Updated with More eBooks! As many of you know, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook is available both in print and as an ebook! But there are many ebook-only publications for the dairy-free community that don’t always get recognized. I wish I had the time to personally review all of the amazing dairy-free ebooks for you, but there are so many to choose from on this ever-expanding platform. Though I can’t cover every last one, this post will be a place to share the ones that I discover from reputable authors (feel free to bookmark as I will update periodically).
In most cases, the following are available ONLY as eBooks:
Dairy-Free & Gluten-Free is an ebook that I coauthored with the talented nutritionist, Hallie Klecker. It really is a full book, with around 75 recipes, and offers both a guide and cookbook approach to whole foods eating without dairy and gluten. The recipes are for everyday enjoyment and will help immensely with New Year’s resolutions and beyond! The recipes include delights such as Florentine Flatbread “Pizza”, Chewy Dark Chocolate Brownies, Cheesy Chicken Tenders, and Baked Garlic Home Fries. Price: $7.99
Christmas Dessert Freedom Cookbook is one of the most gorgeous ebooks I’ve seen. The author, Leanne Vogel, took the time to make it well-detailed and print quality. It contains ten recipes, all carefully created and photographed to be paleo- AND vegan-friendly. Think Rum Balls, Tiramisu, Coco Caramel Bars, Shortbread and other beloved holiday desserts, but without eggs, dairy, gluten, wheat, grains, corn, peanuts, and soy. Price: $10.00
The Healthy Apple Holiday Cookbook is a goldmine for nutritious, free-from delights. Amie Valpone shows off her incredible recipe creation skills with 80 gluten-free, dairy-free, and soy-free options, from Honey Roasted Apple and Sweet Potato Stuffing to Frosted Gingerbread Cupcakes. She even offers ways to use up leftovers – Dairy-Free Cheesy Enchiladas, yum! And though it is labeled as a holiday cookbook, the recipes are highly approachable for everyday entertaining, meals and treats. Price: $13.99
Against All Grain features twenty-two traditional holiday recipes with a healthy paleo twist. Smoked Candied Bacon Sweet Potatoes, Pan Gravy and Pecan Pie are just a few of the celebration-worthy offerings. The author, Danielle Walker, does use butter or ghee in several of the recipes, but they are quite easy to substitute and she offers a dairy-free alternative for most. Danielle is well-known, not only for her recipes, but also for her amazing food photography, which she delivers in this beautiful ebook. Price: $1.99
Good Morning! Breakfasts is a personal favorite from vegan author, Ricki Heller. I struggle with creative breakfast and brunch ideas that are healthy without being boring, and this ebook delivers. From fluffy yet hearty pancakes to a savory basil pesto scrable. All of the recipes are not only vegan, but they are also gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and low to no sugar overall. Note that Ricki has a few other fabulous dairy-free ebooks, including Desserts without Compromise and Anti-Candida Feast. Price: $12.95
The New Green Juicing Diet does come as both a physical book and ebook, but the digital version is simply too good of a value to pass up. This well-detailed, extensive ebook on juicing covers more territory than I thought possible. Author Elizabeth Swan includes informational sections on the various foods, their nutritional value, how to prepare them, and combining. She expands on the benefits of juicing, buying a juicer, or simply blending – for those of us without the space for another appliance. And of course, there are the recipes: over 60 ways to get fruits and veggies into our bodies! Price: $2.99
Jules Gluten-Free Thanksgiving covers all of the traditional favorites, with a few twists. Jules is well known for her gluten-free expertise, but she offers dairy-free options for all of the recipes, from Mashed Potatoes to Pumpkin Cheesecake. And she doesn’t leave out a single course, covering the main event (turkey) right down to a gluten-free version of that crunchy fried onion topping. Please note that Jules does not shy away from store-bought substitutes to get the best results. Many of her recipes do call for dairy-free margarine, dairy-free sour cream, or other specialty foods. She also offers a Gluten-Free Holiday Baking ebook. Price: $12.95
Crazy for Kale is an ode to a fabulously healthy, bone-building, dairy-free food. I’d be lying if I said I was a big kale fan, but Hallie Klecker spins this nutrient-dense green in so many unique ways, it’s hard not to find something that fits your taste. She covers everything from dinner (Southwest Burgers with Avocado Kale Slaw) to healthy desserts (Pistachio Banana Ice Cream – yes, with kale!). Price: $5.99
Using Food and Nutrition to Improve ADHD and Autism by Julie Matthews is more of a health guide that covers diets such as the GFCF (gluten-free casein-free – casein is milk protein) as a therapy. She explains the science, including over 70 scientific references, in layman’s terms, while offering practical guidance on the various diets and good nutrition. Since Julie’s focus is often on kids, she even offers help for feeding picky eaters. This is a four part series guide that is laid out like a magazine with charts and images. Price: Free with email sign-up.
