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Low FODMAP Chocolate Chip Cookies

Low FODMAP Chocolate Chip Cookies

I often find that people either love potlucks or hate them. Either you know the perfect dish to bring, or you spend hours worrying about what is an acceptable dish to bring. You ask yourself: what is considered a big enough portion? Are people going to like the dish I bring? Does it have to be homemade, or is it acceptable to opt for some store bought snacks? Although potlucks are supposed to be a fun get together, they can often be more stressful than desired. In addition when trying to stick to a low FODMAP diet, a whole new layer of stress is added. It can be difficult to distinguish which platters are low-FODMAP and which are not. Especially when your co-worker won’t share that...

Low FODMAP Grilled Shrimp

Low FODMAP Grilled Shrimp

It is finally that time of the year when we get to dust off the old BBQ and put out the patio chairs! Summer has arrived and it is time to soak up all the sun we can get! Starting the low FODMAP diet in the summer can be frustrating with all the things we typically grill, which is why we created this super simple, crowd-pleasing low FODMAP grilled shrimp recipe! This recipe works great as an appetizer for those Sunday potlucks with friends, or a light dinner when served on top of your favourite grain. It is simple and delicious. What more could you ask for? Give it a try! Low FODMAP Grilled Shrimp Recipe adapted from Delicious As It Looks. Save Print Low-FODMAP Grilled...

Homemade Gut Friendly Granola

Homemade Gut Friendly Granola

Hey there, it is Nancy again, and I am excited to share with you a homemade granola recipe made for a special someone found within your gut! Let me explain… Did you know that there is such a thing as good bacteria? Not all bacteria needs to be cleaned away, and killed through sanitization. We as humans contain trillions of good bacteria within our gastrointestinal system most of which have vital tasks to maintain our overall health. Our good bacteria help us in a variety of ways including producing a physical barrier in our gut to protect against bad bacteria, helping us digest nutrients, and even help support an efficient immune system.1  In fact, research is beginning to show - those bacteria may also play a role in...

Low FODMAP Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Low-FODMAP Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Hey- it is Nancy here, Andrea’s student, and today I have got a Low-FODMAP hummus to share with you! Yes, that’s right, there is such thing as a delicious hummus without any garlic or onions! Garlic and onion are two foods that are high-FODMAP, specifically due to their high contents of fructo-oligosaccharides, and can make digestion for IBSer’s unpleasant. Unfortunately, they are also two flavour ingredients that are common in so many dishes! But - let all your troubles fade away because this hummus is specifically made Low-FODMAP and is still full of flavour! Hummus is a great snack to help you get through the morning before lunch, as its primary ingredient is chickpeas which is full of protein to keep you full! An important note about chickpeas is...

Raincoast Style Crisps

DIY Raincoast Crisps

I want to share a secret with you. Have you ever purchased Raincoast Crisps from the store? The crackers that are thin and have a light crunch. They contain a nutty crunch and sweet taste due to the dried fruit - full of wholesome ingredients - so much so that you wonder if you can make them at home! It turns out - you can! Once I got in on the secret, I just couldn’t keep my mouth shut: DIY Raincoast Crisps are super simple to make homemade! Plus this recipe allows you to make over 10 times the amount of crackers at a fraction of the cost! These crackers are prepared similar to baking a banana loaf. You simply freeze the loaf, chop into thin slices, and bake...

Low FODMAP Eggplant Parmesan

Low FODMAP Eggplant Parmesan

Hey all! Nancy - Andrea's student here! I was lucky enough to receive the “Oh She Glows Everyday” cookbook, by Angela Liddon, for Christmas this year.  My friend must have known I had been eyeing this cookbook in stores already. I couldn’t wait to get into the kitchen and pick my first dish to share with you today. However, it was quite the challenge to pick one recipe, as they all sounded so good. At last, I chose the Excellent Eggplant Parmesan - of course - I made it a Low FODMAP Eggplant Parmesan for all you IBS'ers - it's EQUALLY as delicious as any FODMAP version! The Eggplant slices are coated in a fragrant vegan 'parmesan' and then cooked in the oven until crisp and...

Low FODMAP Fennel Beef Stew

Low FODMAP Fennel Beef Stew

So many comforting dishes in the fall and winter are hard to find low FODMAP - usually because the recipes contain onion and garlic. And that's exactly what I need in the winter! I am NOT a fan of these cold winter days. Coming home from a long day when the sun has already gone to bed at 5 pm is not my favourite time of year. With this low FODMAP Fennel Beef Stew, when I return home there's a delicious smell coming from my slow cooker crockpot – the winter days get a little better! Unlike many stews, this dish uses fennel, instead of onions and garlic, to produce the base aromatic flavours. I know I can hear all of you IBS'ers cheering ‘YAY’. And for those...

Banana Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Banana Chocolate Avocado Pudding

If you are a fan of chocolate pudding… this is a must try! This chocolate pudding includes an avocado and a banana - a great way to get in some fibre, and whole foods. Compared to store bought pudding - it cuts down on added sugar, and if you have a milk allergy or intolerance, it's also lactose free. It's a great vegan alternative to a milk & sugar based pudding the whole family will love. In addition, the pumpkin seed butter adds a little protein to this dessert, in addition to a satisfying twist for the taste buds! It is super simple and quick to make - I whipped mine up in 5 minutes flat. Put all the ingredients into the blender and press the button. Next time you are craving...

Banana Tofu Muffins

Banana Tofu Muffins

This is definitely my FAVOURITE muffin recipe! It is my favorite snack to make in bulk and store in the freezer. This quick nutritious snack is great to grab on a busy day! These Banana Tofu muffins are filled with fibre, protein and even essential omega-3 fatty acids. Could it get any sweeter than this? I know what you are thinking- tofu in a dessert? That does not sound sweet. But WAIT. I want to share a little story with you and express why dessert tofu is a great addition to your favourite desserts. When I was studying about the importance of protein at Mount Royal University my professor asked the class “who in this room likes tofu?” Not surprisingly, only a few raised their hand. I didn’t. I knew...

Mocktail Madness!

Mocktail Madness: Delicious Summer Mocktail Recipes

It is FINALLY summer time - a great way to take in the heat is to enjoy some fruity drinks on the patio! When I really tune into my body, sometimes I realize - it really isn’t the alcohol that I crave but simply a nice cold refreshing drink! These delicious summer cocktail recipes definitely helps to curb that craving, helps to prevent FOMO - and unnecessary alcohol intake. For a lot of people with IBS & gut health issues - alcohol can trigger symptoms of diarrhea or constipation. Plus, alcohol can harm your gut microbiome, so ultimately, I encourage people to mostly limit their alcohol to drink to one a day. I know lots of times, that's tricky, especially when everyone else around you is drinking - which is...