Sweets That'd Won't Trigger Migraines

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Ah. Sugar! Being indulgent when you have migraines can be quite dangerous. But, what if you found a treat that let you feel indulgent without any consequences? This week I will be sharing my absolute favorite treats that are free of the most common food migraine triggers. These will all be recipes you can make at home, which I’ll include links to (in order)! For those of you who don’t particularly enjoy cooking, I’ll also mention any store bought versions that would do the trick!

Dried Mangoes

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Seriously my absolute guilt-free treat. I found a lovely recipe from a blog called  “Thank Your Body”. If lemon is one of your triggers then go for store bought. Trader Joes has unsweetened, unsulfured dried mangoes. I’m obsessed.

Tip: If you buy your dried fruits from chain stores be sure to look out for sulfites and added sugars. Dried fruits often contain both, which are known as triggers for a variety of people with migraines.

Sour Watermelon Gummies

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I’m new to the world of gelatin baking but this recipe was my first ever success. Which definitely means its fool proof! I found this recipe on “meatified”. Rachael Bryant is the amazing founder of meatified and posts recipes by allergen/diet category. I’m thinking I should ask her to include a migraine friendly diet. I don’t recommend buying any gummy treats from stores because they usually contain several migraine trigger ingredients.

Tip: Make sure to buy the gelatin that is grass fed and free of GMOs. The writer includes a link right before the recipe to one you can buy from amazon. Also, make sure your lemon is fully ripe in order to assure lower tannin levels. If you need to stay clear of all lemon, you may omit that ingredient and just enjoy some sweet gummies!


Cherry Cranberry Oat Crisp

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’m a sucker for a great cobbler. Crisps tend to satisfy those cravings. I try to avoid adding a sweetener when cooking with fruit but if you’d like to, I would recommend using pure maple syrup in this recipe. A nice warm syrup with your oats just sounds delightful.

Extra Tip: Flax seed tends to taste nutty if you are craving that nutty topping!

 

Cake Batter Ice Cream

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Get creative with this one. Again, use your sweetener of choice and don’t be afraid to stick to nut free. A quick fix would be to find a nice sugar free frozen yogurt shop near you. They usually carry ingredient lists on hand all you have to do is ask if you are concerned.

Tip: Let it thaw quite a bit before eating so it gains a similar consistency!

 

Blueberry Paleo Muffin

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Can you say yum? This mini treat is perfect on the go! Fifteen seconds in the microwave and voila! Muffin Magnificence. Found this from Lindsay at “Delighted Momma”. Swap honey for maple syrup at a 1:1 ratio and almond meal for oatmeal flour at a 1:1 ratio. Also you can swap the meal for coconut flour as she mentioned.

 

Tip: If you have a food processor or blender you can make your own oat flour by simply placing regular/gluten free/organic oats into either until they reach a flour-like consistency.