It's been a while since I have made this brown rice and halloumi salad! One of my favourite FODMAP friendly meals ❤️🥗🥗🥗🧀
So simple and easy! 😋
All you need is
➡️A bed of salad (I used rocket)🌿
➡️Chopped tomato and capsicum cooked in garlic infused oil with dried herbs🍅
➡️A squeeze of lemon to finish!🍋
❌NOT LOW FODMAP❌ (but too good not to share😂)
Brunch on my birthday weekend I ordered the red velvet pancakes 🥞🎉🎈
They were definitely not even close to being low FODMAP but totally delicious!
I've said this before but I am a big advocate in on special occasions just living life and saying screw it, I'll order the pancakes 😂😂😂😂❤️❤️❤️
To be honest I surprisingly didn't have the severe symptoms I expected from this, I feel I more felt sick because I basically just ate a big bowl of sugar 😜🎂🍧🍫🍦
♦️RECIPE: Zucchini Noodle Mac n' Cheese (with Bacon)♦️
Ingredients: ♦️2 large zucchini
♦️1 cup shredded mozzarella
♦️1 cup shredded Parmesan ♦️1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
♦️4-6 pieces of bacon
♦️Salt and pepper to taste
1) Spiralize your zucchini. I use the inspiralizer from @inspiralized ! Cook your zoodles for about 3 min.
2) In another pan, cook your bacon until crispy.
3) Strain your zoodles and then, using paper towels, work quickly to squeeze out any extra water. They will be hot so be careful!
4) once you've squeezed out all the moisture, add your mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses, and Greek yogurt. Stir until cheese has melted and is smooth.
5) Chop your bacon into small pieces and top the zoodles with it.
6) Enjoy!! #
Tim was suuuuper skeptical of this meal, but he loved it! If you're a big mac n cheese fan, this is a great way to make it a little healthier. The Greek yogurt helps melt the cheese into smooth deliciousness 😋 this wa a test recipe, and I'm so happy with how it came out! This dish will be a staple in our house, so I knew I had to share it with all of you! Happy Sunday!! 🥓🧀
Beach weekend! When you have those really tough days and weeks, things just feel heavy or anxiety and stress seem high, what do you do?
Do you keep pushing through until you burn out or the stress builds and builds? Or can you take some time out?
I tend to overwork myself, life of an entrepreneur I guess, but we all have our crutch. These days I find myself making more time for reflection and space. Giving myself permission to slow down and have this time to do nothing or hang with my family or enjoy quiet time really changes my perspective and keeps me well.
It takes more that cutting foods out and diet plans to get your IBS under control and stay well so you can take your life back. And this includes time out!
What do you need when it's time for space? A bath? The beach? Share with me below!
And all my IBS people, hang in there and keep working through the journey. I know you can be well again and get back to feeling like yourself! 😘😘😘
This Jamón huarache was delish, but overall I wouldn't recommend going to Mamasita whilst on the FODMAP diet.
❌staff were rude
❌when my group of friends were eating on the $65 banquet menu, I assumed that the alternative meals I got (to cater for my food intolerances) were just included in the price of the banquet like other resturants would, but no they make you pay for each individual dish - so be wary!
❌when I questioned them about it they said my food requests were "too difficult"
Also always remember resturants may say they understand terms like "fructose friendly" etc but they probably don't, especially when they try to offer you an apple salad to eat 😂🤦🏼♀️🤦🏼♀️🤦🏼♀️
Well the day finally arrived with months of planning, coordinating shipments & creating new products, displays & gift bags for the Emmy's gifting suite🍃it certainly paid off with so much interest in herbal tea & FODMAPs! Met the most amazing, friendly celebrities & friends. Can't wait till we get our hands on our professional pics to share with you who we met! You won't be disappointed✨
Finally checked out Mamsita tonight after wanting to for years! 🌮🥙
I went with my group of girlfriends to celebrate both mine and my friends birthday, and have mixed reviews on the food/ service whilst trying to remain on a modified low FODMAP diet.
