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Any Low-Carb Vegan Or Vegetarians Here? Advice To gluten-free Newb?

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Hi All, just diagnosed with "mild gluten allergy" my doctor's assistant told me.

I'm diabetic, so I need to low-carb.

I'm also almost-vegan (a little bit of cottage cheese and eggs for protein, but prefer not to). So no meat. But I feel better eating higher protein and lower carb.

Now I need to add gluten-free to the mix.

Words of advice? Thank goodness I can still eat tofu. I'll miss my seitan :( - it's the one thing I'm really mourning (well, bread too, but I shouldn't have been eating that or pastries, anyways!).

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beans beans beans! also, nuts, but they make my jaw ache.

long time vegan, first time gluten-free-er ;) about 3 weeks now. i also feel better with high protein, low carb.

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I am a gluten-free Vegan also, There are a lot of good blogs out there. Here are the links to a couple of me favorites.

http://xgfx.org/

http://madamegluten-freevegetarian.blogspot.com/ This one has some great veggie burger recipes I LOVE the garlic veggie burger best!

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Welcome. There are some here who are vegan so it can be done. You may have to be a bit more careful to get a nutritous diet.

I like the Gluten Free Goddess's website/blog. Great food. http://glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com/

Also, this is a good cookbook: The Gluten-Free Vegetarian Kitchen by Donna Klein

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Being gluten free and a vegan can be done.

Unfortunately with additional intolerances ( soy,legumes, nightshades) it is not possible for me,at this point.We do what we need to do to have a healthy body.

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I miss seitan, too. It's the one thing I can't make gluten free. But it's a small price to pay to feel better.

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I'm a low carb vegetarian. This is a sample of my day:

AM:

Coffee w/ cream

Plain Greek yogurt with berries

Snack:

Handful of raw nuts

Lunch:

Omlete with sauted veggies and cheese

salad

Snack:

nuts

or yogurt and berries

or celery and pb

Dinner:

Large salad with lots of veggies, and stuff like: marinated tofu, avocado, shredded cheese, walnuts, olives, edemame, etc...

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I'm a vegetarian. I do eat eggs, but no meat, dairy or soy. I make a lot of green smoothies (veggies and fruits together with flax seeds, coconut and dulse). I also make a lot of rice and beans. We do eat gluten-free bread which contain eggs, and make sandwiches with those. Here's what I ate yesterday...

Breakfast - gluten-free waffles with fruit and 2 eggs

Snack - nuts and raisins

Lunch - green smoothie

Dinner - Brown rice, black beans, with cherry tomatoes and avocado and a green smoothie

Right now my kids are eating gluten-free pasta with olive oil and sea salt. We are all drinking green smoothies.

Hope that helps!

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Lentils, chickpeas and spinach are our 3 faves in this house! We are vegan and gluten free but not low carb. We've been vegan for a very long time except when I was pregnant about 8 years ago I had egg and my almost 8 year old has always been vegan and is the resident coeliac but the whole house is gluten free to not make her sick.

We stick with whole fruits and vegetables most of the time and cook from scratch.

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I would check out amazon. There are some suggestions on there for what you are looking for...Gluten Free Vegan cookbook etc. good luck!

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