocery stores everywhere.

Swirls

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These Amy's Swirls are delish and come in several flavors including Artichoke and Parm, Pesto and Cheddar Jalapeno.  Available at grocery stores everywhere.

Fruffalo Wings

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These crispy vegan sausage wings even come with a spicy buffalo sauce!    Add some vegan blue cheese dressing and some celery sticks and you're good to go.  Available at grocery stores everywhere.

Veggie Lovers Pizza

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We all love pizza and this one is 100% vegan, nutritious and absolutely delicious!  The crispy crust is packed with cornmeal, psyllium, carrots and chia -- and so tasty.  You'll love it.  Available at grocery stores everywhere.

BFD 'This For That' Food Swaps/Ice Cream!!!

Ben & Jerry's Non-Dairy

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Look, just because something is dairy free doesn't mean it's calorie free or sugar free, so try not to eat the whole container (good luck with that).  But if you love B&J ice cream, and oh lord we do, this is a delicious option without the dairy.  Available at grocery stores everywhere.

Haagen-Dazs Non-Dairy Bars

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These ice cream bars are absolutely delicious AND non-dairy.  You'll love 'em, the kids will love 'em.   Here's an idea ... you eat these and give them the cheap stuff.  Available at grocery stores everywhere.

Nada Moo Non-Dairy

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'Nada Moo'-get it?  No cows, all non-dairy.  Try Chocolate Almond Chip, Lotta Mint Chip, Creamy Coconut, Salted Caramel and Birthday Cake Cookie Dough for starters.  You won't even miss the dairy.  Available at grocery stores everywhere.

So Delicious Non-Dairy Bars

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Each and every one of the assortment of bars from So Delicious is non-dairy and SO delicious.  From their Fudge Bars to their variety of Chocolate Dipped Bars ... you'll get hooked and wonder where they've been all your life.   Available at grocery stores everywhere.

Non-Dairy FroYo

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Feeling left out when your friends go out for FroYo? TCBY is the first national chain to offer a delicious, dairy free option. This fudgsicle-like dairy-free frozen yogurt is funtastic and worth a return trip.  Available at TCBY stores everywhere.

Van Leeuwen Non-Dairy

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So many flavors to choose from.  Try the Salted Caramel, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, Honeycomb, Sicilian Pistachio and Matcha Green Tea.  Yum.   Available at grocery stores everywhere.

BFD 'This For That' Food Swaps/Snacks We Love!!!

Go Nuts

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Our hearts go out to everyone in the world who suffers nut allergies because nuts are the best!  Choose unsalted mixed nuts or almonds for satisfaction, heart health and great taste!  Find mixed nuts at grocery stores everywhere.

Herky Jerky

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This vegan jerky is some of the best we've found.  Great flavors, great texture and packed with protein.  It makes for a tasty and satisfying snack.  Find Vegan Jerky at Whole Foods and specialty stores.

Cheesy Poofs

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Peas please!  Did we say Cheesy Poofs without the cheese?  We sure did!  These puffs from Hippeas are made from chickpea flour and are absolutely delicious. We love them so much!  Hippeas are available at Whole Foods and most major grocery stores.

Microwave Popcorn

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The old standard for healthy snacks is still the old standard.  Don't salt it, don't butter it ... just eat it and enjoy it!  Lots of fiber and great taste.  Find microwave popcorn everywhere.

Hummus

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Crackers and hummus, pita and hummus, vegetables and hummus, your finger and hummus ... all make for a terrific snack.  Find hummus at grocery stores everywhere.

Fruit, Dummy

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Obvi, fruit of any kind is a super healthy option when looking for a tasty, sweet and healthy snack.  Find fresh fruit at grocery stores everywhere, at your local farmer's market and on your neighbors' trees!