*Adopted with permission from the Institute of Functional Medicine
For more information on eating a Hypo-Allergenic Diet see the end of the post.
Crispy Rice Squares - Makes 2 dozen
Now that the holidays are around the corner, this is a great time to make some healthy treats for the kids and the inner kid in you!
Enjoy this fun recipe and try using some natural food coloring (ie. juice of beets and blueberries) with seasonal cookie cutters for even more fun!
- 1 tsp. cold pressed canola oil
- 1⁄2 cup brown rice syrup
- 2 Tbsp. sesame tahini, or almond butter
- 3 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 cups crispy brown rice cereal
- 2 cups puffed rice
- 2 cups puffed millet or Perky’s Nutty Rice
- 1⁄2 cup pumpkin or sunflower seeds
- 1⁄2 cup currants, chopped apple or dates
Heat oil in a large pot, add rice syrup and tahini or almond butter. Stir until bubbly. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Add remaining ingredients and mix well with a wooden spoon. Press into an ungreased 13x9” pan and press mixture flat. Let mixture set at room temperature or refrigerate. Cut into squares. Store in an airtight container.
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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