*Adopted with permission from the Institute of Functional Medicine
For more information on eating a Hypo-Allergenic Diet see the end of the post.
Nutty Green Rice - Serves 4
The almonds in this recipe give a nice texture while the parsley and lemon juice really kicks up a boring rice dish. Feel free to substitute rice with other non-gluten grains for another delicious hypo-allergenic meal.
- 1 cup brown basmati rice
- 2 cups water
- 1⁄4 - 1⁄2 tsp salt
- 1⁄2 cup almonds
- 1 bunch parsley
- 1 clove garlic
- 11⁄2 Tbsp. lemon juice
- 11⁄2 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1⁄2 cucumber, diced
- pepper to taste
Bring water to a boil, add rice and salt, stir and simmer, covered, for 45 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit for another 10 minutes; then remove cover and allow to cool. While rice is cooking, blend almonds, parsley, garlic, and oil in a food processor. When rice is cool, stir with nut mixture and add pepper to taste. Garnish with cucumber if desired.
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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