We all love food, but sometimes our food doesn’t love us. Here’s a simple recipe for Banana Bread Muffins for anyone struggling with what to bake for snacks when the old standbys won’t do anymore.
The Signs of Food Sensitivities
So, when Leslie McQuade’s two boys (aged four and seven years old at the time) started showing adverse reactions to certain foods, she visited a Naturopath to get them tested and was surprised by the results.
“I suspected that they had food sensitivities, and was not alarmed to find out the results,” she said.
“I expected gluten and dairy because nowadays, it seems that everyone has an issue with these two food groups. However, I didn’t expect that I would also have to cut out oats, nuts, sunflower seeds, and egg whites, along with a few other random items.”
When someone has a food intolerance, the theory is that their immune system produces antibodies when it encounters certain, incompletely digested food particles in the bloodstream. Creating symptoms ranging from skin rashes to bloating, nausea and joint pain.
Leslie’s boys are now aged five and eight and the differences in their diet are already showing. “The results have already benefited mood, skin and overall health, which encourages me to keep working on alternatives to our previously favourite foods,” she said.
Banana Bread Muffin
These banana bread muffins have been tried and tested in her household, and are a regular new favourite which she keeps a stock of in the freezer ready to throw into the lunch kit.