Are you feeling like everything on a Low FODMAP diet tastes bland or boring? Are you unsure of how to add flavor to your Low FODMAP meals? Well, I’ve got 5 Ways to Spice Up Your Low FODMAP Diet!
Just because you’re following a Low FODMAP diet doesn’t mean you have to eat bland or boring foods. There are so many simple, easy and delicious ways you can spice up your Low FODMAP diet with herbs and spices.
Low FODMAP doesn’t mean low flavor—here are 5 fabulous ways you can spice up your meals:
- Fresh ginger is a fantastic way to add bold flavor to your dishes, especially Asian, Indian, or Middle Eastern inspired dishes. Ginger is not only zesty and flavor packed, but it’s also super nutritious. It can help treat nausea, it regulates blood sugar, eases menstrual pains, and protects against stomach ulcers—just to name a few of it’s benefits. Try adding it to these Low FODMAP Lamb Meatballs for an extra kick!
- Nutritional yeast is perfect for those of you who are dairy intolerant or for those of you who are vegan and following a Low FODMAP diet. With a nutty, cheesy flavor, this nutritional powerhouse is a great alternative to parmesan. Nutritional yeast contains lots of B-vitamins, it preserves immune function, and it’s known to improve digestion! You can replace the parmesan in this Low FODMAP Kale Pesto or top this Low FODMAP Ratatouille with it.
- Garlic Infused Olive Oil is a great way to add a garlicky flavor to dishes without paying the price! Use it to marinate salmon or chicken, drizzled on top of potatoes, or as the base for a homemade salad dressing or sauce. Packed with flavor, the possibilities are endless with this fabulous FODY Foods Garlic Infused Olive Oil.
- Cumin is an incredible spice with a savory and arromatic flavor. It can be used on chicken, fish, in these Low FODMAP Lamb Meatballs, or on roasted potatoes or vegetables. Cumin has a multitude of health benefits including promoting skin health, boosting your immune system, and aiding in digestion! Try adding it to this Low FODMAP Marinated Chicken with Potatoes for some extra flavor.
- Cinnamon is an amazingly versatile spice that can be used for both sweet (like this Low FODMAP Maple Coconut Granola) and savory dishes! Not only is cinnamon versatile, but it’s also a powerhouse nutritionally. It stabilizes blood sugar, is high in antioxidants, fights infections and viruses, and has been known to prevent candida! Try adding it to this Low FODMAP No Apple Sauce or consider mixing it with some cumin and adding it to chicken, fish, or potatoes before roasting.
You don’t have to sacrifice flavor for belly comfort with these fabulous ways to spice up your Low FODMAP diet!
Just because you have digestive issues doesn’t mean you need to give up on enjoying flavorful food. Try adding some of these spices and herbs to your recipes and your tastebuds will be thanking you! Remember, you can do this—Change Your Meals, Change Your Life.