Low FODMAP Diet Recipes

What You'll Eat

Foods that are low in FODMAPs, an acronym that stands for a group of carbohydrates that can be difficult to digest: fermentable oligosaccharides (fructans and galacto-oligosaccharides), disaccharides (lactose), monosaccharides (fructose) and polyols (sorbitol and mannitol). Reducing these sugars helps people who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome determine the culprit(s) of their digestive woes as they gradually reintroduce these carbohydrates to their diet. Given the complexity and newness of the diet, developed in 2005 by researchers at Monash University in Australia, it’s strongly advised that people interested in pursuing the program work with a dietitian to follow it correctly and healthfully. Your daily menu might include a breakfast of gluten-free toast or oatmeal and low FODMAP fruit (apples: no; berries: yes); a salad for lunch with feta, cucumbers, carrots and salmon dressed with olive oil and lemon juice; and for dinner, chicken with rice and steamed spinach, plus cantaloupe for dessert.

Recipe Resources

The websites below help explain how and why to follow a low FODMAP Diet:

Last updated by Rachel Pomerance Berl | January 03, 2014

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