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Is Almond Flour Low FODMAP

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Is Almond Flour Low FODMAP?

Almond flour is low FODMAP at servings less than 1/4 cup (24 grams). Therefore almond flour does contain FODMAP’s but is safe to eat in smaller portions. Sadly, a lot of baking recipes will call for a lot of flour and 1/4 cup will usually be far to little. Unless you have a small serving of the overall recipe, you can expect there to be digestion issues. 

On the plus side, at least it’s not entirely bad, as there are many delicious recipes that use almond flour!

 

Are Almonds Low FODMAP?

Almonds fall under the same rules of almond flour regarding FODMAPS, they can be consumed in small portions before being high FODMAP. Any amount of almonds under 12 grams is considered low FODMAP according to Monash, as it contains some GOS. 

So almost are safe to eat as long as you ration your intake, otherwise prepare for some issues! Almonds also fall into the same category for histamine levels as almonds are high histamine at certain servings. 

 

How Is Almond Flour Made?

The general process of making almond flour is fairly simple with the proper tools. First almonds are skinned, removing the thin layer surrounding the nut. This process of removing the skin is usually done by boiling the almonds in hot water. After, the blanched almonds are ground up and sifted into a fine powder. That’s it, you’ve got almond flour!

 

Is Almond Flour Healthy?

Almond flour does provide some health benefits and can help in preventing some health issues (along with a proper diet). Almond flour contains manganese, monounsaturated fats, prebiotic dietary fiber, and vitamin E to name a few. All of these have separate benefits to your body such as decreased chance of cognitive decline, better heart health, and better digestion!

 

Can You Substitute Almond Flour For Regular Flour?

Yes! Almond flour can be substituted for flour in most recipes you’ll find. Almond flour will be slightly moister than normal wheat flour, but it should still be used at a 1:1 ratio.

 

Can You Fry With Almond Flour?

Yes, you can fry with almond flour just like wheat flour. Almond flour is a great substitute for conventional wheat flour and can also be used as a coating/breading in most recipes that use flour. This goes for pan frying or oil dipped frying, almond flour works as a great coating no matter your method of frying your food. 

 

How Long Does Almond Flour Last?

The expiration time of almond flour isn’t exact as the conditions it’s stored in may vary, but a general average is that almond flour will last for roughly one year. As with most storing tips, keeping almond flour in a cool and dark place can help it stay preserved for longer. Also, ensure that whatever package it’s being stored in is secure and fully closed. 

 

Can You Freeze Almond Flour?

Yes, you can freeze almond butter and it will keep it fresh. Before using any, it’s best to let it sit out at room temperature and fully cool. In fact, freezing almond flour is a way to preserve it for longer.

 

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Southern Crock Pot Chili Recipe

Southern slow cooker chili recipe

Tasty Southern Crock Pot Chili Recipe

There were a lot of great things from my childhood and the food I ate left me with tons of great memories. The chili my grandmother would make is one of those and while she usually made it on stove top, I decided to make it in a slow cooker. 

It’s not loaded with tons of different ingredients and is fairly simple to make. In fact, it’s pretty quick to make if you decide to make it on stove top since the crock pots longer cooking time is the only reason this recipe will take a while. 

Also, if you’re looking for other hearty slow cooker recipes, try our Slow Cooker Beef Stew!

 

Chili Ingredients

The list of ingredients isn’t that long. One of my favorite things of southern recipes are the use of very few ingredients but always having the right combination for a rich and hearty flavor. 

The list includes:

  • 2 lbs Ground Beef
  • 1 Large Onion
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 2 tsp Chili Powder
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 (28 oz.) Can Diced Tomatoes (or fresh)
  • 1 (28 oz.) Can Tomato Sauce (or fresh)
  • 2 (12 oz.) Cans Bushes Baked Beans

I use premade diced tomatoes and tomato sauce since it’s easier. However, if you’re inclined to make it from scratch it will taste even better with fresh ingredients. Also, you can use your own beans for the chili but I recommend using Bushes since it adds a southern flavor. 

 

How Slow Cooker Chili Is Made

There are a few different ways to prepare chili and using a slow cooker allows for some ingredients to not be precooked. However, I never risk under cooking ingredients so I start off by thoroughly browning the beef in a pan. While I’m browning the beef, I’ll have a second pan for partially caramelizing the onions with chopped garlic cloves added in. 