The Quinoa Holiday Cookbook was created by the Cooking Quinoa master, Wendy Polisi. Though only available as an ebook, this is really a full-size cookbook, complete with an informational intro (quinoa nutrition, cooking instructions, and baking tips) and ample recipes. It is gluten-free and all recipes are either naturally dairy-free, egg-free and vegan, or contain a tested option for each. The recipes have a healthful slant, and cover everything from creative seasonal brunch ideas (i.e. Tex Mex Hashbrown and Quinoa Casserole) to the main event (i.e. Sweet Potato Casserole with Crumbly Quinoa Topping) to desserts and gifts from the kitchen (i.e. Apple Cranberry Pecan Pie Crumble and Salted Quinoa Chocolate Bark with Pistachios). Price: $12.99
Twelve Terrific Detox Recipes by Stephanie Weaver is a delicious little collection of vegetable- and fruit-packed smoothies, soups, snacks, and other light meals. Not only are the recipes dairy-free, they are also gluten-free, vegan, soy-free, and sugar-free. The author also packs in flavorful “superfoods” like chia seeds, hemp seeds, cacao nibs, ginger, and maca for nutrient-dense combinations that are anything but boring. Sample recipe titles include Breakfast Toddy (a unique, warming tea blend), Pear Ginger Juice, Peach-Mango Power Smoothie, Spicy Kale & Split Pea Soup, and Chia-Almond Pudding. Price: $2.99
Fighting Your Food by Jody Lynn is a personal story of healing (from arthritis, ocular migraine, dizziness, and Fibromyalgia) through diet transformation. After sharing what she learned on her journey, Jody offers everyday living tips and 45 recipes made without dairy, gluten, soy, and GMO’s. Jody’s recipes have an easy, everyday feel, with standards like Brownies, Happy Muffins, Raspberry Jam, Sloppy Joes, Chicken Noodle Soup, and even seasoning blends. Keep in mind that this is not a scientifically vetted publication with references – rather a success meant to inspire and help others who may have similar woes. Price: $9.99
A Baker’s Dairy-Free Dozen by Cara Eisenpress is a beautifully illustrated book that is all about indulgence. The 13 dessert recipes – from comforting Crackly Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies to tea-worthy Glazed Lemon Olive Oil Cake – are each accompanied by a beautiful photo and use common ingredients for delights that are “just dairy-free” (yes, the magic of gluten and eggs are celebrated in this ebook). As a bonus, Cara includes two breakfast options (Glazed Orange Marmalade Muffins and Apple Oatmeal Breakfast Bars), taking the total recipe count up to a sweet fifteen. Price: $7.99
An Overview of Food Allergies for Parents in Need of Answers by Kathy Penrod and Mary Ellen Ellis is a bright, graphically driven publication that seeks to simplify the barrage of food allergy information on the internet. The authors condense current knowledge on food allergies – from diagnosis and symptoms to ingredient understanding, interacting socially, and treatment progress – into an easy-to-read and understand ebook that is just 28 pages long! This is an informational resource only – not to be used as medical advice and it doesn’t contain recipes. Price: Free