I mentioned in a previous post that after being re-tested for food intolerances, I learned that I am intolerant to potatoes. This occurred because I was avoiding gluten, and in doing so, I was consuming more potato than ever before (potato starch is often used to replace wheat in gluten-free items).

In addition to being intolerant to potatoes, I further learned that I am intolerant to yeast.

Random, I know. Pretty much as random as being intolerant to potato.

Initially, I was thrilled to learn that I could go back to eating foods with gluten. However, after practicing my new diet for a couple weeks, I have come to the realization that avoiding yeast is even more difficult than avoiding gluten. I failed to acknowledge that a majority of things that are free of potato contain yeast (in reference to carbohydrates), and I am rather frustrated with the whole affair.

There are a couple of different types of bread I have managed to discover that are yeast-free, but unfortunately, they’re not Delissio. They’re quite similar to tree bark, both in texture and taste, but I am grateful that I’ve managed to come across one type of bread I can consume (shout out to my mom for being the one who found this bread).

Because eating this tree bark bread isn’t the most exciting in terms of dietary variety, I’ve started eating pretzels with turkey sausage for lunch. It’s definitely a treat since I haven’t eaten pretzels in years, and I like the thinner cut with sea salt.

I realize my food issues really are peanuts in size compared to other problems occurring in the world, but I thought I would share my new intolerance in hopes of learning of some delicious yeast and potato-free items. If you know of any, please recommend it in the comments!

Photo credit: <a href=”″>John Biehler</a> on <a href=”″>Visualhunt</a&gt; / <a href=””&gt; CC BY-NC-SA</a>

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