The reason I cook them separate is to drain a lot of the fat from the beef after it’s been browned, that way I don’t lose any of the flavor from the onion and garlic when it’s added. 

After the beef is browned, I mix in the garlic onion mixture into the crockpot. I don’t bother stirring yet as I will add in the rest of the seasonings and ingredients into the crockpot. The reason I season after the beef is browned is the same as why I brown the beef apart from the onion/garlic, to not lose any seasoning when draining the fat. 

Once all of the chili ingredients are combined in the crockpot, I stir to thoroughly mix the chili and set the crockpot to cook on high for 3 hours. Occasionally, I’ll stir the chili and check on it because I’m impatient when it comes to food. 

Three hours later and the chili will be ready to serve!

 

What Kind Of Bread To Serve With Chili

Most bread will pair alright with chili, but the most common go to is cornbread! Cornbread offers a sweet, but not too sweet, contrast with hot and hearty chili. Despite growing up in Georgia, I’m not the biggest fan of cornbread and opt for other breads or sides. 

Another bread option would be simple buttered rolls. I’m lazy and usually just buy a pack of Hawaiian rolls and call it good, but homemade work just as well!

 

What To Serve With Chili Besides Cornbread

There are endless options for side dishes you can serve with chili, but not all of them will be that delectable. Thankfully, there are still plenty of options that go incredibly well with chili. Some examples of great sides/combos for chili are:

  • Chips (tortilla)
  • Bread/Breadsticks
  • Tacos (combo)
  • Potato Skins
  • Hot Dogs
  • French Fries
  • Baked Potatoes
  • Grilled Cheese Sandwich
  • Salads

 

Can This Chili Be Made On Stove Top?

Originally this recipe was made on stovetop, so there’s no reason you can mix all of the ingredients together in a large pot the same way I do for a crockpot. I recommend preparing the beef, onion, and garlic the same way I do though. 

The cook time will also vary for this and would only take around 20-25 minutes on a medium low heat, stirring often.

 

How Long Does Chili Take To Cook On The Stove

Time to cook varies a lot on the heat applied and the equipment used. If you’re planning on cooking your chili on low heat, it could take as long as 50 minutes if it’s in a standard sized pot. 

However, if you’re cooking on medium to high heat (not too high), you can expect some cooked chili in as little as 20 minutes. 

 

Finger Foods That Go With Chili

Finger foods are the best sides for chili as they don’t take away from the central part of the meal and offer a small improvement for taste. 

My favorite finger food with chili is tortilla chips! They work well as a dipping tool and go just as well crumbled up in the chili. A few other great options are bread and French Fries, although I think French Fries can go with anything. 

 

What Sandwich Goes With Chili

The best sandwich that can go with chili is a simple grilled cheese sandwich. Grilled cheese is nothing complicated and takes no time to make properly, making it the perfect side to cook while you wait for the chili to finish. 

 

Best Chili Toppings

What you add to your chili is entirely up to you. That being said, there are some common chili toppings that are more preferred for how great they go with this hearty meal. Some great options for chili toppings are:

  • Sour Cream
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Breadcrumbs 
  • Bacon Crumbles
  • Guacamole
  • Jalapeno 
  • Olives
  • Peppers
  • Honey
  • Greek Yogurt
  • Lime Wedges

 

Dark Red Kidney Beans vs Light Red Kidney Beans 

Red kidney beans are very common in chilis and soups for their texture and great taste. Dark red kidney beans are usually bright in color with a thick skin, while light red kidney beans are lighter in color and don’t have as thick of a skin.

While there are small differences in nutritional value between the two kidney beans, they share a lot of similar traits other than their durability. Because of this, the main difference between deciding between the two will be the desired texture you want in your chili or soup. If you want a chewy bean with a rougher texture, then dark red kidney beans should be used. Alternatively, if you want less chewy and an easy to eat texture, then light red kidney beans are perfect. 

 

Southern slow cooker chili recipe

Southern Crock Pot Chili Recipe

Casey
A delicious and hearty southern chili recipe filled with beef and beans!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 354 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lbs Ground Beef
  • 1 large Onion
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 2 tsp Chili Powder
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 (28 oz. can) Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 (28 oz. can) Tomato Sauce
  • 2 (12 oz. can) Bushes Baked Beans

Instructions
 

  • Brown ground beef in a skillet or large pan. Once partially brown, drain fat from the pan, then add in onion and chopped garlic cloves and continue cooking until fully browned.
  • Combine browned beef mixture and tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, bushed baked beans, cumin, oregano, chili powder, salt, and pepper into a crock pot or slow cooker.
  • Cook chili mixture on high for 3 hours, stirring occasionally.
  • Serve with desired sides and toppings.
Keyword chili recipe, slow cooker chili, southern crock pot chili

 

Helpful Recipe Conversions

You might have a different measurement for your ingredients, so here are some helpful conversions to make it easier to follow the recipe.

