Low FODMAP diet--please advise!

Post new topic   Reply to topic    Forum -> Children's Health

View latest: 24h 48h 72h



Post  Mon, Oct 08 2018, 11:38 am
My teen dd is starting the low FODMAP diet for her IBS. I'm feeling a tad overwhelmed. Have you done this and can you answer some of my questions:

1. I'm cooking for a big family, only one member of which is on this diet. Do I make her all her own foods, or can a lot of what I cook for the family be low FODMAP? Can you give examples?

2. How do I give my food flavor without onions and garlic? I know the trick about sauteeing big pieces of onion and garlic and then removing; any other ideas?

3. Are all commercial products such as tomato sauce, duck sauce, etc out because almost everything has onion and garlic powder?

4. Any other tips/chizuk someone who has BTDT can give me?

Back to top



Post  Mon, Oct 08 2018, 1:33 pm
You're so awesome for asking these questions and for helping your DD get healthy, kol hakavod!
1. I have gone both ways (I'm the one on the diet). I have made multiple of things, mine the FODMAP way and regular for the rest of the family. It was a pain. It's easier to make a larger quantity of low FODMAP food. You are going to need to find new recipes. Chances are, you are used to cooking with gluten (pasta, bread crumbs, baked goods, etc). You really don't want to make a recipe twice, one with gluten and once without, that's a lot of extra work.
2. I use salt and pepper in everything, and a lot of herbs and spices are OK.
3. Yes many commercial products are off limits. I have lost weight and feel much healthier because I am eating so much cleaner. But meal prep takes advanced planning or I will be left with nothing to eat in the house.
4. Buy "The Complete Low-FODMAP diet" by Shepherd and Gibson.
Have your daughter do breath testing for lactose and fructose. I was able to add regular milk and other foods back into my diet by obtaining normal results on these tests. It was worth the few hours of my time.
Your chizzuk will come from your DD feeling better IY"H.
Back to top



Post  Mon, Oct 08 2018, 4:26 pm
Saute diced carrots and sliced celery as a base (or any veggies you're allowed). It gives nice flavor.

Use kosher salt instead of table salt for more depth (you'll need extra because it's lighter).

Play around with other flavors like curry, cumin, ground mustard, fresh ginger, etc.
Back to top



Post  Mon, Oct 08 2018, 6:20 pm
Garlic infused olive oil is OK on the diet.
Store bought is expensive but you can make your own.
Back to top



Post  Mon, Oct 08 2018, 6:26 pm
I used a lot of herbs on the diet- basil, cilantro, dill etc. nutritional yeast, preserved lemons, olives and roasted red pepper also add a lot of flavor.
Back to top



Post  Mon, Oct 08 2018, 6:31 pm
Examples of things whole family can enjoy:
Salmon with green olives, cilantro, lemon and tomatoes over white rice
Chicken with lemon and rosemary or thyme
Roasted sweet potatoes with salt, pepper and lime juice
Roasted zuchinni with salt and pepper and fresh basil
Carrot ginger parsnip soup
Roasted red pepper soup
Back to top



Post  Wed, Mar 06 2019, 6:21 pm
My DD is starting this diet, too. How's it going, OP? I'm feeling super overwhelmed!

Did you find anything to use instead of challah?
Back to top



Post  Thu, Dec 26 2019, 10:46 am
I'm looking for a challah recipe too. Anyone?
Back to top



Post  Thu, Dec 26 2019, 11:26 am
amother [ Papaya ] wrote:
I'm looking for a challah recipe too. Anyone?

I think spelt is ok but check
Back to top
Recent Topics

Page 1 of 1 View latest: 24h 48h 72h

Post new topic   Reply to topic    Forum -> Children's Health

Related Topics Replies Last Post
Low Oxygen!!
by amother
27 Fri, Sep 18 2020, 5:37 pm View last post
Beef Top of Rib Low and Slow
by lilies
0 Fri, Sep 18 2020, 10:33 am View last post
Snacks--low carb, nut free, no fridge
by amother
12 Mon, Sep 14 2020, 1:44 pm View last post
Low sugar challah recipe 2 Sun, Sep 13 2020, 4:34 pm View last post
Doing for my children vs being with my children - pls advise
by amother
7 Mon, Sep 07 2020, 10:40 am View last post