Children with eczema, like all other children, need healthy food to grow. Lack of sleep and the constant struggle with eczema may have affected your child’s growth and thus, it’s even more important to ensure a healthy diet. MarcieMom is privileged to be given permission to feature recipes of Julie Daniluk, TV Host and Nutritionist, and have selected nutritious recipes whose ingredients are anti-inflammatory and available in Singapore. Read more on Julie here.
Julie’s Recipe: Ingredients
- 1 cup hijiki or thinly cut wakame seaweed
- 1 cup large onion, chopped
- 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 cup filtered water
- 1 bunch broccoli
- 1/2 cup almonds, chopped
- 2 Tbsp hemp or flax oil
- 2 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1 Tbsp toasted sesame oil
- ½ tsp umeboshi plum paste or ¼ tsp sea salt
- 2 Tbsp freshly grated ginger
1) Place seaweed in a bowl and cover with water; let stand.
2) Sauté onions in olive oil, in a covered saucepan over low-medium heat, until they are translucent. Combine water with the onions and cook for 5 minutes.
3) Add broccoli, stir, and cook covered on low heat for approximately 10 minutes, until the broccoli is heated through, but still a vibrant green colour.
4) Remove the pot from the heat. Drain the soaking water from the seaweed (you can save it for a soup stock).
5) Transfer the veggies and softened seaweed to a large bowl.
6) In a mason jar mix the flax or hemp oil, lemon juice, toasted sesame oil, umeboshi plum paste, ginger. Shake well until blended and pour over veggies.
Makes 4 servings
MarcieMom: Broccoli’s Benefits include reducing inflammation and allergic reactions!
I looked up broccoli and here are some fast facts & benefits of eating broccoli!
- Source of vitamin C (aids iron absorption), vitamin A/ beta-carotene (anti-inflammatory), folic acid, calcium (for bone), protein, Omega-3 and fibre
- Contains sulforaphene, a type of isothiocyanates/phytochemical, that reduces cancer/ tumours and helps repair skin from damage
- Best consumed as whole foods versus supplements (study showed supplements lacking in an enzyme that is required for better absorption by body)
- Best lightly cooked as cooking till soft would have destroyed most of the enzymes
- Contains soluble fibre that is able to reduce blood cholesterol (read more in Julie’s article in Vitality Magazine here)
- Source of kaempferol, a phytonutrient that can reduce allergic reactions
After learning of the above as I google the benefits of broccoli, I’m convinced that not only Marcie needs to eat broccoli (she’s eating tons of cauliflower now, so not too bad!) but our whole family has to!