As more and more people are diagnosed with celiac disease it is beginning to affect people who already have dietary restrictions. Take vegetarians and vegans for instance. If a vegetarian or vegan is diagnosed with celiac disease and can no longer consumer gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye and barley, they must find new ways to eat the meals they used to love.
Luckily thanks to the internet it is now possible to find gluten-free vegetarian meals that are healthy and fun to cook and eat. Websites have popped up that cater to individuals who are vegetarian and vegan who are also gluten-free. These sites allow users to share product reviews, recipes and discuss living such a restricted lifestyle.
There are tons of foods you can still eat if you are a vegetarian and also gluten-free. You may even find a great deal of relief in seeking out certain ethnic foods in particular. A lot of Mexican food is gluten-free naturally since dishes are mainly made with corn. Of course you will still have to double check the ingredients or speak to the chef. Also a lot of Thai cuisine is gluten-free except soy sauce and other small things of the sort can contain gluten. These are also two types of ethnic dining where vegetarianism is more a part of the diet than say in Germany or America. If you are anything like me you love tacos and nachos-good thing you can still have both if you are vegetarian and gluten-free. I like my nachos covered in protein-rich black or refried beans, some melted cheddar cheese, onions, jalapenos and I could go on and on forever… you get the point.
Not only is a vegetarian gluten-free diet delicious and easy to follow once you have it down, it’s healthy too. A vegetarian and gluten-free diet is rich in fiber and heart healthy phytochemicals, you can’t go wrong with it. It is also low in bad carbohydrates or refined carbohydrates.
If you are a vegetarian who is gluten-free or a vegetarian who recently discovered that he or she has celiac disease, do not fret! You can still keep being a vegan or vegetarian and maintain a healthy and delicious life. Simply check out product reviews before buying expensive products and share and find recipes online to help you in your journey. There are tons of vegetarian and vegan gluten-free options out there, enjoy!