Menus for Children with Lactose Intolerance

In the menus for children with lactose intolerance we'll share in this article, we include various preparations that will allow parents to adequately supplement their children's diet.
Menus for Children with Lactose Intolerance

Last update: 28 October, 2019

Although most people believe that lactose intolerance only affects adults, children can also suffer from it from an early age. To make it easier on parents who have to find a solution to this problem, there are several menus for children with lactose intolerance that you can easily make at home.

Different types of menus for children with lactose intolerance

Among the symptoms that children who suffer from this condition experience, some of the most common ones are stomach pains, nausea, and vomiting. It’s important to know this for the simple fact of being prepared for any situation.

On the other hand, many parents think that lactose intolerance will affect their child’s growth. However, this condition doesn’t interfere with a child’s proper development.

There are several healthy and natural dairy product supplements that parents can add to different foods. These are some of the recipes for children with lactose intolerance that parents can make at home:

Vegetable and potato lasagna for children with lactose intolerance



  1. Serve a glass of soy milk. After that, gradually dissolve the cornstarch in the soy milk. Heat the remaining milk.
  2. When the milk starts to boil, add the flour mixture.
  3. It’s important to remember to lower the heat and keep stirring until you get a consistent cream.
  4. Add a pinch of salt and then set aside.
  5. Thoroughly wash the eggplant and cut it into thin slices. Then, place a little extra virgin olive oil in a microwave-safe container.
  6. Microwave for eight minutes at full power and then set aside. Do the same with the potato and onion.
  7. Cook the vegetables in a pan with a little extra virgin olive oil.
  8. Then, add the potatoes and onions that you previously cooked.
  9. Add a couple of tablespoons of tomato sauce, then a layer of eggplant slices, and finally the vegetables, which will be half of the filling. Cover with another layer of eggplant slices along with the other vegetables.
  10. Spread the bechamel sauce on top and finally add the grated cheese.
  11. Bake at 390 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 to 30 minutes.

Creamed vegetables


  • 3 carrots
  • 1 onion
  • Celery
  • 2 potatoes
  • 1 handful of red lentils
  • 800 milliliters of water
  • 1 gluten and lactose-free vegetable stock cube
  • 1 gluten and lactose-free slice of bread
  • Lactose-free vegetable butter
  • 1 lactose-free vegetable cream


  1. For starters, wash the vegetables and then chop them into pieces.
  2. Cook the vegetables in a pot along with the water and vegetable stock cube for 35 minutes on medium heat.
  3. After that time, let cool and then blend until you get a lump-free cream.
  4. Serve the creamed vegetables at room temperature with a slice of bread with lactose-free butter and cheese.
  5. Finally, add some lactose-free vegetable cream to the creamed vegetables.

Orange salmon


  • Salmon escalopes
  • 1 leek
  • 250 milliliters of orange juice
  • Lactose-free liquid cream
  • Salt
  • Cornflour
  • Olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of honey


  1. Chop the leeks and cook to taste.
  2. Juice the oranges and add some honey to the resulting juice.
  3. Add the vegetables, half a teaspoon of cornstarch, and some lactose-free liquid cream and then crush.
  4. Place the salmon on a tray and then cover it with the sauce you just made.
  5. Subtly decorate with orange slices. Finally, bake the salmon in the oven at 390 degrees Fahrenheit for about 30 minutes.

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You can find many different supplements on the market, as well as many easy-to-make recipes. Ideally, you should use natural products such as soy milk, lactose-free yogurt, and soy rice.

When it comes to preparing meals for children with lactose intolerance, it’s important to incorporate appropriate menus into their diet, either with some supplements or calcium-rich foods to promote their proper development.

All cited sources were thoroughly reviewed by our team to ensure their quality, reliability, currency, and validity. The bibliography of this article was considered reliable and of academic or scientific accuracy.

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This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.