5 good ways to get more soluble fibre in your day

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Last week I wrote about recent research showing that an increased intake of soluble fibre can be helpful in the treatment of IBS. If you missed it you can read the post here: Soluble fibre helps IBS symptoms, but which are the best low fodmap options?

In the post, I listed out the best low fodmap food items to eat to give your soluble fibre intake a boost. I did find the list a bit over-whelming and thought: so what now?

I have put together a list of the top 5 ways to get more soluble fibre into our daily diet as a helpful guide that is easier to focus on.  Continue reading

Zucchini Pizza Crust- low fodmap, low carb and 100% amazing!

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You might be wondering why I am so excited about the discovery of a zucchini pizza base? Well, as you already know I follow the low fodmap diet and I am also gluten intolerant, so it is pretty tough finding a great gluten free pizza base. Secondly, I am also carb intolerant/insulin resistant (you can read about this here) and this means that I need to get very creative when it comes to pizza crusts. Continue reading

Zucchini Fritters – low fodmap, packed full of nutrition and oh-so delicious

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I am supposed to be studying, but I’m not. I just couldn’t wait to share this amazing recipe with you all!

I hated zucchini for 32 years of my life until I started the low fodmap diet and realised it was one of the limited low fodmap vegetables. Now I love it, although I still won’t eat it steamed. I grate it into absolutely everything, which is why when I saw this recipe today I had to try it straight away and it was easy to convert it to be fodmap friendly. I’ll show you how… Continue reading

Why I ‘pass’ on the bread

Low Fodmap For LifeThis is a post that I have been wanting to write for a while now as I felt it was time to give an explanation as to why I follow a low carb diet as well as a diet low in fodmaps and free of gluten. A close friend said to me early last year: “what is there left for you to eat?” Well, if you take out grains, processed foods and sugar then we are left with the simple things that people have been eating for many thousands of years – vegetables, meat, eggs, a little fruit. And lets not forget chocolate which deserves its own food group (do you remember that I make my own chocolate without sugar?). Continue reading

Feeling a little embarrassed…

Low Fodmap For LifeI must admit to feeling a little shame-faced today.

My step-mother-in-law is a very kind lady and she has really taken to heart some of my diet modifications and health messages over the years: don’t feed the kids too much sugar, I am gluten free, low GI foods are best….

Taking on board my messages, yesterday she arrived armed with enough food to feed an army and so full of pride for covering off the key points above Continue reading

Why I follow a gluten free AND a low fodmap diet

Low Fodmap For LifeIf you have tried or are continuing with the low fodmap diet you will probably agree that it can be challenging as it is quite restrictive. Why then have I made my life even more difficult by also following a diet that is gluten free?

There is a story to this and I will tell you the short version, as it isn’t very glamorous, but I wanted to give you some insights into why I have made the decision to eat the way I do. Continue reading

Low Fodmap Muggin (muffin in a mug!) – the perfect quick breakfast

Low Fodmap for LifeI posted this photo on Instagram and Facebook and I’ve had a few requests for the recipe! This is a recipe adapted from a lovely blog: My Clean Plate at WordPress. The reason why I like it is that it only takes a few minutes to make, is very nutritious and filling, and after it is cooked it is portable if you wanted to take it to work or eat on the go! I make this on the mornings that my family have breakfast cereal which is about two days a week (the other days I make eggs or low fodmap pancakes – recipes to come!) My littlest taste testers also likes this muffin in a mug! Continue reading