I am constantly on the prowl for new recipes to try for my clients and myself. Trying new recipes is kind of like going to cooking classes…except a whole lot cheaper! You get inspiration and see the way that others do things. It’s learning at its finest.
When I came across the blog of Dietitian Emily (FunWithoutFodmaps), I was DROOLING. And I knew I had to share her site with all of you. She has tons of low FODMAP recipes that will leave you feeling inspired to get in the kitchen…ASAP!
I find that many low FODMAP recipe sites rely heavily on dairy for flavor. And that’s just never something my body has particularly liked. I was pleased to find that Emily had many creative low FODMAP flavor combos that didn’t rely on dairy (she has yummy dairy containing recipes for you moo-lovers also!). I also loved that her recipes had a tendency to be super simple and not require a whole bunch of ingredients.
So I decided to reach out to Emily to learn more about her experience and passion for FODMAPs.
Let’s Meet Emily…
Emily loves (low fodmap) food! By day, she helps others as a full-time supermarket dietitian. By night, she shares her love of cooking and food photography by creating yummy, easy-to-make low fodmap recipes for her blog Fun Without Fodmaps.
What inspired you to become a dietitian?
Initially, my love for food and cooking inspired me to start studying nutrition. I started with a degree in chemistry and actually went back to school to become a dietitian. I was inspired to pursue a career in nutrition when I started experiencing my own health issues and discovered the power that the “right” food can have on helping us feel our best!
What inspired you to create a website with low FODMAP recipes and resources?
During my dietetic internship, I was lucky enough to work with a digestive health dietitian who almost exclusively saw patients for low FODMAP diet education. It was evident the plan was effective (she had a ~90%+ success rate), but many people we saw struggled with finding low FODMAP recipes or alternatives for their favorite foods. My goal with Fun Without Fodmaps is to help bridge that gap and provide yummy, easy-to-make low FODMAP recipes.
Do you follow a low FODMAP diet and if so, how does it fit in with your life?
Yes, I do follow a low FODMAP lifestyle. Over the last seven years, I’ve completed multiple “nutrition experiments” which have helped me identify what foods (or groups of foods) negatively affect me, personally. To help me feel my best, I strictly avoid gluten-containing foods (fructans), milk products (lactose) and black pepper. Black pepper is not a FODMAP, however, after a year-long battle with daily hives, I discovered black pepper to be the culprit. So, no more black pepper for me. 🙂
What are three of your favorite recipes on your website?
Oooh that’s a hard question! Maybe …
What are your favorite low FODMAP snacks?
Hmmmm … popcorn! Pickles! Olives! 🙂 Carrots & SunButter*
*SunButter (aka sunflower seed butter) to my knowledge hasn’t been tested for FODMAPs, however, sunflower seeds have been. Up to 70 g should be tolerated without triggering symptoms, but everyone is unique.
What low FODMAP recipe blogs do you like to follow?
When I do by chance have a free moment, a few blogs I like to catch up on:
- Monash University’s Low Fodmap Diet Blog
- Kate Scarlata’s For A Digestive Peace of Mind
- A Little Bit of Yummy
And of course, Bridgetown Nutrition 🙂