I found some small bowls in ikea yesterday. I wanted blue one but couldn't find the right colour or shape.
I love having lots of bowls and plates when I eat, it makes food more appealing to me, it is less boring. Food presentation is something I love, I can eat when everything is mixed up, but I really enjoy looking at a pretty plate. So using little bowls means I don't need to make too much effort on the presentation. (I don't mind washing up, so if it adds me 5 bowls everyday that is not an issue... @abamas123 knows how much i dont care about having 6 extras knives when i make a sandwich. Lol)
F O O D 🥒🍍🍅🥗
I love food but sometimes food doesn't love me 😔. My stomach has been super bad this last week. For lunch today I had this yummy deconstructed Fiji salad by the pool, hoping it will give me lots of energy!! 💚#FODMAP#wholefoods#freshfood#yummy
The joys of being me...... I've actually dropped a couple kg since the pic on the left, yet, the pic on the right is me today after eating something that is meant to be perfectly fine for me to eat. I wouldn't wish my physiology (or neurology) on anybody!!!!
Decided to train fasted this morning, but as soon as I got to the gym I realised I'd forgotten my phone at home. As a result I had to listen to the gym's music 😭
I don't know about you guys, but when I don't have my headphones in I have a rubbish workout. My DOMS from yesterday probably wasn't helping either!
So afterwards I broke my fast with a tofu scramble inspired by @nourishnotpunish .
My tofu might be fluorescent yellow because I added a bit too much tumeric 😂
Also the bread is Helga's Low Carb bread, which is low FODMAP according to the Monash app (and high protein!) ☺️
Gonna demolish this then head to the beach for a bit of meditation and reading. Happy Friday everyone!!
I realised I never shared the recipe for these slices 🙈 So here's a sweet treat for you all;
1.5 cup of oats or buckwheat
1 cup of soaked dates
1/2 cup cashew butter, peanut butter (peanut flour + extra water works too) or tahini
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup maple or rice syrup
2 tbsp cacao butter or coconut oil (alternately use 100% cacao chocolate and skip the extra cacao)
2 tbsp cacao or carob powder
1 tbsp maple, rice or date syrup
1 tsp vanilla essence .
Start by preheating your oven to 180C.
Then blend your oats or buckwheat, then add the soaked dates. If the mix is too dry, add a little water. It should hold together when pinched.
Press into a lined tin, and bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes. Remove and let cool.
Meanwhile, blend the middle ingredients together until smooth, it should be pourable but not too liquid-y.
Pour and use a spatula to spread over the base, then put in the freezer to set.
While the middle firms, melt the cacao butter/coconut oil in a bowl over hot water. Stir in the cacao or carob powder, syrup and vanilla until smooth.
Remove the slice from the freezer, and drizzle the chocolate over top. Feel free to top with more nuts or seeds, goji berries or dried fruit ❤️ Set in the freezer, then slice into 10~ pieces 🔪 .
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"I am 24 years old. I did my time with acne when I was a teenager. So, why do I still have it?" Check out my latest blog post about my frustration with and the many things I've tried for my adult acne 😤😭🙅🏻 #acne#adulting#why
Cashew Jaffa Nut Butter in various stages of readiness. We sold out very quickly last week but a new batch is ready and waiting! Cashews, cacao, a touch of 70% Callebaut chocolate and orange combine for a seriously good trip down memory lane to one of my all time childhood favourite obsessions.
