My body decided it hates food. My mouth disagrees.
October 28, 2011 8:29 AM Subscribe
Food allergies have taken away my staples. Please help me eat! Gluten, dairy, and grain free (maybe Paleo) people, this means you.
posted by Neekee to Health & Fitness (20 answers total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
I've been developing and discovering food allergies and intolerance left and right. Right now, I know I cannot eat any gluten, soy, corn, rice, or dairy products. Legumes (beans, lentils, peas, etc) are off the menu too. Even quinoa and sunflower seeds have not been kind. Except for the soy and corn, which I've known about for a few months, cutting out the above is all new to me, so I'm often stumped on what to eat.
Unfortunately, I don't think I can afford a dietician; I'm already paying for my allergist out of pocket.
I'm concerned that I may be loading up on the same foods: mainly sweet potatoes, cassava, meats, fruits, and occasionally homemade almond milk.
Any cookbook or blog recommendation? I'm not looking for "yay, stick with the program" weight loss ones. Eating any of the above puts me in a lot of misery and I'm not concerned about my weight or falling off the bandwagon. I need more lifestyle help. I thought about getting Elana Amsterdam's Almond Flour Cookbook but I'm afraid I'll load up on too much almonds. Plus, almond flour is expensive!
Most gluten free blogs and books don't help since they rely upon other grains I cannot eat. Plus, going to regular food blogs or my favorite cookbook is depressing since I can't eat most of it.
So, what should I eat and where do I go for recipes?