Grams to Cups Conversion Table

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Is Corn Low FODMAP?

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NOTE: All of the foods listed may contain more or less FODMAPs than what they may on average. FODMAP quantity may vary on brand and processing, so it’s best to check the individual brand and ask a dietician about eating any of the food listed if you have IBS.

Is Corn Low FODMAP?

Corn is considered high FODMAP in moderate servings or more. That means you can eat corn with minimal side effects at lower servings, making portion size an important aspect. Corns also mainly high FODMAP in it’s raw harvested form. Meanwhile, many processed versions of corn such as tortillas and chips are lower FODMAP.

The estimated serving size to avoid going over is roughly 38g of corn. To be safe, I would stay well under the maximum serving size.

 

What Makes Corn High FODMAP In Large Servings?

The main FODMAP in corn that makes it dangerous for FODMAP intolerance is sorbitol. Naturally grown corn is high in sorbitol and a single cob of corn contains over the recommended threshold of FODMAPs for safe digestion. 

 

Is Corn On The Cob Low FODMAP?

Corn on the cob is not low FODMAP and contains high amounts of sorbitol. There are processed versions of corn that are low FODMAP, but fresh corn on the cob should be avoided if you suffer from IBS or other digestion issues.

 

Is Corn Flour Low FODMAP? 

Unlike corn on the cob, corn flour is low FODMAP. According to Monash, a corn flour serving of 100g is still low FODMAP. This is a relief as most wheat flour is high FODMAP and can make it difficult to eat many things that contain flour. 

 

Is Canned Corn Low FODMAP?

Canned corn is low FODMAP only in smaller servings. While it is processed and may (depending on the brand) contain lower levels of sorbitol, it still contains FODMAPs and should be limited in serving size to avoid issue. 

 

Is Corn Oil Low FODMAP?

Due to it’s processing, corn oil is generally low FODMAP as they are mostly fats. This could vary depending on who manufactures the corn oil and how it’s created. But overall, as it is mostly fat and not a carbohydrate, it will be lower FODMAP than pure corn. 

 

Is Creamed Corn Low FODMAP?

According to Monash, creamed corn is listed as low FODMAP. This will depend on the brand though and it should be checked before purchasing. Although generally, creamed corn is considered safe to eat.

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Low FODMAP Home Fries Recipe

Low FODMAP Home Fries Recipe

How To Make Low FODMAP Home Fries

Home fries are a hearty and filling addition to any breakfast. For something as simple as fried potato cubes in some seasoning, it has a surprising impact on the entire meal.

Thankfully, potatoes are low FODMAP and aren’t difficult to cook.

First, we need the ingredients!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs Russet Potatoes – Skinned (optional), washed, and cut into cubes
  • Low FODMAP cooking oil
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/4 tbsp Thyme
  • 1/4 tbsp Paprika
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

The ingredient list isn’t very long and you can easily add extra spices if you want. Personally, I like to add a little more than 1/4 tablespoon of paprika and put around 1/3 tablespoon. However, I didn’t want to over spice it for other people in this recipe so 1/4 will be more than enough for most.

Although this recipe is low FODMAP, if I’m making it without FODMAPs being concerned then I’ll add some garlic to the potatoes as well for extra flavor. 

Directions

  • Peel (optional), dice into cubes, and wash the russet potatoes.
  • Prep potatoes by bringing a pot of salted water to a boil and boiling the potato cubes until they are almost tender and drain.
  • Put cooking oil and unsalted butter into medium sized pan and melt over medium heat.
  • Place the potatoes in the pan and season with thyme, paprika, salt, and pepper. Distribute the potato cubes evenly throughout the pan, ensuring as many are touching the pan as possible.
  • Cook until the bottoms begin to crisp and then flip/stir, making sure there are as many new sides of the cubes are touching the pan.
  • Cook until slightly browned and desired consistency is reached.

