Last week we received results from KBMO’s FIT 176 Test for food sensitivities and we were a bit disheartened to realize that how severe some of Grace’s sensitivities are. She was already mostly dairy free & gluten free, but now she must be strict in her diet. We now have to remove eggs, peanut, soy, shrimp, some beans and some fruits. We have to limit red meat and pork. After we left the naturopath’s office we both felt like Lyme just took a little bit more from our lives.
Breakfast has been the hardest to plan for. She is already low carb, so things we used to rely on like yogurt are not a great option. Cereal? Same. However with a food processor and some dates, you can make magic happen in the kitchen.
15 pitted dates
1/3 cup oats ground into powder
1 cup cashews
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1 tbsp of matcha
3 tbsp of cocoa
1 tbsp flax
1 tbsp chia seeds
splash of vanilla
1 tbsp avocado oil
3 tbsp maple syrup
pulse all dry ingredients
add in wet ingredients and pulse until a “dough” forms.
press into brownie pan lined with parchment paper
I am not a nutritionist so I can’t give the nutritional value of this recipe. My main priority is making healthy food options for a picky eater who feels like she can’t eat much of anything right now.
Food processors range in price from $100 to $1,000 depending on power and options. Partner in Lyme believes that Lyme patients need quality ingredients to make meals that fit dietary needs as well as the kitchen appliances to work with. Our financial gift of $1,000 can be used to purchase ingredients and the food processor to make a meal like this and many more!