Thursday, 31 December 2015

A dietitian’s day on a plate - week 2 of 2

By Shirley Webber (Research dietitian)

If you've ever wondered what a day in the life of a dietitian on a low FODMAP diet looks like, here is a snapshot. 

Monday, 28 December 2015

IBS-Constipation - Sometimes you need to do more than just eat low FODMAP!

By Peta Hill (Paedeatric dietitian)

Adults and children with IBS that tend towards constipation often find a low FODMAP diet alone does not sufficiently alleviate symptoms. Here are some extra tips to prevent constipation:

Saturday, 26 December 2015

4 Christmas Leftover Ideas that are low in FODMAPs and great for the whole family!

By Peta Hill (Paediatric dietitian)

If your family is fed up with traditional leftovers this Boxing Day, here are some twists to keep them interested:

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

A dietitian’s day on a plate - Week 1 of 2

By Shirley Webber (Research dietitian)

As someone who has struggled with IBS for many years, I was relieved when I found out about the low FODMAP diet. Throughout my high schooling, I thought that having an upset stomach was “normal” and constantly feeling tired and like my head was in a giant cloud was just me being a typical teen. It wasn’t until I went to University that firstly, I realised these symptoms were not normal and secondly, I began to suspect that the symptoms may have been triggered by dietary factors.

Saturday, 19 December 2015

Preventing festive flare-ups of IBS

By Peta Hill (Paedeatric dietitian)

This Christmas, many of us with IBS will suffer bloating, wind, abdominal discomfort and/or disturbances in bowel habits - even those us who normally have good symptom control. The combination of high stress levels with excessive consumption of rich foods and alcohol at this time of year can be a recipe for tummy trouble. Here are 5 tips for minimising festive flare-ups of IBS:

Friday, 18 December 2015

The FODMAP Grand Tour Down Under: IBS relief

Animation artists are helping to visualise and communicate complex scientific findings. The Monash FODMAP Team has worked with the animation artist, Christopher Hammang (from the Garvan Institute in Sydney) to produce a short video that explains how FODMAPs trigger symptoms associated with IBS. 

Low FODMAP Herby Chicken & Pork Meatballs with Cranberry Sauce

By Alana Scott, low FODMAP cook from A Little Bit Yummy 

Looking for a finger food platter to take to your next party? Try these low FODMAP chicken and pork meatballs with cranberry sauce. The sweet and chunky cranberry sauce goes perfectly with the herby meatballs. Both the sauce and meatballs are good warm or cold. Dried cranberries can contain moderate levels of FODMAPs at a two tablespoon serve. This means you need to stick to a low FODMAP one tablespoon serve per person for the cranberry sauce.

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Talking tofu

By Dr Jane Varney

There’s been a lot of discussion regarding the FODMAP content of tofu recently, so we're going to clear up some of the confusion!

Also known as bean curd, tofu is a nutritious and versatile food that features heavily in vegetarian and Asian cuisines. Made by coagulating soy milk and pressing the curds into block moulds, it is low in fat, low in kilojoules and high in protein, making it a healthy addition to any diet. 

Friday, 4 December 2015

Tropical Low FODMAP Millet Porridge Recipe

By Alana Scott, low FODMAP cook from A Little Bit Yummy 

This tropical millet porridge is a great way to start the day! It’s creamy and contains delicious hints of coconut, strawberry and banana. Millet is a versatile low FODMAP grain and makes a great porridge alternative if you can’t tolerate oats.  To make mornings easier,  you can cook the millet in advance and reheat it with low FODMAP milk in the morning (see cooking notes).

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Low FODMAP Pulled Pork and Coleslaw recipe

By Shirley Webber (Research Dietitian)

Red cabbage has been tested and found to be GREEN! This is very exciting for more summer picnic options. As the weather warms up here in Australia give this pulled pork and coleslaw recipe a go.