Egg-Free

Eggs are a common allergen, in children and adults alike. They can make a special diet that much more challenging to do, so we at Nourishing Hope are here to help.

Eggs are typically used for three main functions: 1) leavening, 2) binding, and 3) moisture.

I have many clients with egg allergies and sensitivities, so I have spent time trying to create and adapt as many recipes as possible to make them egg-free. Be sure to read all of the instructions before beginning in case diet-compliant substitutions are described in the introduction.

Nut-Free

Nuts are a common allergen. Nuts are also high in oxalates and salicylates/phenols, so many people avoid nuts. 

I have many clients with nut allergies and intolerances, so I have created recipes to help. Be sure to read all of the instructions before beginning in case diet-compliant substitutions are described in the introduction. And confirm the ingredients used in place of nuts are tolerated. For example, our nut-free recipes may include coconut, which are not technically a nut, but a problem for some.

Elimination Diet

Theoretically, an elimination diet is any diet that “eliminates” foods for the purpose of reducing an adverse reaction. Sometimes people call a gluten-free and dairy-free diet “the elimination diet.” Occasionally, a low salicylate diet is referred to as an elimination diet; however, the most frequent definition, and the one we’ll be using, is a diet that eliminates the top 6-10 most common food sensitivities (these are IgG antibody immune system responses and other cell-mediated inflammatory responses to food).

By removing certain foods, you can look for the reduction of symptoms to see if you are on the right track. Often an elimination diet has a “provocation” phase where foods are reintroduced a few weeks later. Here you can check for the return or flare up of certain symptoms associated with food intolerance The elimination stage lasts 2-3 weeks, and then the reintroduction phase can last a further 3 weeks. This Elimination Diet testing phase is not a forever diet. However, once food reactions are determined, depending on the reaction and reason, some foods may need to be avoided for the long term. 

Your child is unique and so are their diet and nutritional needs. Learn more about the Egg-Free, Nut-Free, and Elimination diets and how personalized nutrition can help your child today. Download our guide: “12 Nutrition Steps to Better Health, Learning, and Behavior.”

Egg-Free Recipes

Sauerkraut Recipe
Sauerkraut Recipe

GFCF/SCD/GAPS/Paleo/LOD/BED/Keto Diet Compliance Sauerkraut is wonderful for digestion and the immune system. It’s also beneficial for our mood.  Sauerkraut is made with fermented or cultured cabbage and other vegetables. When they are made raw, the traditional way,...

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Crispy Kale Chips Recipe
Crispy Kale Chips Recipe

Our family loves kale chips, including my daughter. And not only are the delicious, they are very nutritious. Kale is the cruciferous, or brassica family, along with other powerhouse foods like broccoli, brussels sprouts, and cabbage. Kale Nutrition Kale (particularly...

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Zucchini Pickles [Recipe]
Zucchini Pickles [Recipe]

If you have planted a garden, by the time summer is in full swing, zucchini and summer squash are often so abundant that you just don’t know what to do with them all.  These are simple refrigerator pickles, so there’s no expertise in canning necessary and no fuss....

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Amazing Instant Pot Refrigerator Pickled Beets
Amazing Instant Pot Refrigerator Pickled Beets

I like to have lots of veggies on hand throughout the year, and we love beets! Beets are excellent for our digestive health. Beets help the liver and gallbladder by thinning the bile, making it much easier to digest and assimilate healthy fats in our diet. Beets are...

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Nut-Free Recipes

Coconut Pancakes (Grain-Free Recipe)
Coconut Pancakes (Grain-Free Recipe)

GFCF/SCD/GAPS/LOD, Nut-freeIngredients ¼ cup, (plus 1 Tablespoon) coconut flour ¼ teaspoon unrefined salt ¼ teaspoon baking soda 4 large or 5 medium pastured eggs (room temperature) 2 Tablespoons of coconut milk or other diet compliant non-dairy milk 1 teaspoon...

