Spring rolls can function as a type of "sandwich" for those who prefer something light as well as low-FODMAP. In the past, I have thought of making spring rolls as a bit of a production, but I have had patients who find them quick and easy enough to make them daily to bring to work for lunch. Wash, dry and chill your herbs, and bake your salmon on Sunday afternoons, and they will go together quickly any time!
A FODMAP elimination diet is a bit of a project! If you’ve read The IBS Elimination Diet and Cookbook you know it entails more than simply following a list of low-FODMAP foods. You must be strategic! Whether you are trying this dietary experiment for the first time, or starting a do-over, today’s post will help you make the most of the upcoming elimination phase of your diet.
Q. Any suggestions for dairy-free, low-FODMAP desserts?
A. Most people on low-FODMAP diets can eat versions of custards, puddings, ice creams, and parfaits made with lactose-free cow’s milk. But some people on low-FODMAP diets avoid even low-lactose dairy products for various reasons; this makes desserts more of a challenge.
If the main ingredient of a recipe is usually cow's milk, just substituting with almond milk or another alternative milk can have unexpected results. And recipes that are all about the flavor of butter, such as butter cookies or fudge, aren’t easily made dairy-free either! It is probably best to begin elsewhere, with recipes that don’t have milk products at their core.
People with IBS seem to take one of two approaches to Thanksgiving Dinner. The oh-what-the-heck group splurges on high-FODMAP party foods and bears the consequences. Friends, good luck with that. This post is for members of the other group, who know they will enjoy the festivities more without abdominal pain, bloating, and bowel problems getting in the way.