Has anyone found a vegetarian option that works for someone with a j-pouch? My husband had his surgery in 2003 and usually needs to eat meat-based protein to make it through the day. The rest of our family eats vegetarian sometimes, and I was hoping to find a meal that might work for everyone. I can't do seeds, nuts, beans, or tofu for him - things commonly offered as protein options in vegetarian recipes. If you have any go-to cookbooks or websites or favorite recipes, I'd love to hear them.  


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I dont know if you classify dairy as vegetarian. If he's ok with dairy then I'd say yoghurt is the best source to get in some protein. Lentils, spinach , broccoli, peas,chia seeds, quinoa, oats, soyabean/ soymilk is there to get some protein from vegetarian sources. If he's a regular guy with no serious goals then one serving of any of the above will meet daily protein needs. Nut butters are easier on the pouch you can give them a shot too. Start slow and see if it holds. 

I don't know how strict of a vegetarian you are, but eggs are a good option:
Quiche, Omelette

Or maybe, Eggplant Parmesan, fettucini alfredo, pasta with olive oil and garlic, Greek pasta salad, etc.

You could also consider Indian recipes. . .curry cauliflower, etc. Dahl is really good, but it's a bean dish.

My go to vegetarian cook book is:
"America's Test Kitchen - The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook"

ISBN-13: 978-1-936493-96-8

A couple of example recipe titles: Poblano and Corn Hand Pies, Hummus (bean dish though), Portobello Panini, Mushroom and Leek Galette, Ricotta and Spinach Calzones. . .


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