This dish, the roasted lamb shoulder taco was delicious 🌮🍖🥗 and they were able to remove the onion/ garlic for me 🚫
I'll do a full review on my Mamasita/ low FODMAP experience in upcoming posts as for now I'm off to sleep 😴😂👵🏻
Sometimes I feel like I need a blog to write and share about my food experiences for you all so you're all informed before trying the resturants too (something I wish I had!) instead of these super long photo captions!!! Haha
It's been a tough week this week getting the news about my best little pooch Harper and his health. Plus a few other crazy things to add to life's chaos.
I feel so grateful for dear thoughtful friends and loved ones around me. It's the people we have in our lives that can make a shitty day worse or so much better.
When you're dealing with digestive issues, IBS, or another disorder it can consume your days. People can make it better or worse! Think about who is in your life and the effect they have on your life.
Choose to love and take care of yourself. Thoughts and feelings contribute to IBS symptoms just as much as food!
Sending you love today!!! 😘
Especially to my beautiful flower sending friend @binamoore You are one of a kind!
I haven't been posting much on here recently - I've been so busy finishing university and working 👩🏼💻
I've been doing a little better health wise since starting and getting used to #Constella ! I've been able to start working out more regularly and have felt more like myself for the first time in months 🙌🏼 -
The specialist prescribed me a months worth to try it out so I ran out completely just a few days ago, and I've already noticed such a difference ☹️ So I'm currently chasing up a repeat prescription of that 🤞🏼
I also have my second specialist appointment next week and I'm starting to feel pretty nervous. I come out of most appointments feeling defeated and I'm worried that we'll get no further again 😑 If anyone has any advice on what to expect from the 2nd appointment with a GI specialist or how to get the most out of it, please let me know 💕
Hello @vitamix it's 3:30 and time for a green smoothie snack!
A month ago and actually months prior to that I had extremely low energy, despite getting enough sleep now that my toddler sleeps through the night 🎉
I tried everything to start exercising like Zumba or yoga classes or swimming but I just couldn't find the much time more the energy to actually make the change.
And damn girl! My carb cravings were bad. I wanted doughnuts (yum!) and fries and chicken fingers and pasta ALL.THE.TIME!
But something needed to change. Eating for IBS is one thing but low energy sucks your life away and those craving can really get one off track - I know I did not feel good!
So... now I eat my oats for breakfast, some filling big lunch with mostly veggie carbs, this smoothie to keep me full until dinner and then a pretty good dinner without all that starchy pasta rice and bread that I used to have. Carbs are important but I was going heavy on the sugary stuff!!!
Now this feels good. And my cravings for crap are less and less everyday. If you need a change - you got this dude! Shift. Do it! Start with the little things and commit. I'm here to help if you need me 😘
Looks gross but tasted nice 😂 I am not sure if this burrito bowl is FODMAP friendly but I have been meaning to test the galacto-oligosaccharide group so thought these blackbeans would ease me into testing with 1/2 cup chickpeas! 🌮🌮🥙🥙🥙🥙 the other ingredients appeared to be foods I know I can tolerate so let's see what happens over the next day 🙄
♦️RECIPE: Scrambled Egg Muffins ♦️
-1 cup spinach
-1 large red pepper, diced
-OPTIONAL: shredded cheddar cheese
-OPTIONAL: bacon bits
1) Preheat oven to 350° and lightly grease a muffin tin. Set aside.
2) Crack eggs into a bowl and whisk. Add salt and pepper. Pour eggs evenly into muffin tin, filling each opening only about halfway
3) In a separate pan, sauté spinach and peppers for about 5 min. Add spinach and pepper mixture to each muffin.
4) NOTE: if you are adding any other veggies or bacon, sauté as well and add with the spinach and peppers. If you are adding cheese, top each muffin with cheese after adding veggies.