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Sauerkraut Recipe
Sauerkraut Recipe

GFCF/SCD/GAPS/Paleo/LOD/BED/Keto Diet Compliance Sauerkraut is wonderful for digestion and the immune system. It’s also beneficial for our mood.  Sauerkraut is made with fermented or cultured cabbage and other vegetables. When they are made raw, the traditional way,...

read more
Crispy Kale Chips Recipe
Crispy Kale Chips Recipe

Our family loves kale chips, including my daughter. And not only are the delicious, they are very nutritious. Kale is the cruciferous, or brassica family, along with other powerhouse foods like broccoli, brussels sprouts, and cabbage. Kale Nutrition Kale (particularly...

read more
Zucchini Pickles [Recipe]
Zucchini Pickles [Recipe]

If you have planted a garden, by the time summer is in full swing, zucchini and summer squash are often so abundant that you just don’t know what to do with them all.  These are simple refrigerator pickles, so there’s no expertise in canning necessary and no fuss....

read more
Amazing Instant Pot Refrigerator Pickled Beets
Amazing Instant Pot Refrigerator Pickled Beets

I like to have lots of veggies on hand throughout the year, and we love beets! Beets are excellent for our digestive health. Beets help the liver and gallbladder by thinning the bile, making it much easier to digest and assimilate healthy fats in our diet. Beets are...

read more

Elimination Diet Recipes

Zucchini Pickles [Recipe]
Zucchini Pickles [Recipe]

If you have planted a garden, by the time summer is in full swing, zucchini and summer squash are often so abundant that you just don’t know what to do with them all.  These are simple refrigerator pickles, so there’s no expertise in canning necessary and no fuss....

read more
Amazing Instant Pot Refrigerator Pickled Beets
Amazing Instant Pot Refrigerator Pickled Beets

I like to have lots of veggies on hand throughout the year, and we love beets! Beets are excellent for our digestive health. Beets help the liver and gallbladder by thinning the bile, making it much easier to digest and assimilate healthy fats in our diet. Beets are...

read more
Cranberry Sauce
Cranberry Sauce

GFCF/SCD/GAPS/Paleo/LOD/FG For low oxalate, use all apples instead of half pears. Ingredients: 3 apples, peeled, cored and chopped 3 pears, peeled, cored and chopped 2 packages of frozen or fresh cranberries (12 oz) Splash of...

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Mashed Cauliflower Potatoes
Mashed Cauliflower Potatoes

GFCF/SCD/GAPS/Paleo/LOD/FG This recipe is SCD compliant.  For those on GFCF and not SCD, you can use half potatoes—this way you have mashed potatoes with hidden cauliflower. For low oxalate, use coconut milk. For nut-free,...

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Kale, Beet and Pomegranate Salad
Kale, Beet and Pomegranate Salad

GFCF/SCD/GAPS/Paleo/FG 1 bunch of kale 3 medium beets Seeds from one pomegranate 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves Juice from one lemon juice 1/4 cup olive oil ½ teaspoon sea salt Scrub and cut beets in half or quarters. Boil beets...

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Gelatin Hearts (RECIPE)
Gelatin Hearts (RECIPE)

GFCF/ Soy-free/ SCD/GAPS/Low oxalate Gelatin Hearts are finger gelatin that you can pick up and eat with your fingers.  It is two layers of gelatin with a strawberry heart in the middle. Read instructions and get ingredients for everything ready.  Start with the White...

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Burgers with Liver (Recipe)
Burgers with Liver (Recipe)

Diet Compliance: GFCF/SCD/LOD/FG/Egg-Free/Nut-Free To make it low salicylate, eliminate the herbs and spices, use only except salt to season. For low FODMAP, avoid onion powder. I know this dish may not sound tasty, but these burgers are delicious!  No one will know...

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Confetti Brussels Sprouts (Recipe)
Confetti Brussels Sprouts (Recipe)

(GFCF/SCD/LOD/BED) From Cooking to Heal: Cookbook with DVD by Julie Matthews To make Low Oxalate Diet, avoid pecans. Eliminate the nuts to make nut-free, low salicylate, amine and glutamate, and autoimmune paleo compliant. Also use a compliant oil for low salicylate,...

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