Choosing the best, low fodmap, chocolate

Low Fodmap for Life

I am a chocolate lover and I am guessing that 99% of you are as well…

There was a time when I thought I was intolerant of chocolate and I was absolutely devastated. As it turned out I was intolerant of the erythritol in the “healthy” chocolate that I was choosing to indulge in!

Over the past year I have been passionate about making my own chocolate, but lately I have been buying it, and I thought you might like my tips for choosing the best, low fodmap chocolate.   Continue reading

My favourite low fodmap ingredient, and a recipe to share!

Low Fodmap for Life

Of all the low fodmap food, the one that I use every single day is eggs. I could not live without them. I know that a lot has been said in the past about how eggs are high in cholesterol etc, but I think that those pieces of information have more or less been proven to be derelict and that eggs are very good for us, full of proteins, good fats, vitamins etc. Here is a link to some great egg-facts by my favourite egg suppliers if you want to find out a little more for yourself.

I am sure there are rules that stipulate about how many eggs you are supposed to or not supposed to eat each day. I get a little tired of following food rules as I follow so many anyway, so I just make up my own rule Continue reading

Kefir on the low fodmap diet

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I have been suffering chronic sinusitis over the past couple of months and I have ended up having to take very strong anti-biotics to treat it, and all up I have been on these for over 25 days. I am incredibly grateful that I seem to have kicked the infection for the moment, but I am still reeling from the physical impact of taking such powerful medicine. A few months ago I began experimenting with making my own home-made fermented kefir and I am so glad I did Continue reading

Berry Chia Breakfast Pudding

Low Fodmap for LifeA few weeks ago I posted about how breakfast one of the most difficult meals for me, not only just due to the fodmap restrictions but also my desire for options that are gluten free and low in carbs. I love eggs but they aren’t always convenient when I am trying to get lunches made, tidy the kitchen, feed the kids, make coffee, meet the requests/demands of small people, whilst somehow simultaneously getting myself presentable before running out the door.

I have started making a delicious chia pudding lately that is very yummy and enough for 4 breakfasts Continue reading

Strawberries & Whipped Cream – a delicious low fodmap dessert!

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Of all the fruit in all the world, I think strawberries are my favourite, and I am incredibly grateful that they are allowed on the low fodmap diet. I am also grateful that we can pair them with a little fresh whipped cream – up to 1/2 cup (or 60g). Note: This should not be confused with regular thickened cream as this is still moderate in lactose for those of us who are intolerant.

If you are thinking about a lovely light dessert option this weekend then perhaps this recipe for fresh whipped cream might be a good option for you.  Continue reading

The most difficult meal: breakfast

Low Fodmap For LifeA few months ago I was contacted by one of my wonderful followers and we chatted over email about the most difficult meals: breakfast and snacks. I think for most people on the low fodmap diet both of these can be quite tricky initially as we adjust to changing a lifetime of eating habits. Before the low fodmap diet I ate the same breakfast pretty much every morning: home-made cereal/granola with dried fruit and nuts, chopped apple and yoghurt. Three years on and my breakfasts are completely different! Read on to find out what I like to eat for breakfast.

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5 tips for deciphering labels on the low fodmap diet

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I have been following the low fodmap diet for 3 years and I thought I’d share some of my tips for deciphering labels at the supermarket to help you work out if something is low fodmap or should be avoided.

There are some products that are particularly hazardous for those on the low fodmap diet and these usual suspects are: muesli/granola bars, protein bars, chocolate/candy bars, chips/crisps, ice-cream, sauces and yoghurt. Now that I think about it, many processed foods can be difficult for us!

Here are my 5 tips to keep in mind when shopping: Continue reading

Sometimes I stumble…

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As my children are still relatively small (4 and 6 years),  I am a newcomer to the “school holiday” experience, which I have mostly found to be chaotic, busy and with all semblance of routine thrown out of the window. So I was well and truly ready for us to return to routine at the start of this week – my sanity was noticeably starting to fray and my exercise routine and sugar-free state also in tatters. 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