This baked rice is such a treat! And it's healthy, too, providing more than a 1/2 cup of fruit in each serving.
A few months ago, I got tested for food sensitivities. I'd been having horrible migraines and was feeling congested and pretty low-energy. As part of the diet therapy following the food sensitivity testing, I followed a pretty limited diet (only about 20 foods!)
So I became creative with the limited list of foods that I could eat. On that list: almonds, rice, raspberries, banana lemon, and honey. Ta-dah! I created my Almond Raspberry Banana Baked Rice. (If you love bananas as much as I do, try my Chocolate Banana Nice Cream and my Mango Banana Almond Overnight Oats.)
While I can thankfully eat many more foods now, this dish remains one of my favorite tasty and healthy—and works for breakfast or dessert. If eating for breakfast, pair it with a protein such as a plain Greek yogurt or a couple of scrambled eggs. (For more on food sensitivities, read my recent Sonima.com article, "What Does It Mean to Have Food Sensitivities?")
Preheat the oven to 375° Fahrenheit. In a casserole dish, combine rice, banana slices, and 2 Tbsp. almonds. Gently fold in raspberries, then drizzle with honey. Top with remaining almonds and lemon zest, then drizzle with honey. Bake for about 20 minutes. Serves 4.
Nutritional information per serving: Cal: 180 Fat: 4.5 g Sat fat: 0 g Pro: 4 g Carbs: 35 g Sugar: 13 g Fiber: 6 g Chol: 0 mg Sod: 0 mg
What are your thoughts on this topic? Have you ever had a limited diet, and if what are your tips for coping?
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