What if I asked you to make me breakfast? It couldn’t be that hard, right? Here are the guidelines: it must be grain-free, egg-free, dairy-free, corn-free, fruit-free, soy-free, no refined sugars, low sulfur. Have you thought of anything yet? I am waiting…
When I first started following a modified version of the SIBO specific food guide, I completely gave up the idea of breakfast and began to see all of my meals as equal. At first, I felt empowered that I did not have to eat a sugary treat for breakfast, but eventually I found myself dreading eating breakfast or constantly being late because it took too much time to prepare my dinner-like meals.
I decided that I had to find a happy medium. I created these Spiced Carrot Muffins as a convenient option for a SIBO-friendly breakfast. They are very minimally sweetened (only 1 teaspoon of maple syrup or honey per muffin) and that makes me feel good about serving them for the most important meal of the day. To make a complete meal, I like to serve my muffin warm with ghee or butter alongside a glass of almond milk and a turkey sausage. To turn this recipe into a dessert, I recommend serving with homemade frosting or adding chocolate chips. Continue reading
I find myself fascinated by foods that I have never tried before. Delicata squash fell into that category a couple of months ago and I have made it my mission to figure out how to make a delicious, SIBO-friendly recipe with it. It is a delightful winter squash and the only one I know of for which the skin can be eaten (and actually tastes good!). My creation is SIBO-friendly (as long as you do not surpass your carbohydrate tolerance), paleo, SCD, low FODMAP, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, soy-free, egg-free, and has a low free thiol content (for those who are intolerant to sulfur foods).
Tonight I enjoyed it with Coconut Lime Pan-Seared Rockfish and Baked Thai Eggplant Rounds. Leave your requests below for which one of these two recipes you would like to see posted on my blog!
- 1 medium delicata squash
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- sea salt & crushed black pepper, to taste
- Baking sheet
- Metal spatula
- Parchment paper- optional
- Preheat over to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Wash squash skin (because the skin is edible) and cut off stem. Slice squash in half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds. Cut into 1/2 inch thick C-shaped slices.
- In a medium bowl, combine olive oil, lime juice, cayenne, salt and pepper. Add squash and toss evenly to coat.
- Line baking sheet with parchment paper (paper is optional- I do this to avoid my food having direct contact with the metal baking sheet). Transfer squash to baking sheet. Pour any remaining sauce over the squash. Bake 25-30 minutes, flipping half way through.