*Adopted with permission from the Institute of Functional Medicine
For more information on eating a Hypo-Allergenic Diet see the end of the post.
Breakfast Bars - Serves 10
Adapted from Sally Rockwell's “Allergy Recipes”, Nutrition Survival Press, Seattle, Washington
- 2 cups arrowroot or millet flour or finely ground filberts, pecans, almonds, walnuts or sesame seeds
- 1 cup filberts or walnuts, coarsely ground
- 1 cup whole sesame seeds or sunflower seeds (or a combination)
- 1 cup (combined) finely chopped dried apples, apricots, currants
- 1⁄2 cup fruit puree or frozen fruit concentrate
- 1⁄2 cup sesame, or walnut or sunflower oil
- 2 tsp. pure vanilla or almond extract
- Egg Replacer* to equal 2 eggs (see recipe below)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Use a blender or food processor to grind nuts, grains or seeds to desired consistency. Mix the nuts, seeds and/or grains in a large bowl.
Mix with fruit and sweetener, oil and vanilla. Pour over the dry mixture and stir lightly. Slowly add additional egg to make a stiff batter. Spread mixture into an 8 or 9" square pan (ungreased) and bake at 350 degrees about 30 minutes. Cut into squares when done.
*Egg Replacer - equals one egg
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 Tbsp. whole or ground flaxseed
Place the water and flaxseed together and allow to gel for about 5 minutes. This mixture will bind patties, meat loaves, cookies and cakes as well as eggs do, but it will not leaven like eggs for souffles or sponge cakes. Increase amounts accordingly for additional egg replacement.
What is eating a Hypo-Allergenic Diet?
Hypo-Allergenic is also known as Oligoantigenic or Elimination diet.
This means that we avoid eating the most common ingredients that cause people inflammation and digestive issues. IT IS NOT A DIET TO LOSE WEIGHT. It should be viewed more as a food sensitivity TEST.
The top 5 offenders include: wheat, dairy, corn, soy, and eggs.
Note that some of the foods on the list are very nutritious, so if you are not sensitive to the food, bring them back into your diet (ie. eggs).
Also remember, many non-gluten or non-dairy foods may not be healthy. Just because they remove those ingredients does not mean they haven’t replaced them with other poorer quality ingredients.
Try and stay away from packaged, canned, processed and deep fried foods. And be cautious of dehydrated and dried foods for they often contain added sugars and preservatives. Raw and fresh is often your best bet for optimal health.
To get your free comprehensive Hypo-Allergenic eManual including dietary guidelines, recipes for a 7-day meal plan, shopping lists, and food re-introduction schedule, sign-up HERE.
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