 

Best Home Fries Seasoning

You’ll find a lot of different recipes for home fries on the internet. Many recipes you’ll find will have similar ingredients, but there are some surprising spices used in some. I prefer the simple thyme, paprika, salt, and pepper as my spices for home fries. But, you can add whatever you want to your recipe. 

Some additional seasonings and ingredients you’ll find in home fries are onions, garlic powder, onion powder, and some even use oregano. Be warned if you’re trying to stay low FODMAP though as some of those ingredients could cause digestion issues. 

 

Prepping Potatoes For Home Fries

There are a few ways to prep potatoes for home fries and by prep I mean partially cook. If you try to simply fry your potatoes, the middles wont adequately cook while the outside will char, giving a weird texture to bite. 

The way I prep in this recipe is to slightly boil the potatoes in salted water, cooking until they are almost tender. But, there are faster alternatives that only slightly sacrifice texture. For example, if I’m in a rush, I’ll do everything I did before such as cutting them into cubes and microwave them for a short period of time. I prefer boiling the potatoes, but if I don’t have time and want them made quickly, I’ll microwave. 

 

Best Skillet For Home Fries

I’ll usually use a red copper style pan because I’ve gotten used to it before having a skillet. That being said, it’s more common to use a cast iron skillet to get a good crispy taste for your home fries. 

There are a lot of options for pans and skillets, but you don’t need anything complicated or expensive. A great example for a cheap but great skillet is this one made by Lodge. It’s just a personal recommendation though and most skillets and pans will suffice for simple low FODMAP home fries. 

 

Low FODMAP Home Fries Recipe

Low FODMAP Home Fries Recipe

Low FODMAP Home Fries Recipe

Casey
Easy and healthy low FODMAP home fries!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 290 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 lbs Russet Potatoes
  • 1 tsp Low FODMAP Cooking Oil
  • 1 tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 1/4 tbsp Thyme
  • 1/4 tbsp Paprika
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Peel (optional), dice into cubes, and wash the russet potatoes.
  • Prep potatoes by bringing a pot of salted water to a boil and boiling the potato cubes until they are almost tender and drain.
  • Put cooking oil and unsalted butter into medium sized pan and melt over medium heat.
  • Place the potatoes in the pan and season with thyme, paprika, salt, and pepper. Distribute the potato cubes evenly throughout the pan, ensuring as many are touching the pan as possible.
  • Cook until the bottoms begin to crisp and then flip/stir, making sure there are as many new sides of the cubes are touching the pan.
  • Cook until slightly browned and desired consistency is reached.
Keyword home fries, low fodmap, low fodmap home fries
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Is Coconut Sugar Low FODMAP?

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Is Coconut Sugar Low FODMAP?

While a lot of sugars are considered low FODMAP, coconut sugar is considered high FODMAP in servings greater than 1 teaspoon. Since most recipes will use more than a tiny teaspoon worth, it’s safe to say it should be avoided for those with IBS or anyone looking for low FODMAP ingredients. 

 

What is Coconut Sugar?

Coconut sugar is a palm sugar that’s obtained from the sap of the flower bud of the coconut palm. 

So yes, it’s a sugar obtained through a tree flower bud and has a distinctive sweetness and taste compared to other sugars. While it’s not low FODMAP, unless you consume it in less than 1 tsp increments, I think it’s a great sugar for those who don’t suffer from IBS and makes a great sugar substitute.

 

Is Coconut Sugar Good For You?

Coconut sugar is a sweetener and not filled with tons of nutrients. So don’t think that coconut sugar could improve your health just by adding some to your baking and don’t believe people who claim it’s some super sweetener. Yes, it does still contain some nutrients from the palm tree it originates from, it’s not enough to rely on for your vitamin needs. 

Despite it not being nutrient filled, there are a few things it may help with depending on your health. 

It’s a sugar and can provide glucose if you happen to suffer from lower levels of blood sugar or hypoglycemia. But, other sweeteners can provide the same thing for less price. 

Don’t forget that it’s also high FODMAP, already removing it’s usefulness for many people that may be reading this. 

 

How is Coconut Sugar Made?

Coconut sugar is made from the sap of the coconut palm tree flower buds. This sap is heated, dried, and ground up until it forms into a granular sugar. The sugar itself is a light brown color and many people claim it has a slight caramel flavor to it. That flavor may just be the type of sugar produced from the sap and be relatable to the sugar found in caramel. 

