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DS has quorn and nut allergy and DD turning vegetarian...please help!

(12 Posts)
sicily1921 Sat 31-Aug-13 20:25:54

Yep, bit of a nightmare at the moment as DD has made veggie 'rumblings' in the past (she's 11yrs) but now she's getting serious about it. Trouble is DS 14yrs has had an anaphylactic reaction to nuts and he was nearly as bad when I made a quorn chilli last year.sad

What on earth do I get as a meat substitute for DD? The iron issue isn't too bad as I know other foods that have iron and lots of things are fortified but what about the protein side of things? Any he p appreciated

mrspink27 Sat 31-Aug-13 20:54:45

tofu, cheese and eggs -

valiumredhead Sat 31-Aug-13 21:20:49

I would tell my dd to take over the cooking if she is that determined to be a veggiewink

earlyriser Sat 31-Aug-13 21:23:10

You can get veggie substitutes for meat from websites like Goodness Direct. Companies like Frys do vegan hotdogs, sausages, chicken bits, burgers etc, without the egg white which ds maybe allergic to.

earlyriser Sat 31-Aug-13 21:24:14

Also beans, chickpeas, lentils are great sources of protein.

trixymalixy Sat 31-Aug-13 22:08:54

Is it the egg in quorn your DS is allergic to?

Rosesarebeautiful Mon 02-Sep-13 21:15:36

I would give short shrift for the vegeterian plan too- occasionally one of mine tries that idea. We have too many foods to avoid as it is. They can be vegeterian when they're adults

If you do vegeterian meals be careful with shop bought pesto - my nut allergy DD reacted once. Never again!

sicily1921 Tue 03-Sep-13 10:34:08

Thanks for your I think it is something called the mycoprotein in the quorn. A doctor friend has since told me soya and tofu should be fine too.

neolara Fri 06-Sep-13 00:02:21

Lentils. Beans. Cheese. Eggs. The Veg Everyday book by Hugh Fernly-Whittingsomething is very good for ideas. Also, Leiths Vegetable Bible.

I am veggie but avoid nuts as I have a dd who is allergic. I manage to eat a healthy diet pretty easily.

OHforDUCKScake Sat 07-Sep-13 22:11:27

Not tofu if he is allergic to quorn, was it the soya bean in it?

OHforDUCKScake Sat 07-Sep-13 22:12:52

Sorry didnt read your last post. How do you know it was mycoprotien?

I think if anaphylaxis is involved, its definitely worth speaking to a allergy specialist rather than a friend.

OHforDUCKScake Sat 07-Sep-13 22:13:45

Oh gawd, again not reading, you said doctor friend!

Please ignore me.

(Ironically, its one of the rare times Im wearing my glasses too!)

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