Last Year’s Favorites: Our 2018 Low-FODMAP Collection

Instead of sharing one of our recipes today, I thought I’d share a few of our favorite low-FODMAP recipes from other people. We’ve had a lot of hits (and a lot of misses) in the past year, but these were definitely at the top of our “hit” list!

Rachel Pauls’ Low-FODMAP Dressing

I’ll totally admit it: I am a major dressing snob. My mother and both grandmothers make homemade dressing regularly, so I got accustomed to the really good kind early on in life. Forget that restaurant stuff! Therefore, I was a bit heartbroken when I first realized I wouldn’t get to have any at the holidays – but then my mom came through with this recipe. And let me tell you – it is AMAZING! Really, really good. The only difference Mom and I do is we grate the celery and carrots so they are really fine (my family’s not big on celery chunks!). I was very skeptical of this one – the ingredient list sounds a little bit odd – but it is SO worth it.

Dressing and other low-FODMAP dishes during the holidays

Kate Scarlata’s Low-FODMAP Baked Shrimp Scampi

Y’all, my heart was so happy when I found this shrimp scampi recipe! It’s an absolutely delicious take on one of my all-time favorite meals. When we make it, we always do the red pepper flakes and go on the light end of the lemon zest/lemon juice; per the usual, we also use Kroger’s Traditional Gluten-Free Bread Crumbs (watch out for high-FODMAP additions like garlic or onion if you use a different brand). Add a side salad with some low-FODMAP toppings, and this meal is perfect for date night!

Baked shrimp scampi and low-FODMAP salad to ring in the new year

Rachel Pauls’ Low-FODMAP Chicken Nuggets

Aaaah, chicken nuggets. Another one of the things I missed when I first went low-FODMAP. Although this recipe claims to be a Chick-fil-A knockoff, we didn’t really think so. Maybe it was the gluten-free flour we used? I’m not sure. But other than not being super similar to Chick-fil-A, these nuggets are fantastic! Seriously, so good…and not just for children! Pair it with some carrots and green beans or baked french fries, and you’ll be good to go.

Low-FODMAP chicken nuggets

Fody Foods Low-FODMAP Lasagna Soup

This soup recipe is hearty and wonderful for a cold winter evening at home. Definitely not the quickest option out there, but if you’ve got about an hour to go through the cooking process, it’s worth it.

Lasagna soup and salad with Live Free Low-FODMAP Italian dressing

Julie’s Low-FODMAP Fudgy, One-Bowl Brownies

Yow-zah! These brownies from Calm Belly Kitchen are magnificent. We’ve eaten them multiple times at family events and social functions, and they’re always a hit! We always use Enjoy Life chocolate chips and Krusteaz Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour (to ensure they are gluten- and lactose-free). The hardest part is eating just one serving!

Fody Foods Low-FODMAP Pecan Pie

Basically switch out “dressing” with “pecan pie”, and I could repeat the entire paragraph from the beginning of this blog post. I thought I would miss pecan pie, at least until Mom came through (again!) this holiday season and made this low-FODMAP pecan pie as a Christmas treat. To make it easier, we use a Wholly Gluten Free pie crust instead of making one homemade – still low-FODMAP, but half the baking commitment. Keep in mind that Fody’s homemade pie crust is bigger than the Wholly Gluten Free one, so be careful when filling the crust…it’ll overflow in the oven if you use all of the recipe’s filling! Also be really careful with your daily FODMAP sugar limits, because this pie is super sweet.

Hopefully you’ll get several good meals and a few sweet treats out of this list. Happy low-FODMAP-ing, friends!

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