Coconut sugar is also praised for being less processed than conventional sugar. It is similar to normal table sugar but without the molasses removed. 

 

Is Fresh Coconut Low FODMAP?

Fresh coconut (specifically the white flesh on the inside) is moderately low in FODMAPs but isn’t free of them. Coconut contains sorbitol in small amounts, which is a FODMAP. Because of it’s sorbitol content, it should be consumed in amounts less than 1/2 cup. Anything greater than 1/2 cup of coconut may cause digestion distress and some people may be even more sensitive to the food. 

If you’re uncertain on whether or not it’ll affect you, I would talk to your doctor first or a registered dietician for assistance. 

 

 

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Is Tomato Paste Gluten Free?

is tomato paste gluten free

Is Tomato Paste Gluten Free?

Tomato paste is gluten free and should be safe to consume for those with celiacs. While tomato paste is gluten free, there may be other ingredients in a recipe that are not. Be sure to check all ingredients of a dish before eating!

 

Tomato Paste Nutrition

Tomato paste is low in calories, fat, and carbohydrates. While it’s not the healthiest ingredient in the world, its not bad and is safe to use in most diets!

Calories13
Total Fat 0.1g
Saturated Fat 0
Trans Fat 0 
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 
Monounsaturated Fat 0 
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 9.4
Potassium 162
Total Carbohydrates 3
Dietary Fiber 0.7
Sugars 1.9 
Protein 0.7 
Vitamin A
4.9%
Vitamin C
5.8%
Calcium
0.4%
Iron
2.6%

 

How is Tomato Paste Made?

Tomato paste is just concentrated tomatoes. It makes sense that tomato paste is gluten free sense tomatoes are gluten free. 

The paste is derived from cooking tomatoes for hours to reduce the water content, strain out the seeds and skin, and cooking again to achieve a thick base. 

Tomatoes have a lot of rich flavor and reducing the water in a tomato means having a greater focus on these flavors while using less. That’s why most tomato paste is sold in smaller portions, because a little can go a long way in terms of flavor. 

 

Is Contadina Tomato Paste Gluten-Free?

According to Contadina, all of their tomato sauces and tomato pastes are gluten free! They state that fresh Roma tomatoes are used and that it takes roughly 13 tomatoes for a single 6 oz. can of tomato paste! That’s a surprising amount of flavor to fit into a tiny 6 oz. can. 

 

Is Cento Tomato Paste Gluten Free?

Cento states that their tomato paste is made with Italian tomatoes and that it is also gluten free! They also claim that their tomato paste is packed into a BPA free resealable tube and contains no extra ingredients other than salt. 

 

 

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What Does Shark Meat Taste Like

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What Does Shark Meat Taste Like?

The taste of shark will vary depending on who you ask. But the average answer seems to be along the lines of, it tastes like chicken or a tender alligator. Shark meat can be tough and chewy but depends a lot on how it’s cooked. You’ll still never escape the fishy taste though, no matter how much it might remind you of chicken. 

Unsurprisingly the taste will vary on how it’s cooked and if it’s prepared properly. Not many people know this, but sharks urine is absorbed in their flesh and excreted through their skin. No one wants a dinner that tastes like the remnants of a sharks bladder, YUGH!

 

Can You Eat Great White Shark Meat?

It is legal to eat Great White Shark in parts of the U.S. and it is edible. Despite it being legal and while some people eat it, it’s not a popular dish for a few reasons. 

Great White Sharks are considered endangered in some areas and aren’t caught for food often because of this. Even if you manage to find a place that serves Great White Shark meat, and even though shark meat is technically edible, it can contain high levels of mercury making it a dish that should be avoided for due to health risks. 

 

 

Can You Eat Mako Shark?

Funny enough, Mako Sharks are considered the best to eat in terms of eating sharks. Mako sharks are generally quite meaty and are low in fat. 

Mako sharks can be found worldwide as well, meaning that no matter where you live, it’s a dish you can try if you find a restaurant serving it!

 

 

Can You Eat Bull Shark?

Yes, you can eat bull shark and it’s commonly caught and cooked. It’s described as being another version of boneless chicken breast. 

Obviously the taste will depend on how it’s cooked, but it’s a common dish with a variety of cooking options. 

 

What Types of Shark are Good to Eat?

There are plenty of shark species that are caught and cooked for food. However, what makes them “good” will be a matter of opinion. 

