Make your Christmas low FODMAP
For those following the low FODMAP diet, there are a lot of festive foods you can enjoy. The low FODMAP diet is a special type of diet that avoids foods high in FODMAPs (Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols) and shown to be effective in reducing common IBS symptoms, such as bloating and abdominal discomfort. FODMAPS are found in a wide range of foods, such as fruits, vegetables, bread, cereals, nuts, legumes, and food additives.
For those following the low FODMAP diet, there are a lot of festive foods you can enjoy! Try smoked salmon with gluten free crackers as a starter, for example.
Seasonal meats and fish with no coatings or breadcrumbs and common sides, such as carrots, parsnips and potatoes, are also low in FODMAPs. Modify gravies and sauces so they are onion, garlic and wheat free. Enjoy a selection of hard cheeses with gluten free crackers and grapes or try low lactose ice cream with a dark chocolate sauce for dessert – and of course, for those who need a break from cooking, try one of Field Doctor’s low FODMAP meals, with over 16 meals to choose from.