Kind of weird I know and most of your are probably trying to figure out what the hell I'm talking about. I was diagnosed with IBS several years ago. Last spring, my doctor recommended I try the FODMAP diet to see what foods I was intolerant to. This requires me to knock A LOT of foods out of my diet. A lot a lot. Something I'm not very fond of. Luckily, it's only for six weeks. Then you gradually add things back in and see which foods upset my stomach. Sounds easy enough right? Well last year I stopped a few weeks in because I had allergy testing done. Instead of continuing with my FODMAP diet, I quit and just assumed it was the foods I was allergic to. Well I was wrong. I still have an upset stomach pretty often and I go through phases where it gets really bad. I'm in a bad phase right now. So this is a great time to actually do this the right way. It won't be fun, but it will be good for me. Thus Lent has come at a great time! Here's a little more on what I can and can't have...
Yikes right? I'll live though. I won't be eating out too much that's for sure! I leave for Disney in just over 2 weeks for 4 days. Over those days I'll probably cheat a little bit. Mostly because I need the bread carbs for running and it's just not easy to abstain from all of this when my food choices are limited.
So there you have it! My Lenten Sacrifice. It may seem like I'm not really sacrificing anything since I was told to do this, but I'm not sure I would have done it the right way if I didn't have Lenten pressure on my shoulders! So here are some FODMAP friendly recipes from none other than Pinterest that I plan on trying!
Blueberry oatmeal muffins!
Low FODMAP lemon pancakes
Polenta crust pizza - I'd remove some of the non-FODMAP friendly toppings!
Garlic herb tilapia and veggies
Raw peanut butter "cookie" and "brownie" balls
Parmesan veggie spiral
So it looks like I'll be trying some new recipes over the next several weeks. There are plenty of tasty options out there, it's just about changing my frame of mind. A lifestyle change!
Are you giving anything up for Lent?
Anyone else have to eat FODMAP friendly? I'd love some recipes :)
With love and God bless,