The following sharks are caught and cooked, mako sharks, requiem sharks, bull sharks, thresher sharks, and more. While sharks are a common seafood in Asia, India, Australia, and some European countries, they’re less common in western countries such as the U.S. That doesn’t mean they aren’t still eaten in the U.S., it just takes some effort to find restaurants that serve it.

 

Shark Meat Benefits and Dangers

While there are some parts of a shark that have been studied to use for medicine, eating shark itself doesn’t offer many benefits and may do more harm than good. Sharks feed on other fish and those fish feed on the other fish/vegetation from their surrounding. Sadly, there are a lot of pollutants and other things that make it to the ocean and become consumed by these fish. Because of these contaminants in the food chain, shark contains a lot of mercury and can be harmful to consume. 

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Are Pistachios High in Histamine?

are pistachios high in histamine

NOTE: If you have a nut allergy or have shown to have a reaction to almonds or other nuts, you should avoid them and consult with a doctor to determine if you are allergic to them or not. 

 

Are Pistachios High in Histamine?

While most nuts aren’t naturally high in histamine, they do contain histidine. So while a pistachio (depending on spices added if you buy them packaged) isn’t necessarily high in histamine, they can cause a similar reaction to those sensitive to histamine. If you haven’t tried pistachios before and are trying them for the first time, I’d recommend asking a doctor and taking an allergy test beforehand. If you have eaten pistachios before and aren’t sure if they caused a slight reaction, then eliminating them and reintroducing them into your diet can help determine if that’s what caused the reaction. 

The tips listed above for elimination and reintroduction are to be done AFTER consulting a doctor or physician. 

 

Are Nuts Naturally High in Histamine?

Nuts aren’t usually high in histamine but do contain similar chemicals and can cause a similar reaction. Therefore, they should be treated the same and considered high histamine.

Some examples of nuts to avoid are peanuts, cashews, almonds and pistachios.

 

Are Pistachios Low FODMAP?

Pistachios are sadly high histamine do to them containing GOS and fructans. Unlike nuts and their histamine relation, there are some nuts that are low FODMAP such as peanuts and pine nuts.

 

Summary

Sadly pistachios contain histidine, while not histamine, it can cause a similar reaction to those sensitive to histamine. Therefore, pistachios and most nuts should be avoided if you have a histamine intolerance. 

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Are Eggs High in Histamine?

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Are Eggs High in Histamine?

Well it depends which part of the egg you’re eating. It turns out, eggs aren’t 100% high in histamine production. The egg white is high in histamine so it should be avoided if possible, but the egg yolk is low in histamine. 

 

Nutrition Facts for Eggs

Eggs have some interesting nutrition facts and these ones are for if you eat the whole egg and not just one part.

The average 50g egg contains roughly 78 calories, 5g of fat, 62mg sodium, 6g of protein, and a surprising 187mg of cholesterol. Aside from a slightly higher amount of cholesterol, it’s no surprise why they’re so common to eat for breakfast.

 

How To Make Eggs High Histamine

The only way to ensure there isn’t high histamine production from eating eggs, is to only eat the yolks. 

Everyone reacts differently to different foods though, so you may be able to eliminate it and slowly reintroduce it to test your tolerance and how it makes you feel. More importantly, if there are adverse side effects already noticed from eating eggs, then they should be avoid and you should talk to your doctor. 

 

Egg Yolk Recipes

If you’re avoiding histamine foods and want to stay away from egg whites, then there are still recipes that use egg yolks! These are three delicious recipes that make use of them but ensure the other ingredients used are also low histamine because the brands used might not be!

Crème Brulee 

Crème Brulee is one of my all time favorite desserts! A vanilla treat that I’ve been in love with since trying it for the first time over a decade and a half ago. 

Egg Yolk Cookies

If Crème Brulee isn’t a dessert you’re looking for, why not go with a classic? Cookies are a very popular dessert for a reason and these egg yolk cookies will aspire to their cookie cousins excellence.

Pound Cake

Finally, another great dessert that’s a bit more involved but well worth the effort. A pound cake is a simple dessert most people will love and this one only uses egg yolks.

 

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Classic Green Bean Casserole

classic green bean casserole

Classic Green Bean Casserole Recipe

Ingredients List

2 cans Cream of Mushroom Soup

2 tablespoons Butter

1/2 of on Onion

2 Garlic Cloves

1 cup Milk

2 1/2 teaspoons Soy Sauce

8 cups Green Beans

3 cups French Fried Onions

Salt & Pepper to taste

 

Cooking Directions

Step 1:

Preheat the oven to 350°F.  Also begin heating a large pot of salted water that will be used to blanch the green beans. 

