Hello everyone, I'm new to the forums, and I joined because I have a few important questions about transitioning to vegetarianism. I have multiple food allergies, mostly to dairy, soy, shellfish, and all nuts. I was wondering if it would still be possible to become a vegetarian with these dietary restrictions, and if so what sorts of foods I would have to eat.
Yes, absolutely you can be a vegetarian and vegan with those allergies. :)
Foods you may love to eat:
boston lettuce red leaf lettuce
Not an exhaustive list, but plenty of choices. :)
Penny has lots of good ideas just above. I suppose every additional restriction makes things a bit harder, but mostly, your problem might be eating out. Lots of vegetarian dishes which you don't make yourself will have dairy, soy, or nuts; vegan dishes shouldn't have dairy, but you'll still have to watch out for the other two.
I'm fortunate enough to have a vegan bakery/restaurant in my area, and when they have their buffet, they label everything VERY carefully in consideration for people with sensitivities like yours.
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