I agree with Werewolf Girl's approach. If you are new at being vegan and/or have dramatically changed your diet, your body probably just isn't used to the increased roughage/fiber. A gradual approach might help, instead of total avoidance.
I personally can't handle a lot of fried foods, vegetables or not, and steaming them or baking works better for me. I do use a lot of spices like the ones veggie man mentioned. I tend to pair my veggies with a grain like rice, millet, couscous etc instead of eating them alone. Some higher fiber grains like brown rice, oats, or a legume like sweet potatoes (steamed) are a little easier on the digestive system than others also.
Instead of a big raw salad, why not try just a little bit of raw celery with peanut butter on it? Or try a vegan creamed spinach (if you have access to a kitchen/utilities to cook it), or shred a little carrot to go in a hot cereal (and add spices like ginger which can aid in digestion).
As far as fruits, citrus fruits and berries tend to be easier on digestion/bloating/gas for me than apples, bananas, and others. Also, cruciferous veggies like cauliflower, broccoli, and cabbage are known for causing gas. Those are the ones you really want to introduce gradually and in small amounts.
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