5) Cook for 20-25 min at 350°. #
You can add any veggies you want to these, so you can personalize them in any way you want! These are perfect for on-the-go breakfast. Simply pop in the microwave for 30-45 sec and they're ready to eat! I personally like hearing them in a toaster oven over a microwave, but it's totally up to you!
Yep. I'm certainly paying for my weekend of indulgence today 😣 gotta love some self inflicted pain 🍽😒
Not only did I go crazy at lunch yesterday (I think I would have been okay until I got to that sticky date pudding cake🙄), the night before I was at a birthday which involved a lot of wine, cake, biscuits and party food🎂🥂🍪🍿🍬🍔🍟
Sometimes we can drop the ball but that's okay, the important part is picking it back up and not beating yourself up about it ☺️
Looking forward to feeling better again in about 3 days 😂😂😂😫
✨ this week I aim to eat a more balanced healthier diet, so here's to when I made a beef stir fry with lots of veggies, topped with @fodmapped_ sweet chilli basil sauce 🌶🌶🌶🌶😍 healthy and delish!
Today I had a beautiful lunch at Estelle Bistro for my auntie's birthday🎈🍽
I decided that I was going to enjoy myself and not over analyse the fodmaps in the foods I was eating. It was a set menu and I didn't bring up the fact I was doing the FODMAP diet. We ate:
1️⃣Bresaola, mozzarella and tomato (delicious! And FODMAP friendly)🍅
2️⃣Roast beef, mushroom and potato galette (roast beef had some kind of sauce which I highly doubt was FODMAP friendly, and I gave the mushrooms to my boyfriend to eat), also with a side of roast vegetables and salad🥔🥗
3️⃣Sticky date pudding, butterscotch, vanilla icecream (omg amazing. You can tell by the picture 😂 definitely not FODMAP friendly!!! Does anyone know whether sticky date pudding generally contains fructose? It probably does so I'm not looking forward to how I'm going to feel later! 😳🤢😷)🎂
Overall the food was amazing and to be honest I feel they would have catered for me if I explained to them my requirements (a person on the table was gluten free and they catered for it perfectly!), but for once I decided to just go with the flow🏄🏼♀️ (and pay for the consequences later)😕
It's my birthday this coming week so I'm expecting this trend to continue 😂🎈 then I'll be back on board 🚃🚃🚃
Some display pieces for our Emmy's gifting suite next week! Can't wait to spread the word on hidden FODMAPs in herbal tea not to mention explaining what a FODMAP is😄If you haven't entered our Celebrity gift Bag giveaway yet all you need to do is make sure you are following us (you don't want to miss out on any celeb goss) and tag 2 friends! Winner announced Monday morning🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺
It's a WIN WIN today with follow Friday🍃We have extended our giveaway till Sunday🎉 so all you need to do is follow and tag 2 friends to enter to win our Celebrity Gift Bag valued at $35💝the very same we are gifting to the Emmy's celebs next week!
♦️RECIPE: Kale, Sweet Potato Noodle, and Feta Scramble♦️
This is a recipe that I learned from @inspiralized. Not only does it taste amazing but it was also boyfriend approved! 😉
By now I'm sure you know that sweet potato noodles are a favorite in my house. I'm always looking for new ways to cook them! The addition of eggs, kale, and feta to this dish makes it nutrient-packed and tasty! We had this for dinner, but it would also be excellent at breakfast.
The link to this recipe is in my bio if you want to try it out for yourself!
I have a few work lunches this week so only need 3 meals for my lunches 🍴so I decided to just do a quick and easy low FODMAP meal using ingredients I had in the house 🏡
🍚🍚🍚🍚 Fried rice! This literally took me about 15 minutes to prepare and always tastes yum! All you need is:
➖Onion infused oil for cooking
➖Spring onion (green part only)🌱
➖Jalapeño, finely diced🌶
➖2 eggs, fried
➡️And throw it all together in a pan to cook!