Many of my patients with digestive issues get frustrated during the holidays, because certain foods like dairy, gluten, garlic and onions seem to be in almost every dish. However, many traditional Thanksgiving foods are actually low FODMAP, meaning they are low in fermentable carbohydrates. Here are some tips to make your thanksgiving bloat-free, nutritious and delicious! 1. Turkey without gravy is usually low FODMAP- if you can, get a pasture raised bird from Whole Foods, a
Mint is considered a carminitive, an herb that reduces gas and bloating. Mint has been used historically for dyspesia, nausea, IBS, and stomach cramps. Combined with peppers, this dish is high in Vitamin C and A. Coriander seeds and leaves are also considered carminative and help chelate heavy metals. Coriander can also be used as an appetite stimulant and antimicrobial. Overall, this recipe helps support digestion and reduce inflammation. Most chutneys tend to have sugar and
Bone broth is a soup that has been consumed for centuries across various cultures for it’s nutritious and healing properties. High in amino acids, collagen and minerals, it is thought to quell inflammation in the gut and speed recovery of the gut lining. I recommend choosing bones from either grass fed and finished meats or pasture raised poultry bones and organic vegetables to maximize the healing effects of this recipe. Although mainly regarded for it’s gut healing propert
Grass fed (and finished) Bison is super high in iron, zinc, B12 and lean, low fat protein. Compared to beef, bison is higher in omega-3 fats and lower in saturated fat. Overall, it has a higher percentage from protein and lower percentage from fat. Bison are usually raised on larger farms with stricter regulations that allow them to graze, which is better for their health and the environment. Most bison farms also maintain strict standards that prevent antibiotic and hormone
If you like ricotta cheese, you will absolutely love this macadamia nut substitute for cream cheese. Macadamia nuts are rich in high quality fats, protein, magnesium, selenium, iron, copper, thiamin and other B vitamins. Because they are so fatty, they create an amazingly creamy dip that is savory and super satisfying. This recipe is perfect for parties and holiday celebrations! MACADAMIA CREAM CHEESE Prep time: 6 min Cooking time: 0 min Total time: 6 m
Every time I make this recipe at a party, it's a huge hit and everyone asks me for the recipe. I thought I'd finally share my secrets to the smokey delicacy - my modified low FODMAP, garlic free recipe that tastes even better than a traditional Romesco with almonds and garlic. It's amazing how the flavors come together when you add ingredients that are already so flavorful and delicious! Red peppers and tomatoes are both high in lycopene, Vitamin C, B vitamins and Vitamin K.
As the weather gets colder, it's great to have warm, savory root vegetable like parsnips. Not only are they super comforting and tasty, they're also high in potassium, Vitamin C, magnesium and phytonutrients. Parsnips are low in fermentable sugars, meaning they won't cause bloating like some other starches (butternut squash, sweet potato) if you have IBS. This recipe is low FODMAP, low gylcemic index, nightshade free, gluten free, and vegan if you use coconut oil- all the fre
Lately I've been making lots of herb sauces from our garden, since we have lots of thai basil, rosemary, parsley and cilantro. Fresh herbs are loaded with antioxidants and phytochemicals that reduce inflammation and prevent disease. Many culinary herbs like oregano and parsley actually contain anti-microbial compounds and facilitate the body's natural detoxification process. I love that I can get anti-inflammation, medicinal properties and delicious flavor by making a differe