Hypo-Allergenic Diet — Spiced Lentil Casserole

  • October

    *Adopted with permission from the Institute of Functional Medicine

    For more information on eating a Hypo-Allergenic Diet see the end of the post.

    Spiced Lentil Casserole - Serves 4

    • 1 1⁄2 cups lentils, rinsed well (soak overnight if dried)
    • 2 Tbsp. sesame oil
    • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 1 stalk celery, chopped
    • 1 large onion, chopped
    • 1⁄2 tsp. salt
    • 1 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut
    • 1⁄2 tsp. cinnamon
    • 1⁄2 tsp. powdered ginger
    • 1⁄2 tsp. turmeric
    • 2 large green apples, washed and diced

    Simmer lentils, covered, in 2 1⁄2 cups water for 30-40 minutes, until tender. While they are cooking, in a wok or heavy skillet, sauté remaining ingredients, except apples, in oil until tender. Add water as necessary. Add apples and cook 10 more minutes covered. Combine with cooked lentils in a casserole dish.

    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 gluten-free and dairy-free 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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