Cookbook Review: 30-Min. Low-FODMAP Cookbook

The 30-Minute Low-FODMAP Cookbook by Colleen Francioli
The 30-Minute Low-FODMAP Cookbook: 101 Delicious Recipes to Soothe IBS and Other Digestive Disorders
by Colleen Francioli

5 out of 5 stars


This cookbook begins with an introduction section that explains what FODMAPs are- specific types of carbs, sugars, and fibers that can trigger IBS symptoms. Some foods are naturally low in these types of carbs, and are easier on the gut, leading to better digestion and overall health. There is a lengthy list of types of foods to avoid and foods to eat more often. You can still eat small portions of FODMAP foods, and gradually reintroduce them into your diet as your gut heals. I really love the balanced diet portrayed in this health plan. There are pantry lists and lists of ingredients to watch out for on food labels.

Then the recipes are divided into sections for Smoothies, Breakfast, Sides and Salads, Meatless Mains, Fish and Seafood, Poultry and Meat, Snacks and Desserts, and Broths and Sauces. Each recipe has nutritional labels, and labels to say whether it is dairy-free, vegetarian, nut-free, vegan, one pot, or a quick recipe.
Some recipes are especially recommended for healing gut inflammation, and most have substitutions for high-FODMAP ingredients, so that you can enjoy your favorite foods without the bowel distress. Instead of using garlic, the author recommends garlic oil for all the good taste and none of the FODMAPS. Instead of using black beans or refried beans in your tacos, use chickpeas for a low-FODMAP solution.

I really want to try the Sweet Potato Pancakes and Almond Cookies! The One Pot Chicken Cordon Bleu looks good too!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

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