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Can IBS Cause Weight Gain? Yes and No. Here’s Why.

October 3, 2022

Our gut health dietitians at Ignite Nutrition often get asked about the connection between irritable bowel syndrome and weight – in particular, whether IBS can lead to weight gain. The short answer is yes, IBS and weight gain can be interconnected for some people. However, this topic is much…

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35 Minute Low FODMAP Stir Fry with Firm Tofu

September 28, 2022

This lemon-teriyaki stir fry isn’t just a quick, delicious dinner—it’s low FODMAP, too! This stir fry recipe uses extra firm tofu, which is low FODMAP. Silken tofu, the softest type of tofu, is not low FODMAP in an appreciable portion. Know the difference before you cook! Recipe yields 4 servings.

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Best Drinks to Help with IBS Symptoms

September 19, 2022

We spend a lot of time learning which foods are suitable for a low FODMAP diet and which aren’t, but food is only half the story– the drinks we consume can affect our IBS symptoms just as much. Breaking down which drinks will help, and which may be worsening…

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A List of Non-FODMAP IBS Food Triggers

September 5, 2022

Are you struggling with IBS symptom management? Whether you are on the low FODMAP diet or not – there are some IBS triggers that aren’t FODMAPs that are also important for you to consider. As an IBS dietitian I am always looking for ways to help improve quality…

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20 Minute Low FODMAP Hummus Recipe (No Garlic!)

August 24, 2022

You may be wondering, is eating hummus ok for IBS? This is a question I get surprisingly often as a gut health dietitian. Store-bought hummus (and many recipes) can contain garlic which is a high FODMAP ingredient. This homemade low FODMAP hummus recipe is made without garlic and onion. It…

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5-Minute Creamy Kefir Salad Dressing

August 22, 2022

Having a delicious salad dressing is a game changer when it comes to building yummy salads and bowls. This zesty and herbaceous kefir salad dressing will quickly become one of your favourite ways to dress up lunch. As a registered dietitian, I often get asked about foods that are…

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Simplified Low FODMAP: What is the FODMAP Gentle Diet?

August 8, 2022

The low FODMAP diet can be a tricky thing. Not only does it involve a lot of planning and preparation, but it requires cutting out quite a few foods. This is especially true during the elimination phase. This kind of restriction can also lead to disordered…

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Easy 30-Minute Low FODMAP Chicken Stir Fry

August 8, 2022

It’s nearly impossible to find a low FODMAP stir-fry sauce at the store. This easy chicken stir fry is a terrific 30 minute meal made with a homemade stir fry sauce that’s low FODMAP-diet friendly, dairy free, and packed with low FODMAP veggies. Many times, stir-fry is on the weekly…

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Easy Dairy Free Tzatziki Sauce (Low FODMAP Option)

July 18, 2022

Let’s face it, it can be difficult to find yummy dairy free dips and sauces. As a registered dietitian, I work with folks who avoid dairy for many different reasons. Including milk allergies, gut health issues, and vegan lifestyles. One dip in particular that is almost always made with…

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Healthy & Refreshing Raspberry Chia Fresca

July 4, 2022

If you’re looking for a refreshing low FODMAP drink, you’ve come to the right place. The low FODMAP diet is restrictive, but it doesn’t have to be boring! Many people with IBS find non-water beverages like juice, alcohol, and caffeinated drinks to be triggering to their…