The Low-FODMAP Diet in the WSJ

It’s great to see the low-FODMAP diet getting so much press!  Just the other day Peter Loftus of the Wall Street Journal helped to promote awareness of the diet in his article – take a look: More Options to Treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

Here are some other recent articles where the low-FODMAP diet has been mentioned:

People’s Pharmacy: Low FODMAP diet can ease digestive discomfort

IBS – Another Success Story of Low FODMAP Treatment – Huff Post, UK

Miracle diet has potential to transform lives of Scots living with irritable bowel syndrome – Daily Record UK

Woman with a ripped six pack reveals how her stomach looks ‘nine months pregnant’ after an attack of IBS – Daily Mail

Beat the Bloat 3 Ways – The Western Australian

When healthy still doesn’t feel good – Shelby Star

 

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Colleen Francioli

Certified Nutritionist Consultant
Founder FODMAP Life & BonCalme

 

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Baked Eggs: Low-FODMAP Recipe

There are endless way to eat eggs – and here’s another to add to the list – baked! I saw this recipe on BBC Good Food and couldn’t wait to try! Oh, but wait right there…the recipe has onion, oh dear, and garlic, big oh dear. Cue the Monash University low-FODMAP app to help me adapt away (at this point I have a pretty good idea of the FODMAP-friendly foods, but having the app on hand is so very helpful to check portions, and for those forgetful moments!)

Baked Eggs: Low-FODMAP
Baked Eggs: Low-FODMAP

So, here’s what you’ll need to enjoy a FODMAP-friendly version (serves 2) of some de-licious baked eggs:
1 tbsp oil
1 chilli, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
2 400g tins of chopped tomatoes*
2 tsp paprika, plus extra for sprinkling
1 tsp cumin
Fresh basil
4 eggs
Salt and pepper to taste
*I recommend buying better quality tins of tomatoes for a thicker sauce – the cheaper tomatoes are more watery (I used one can of each and noticed the difference)

These ingredients are just a guide – the joy of this recipe is that you can add to the tomato sauce whichever flavourings take your fancy.

1. Heat the oil in the pan. Then add the chopped chilli, red pepper and a few sprigs of fresh basil.
2. When softened, add the chopped tomatoes, paprika, cumin, and black pepper. When the flavours have mixed together, give it a taste (without burning your mouth!) and check that it is to your tastes, altering if necessary.
3. When you’re happy with the flavour, make four dips in the sauce using the back of a wooden spoon. Crack the eggs into each dip, adding a sprinkling of paprika and some more basil leaves. Don’t worry if it looks a bit messy – it’s not meant to be neat and tidy!
4. Now cover for 6-8 minutes, or until the eggs are cooked to your liking*
5. Serve up and enjoy with some gluten-free toast or potatoes, for brunch, or dinner.

*Make sure you have a frying pan with a lid, or some foil to cover the pan at step 4 – I was lid-less and wondering why the eggs weren’t cooking properly on top – duh! Foil to the rescue.

I really enjoyed this quick, healthy, and tasty dish – will definitely be making again! Just eggsellent (sorry!!) Hope you enjoy…

How do you like your eggs? xo

Contest – Torie and Howard® Hard Candy!

While visiting the Natural Products Expo in Anaheim, CA, an event that drew around 100,000 people and rows upon rows of booths with natural product brands, I was lucky enough to meet the founders of Torie & Howard organic hard candy.  WOW these candies were so delicious and I was happy to find that they were low in FODMAPs.  This is excellent for those that are looking for a little sweet kick – but I don’t recommend eating a ton of them – everything in moderation AND sugar is sugar after all.  I love this brand and am excited to host a contest where three U.S. winners will win one tin of each of Torie & Howard’s four flavors!  ENTER THE CONTEST HERE: https://secure.pagemodo.com/m/9BD7WB

Made with: Organic Sugar, Organic Rice Syrup, Non-GMO Citric Acid, Natural Flavors, Colored with: Red Cabbage, Purple Carrots.
Made with: Organic Sugar, Organic Rice Syrup, Non-GMO Citric Acid, Natural Flavors, Colored with: Red Cabbage, Purple Carrots.

Aside from loving the delicious flavors of d’anjou pear & cinnamon, pomegranate & nectarine, blood orange & honey, pink grapefruit & tupelo honey, I also enjoyed the Torie & Howard story.  It’s always moving to meet entrepreneurs that started a business based off of personal circumstance. Both Torie & Howard experienced a health related event that had a significant impact on their lives. As shared on their website: For Howard, losing over a hundred pounds led to a renewed focus on eating as healthy and nutritionally conscious as possible. On his new lifestyle regimen, it became paramount to Howard that he optimize his consumption by eating only the most delicious and healthful foods and ensuring that every single calorie consumed had earned its pleasure quotient. For Torie, it was the onset of severe food allergies that forced her to make serious changes in her life and in her diet. These new restrictions made finding satisfying snacks all the more difficult, and all the more important.

With a new dedication to nutrition in their lives and the relative lack of healthy, indulgent snacks on the market, it became apparent that the time was right to fulfill their dream of starting their own snack food company. And so Torie & Howard was born, out of a mutual love of delicious & all natural foods that soothe the soul and nourish the body.

Some Quick Facts:

  • Blood Orange & Honey and Pink Grapefruit & Tupelo Honey if you are finished with the Low Fodmap Diet and know which foods to avoid but still need to avoid honey, these flavors do not have any honey. They are sweetened with organic sugar and organic rice syrup. Torie & Howard uses an all natural and organic compliant honey flavoring.
  • Torie & Howard can be found in many  stores throughout US and Canada, as well as internationally. Big retailers include Barnes & Noble Cafes, Whole Foods, and many fine food grocers, natural food stores, duty free shops, online retailers, Staples.com, Dean & Deluca, candy shoppes and emporiums in the U.S and around the world, airport, coffee shops, and with  many sellers on Amazon.com – just to name a few. Torie & Howard are always finding new shops to carry their products. They keep a Pinterest board of some of their retailers as they find them, and a Twitter list, too. As Torie & Howard’s Kami Bacon, Social Media Marketing Manager said: “It’s so hard to keep up as our candy is spreading out across the globe as the new hard candy classic in healthy snacking!”

**Torie & Howard products have not been analyzed for FODMAPs, however they are low in FODMAPs.

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