Today’s post is just a quick share of some of my favorite low FODMAP brandname product staples. These products have not been officially tested for FODMAP content but work well for me and many of my clients.
I am a big fan of Green Valley Lactose Free products. Green Valley Lactose Free yogurt is a client fav and perfect for the elimination phase of the low FODMAP diet. Green Valley’s lactose free cream cheese is creamy and yummy. My favorite recipe using the cream cheese is my Pineapple Walnut Cheeseball. Have you tried this yet? Recipe here!
For those who can tolerate a little lactose, you may find Greek or strained yogurt tolerable, such as Fage or Siggi’s.Greek and strained yogurts remove a good part of the lactose when it is made into a thicker, higher protein and creamy final product so often can be tolerated by some with mild lactose intolerance. (Do read ingredient labels to check for hidden FODMAP ingredients!) Your best bet is to stick with coconut or plain but certainly try low FODMAP fruited flavors to test your tolerance if desired, but these tend to be much higher in sugar. BEWARE: Siggi’s vanilla has agave nectar!! ugh!
Siggi’s coconut is my favorite. 🙂 And despite having mild lactose intolerance, I can eat this without any belly symptoms.
As I always say…no reason to over-restrict your diet if unnecessary…listen to your body!
There are a variety of low lactose milk products on the market, my personal favorite is Organic Valley Lactose Free milk. I think it tastes the best.
For basic all purpose gluten free flour blends, my favorite is King Arthur Gluten Free Multi-purpose flour. I use this interchangeably in many recipes and it works beautifully. King Arthur’s website has many gluten free recipes that can easily be adjusted to fit the low FODMAP diet too. Like the gluten free popovers…found here …YUM!! (Remember to sub in lactose free milk!)
Trader Joe’s Gluten Free flour blend and Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1 to 1 Baking Flour look low FODMAP suitable too and work well too in recipes I have tried.
For bread crumbs, I like the Ian’s Gluten Free Panko Style Bread crumb–original flavor. This panko style crumb adds a nice crust to chicken and makes a perfect addition to your low FODMAP meatloaf or meatballs recipes.
I am a fan of maple sugar too. Stonewall kitchen offers maple sugar for sale at their retail outlets and also online. A dusting of this light weight sugar adds a nice maple flavor to your morning oats, plain lactose free yogurt or a hint of sweetness to your chia pudding recipe (one of my personal favs.)
Quinoa is low FODMAP! But…you probably already knew that! I like the red quinoa which seems to impart a more hearty texture than the white. One of my favorite red quinoa recipes that I adjusted to be low FODMAP can be found here!