Protein Foods To Eat With Multiple Food Allergies
How to find protein on vegetarian diet with multiple food allergies. Seeds, whole grains, legumes etc.
I just found out that I am allergic to milk, egg whites, sesame seeds, peanuts, hazel nuts and macadamia nuts. I also have a yeast and soy intolerance.
So, what can I eat? I have found I like almond milk. – L. N.
>Savvy Vegetarian Advice:
Hi L. N., Ouch! How inconvenient! I guess you’re a bit concerned about getting enough protein. Fortunately there are other sources of vegetarian protein – all plant foods contain protein, some more than others. In fact, there’s so much possible variety in a vegetarian diet, and so many sources of protein, if you focus on exploring the foods that you can eat, not only will you not starve, you’ll thrive!
Are all nuts off the list? You said you could drink almond milk, can you eat almonds? What about cashews? Hemp milk or hemp seeds?
You should be able to eat chia seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, beans & lentils (hundreds of varieties), whole grains like quinoa, brown rice, wheat, millet, buckwheat, corn, oats, barley, spelt, amaranth.
Then there’s seitan (made from wheat gluten). Plus all vegetables and fruits. Eat unyeasted flat breads like tortillas, or quick breads (made with baking powder). Pasta should be on the list too, and maybe nutritional yeast
Judith Kingsbury, Savvy Vegetarian
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