Monday, June 3, 2013

Allergy Elimination Diet- Day 1

So I'm changing gears here for the next month or so, because Kevin and I are tackling an allergy elimination diet! Which means I can't eat lots of the things I normally make on this blog... So, for the next few weeks I'll be posting recipes, stories and information on how to eliminate most common food allergy culprits from your diet. For a great crash course on allergy elimination, check out this link!

This morning was already a challenge! Normally, we have half an English muffin and peanut butter before our 6am workout, followed by half an English muffin and an egg after our workout. Absolutely everything in that breakfast is off limits in this diet! So, we substituted with Food for Life Brown Rice Bread and a tasty sweet potato spread, instead of peanut butter. After our workout, we had tasty and hearty millet with fruit. Recipes for both are below.

Day One Menu
Food for Life Brown Rice Bread
Sweet Potato Butter
Millet Breakfast Cereal

Organic chicken soup with rice

Quinoa Vegetable Salad
Avocado & Banana "Pudding" for dessert 

Sweet Potato Butter
1 sweet potato, boiled, peeled and mashed
1/2 cup all natural applesauce (just mashed fruit, no additional anything!)
2 TBS dark agave nectar
1 TSP cinnamon
Dash of nutmeg
Dash of pure vanilla extract

Mash all ingredients together for a tasty, healthy fruit spread!

Millet Breakfast Cereal 
(Serves 2)
1/2 cup millet
1 cup water
2 TBS dark agave nectar
Dash of cinnamon 
Fruit for topping, we used blueberries and raspberries

Lightly toast millet in a pan until the millet smells nutty, about 3 minutes. Add water and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to a simmer for approximately 20 minutes, or until the water is absorbed. Add remaining ingredients to your taste. Millet is only approximately 150 calories per serving, so dig in!  

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