Elimination diet and a recipe
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I hope you can point me in the direction of some recipes for snacks and dinners that will work with my dietary restrictions. I especially would like raw recipes and suggestions on how to eat a little bit of seeds, but any recipe you have will be gratefully received. I have a really good spiralizer, btw!
I’ve had more or less vague health issues all of my life. I know now that the cause is a severely impacted gut biome from antibiotics I has as a baby. I now take incredible care with my food and take probiotics, and it’s helped me feel like a normal person. Meat is an easy source of calories when your system only accepts few foods, but I deeply wish to transition to a more plant-based diet. It’s so hard, though. Even with meat and eggs in my diet I am frequently hungry most of the day, so to do this I need help with what to eat. I don’t think I can be completely vegan now, but I hope with time I can improve my health enough that I can be vegan then. My diet may sounds crazy or like I’m overreacting, but it’s the only thing that has worked for me. Maybe some of you have the same experience but with a vegan diet?
I have gluten and histamine intolerances, and I am currently figuing out what my cross-reactions to gluten are. This means I can’t eat:
any kind of grains or other things that cross-react (rice, corn, soy, white potatoes, millet, oats, yeast are all off the table).
processed foods are out. If it has an ingredient list it’s probably not for me (histamine, traces of gluten and generally unhealthy)
fermented foods and alcohol (very high in histamine)
avocado, spinach and eggplant (very high in histamine)
anything sweet that’s not naturally sweet (I can eat fruit but fruit juice is already problematic)
chickpeas, unfortunately (histamine again)
I can eat a little of these, but not every day:
nuts (but not peanuts)
kidney beans (since my digestion is weak they give me pain. I plan to eat a tolerated amount often to reintroduce them as they don’t give me other symptoms. Will try other beans if I have success)
lime and lemon
I LOVE to eat these things:
blueberries and raspberries
apples, pears, bananas, oranges
onions and garlic
fresh and dried herbs
roasted veggies like beets, parsnips and sweet potatoes
fried veggies, usually something like peppers, courgettes and leek
cauliflower and broccoli
dried coconut (how do you eat coconut if not dried?)
And last, but not least, the promised recipe:
A very green smoothie to be eaten in a bowl.
2 apples or 1 apple and 1 pear
2-3 cm fresh curcumin, peeled
2-3 cm fresh ginger, peeled
A large handful of arugula
2-4 leaves of kale depending on size
1 tsp spirulina powder
Blend until smooth. Serve in a bowl with coconut flakes and fresh berries on top.
I cut the kale and apples into smaller pieces so my blender can catch them easier. This smoothie has a good supply of iron and manganese, among other things. The freshness of ginger goes well with the slightly spicy arugula.
Submitted May 15, 2021 at 02:04PM by Jubelko