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A Healthier Alternative to Mayonnaise

Most people without food allergies eat their sandwiches with mayonnaise. Despite how great mayo tastes, it is made with soy and egg. Many people are allergic to it. Even though I am allergic to soy and peanuts, I have found that I am not allergic to other basic legumes. I regularly eat peas, green beans, white beans, black beans, lentils, and kidney beans without a problem. The protein compounds of these beans are different than soy. One alternative to mayo is by making a vegetable spread. This is similar to hummus, but some of you may feel that you have an intolerance or allergy to chick peas. So why not try other vegetables instead? You can make a spread in a variety of flavors: citrus, savory, pesto, cheesy or spicy. You can spread it on your sandwich to add more vegetables to your lunch at work or chop up some cooked chicken, tuna, or potatoes to make an allergy friendly salad. Here’s an example of the spread recipe that I made today. Try making your own for fun with whatever ingredients that you would like. Instead of peas, try frozen carrots, broccoli, or cauliflower, etc. It will make your diet a bit more interesting.

Pea Spread
1 package of frozen green peas
4 T olive oil
4-5 cloves of garlic, chopped
Juice of one lemon
A handful of fresh basil and fresh rosemary
salt and pepper

Combine the ingredients in a microwavable dish and cook them until the frozen vegetables are finished. Transfer the food into a food processor and process the ingredients until the mixture is completely smooth. Spread it on your sandwiches, use it as a dip, or mix it with meat or potatoes for a salad.

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