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
If you are looking for a low fodmap alternative to pasta that it is also grain free, then one product that I recommend and personally use is konjac noodles.
There has been a lot of debate on various blogs and message boards lately about whether flaxseed (also known as linseed) is a low fodmap ingredient. Monash University in Australia are yet to conduct their fodmap research on this ingredient alone however they have analysed LSA which is a blend of linseed (flaxseed), sunflower seeds and almonds. Continue reading
Natvia (and Truvia in the US) is a sugar free blend of stevia and erythritol and you may have noticed that they are starting to become very popular in the supermarket as a sugar replacement and also as an ingredient in many processed food items such as muesli bars, jams and chocolate. Personally, I don’t have anything against Natvia, I think it is a great sugar alternative for the general public. However for those of us who suffer from IBS it MUST BE AVOIDED! And this is why… Continue reading
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
This 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
I have been following the low fodmap diet for almost three years now and I want to share the 11 pantry ingredients that I use every day that I cannot live without. Read on to find out more…. Continue reading
I think that we can all agree that the low fodmap diet can be difficult to navigate – it has taken me over 3 years and still I continue to find it difficult sometimes! Coconut causes significant confusion as there is conflicting information on the fodmap status of the numerous coconut products out there.
The main problems lie in that there are many different coconut products and it seems, from my research, that each product has a different fodmap rating. If you want to find out what my research has told me, please read on… Continue reading
If you are interested in boosting your protein intake with protein powder, finding one that is low fodmap is a minefield! I have tried and tested many different types and the best option is one that is based on brown rice with minimal ingredients, avoiding lactose, artificial sugars and wheat. For example, if you are looking at a product that says it is vanilla flavoured protein, the ingredients should read something like this: Continue reading