Sunday, 31 January 2016

Summer smoothies!

By Marina Iacovou (Accredited Practising Dietitian, PhD Candidate)

Making smoothies are a great way to involve the kids and something everyone can enjoy. They are also quick and easy to make, with minimal mess.

The ingredient options for your smoothies are endless. You can mix ingredients together to suit your preference and even on a low FODMAP diet there’s still plenty of variety. This is also a good way to introduce small amounts of moderate or high FODMAP containing foods back into your diet. Read here and here on why re-introduction is important.

Friday, 29 January 2016

Low FODMAP Vegan Coconut & Pumpkin Curry with Roasted Chickpeas

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

This low FODMAP vegan coconut & pumpkin curry makes for a delicious and filling meal. In this recipe, I will teach you how to make a curry from scratch, as we can’t use pre-made curry pastes as they normally contain garlic or onion. Once you have mastered this curry base you can experiment by adding different ingredients like tofu or spinach.

I don’t tolerate a lot of chilli so this curry is very mild, if you like your curry hot then you can add more chilli at the end of the recipe. This recipe freezes really well so you can make a batch, freeze it, and then use as a grab and go lunch option.

Don’t be scared of the long ingredient list below. Many of the ingredients are dried spices or staple pantry items which will last for many recipes. Having these low FODMAP ingredients in your pantry will help you create many more delicious low FODMAP meals.

Friday, 22 January 2016

Five things we love about the Monash University Low FODMAP app

By Shirley Webber (Research Dietitian)

As someone struggling with lactose and fructose malabsorption I have been making use of the Monash University low FODMAP booklets and app for many years. I’ve enjoyed many different aspects of the app but my top 5 favourites would have to be:

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Thank you for purchasing our low FODMAP diet app

By Dr Jaci Barrett

It's a New Year and time for us to reflect on 2015. We wanted to take an opportunity to thank those of you that have purchased our Monash University low FODMAP Diet app. It’s not a free app, and for many the price is significant, so thank you for investing in us.

The proceeds from the sale of the app go toward many of our projects. Research funding is scarce, competitive, and difficult to source, especially when the area of research is new. Some of our projects funded by app sales include:

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Low FODMAP fruit and yoghurt balls

By Shirley Webber (Research Dietitian)


As the weather heats up, I've been looking for any way possible to cool down. One of my favourite ways is eating frozen, gluten-free yoghurt fruit sticks! I love making these simply because it’s easy.

Friday, 15 January 2016

4 Ways to Enjoy Roasted Red Pepper & Pumpkin Hummus

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

This low FODMAP roasted red pepper & pumpkin hummus is one of my favourites. It is perfect on low FODMAP toast for breakfast, as a dip for snacks, or as a delicious salad bowl topping!

Looking for a healthy snack to stave off the mid afternoon munchies? Low FODMAP roasted red pepper & pumpkin hummus is the perfect option.  This hummus lets you mix up your snacks as it goes really well with many different flavours. You can also take hummus to work by popping it into a reusable plastic container.

Store bought hummus is usually not FODMAP friendly so you might be wondering how my hummus is low FODMAP…. I use a mixture of pumpkin, canned chickpeas and red pepper (capsicum) to make sure the FODMAP load stays within safe limits. I also flavour the hummus using garlic infused oil and spices instead of garlic cloves. The recipe is at the bottom of the page. 

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Hangry? Here are some great low FODMAP snacks to keep the irritability away!

By Shirley Webber (Research dietitian)

Unfortunately, I become very distracted and agitated when I’m hungry, so I’ve made a list of low FODMAP snacks that I often use as my quick pick me up.

Monday, 11 January 2016

Testing your tolerance to untested foods

By Dr Jaci Barrett

For those of you who have been following a low FODMAP diet for some time, we hope that you have been testing out some moderate to high FODMAP foods using our app. As you know this is an essential part of the approach, working toward the goal of the diet - to relax the diet to your level of tolerance whilst still controlling your symptoms. Find out why here.

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Milk alternatives on a low FODMAP diet

By CK Yao (Accredited Practising Dietitian, PhD candidate)

The food industry has responded to consumer demand and now produces a large range of milks from plant sources, coconut, and almond.

Sunday, 3 January 2016

Prebiotics and probiotics: what are they and should I be including them on a low FODMAP diet?

By Dr Jane Varney

Let’s start with prebiotics. A prebiotic is a type of fibre that passes through the gastrointestinal tract undigested and stimulates the growth and/or activity of certain ‘good’ bacteria in the large intestine. While all prebiotics are considered ‘fibre’, not all fibre has prebiotic effects. Because certain FODMAPs have prebiotic effects, namely fructans and galacto-oligosachairdes (GOS), a low FODMAP diet restricts intake of prebiotic fibres.