How does the low-FODMAP diet work?

Firstly, the low-FODMAP diet is a temporary therapeutic solution. It begins with a complete FODMAP restriction for 4-6 weeks after an overview of the diet with your dietitian. At your next follow-up, you and your dietitian will review your adherence to the diet, current symptoms, and begin a controlled reintroduction of FODMAPs over 5 weeks to determine your FODMAP tolerance level. Following the reintroduction phase, you will be able to enjoy a variety of nutritionally adequate foods, restore your healthy gut bacteria, and improve your diet-related quality of life.

  • I’ve gotten into the habit of saving a little bit of dough whenever I bake. I now have a small stash of golf-ball size portions in the freezer that I whip out for my daughter to play with whenever I need to keep her busy while I cook. Play dough is great but real dough is extra fun. She shapes it, bakes it fresh and waits by the oven just like this 💕
  • Market lunches are the best💕
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  • Fresh mint tea 🍵 One of my favourite parts to a summer evening routine. Delicious, relaxing and also nice for digestion. Find the how-to in story highlights 🍃
  • Guys, we need to  talk recipe paralysis. Yes, it’s a THING. 
We’ve never been more flooded with “inspiration” and simultaneously paralyzed in the kitchen. It’s an interesting thing.

When I think back to when I was younger, I remember the rotation of family meals. After a few weeks, the same recipes came back. And it didn’t bother me. In fact, I appreciated the tradition, found it comforting.

I think about how this constant need for NEWness and variety may be taking away from our family traditions.

You should be able to name 5 recipes off the top of your head that you make for yourself or your family right now. If you can’t, then this is your first assignment to building a family recipe bank.

The goal is to create a list of 5 (ideally 10) recipes. Think of them like the “little black dresses” of your weekly dinners. They don’t fail.

Criteria: 🌿Must be easy to prepare
🌿Must have made it before and gotten good reviews
🌿Must be nutritious 
When you’re done, stick this list somewhere and whenever you’re feeling stuck, refer to it!  That simple 💕
  • Treat them like flowers and they will stay fresher longer 🌸! Place asparagus and herbs in a tall container with water, cover with a mesh bag and store in the fridge.// Traitez-les comme des fleurs et ils demeureront frais plus longtemps 🌹. Placez vos herbes fraîches ou asperges dans un contenant avec un peu d’eau, couvrez-le d’un petit sac et conservez-les au frigo.