I am allergic to soy, peanuts, legumes (beans, peas, asparagus, chickpeas/hummus, etc.), wheat/gluten, dairy, red meat, and gluten. For the past few months, I've been battling with what I could eat to maintain healthy levels of protein, Vitamin D, calcium, and other animal-related vitamins and minerals since the thought of eating any meat no longer appeals to me. In addition to finding the process horrible and cruel, the taste of meat, to bluntly put it, is disgusting. I cannot have any beans or soy/tofu whatsoever, so that really does not leave much in the recipe department for "alternative" foods such as tofurkery and with my wheat and dairy allergy, I can't have Tofu burgers or yogurt/cottage cheese. I have acquired a number of food brands that are delicious and found rice cheese, for which I am thankful for! I would love and appreciate any information on how I can live the vegetarian lifestyle in the most healthy way with the my food allergies. Anything simple and easy would be an extra bonus since I work full time and am also a full time doctoral student. Thank you in advance for all of your input and advice. :)
Goodness, you do have a lot to deal with! How about quinoa? It's a seed so has quite a lot of protein in it. Or millet and barley? You can cook batches up of all of those and store it in the fridge for a few days so that would be a time saver.
Seeds and nuts do sound like they might be the thing for you. There seem to be quite a lot of books on Amazon about 'cooking without' and 'gluten free' for vegans and vegetarians. Maybe they could be a good place to start? I suspect they use legumes a reasonable amount, but they're bound to have some recipes that you could use (even if you have to swap asapargus or peas out for something else).
I have ricepops for breakfast with quinoa or oat milk, then a lunch of wholegrains plus seeds plus veggies, and then something more adventurous for dinner. Maybe you could do something like that? Then you've only got think of a recipe for one meal a day.
Wishing you the best of luck!
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