I was diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome as a child. That was over 30 years ago and unfortunately my doctor didn't understand the role that food played in my symptoms. I spent much of my childhood fluctuating between severe constipation and severe diarrhea. Both extremes were accompanied with cramping and abdominal pain. I remember visiting Disney Land and being in so much pain that I ended up spending the entire day in the infirmary. I didn't go on a single ride.
It wasn't until I was in my mid-twenties that we realized gluten was responsible for many of my symptoms. Eliminating trigger foods significantly improved how I felt and taking a high-potency probiotic helped restore my G.I. tract to a healthy state.
Many people equate a restricted diet with a boring diet, but nothing is further from the truth. There are many flavorful foods that do not cause any problems. If you or someone you love is diagnosed with IBS, you will need to go through a process of elimination to discover what triggers your symptoms, then you can have fun creating recipes with all the delicious foods that do not cause problems. To make it easier Patsy Catsos, a registered dietitian who focuses on GI issues, partnered with VSL#3 and created a collection of IBS-friendly recipes that the whole family can enjoy.
This gluten-free jalapeno popovers recipe is not only flavorful and IBS-friendly, it is super easy to make! It is perfect as an appetizer, snack or in place of conventional rolls. To make gluten-free jalapeno popovers, you simply place all the ingredients except for the diced peppers in the blender and blend until all the ingredients are combined.
Then stir in the diced jalapeno peppers, divide the batter between mini-muffin cups, and bake.
Gluten-Free Jalapeno Popovers Recipe
⅓ cup olive oil
⅔ cup lactose-free milk
1 ½ cup tapioca flour
⅔ cup Mexican blend grated cheese
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon chili powder
1 Tablespoon jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
1. Preheat oven to 400º F. This step is essential.
2. Grease 24 mini-muffin cups with cooking spray and set aside.
3. Measure the egg, oil, milk, tapioca flour, cheese, salt, and chili powder into the bowl of a blender or food processor.
4. Blend on high until the mixture is a uniform smooth consistency. Stir in the minced peppers.
5. Divide the batter evenly into the muffin tins. Bake for 15 minutes or until the popovers are puffy and golden brown. Remove them from the oven.
As soon as they are cool enough to handle, turn the popovers out into a basket and serve warm.
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Note: VSL#3® products must be refrigerated to maintain potency and is available at your local pharmacy. Look for VSL#3® in the probiotic aisle of your local drug store and bring the card to the pharmacist as it is kept behind the pharmacy counter in the refrigerator.
- VSL#3® is a proprietary formulation of a mix of 8 strains of live lactic acid bacteria, making it one of the few probiotics with this many strains.
- VSL#3® is at least 10 times more potent than the average probiotic.
- VSL#3® products must be refrigerated to maintain potency, are gluten-free, Kosher and Halal certified.
- VSL#3® differs from other probiotics in that it is a medical food, not a supplement, and therefore must be used under medical supervision.
- VSL#3 can colonize the gastrointestinal tract with beneficial bacteria, reduce gas and bloating from IBS and maintain remission in UC or an ileal pouch.
VSL#3® products must be refrigerated to maintain potency and is available at your local pharmacy. Look for VSL#3® in the probiotic aisle of your local drug store and bring the card to the pharmacist as it is kept behind the pharmacy counter in the refrigerator.
This is a product-provided, sponsored conversation that contains affiliate links. All opinions, text and experiences are my own. VSL#3 is a medical food and must be used under medical supervision.