*Adopted with permission from the Institute of Functional Medicine
For more information on eating a Hypo-Allergenic Diet see the end of the post.
Meal in a Muffin – Makes one dozen
This is a great recipe for those with busy mornings and busy days. Have a nutritious muffin for breakfast or as a snack to keep your energy going. Feel free to replace the brown rice flour for a vegan protein powder to help balance out your blood sugar levels and keep cravings down.
Adapted from “Wheat-free Sugar-Free Gourmet Cooking” by Sue O’Brien, Gig Harbor, WA, 2001
- 1 medium carrot, grated
- 1 large apple, grated
- 1⁄4 cup canola oil
- 1⁄4 cup unsweetened applesauce
- Egg Replacement to equal 2 eggs (refer to recipe on page 26)
- 1/3 cup Mystic Lake Dairy sweetener
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 1⁄4 cup garbanzo bean flour
- 1⁄2 cup brown rice flour (or vegan protein powder)
- 1⁄4 tsp. cinnamon
- 1⁄2 tsp. baking powder
- 1⁄4 tsp. ginger
- 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
- 1⁄4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
- 1⁄2 cup dates
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix together all wet ingredients and set aside. In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients then mix both together. Lightly coat muffin tins with oil spray. Fill 3/4 full and bake 15-20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool on a rack.
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).
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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