Step 2: 

Obtain another large bowl to fill with ice and water, this will be the ice bath for blanching the green beans. Cook the green beans for 5 minutes in the boiling water, strain them, and then put them in the ice bath to stop the cooking process. 

Step 3:

Chop the onion and garlic to prepare. Melt butter in a small pan and cook the onion and garlic for roughly 4 minutes until slightly browned. 

Step 4:

Stir cream of mushroom soup, milk, soy sauce, green beans, onion/garlic mixture, and 1 1/2 cups French fried onions in a bowl, mixing thoroughly. Season with salt and pepper to taste. 

Step 5:

Using a standard casserole dish, pour all of the ingredients inside of the dish until even. Cook for 25 minutes. 

Step 6: 

Sprinkle remaining French fried onions on the top of the casserole. Bake for an additional 5 minutes. 

 

Can Green Bean Casserole Be Made in Advance?

Yes, green bean casserole can be cooked ahead and stored. 

Most will last around 48 hours when adequately stored. I recommend cooking the night before and simply covering with foil and storing in the fridge. 

 

How Long to Cook Green Bean Casserole In Oven?

How long to cook green bean casserole depends on the temperature you plan to cook at. Most recipes you’ll find will average around 350F and that’s good because anything too high can burn the outside of the casserole while undercooking the inside. 

This recipe uses 350F and at that temperature, it will take roughly 30 minutes to cook fully. 

 

How To Keep Green Bean Casserole Warm

There are multiple ways to keep green bean casserole warm after cooking. Depending on the time it was cooked and how it was cooked will make a difference, but there’s a solution for everything!

If you’ve made it like I did in this recipe, then depending on the casserole dish you used, it’s possible to use warmers but that’s only if the dish material is safe to use on them. 

My personal method is to usually retain it’s heat by covering in foil and slightly reheating in the oven before serving. 

 

Fresh Green Beans vs Frozen for Green Bean Casserole

I may not have the most sensitive taste buds on earth, but I don’t notice an incredible difference in taste between fresh green beans and frozen green beans. By the end of cooking, the only difference that I seem to notice is that of texture. 

The texture only differs because of the fresh ones not being precooked usually, but they still taste just as good to me. 

There may be some health differences between frozen green beans and fresh green beans due to additives/preservatives, but that will depend on the brand you buy.  

 

Is Green Bean Casserole Keto?

Most green bean casserole recipes won’t be keto if they used cream of mushroom soup and French fried onions like this one. They are both higher carb ingredients and should be substituted if you plan on having a keto friendly green bean casserole. 

If you’re looking for a low carb green bean casserole, livingchirpy has a great one!

 

Is Green Bean Casserole Low FODMAP?

The recipe here is not low FODMAP and most green bean casserole recipes aren’t. The cream of mushroom soup is already a deal killer if you’re looking for a low FODMAP recipe.

If you do want a low FODMAP green bean casserole, then deliciousasitlooks is a great resource!

 

classic green bean casserole

Classic Green Bean Casserole

The traditional and easy to make holiday recipe!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 240 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cans Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 2 tbsps Butter
  • 1/2 Onion
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 2 1/2 tsps Soy Sauce
  • 8 cups Green Beans
  • 3 cups French Fried Onions
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.  Also begin heating a large pot of salted water that will be used to blanch the green beans. 
  • Obtain another large bowl to fill with ice and water, this will be the ice bath for blanching the green beans. Cook the green beans for 5 minutes in the boiling water, strain them, and then put them in the ice bath to stop the cooking process. 
  • Chop the onion and garlic to prepare. Melt butter in a small pan and cook the onion and garlic for roughly 4 minutes until slightly browned. 
  • Stir cream of mushroom soup, milk, soy sauce, green beans, onion/garlic mixture, and 1 1/2 cups French fried onions in a bowl, mixing thoroughly. Season with salt and pepper to taste. 
  • Using a standard casserole dish, pour all of the ingredients inside of the dish until even. Cook for 25 minutes. 
  • Sprinkle remaining French fried onions on the top of the casserole. Bake for an additional 5 minutes. 
Keyword green bean casserole, holiday casserole