Originally Posted by bkyln
Need some help. Finally decided to go vegetarian but I have a problem. I started having allergic reactions eating certain foods & my doctor told me I'm allergic to: eggs, dairy, peanuts, sesame seeds, wheat & soy.
I've found some good food brands that avoid these ingredients like: Enjoy Life, Vega (protein powder), Daiya & Earth Balance (mayo). Anyone know of other brands that are allergy free? And does anyone know of a good website for recipes that are for vegetarian with allergies? Any help is greatly appreciated.
Hello and welcome!
For baking, eggs can be replaced with "egg replacer" - a product made from flax seed. Even Walmart carries it: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Ener-G-Eg...sem#about-item
There's a huge selection of non-dairy foods now available - ice cream, margarine, cheese, yogurt. Many are made from soy, but there many others that are made from coconut or almonds. You might like these, from Trader Joe's:
In place of peanut butter, you might like walnut butter, almond butter, or cashew butter. Even some regular grocery stores carry these. Trader Joe's has a great selection:
Instead of wheat, you might like other grains - oatmeal, corn, rice, and millet are good at any meal. Because gluten-free products are so popular, there is a wide variety of wheat-free pastas and breads, even at regular stores.
Yep - Vega is a good brand. There are also protein powders made from hemp seed. Regular beans and lentils are also good sources of protein. Your local supermarket will have a good selection - I've never been to a supermarket that didn't have a well-stocked dry bean selection. Canned beans are convenient, too, but it's best to choose the no-salt or low-salt kind.
The Vegetarian Society has a good website regarding vegetarian nutrition: https://www.vegsoc.org/health