Before I started the low fodmap diet 3 and a half years ago, I would regularly eat lentils and kidney beans which I would add to soups, bolognese sauce, and chilli con carne, because they are great sources of fibre and an easy way to stretch out a meat-based meal and save some $$ at the same time. This all came to a halt, and I have not had any success re-introducing them and so I gave up on legumes. Recently though I have discovered Butter Beans (also known as Lima Beans), and with 1/4 cup serves, they are OK on the low fodmap diet! And this is also verified by the Monash University Low Fodmap app…. Great news! I use the canned option, but even buying the beans and boiling them should be OK, according to Monash Uni.
So if, like me, you have stopped eating legumes out of fear of IBS symptoms, give Butter Beans a try. I add them to soups and my homemade chilli con carne and I am really enjoying them!
I have a can of lentils in my cupboard which are supposed to be safe for Fodmaps, but I am a bit nervous about trying them I must admit. When I pluck up the courage I’ll let you know the results.
All the best,