The Celiac Vegetarian

Harboring hate against gluten since september 2011

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emmyemergency asked: Hi, I'm a vegetarian and I recently got diagnosed with celiac disease. Do you have any tips?

I haven’t been on tumblr in a very, very long time, but I wanted to take time to answer your questions because it’s something I’ve been contemplating recently. As a vegetarian, you’ve limited your foods by choice. With Celiac Disease, you’re putting yourself in a box even more as far as what you can eat. Now, I’m not telling you to go eat meat or disregard a gluten free diet, just understand that by having DOUBLE the dietary restrictions, it can be difficult. The most important thing is making sure you are eating food for its nutrients. As a vegetarian, you’re already aware of the battle to make sure you get enough protein in your diet. Avoid gluten free bread and pasta products in your daily diet. They’re super processed. And if you’re like me, eliminating gluten means that you’ll be more inclined to buy that giant box of gluten free chocolate chip cookies because damn it, it’s something delicious that’s safe to eat!

My diet revolves around vegetables. Lots of vegetables. My husband and I are currently obsessed with sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts which are SO GOOD and so good for you. I’m not a big egg fan, so for breakfast I do a fruit smoothie using a frozen berry blend (berries are lower in sugar), with kiefer yogurt which is high in probiotics. This is another reason why you should avoid overloading on starches like breads and pastas- you can get too much yeast into your gut and cause a yeast overgrowth. Try adding fish oil (not the capsules) into your smoothies too, it’s really good for inflammation. When you eat gluten, your body freaks out and gets inflamed. Fish oil can help calm it down.

Before my celiac diagnosis, I NEVER ate this conscious or healthy. Having celiac means you’re pre-disposed to a lot of shitty diseases like Lupus and diabetes, so I figure the better I take care of my body by the food the eat, the more I can (hopefully) prevent myself from getting one of those diseases. I know I just gave you way too much information, but I hope at least some of it helps! If you ever have any other questions, holla at me.

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Ian’s Gluten Free Fishsticks get 4/5 stars

These fishsticks are crunchy and filling. They don’t fall into the greasy, smelly trap that usually makes fishsticks unapealing. They are marketed as ‘family size’ so the package contains two packets of 12 sticks. I popped mine in a toaster oven set at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes and they are good to go. They are moderately priced and definitely a recommended buy!

PRODUCT REVIEW!

Ian’s Gluten Free Fishsticks get 4/5 stars

These fishsticks are crunchy and filling. They don’t fall into the greasy, smelly trap that usually makes fishsticks unapealing. They are marketed as ‘family size’ so the package contains two packets of 12 sticks. I popped mine in a toaster oven set at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes and they are good to go. They are moderately priced and definitely a recommended buy!

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