If you have an allergy to coconut, no problem! While coconut oil, coconut milk/cream, desiccated coconut and shredded coconut do make an appearance in some recipes on both the omnivore and vegetarian meal plans, they can always be substituted or omitted.
We love coconut oil and use it in our recipes because of it's amazing nutritional benefits and stability when cooking at high temperatures. Great alternatives for coconut oil are butter, ghee or extra virgin olive oil.
We love coconut milk and coconut cream because of it's creamy and satiating texture, but not to worry, you can easily use an alternate milk of your choice in its place.
It's no secret we also love shredded and desiccated coconut for its natural sweetness and the crunchy texture it brings to recipes. Depending on what you're making, you can substitute these ingredients with extra nuts, seeds, buckwheat groats or oats.
In addition to the info above, we provide you with a handy food swaps guide you can use for guidance with substitutions and you can also access our exclusive community forums. Connect with other members who have intolerances to coconut and get advice from the IQS recipe developers about the best substitutes for a particular meal.
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