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#1 Old 08-13-2017, 08:14 AM
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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.
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I'm hearing from more people with allergies going veg, and found this website really good-
https://www.ordinaryvegan.net/veganguide/
and-
http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-...ree-and-vegan/
and meat subs-
https://www.peta.org/living/food/gui...meatless-meat/
I've seen Neat mix but haven't tried it, I love Beyond Meat crumbles- you should use a bit of olive oil to brown before using to amp up the taste and texture.

I would think it will make it even more challenging in the beginning, as you'll need to dismiss a lot of the usual advice and recipe links, but in time you'll find yourself realizing that vegetarian has become your normal! When I went vegan it took me a good bit of time to really find it all natural, not needing to think about foods anymore.

Since these are new allergens perhaps in time you can try including some variations. Like with soy, some people can eat the fermented tempeh

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I'm hearing from more people with allergies going veg, and found this website really good-
https://www.ordinaryvegan.net/veganguide/
and-
http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-...ree-and-vegan/
and meat subs-
https://www.peta.org/living/food/gui...meatless-meat/
I've seen Neat mix but haven't tried it, I love Beyond Meat crumbles- you should use a bit of olive oil to brown before using to amp up the taste and texture.

I would think it will make it even more challenging in the beginning, as you'll need to dismiss a lot of the usual advice and recipe links, but in time you'll find yourself realizing that vegetarian has become your normal! When I went vegan it took me a good bit of time to really find it all natural, not needing to think about foods anymore.

Since these are new allergens perhaps in time you can try including some variations. Like with soy, some people can eat the fermented tempeh

Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good
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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

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