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Complicated, huh?!

 

I've been vegetarian for years and a few weeks before I was diagnosed my boyfriend decided to try the Paleo diet. It might sound a bit faddy but it occurred to me that there are perhaps folk here who have to follow a similar diet (no grains, dairy or potatoes) due to other intolerances? 

 

So between us, all grains, potatoes, gluten, dairy, meat and fish are out. Does anyone have any meal ideas that would fit this plan? We are pretty limited at the moment and would love some new ideas! Even grain/potato/dairy light would be good (as these are less of a priority to avoid). 

Look forward to hearing your ideas :)

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You can't be both Paleo and Vegetarian as Paleo removes grains, legumes, dairy.  I think that leaves nuts and quinoa for protein sources - quinoa is not a grain, but some folks can't tolerate it due to the very high quantity of lectin.

 

You can be gluten-free and vegetarian or gluten-free and paleo, but don't see how you can be all three.

 

That being said - you can be gluten free, vegetarian and remove potato by replacing with sweet potato.

 

Is your boyfriend vegetarian as well?

 

Many of us with multiple intolerance due end up eating very similar to paleo, which includes meat.  In fact there are no other protein sources I can eat safely - and it is extremely limiting -- I don't suggest limiting yourself more than gluten-free and vegetarian during your early days gluten-free.

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I make jokes with my husband sometimes about how I'm going to starve to death because I can't eat anything. This is always a joke because although I have vast intolerances there is far more I can eat. 

 

On the other hand, it isn't a joke when I saw your post and thought to myself that you really are in danger of starving. If not literally to death, at least to the point of  malnutrition and possibly hospitalization if you think you can be gluten free, vegetarian and paleo. It seems outright dangerous to eliminate nearly every source of protein in existence from your diet. Mostly, as pointed out, it's that you can't really be vegetarian and paleo at the same time. It just doesn't work since being paleo is almost the same thing as being a meatatarian.

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If you have real intolerances, you should remove those foods, of course.

If you are a celiac, you need sources of protein.

Taking out meat, fish, dairy and legumes will make your choices extremely limited.

I respect being vegetarian, but you simply cannot be

vegetarian and paleo at the same time. That's contradictory. 

Paleo = meat.

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I should have clarified - we are (very) long distance so this isn't a 24/7 diet. Just wondering if anyone had any ideas before we start eating separate dinners. I don't plan to starve myself (or him) to death. I was thinking along the lines of No Meat Athlete's 'The Paleo Diet for Vegetarians'. Obviously it's an adaptation which is why I said the Paleo bit is a little flexible. 

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(and anyway, no man gets between me and a block of cheese :D - unless he happens to be made of bread) 

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Try this, she has fantastic Paleo recipes that you may be able to adapt when you and your boyfriend are dining together:

 

http://www.elanaspantry.com/paleo-diet-recipes/

 

One of my favorites is Cauliflower "rice" or "fried-rice" - there are many recipes out there for these.

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Ooh, thank you :) Some really good ideas there (if I'm not distracted by the cakes...) 

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I, too, was mis-diagnosed for over 30 years as having colitis and IBS.  I am new to blogging (no time) but found the Celiac.com site today looking for gluten-free recipes.  Any site suggestions for some?  I've been on a gluten-free diet for 3 years and have lost 100 lbs and all my "arthritis" symptoms.  I've got the "Wheat Belly" book and cook book but Davis uses more carbs than I care to ingest.  Any advice will be welcome.  I can't believe how good I feel living gluten free.

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Very complicated.  :D I disagree that it can't be done, but it is difficult. I've been a vegetarian for five years now, but I'm probably going to start adding a little meat into my diet once I move back to the U.S. and can know with certainty where my meat comes from. I'd honestly rather not, but since going gluten free/egg free/dairy free, well, I've been hungry yo! And my body is telling me it wants something with a little more substance. 

 

Do you eat seafood? If so, I know a great recipe for Thai style mussels.  http://www.outtolunchcreations.com/recipes/thai-coconut-mussels/

 

It's SOOO delicious. 

 

 

ANYWAY, if you are determined to do paleo/veg, here are a few places that I've found recipes: 

 

http://www.vegiehead.com/vegan-paleo-recipes.html

http://eatdrinkpaleo.com.au/spicy-pumpkin-coconut-soup-recipe/

http://www.elanaspantry.com/paleo-diet-recipes/

http://www.wheatfreemeatfree.com/all-my-recipes/

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