Contributor: Max Wiseberg
It’s easy to switch to an organic breakfast, and independent retailers throughout the UK will be showing you how, as part of Wake Up To Organic on 13th June 2018. In the initiative being run by the Organic Trade Board, stores will be serving free mini organic breakfasts. Organic Trade Board member, HayMax organic drug-free allergen barrier balms have developed a delicious healthy protein-rich organic breakfast which can also help hay fever sufferers.
“What you eat can affect your hay fever”, says airborne allergens expert Max Wiseberg. “Certain foods can exacerbate the symptoms of hay fever whilst others can ease them. Here’s a healthy organic breakfast that I created to help with my hay fever symptoms.”
Organic tofu, tomato and onion breakfast scramble
Total cooking time: 10 minutes. Serves: 4
- 2 tablespoons/smallest amount of certified organic virgin coconut oil – or, if you don’t like the taste of coconut, another high temperature oil such as sunflower or ground nut
- 2 medium organic red onions, sliced or diced
- 4 medium organic tomatoes, chopped
- 200g organic tofu, diced
- 2 cloves organic garlic, chopped or crushed
- 1 teaspoon organic turmeric powder, or fresh if preferred.
- Organic black pepper to taste
Just line the bottom of the pan with oil using a pastry brush. Heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium to high heat. Sauté the onions for 5 minutes, then add the garlic and tomatoes and fry for 2 more minutes. Break up the tofu and add the turmeric, stirring to coat the tofu, so it resembles ‘scrambled egg’, cooking for a further 3 minutes. Add black pepper to taste.
Can be served on organic wholemeal or an organic gluten-free whole grain toast
Max comments, “My organic breakfast scramble includes tofu for its protein content and zinc, which is antibacterial and antiviral. I added red onions because they contain high amounts of the natural antihistamine, quercetin. Tomatoes are in there because they’re a great source of antioxidant vitamin C that researchers have found gives protection against allergies and asthma.”
“The garlic can also help to clear your nasal passages, as it is a natural decongestant and can help to reduce excess catarrh. Commonly used in Middle Eastern and Asian cuisine, turmeric is a spice containing curcumin, which has been found to have anti-allergy properties*.”
“Serve with wholemeal or gluten-free whole grain toast, as whole grains contain zinc, an antibacterial and antiviral mineral.”
Recipe courtesy of HayMax, the creators of HayMax organic, drug-free allergen barrier balms, www.haymax.biz
HayMax organic drug-free allergen barrier balms retail at £6.99 per pot and are available from Holland & Barrett; selected Morrisons and Boots; Ocado; independent chemists, pharmacists and health stores; on 01525 406600 and from www.haymax.biz.
Bio: Max Wiseberg is an expert in airborne allergens (including hay fever and dust and pet allergies) and is a hay fever sufferer himself. He regularly writes in the press, for publications including The Sunday Mirror, Running Fitness, Health Food Business, The Practicing Midwife, Pharmacy magazines and Your Healthy Living and has appeared on BBC radio, many local radio stations, as well as The Chrissy B Show, Fitness TV and the Holiday & Cruise channel.