*Adopted with permission from the Institute of Functional Medicine
For more information on eating a Hypo-Allergenic Diet see the end of the post.
Brown Rice and Peas - Serves 4
Easy "peasy" brown rice delight. This is a no brainer for a fast meal or kids who don't like their veggies. Modified this dish by adding any left-overs and scrambled egg and you've got yourself a mighty fine fried rice dish.
- 2 cups brown rice, cooked
- 1 cup green peas
- chopped up left-over veggies, scrambled egg or other protein (optional)
- herbs to taste
- flax oil to taste
Add 1 cup of green peas (either fresh and lightly steamed or frozen and just defrosted baby peas) to 2 cups of cooked brown rice. Top with your favorite herbs and flax oil to taste.
Creative Kitchen Tip: You can also try making your own sushi by rolling up your brown rice and peas in nori seaweed wraps for a change of flavor and health experience. Seaweed is a superfood that is very healthy for under functioning thyroid glands because of its alkalyzing anti-oxidant properties and ability to chelate and purify the blood, not to mention a high source of iodine. Nori seaweed makes for a nice snack or addition to any rice 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).
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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