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Crunchy, refreshing and full of low FODMAP veggies, these Low FODMAP Rainbow Wraps with Spicy Sunflower Sauce are great for a light lunch or supper.⠀
Low FODMAP Rainbow Wraps⠀
Spicy Sunflower Seed Sauce⠀
½ cup sunflower seed butter⠀
2 Tbsp. lime juice⠀
1 Tbsp. garlic-infused olive oil⠀
1 Tbsp. low sodium soy sauce (or low sodium tamari or coconut aminos for gluten free)⠀
½ tsp. red pepper flakes⠀
¼ tsp. ground ginger⠀
Rainbow Collard Wraps⠀
4 large collard green leaves⠀
1 cup carrot matchsticks⠀
1 cup English cucumber matchsticks⠀
1 cup shredded red cabbage⠀
1 cup red pepper matchsticks⠀
For sauce: Place all sauce ingredients into a small bowl. Whisk together until well combined. Set aside⠀
For the wraps: Prepare the collard leaves. First, cut off the thick stalk at the base of each leaf. For the remaining stalk in the center of each leaf, take a paring knife and carefully run it down the stalk, cutting parallel to the leaf and shaving the stalk down to about the thickness of the leaf.⠀
In the center of each leaf, spread ¼ sauce onto each leaf. Then, top with ¼ cup each, carrots, cucumbers, cabbage, and red pepper matchsticks. Roll by folding ends in and then rolling front to back, keeping everything as tight as possible. Enjoy!⠀
Apple cider chicken with bacon and brussel sprouts. Happy #Autumn ! .
To make: cook bacon pieces until crispy. Remove and leave grease. Add chicken and apples to grease. Brown on both sides. Remove chicken and leave apples until soft. .
Remove apples and set aside with chicken and bacon. Drain grease. Add apple cider (enough to cover chicken), thyme and sea salt. Bring to boil and add chicken and brussel sprouts. Boil covered for 10 minutes.
Stir and add apples and bacon back in. Cook another 5 minutes until brussel sprouts are soft. Remove from heat and serve! Sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg for added fall yums.
Last night in Cleveland and i went to my go-to...meat! I haven't felt great digestively today, so I wanted something I normally don't have problems with. I tried this great local place called @properpigbbq. They recommended the brisket or turkey, so I tried both! So good! Wish I could take some of that brisket home! I am ready to get back to home cooked food. Less than 48 hours and counting. #lowfodmap#lowfodmapdiet#fodmap#fodmapfriendly#guthealth#myguthatesme
Is anybody else a fan of coconut and cacao? Well, we have the perfect bars for you! Coconut, Cacao & Chia + Cacao, Vanilla & Chia + Coconut, Almond & Chia. All delicious and all FODMAP friendly @fodmapfriendlyfoodprogram 😍 which is your favourite?
Diet coke quorn chicken for dinner and lunches tomorrow. I'm using up half bags that were in the freezer and fridge so basically a lot of random veg but still tastes good!
4 medium sized (low fodmap) portions or 2 MASSIVE plates
3 gluten free quorn fillets
1 can diet coke
1 tbsp mixed herbs
1 tbsp tomato puree
200g chopped tomatoes
1 stock cube
100g mixed peppers
100g frozen green beans
1/2 (50g) bag bean sprouts
1/2 (50g) bag spring greens
140g brown rice (+ salt and 1 tsp mixed herbs in the water for seasoning - cook as per instructions)
Throw everything into a pot and boil down until the liquid thickens to a sticky sauce. It's sweet and tasty. **CAUTION**
Quorn fillets do have natural flavouring- which may have onion/garlic flavouring (double checking with them...will update when I know) personally my stomach is okay with the small portion without reacting. - use a meat alternative or else leave out and just have veggies
Breakfast with the goods 🙌🏼Honestly this little mix tastes soo good + it works for literally breakfast, lunch or dinner. It's just sautéed spinach in olive oil with cottage cheese mixed through. Just make + serve with your protein such as eggs, grilled chicken or bacon!
Why 'Fussy Fodmapper'? _
I remember trying to explain my intolerances to a colleague and getting the response:
"You really are a fussy eater, aren't you?"
At first I was upset, I tried to explain that my food choices are not about tastes, they are a necessity for me to avoid crippling IBS symptoms. I wasn't trying to be difficult.
That term fussy stuck with me. I mulled it over considering what the word really meant. To be fussy is to be concerned with details, to be selective, to be discriminating. That certainly described my gut. The more I thought about it, the more I started to ACCEPT the term.
Now I OWN the lable that was awarded to me.
Damn straight I'm fussy. Being fussy avoids pain and discomfort. Being fussy allows me to leave the house with confidence. Being fussy enables me to enjoy life. There is nothing wrong with that.
