Monthly Archives: March 2016

March 23

Challenge Five: Fructans and GOS P1

Now past the half-way point, the next four weeks are all about testing my tolerance to fructans and  Galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS). This week has been one marked with a big fat star on my calendar since I started this whole process. It answers a very important question for little old me….can I eat the yummy white bakery […]

March 20

Fear is a 4-letter word

I’m reflecting right now on fear. It really is a four letter word. It holds you back. It lies to you. It tells you that change is too risky. It makes you stay where you are. It destroys your dreams, because it makes them seem unattainable. It stops you. In your tracks. If you let […]

March 17

Challenge Four: Fructose

Oh oh….This week’s challenge is fructose, and it appears this week is the first week that I have some proper reactions 😦 Funnily enough, while I have been cursing fructose this week, I am kind of relieved to have had a clear result to something. I know that is strange, as I definitely don’t want […]

March 14

Personal discovery: I eat my feelings

I have always loved food. In particular, I have always loved sweet food. There was no such thing as too much icing on a cupcake, too many yummy choc chip biccies, or too much chocolate – oh man, there was never too much chocolate. I have always known this about myself, and I have been […]

March 09

Challenge Three: Lactose

How time is flying! Week three of reintroduction is here, and this week’s star player: low-fat milk, 1/2 a cup to be precise. To be honest, I am pretty happy with this week, not just because (so far) the symptoms seem okay, but because of how simple is it to incorporate a 1/2 cup of […]

March 06

Tried and Tested Recipe: No Bake Choc Crunch Bars

I saved the link to this recipe from TODAY from one of the low-FODMAP Facebook Groups I am a part of a while back, and when I was looking for travel-friendly snacks to make for a work trip, I thought it was a great excuse to give it a try. You can check it out […]

March 05

Tried and Tested Recipe: No Bake Energy Bites

Simple, easy, high-energy, low-FODMAP, can travel well: that’s what I am looking for when it comes to food prep for my work trips away. These energy bites tick all the boxes – I found a recipe on Gimme Some Oven (click here) – see note below about needing a sub to be low-FODMAP – but I understand […]

March 04

Tried and Tested Recipe: Peanut Butter and Choc Granola Bars

In my seemingly never-ending search for travel-friendly low-FODMAP snacks for my trips away for work, I came across a recipe for Peanut Butter Chocolate Granola Bars from Kate Scarlata – http://blog.katescarlata.com/2012/01/11/homemade-and-fab-peanut-butter-chocolate-chip-granola-bars/  I decided this sounded like a great one to try out, and as per usual, I made a few changes. Instead of the suggested all-natural […]

March 03

Tried and Tested Recipe: Low-FODMAP Anzac Biscuits

So I am about to go travelling again for work – only two nights this time so will be easier to manage than last time, but no cooking facilities and again no food available during the day, so still plenty of prep required. I found a heap of recipes for things I can create to […]

March 01

Challenge Two: Mannitol

This week’s challenge FODMAP is Mannitol. I had planned to test with snow peas – as it was one of three suggested test items for Mannitol alongside cauliflower and mushrooms on my guide sheet from my dietician.I had made this decision purely on the fact that I don’t mind snow peas, and I thought they […]