Traveling Tip

Hello from Nantucket.

Today I wanted to share a little travel tip with you.  One of my favorite take along foods on the road is a mixture of oats, walnuts and chia seeds.3 for cereal

I simply add hot water via my coffee maker in my hotel or hot water in a large coffee cup to go at a take out restaurant on the road.

Just add 1/4 cup dry quick cooking oats, 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts and 1-2 tsp. chia seeds in small individual bags to go.oats to go!

I sneak off to Nantucket every August for a week to enjoy some family time. We leave our car on the mainland and bike to a new beach every day. nantucket biking It’s a tough life…but someone has to do it!  So…you won’t be hearing too much from me this week.  Time to relax and enjoy some down time!sandy road to beachEnjoy your week ahead.

7 replies on “Traveling Tip

  • Exploding Mary

    Oh, thank you! This gave me a great idea for feeding man while he is stuck in a hotel with little time between activities– the coffeemaker in the room is as good as a kettle, isn’t it? I can give him cup soups and cereals.

    Thanks, Kate. Due to this post, my man won’t have to eat PB&J for four out of six meals this weekend.

  • Roberta Karp

    I thought I read somewhere that sourdough bread (I because of the fermentation) is ok for IBS. Is that true?

    • katescarlata

      Roberta, many of my clients do tolerate sourdough white bread–but we add this back to their diet as one of the challenges typically. The sourdough culture tends to contribute to lower fructan in the bread.

      • Norma

        I am new to the FODMAP diet. I had a drink in Isla Mujeres last year made of celery,pineapple and chia leaves. My stomach felt wonderful. I will be going back there next Feb. Ever hear of using the leaves of Chia?

  • Ronney

    Thanks Kate for your delicious and informative suggestions. I turned down roasted potatoes recently because they had been cooked in oil with onions (fructans). Then I realized they were probably okay to eat as long as I didn’t eat any onion. Could I have eaten the potatoes?
    Also, is turmeric okay on the low FODMAP diet? And what about Japanese spice blend not containing any garlic? Would love to add some “spice” to my diet!

    • katescarlata

      hi Ronney, Not sure if the potatoes were in the mixture w/ the onion–as they could absorb some of the fructans—but if you were to cook the onions in the oil and then remove them and THEN add the potatoes this would be a good option. In a pinch, pulling out the onions in a dish made at a restaurant might work too–we all have different amounts that we can tolerate. According to the the Monash University low FODMAP diet app–a great resource by the way, turmeric and Chinese 5 spice are low FODMAP. Also cumin, cinnamon, paprika and all spice have tested low FODMAP too!

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