This week has been all about chia protein pudding ☀️✨
It's a hit 💥 with the boys, quick to prepare ⏱, 100% 🌱vegan, packed with protein 💪🏼, and can be mixed and topped with whatever you like 🍓🍌🌰 🍒
👉🏼 2 & 1/2 cups of almond mylk
👉🏼 1 cup protein powder 👉🏼 1/4 cup chia seeds 👉🏼 shake and soak overnight in the fridge *highly addictive
WHAT WE'RE EATING // @jadpatricknaturaltherapies makes the same smoothie every darn morning and if you're lucky enough to work the early shift with him (like his little bro Liam is here) then you just might get one too. What does the gut guru put in his smoothie?
1tbsp @pepofarms Australian pumpkin seeds
3tbsp @proteinsuppliesaustralia WPI
200g frozen banana
50g frozen organic spinach
1tbsp @naturalevolution green banana resistant starch
Water if needed
And here's the why - flaxseeds contain soluble and insoluble fibre as well as omega 3's and lignans for hormone health.
Pumpkin seeds contain essential fatty acids, magnesium and zinc. And are good for your prostate ... if you have one.
WPI keeps you full and helps gut bacteria.
Psyllium fills you up and feeds good bacteria.
Banana tastes great and contains potassium.
Spinach contains folate which is essential in mental health, has nitrates for blood pressure regulation and feeds good gut bugs.
Resistant starch feeds good bacteria and keeps you feeling full.
It's also a good option for peeps on a low #fodmap diet who are wanting to improve #guthealth .
Try it! Tag us and show us how you #smoothie 🍹
Call me basic, but this salad is everything I could need/want right now: time saving, simple, quick assembly and delicious.
My exams start next week 😬advanced nutrition and medical nutrition therapy .. I've got this! (daily mantra)
Back to the salad ➡️massaged kale salad with red bell peppers, tomatoes, avocado, apples and chopped chicken.
To make massaged kale salad, wash 1 head of dino kale and strip or cut into small pieces. In a mixing bowl, add the prepped kale, 1-2 tbsp olive oil, 1/2 lemon and 1/4 tsp sea salt. Get in there with your hands and literally massage the kale. You'll notice it takes on a darker green color and looks wet. This makes eating raw kale so much more enjoyable (and begins to break it down). It's a great base to make as a meal prep because it'll hold up all week.
SIMPLE • TASTY • FOOD
There is a common misconception that cooking is hard. ❌❌❌
This dish is super easy and quick and yummy. ✔️Chicken
Cook the chicken, throw the rest in and enjoy 👊🏻👊🏻👊🏻👊🏻
What to eat at the airport when you have IBS or digestive issues - salad with chicken no dressing, yogurt parfait if you are ok with dairy, low FODMAP fruit 1/2 cup serving and loads of water!
My tips: bring food from home, remember to breath through the stress of travel, and before you go work on clearly identifying your food triggers (and all triggers) so you can be better prepared.
Love ya fellow IBS warrior!!! 😘😘😘
Have you checked out this latest post? Not to mention on my BRAND NEW WEBSITE 😍😍😍 find out how doctors diagnose IBS and marvel at the wonders that my talented sister @lucyelliottdesign has achieved on the website 🌟🌟🌟#lowfodmap
It's an R&D kind of Thursday!! 📖I'm in the process of putting together a gut-reset protocol I will be starting next week, that I'm hoping will help me get back to a healthy, happy tummy!! This past weekend I did an intense cleanse that was prescribed by my gastroenterologist, as a first step in treating my IBS, chronic nausea and fatigue, and intermittent attacks of pain and inflammation. I decided that now is the perfect time to start the healing process, especially since the holidays will be here in no time and I'm usually suffering instead of enjoying. I will be posting everything from nutrition and supplements, to modified workouts and relaxation techniques throughout this journey. Once I've finalized the details of my step-by-step approach, I will elaborate on my resources and why I chose one over the other. Feel free to reach out if you're struggling with your own digestive issues and haven't found a manageable solution- I'm more than happy to help!! 😊