Rather than worry about what we need to take out of our diets, I much prefer to focus on what we can begin to add in. This way the list of elimination foods doesn't begin to feel overwhelming! Bread, for example, can be problematic for our skin. It's generally acidic, inflammatory and difficult to digest.
Switching from regular gluten wheat breads to rye or spelt sourdough can offer a healthier option. Simply switching to gluten-free brands might not necessarily be a better alternative. They're often full of sugars, emulsifiers and potato starch. The reason Seedful is so great, is not just because it's gluten-free. It also contains heaps of seeds (as the name suggests) and skin benefiting oils, spices and more. So this isn't just about taking something out, it's about adding lots more benefits in.
2 slices of toast (here's what I use)
250g frozen peas
100g vegan feta (like this one)
10 or so mint leaves
1 tsp wholegrain mustard
1 avocado (mashed with a pinch of salt & squeeze of lime)
Juice of half a lime
- Boil a pan of water, add the peas and simmer for 3 to 5 mins. Turn off the heat, drain and cool
- Using a food processor, pulse together the peas, feta and mint leaves until coarsely chopped. Stir in some lime juice and salt to taste
- Toast your slice, cover in a thin layer of wholegrain mustard, followed by mashed avocado, then spoon the pea pate on top
- I've decorated with crushed pink peppercorns and purple mint flowers (they're growing in the garden) but these are of course optional