Monday, 20 July 2015

The Fabulous FODMAP Recipe Challenge

Hi Fodmappers - Fancy a bit of a challenge?

A while ago I wrote a post telling you how I gained a more varied diet through FODMAP but since then I have found myself slipping back into a pattern of eating the same things all the time. Isn't it funny how quickly we can get into a rut with meals especially when we're pushed for time!! So lately I have been making a conscious effort to do things a little differently. And that has meant me having another look at what foods I can include on FODMAP in order to add a little more variety to my diet.

So I have set myself a challenge and that's simply to do things differently! For me this has meant coming up with meals like the one above. What's different about this? Well I realised I hardly ever eat new potatoes for a start. And I know I've never had cooked green beans in a salad before. (They're actually very good). I've also discovered a fondness for combining nuts and cheese and, let's face it, it only takes a moment to sprinkle some nuts or seeds on top of a salad. These little changes aren't time consuming but they do make meals more interesting. And it's important to have as varied a diet as possible.

And I'd like to invite you to take up this challenge too.

The Fabulous FODMAP Recipe Challenge

You are invited to share an idea which can be anything from breakfast to brunch to baking! It can be an idea for a family meal or it can be your variation on a working lunch. In fact it can be almost anything as long as it's vegetarian (or vegan) and, of course, needs to be low FODMAP.

I'd also love to know why it is different from what you normally eat. (This challenge is all about getting out of your recipe rut.) Maybe you're doing something interesting with herbs and spices or perhaps trying a vegetarian recipe for the first time? If that means you're trying one of the recipes on this blog that you haven't tried before, that's good too.

Share your meal idea in the comments below, or better still, post a photo to my Facebook page or to Instagram. (Instagrammers please use #fabulousfodmapchallenge so I can see what you come up with). I shall feature my favourites in a future post.

So let your imagination run wild. I look forward to seeing what wonderful meal ideas you come up with.

'Til next time Fodmappers - Stay Fabulous. x

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Anyone For Strawberries And Cream?

Hi again Fodmappers

Apologies for my recent absence. Unfortunately my partner recently had an accident which resulted in him needing surgery. To cut a very long story short he's now home and recovering, though still in a lot of pain. Sometimes blogging has to take a back seat for a while.

But I wanted to stop by quickly to share some good news with you. If you're watching the Wimbledon final today this is what you'll want to know. And it's simply this. Strawberries and cream are low FODMAP!

Yes you read that right. Monash gives the green light to a portion of up to 10 medium strawberries and up to half a cup (125ml) of whipped cream, though if you are particularly sensitive to lactose you might prefer to opt for a lactose free cream. Either way it's good news for summer and for tennis fans.

'Til next time Fodmappers - Stay Fabulous