*Adopted with permission from the Institute of Functional Medicine
For more information on eating a Hypo-Allergenic Diet see the end of the post.
Rice Pasta Primavera - Serves 4
- 2 cups uncooked rice pasta (noodles, spaghetti, elbows)
- 1 large whole chicken breast, cut into thin strips (optional)
- Broccoli florets, chopped carrot, and/or other favorite veggie, lightly steamed
- 3-4 scallions, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil (more if needed)
- 1⁄4 cup fresh basil, finely chopped
- 1⁄4 - 1⁄2 cup coconut milk
Cook rice pasta according to package directions. While pasta is cooking, heat oil in wok or heavy frying pan, and stir fry chicken strips or tofu chunks, garlic, scallions, and basil for about 5 minutes; add remaining vegetables and coconut milk and continue to cook until veggies are soft and glisten. Add more coconut milk as needed. Remove from heat and spoon over drained rice pasta and garnish with black olives and extra olive oil, 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.
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