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Hundreds of Low FODMAP Christmas Recipes & New Year’s Recipes For Everyone To Enjoy

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Low FODMAP Christmas Recipes and New Year’s Recipes For All!

We have been working hard to bring you some delicious low FODMAP holiday recipes that you can make, serve and eat with joy and peace of mind!

There are 200+ recipes plus stocking stuffer ideas here! More added as we make them so check back! Even Christmas morning is covered! And don’t let this list limit your imagination! Be sure to check out the 1000+ other recipes on the site! 

To see all of our low FODMAP Christmas & New Year’s holiday recipes we have created for your gift giving and holiday table you can click here. 

We’ve given you a sneak peak at just a smattering of them below.

We hope that some of them make their way into your holiday menu and we’d love to hear from you how they worked for you – just send us a comment below. May your holiday be filled with love, friendship and great food! – with love from Dédé and Robin

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overhead shot of gingerbread cookies decorated with red hot candies and icing and edible gold paint on an antique clotGingerbread Cookies

Last November Monash University announced that they had tested molasses and approved it in small amounts. We were so excited that I ran right into the FODMAP Everyday® Test Kitchen to whip up these Gingerbread Cookies.

decorated sugar cookies in a white Christmas theme in a snow bank of sugarDecorated Sugar Cookies

We show you how to make the most delicious and beautiful gluten-free and low FODMAP sugar cookies for your gift giving and dessert table. You can find both our Decorated Sugar Cookies recipe and our Best Rolled Sugar Cookie recipes here.

dark chocolate and white chocolate peppermint bark

Chocolate Peppermint Bark

This Chocolate Peppermint Bark has everything going for it. It sports a layer of dark chocolate, topped with creamy white chocolate and is crowned with a smattering of chopped red and white peppermint candy canes (or any hard red and white peppermint candy).

double chocolate peppermint cookies overhead on a decorative platterDouble Chocolate Chip Peppermint Cookies

What’s better than a chocolate chip cookie? Maybe doubling the chocolate factor and adding peppermint for a holiday treat, like these Double Chocolate Chip Peppermint Cookies!

Mocha peppermint Chocolate chip cookie with cookie tinMocha Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies 

Starbuck’s can’t hold a candle to this version of Mocha Peppermint Chocolate Chip! These are a great holiday cookie to make for your own needs such as office parties, school events, church bake sales and cookie swaps. They also ship well, so consider sharing them with far-flung low FODMAP loved ones.

FODY Sweet n Salty caramel Popcorn spilling out of decorative silver containersSweet n Salty Caramel Popcorn

Our Sweet n’ Salty Caramel Popcorn has crunch and sweetness, coarse salt, four kinds of seeds, more crunch and we even offer you a super-simple variation that turns this treat into a sweet and spicy version.



low FODMAP pecan toffee piled up against a dark background Pecan Toffee

Crisp, butterscotchy toffee, encased in chocolate and nuts can go by many names. The classic approach, which I used to use, involved a heck of a lot of nuts. To make this Pecan Toffee low FODMAP I took a different approach and used much less chocolate and nuts – but believe me, this is still a satisfying candy experience.

gingerbread caramel crunch popcorn in red ceramic mug on saucer

 Gingerbread Caramel Crunch Popcorn

Make this Gingerbread Caramel Crunch Popcorn for your Christmas party at work or school, or make as a winter-holiday host or hostess gift. We packaged it for a friend last Christmas in these large red ceramic mugs (seen below), which she could re-use for soup!

We have many more cookies and sweets recipes in our Christmas & Holiday Recipe Collection!

Be sure to check them out!

Gray banner with Christmas tree and hot cocoaTrout Roe on Tiny Potatoes with Lemon Zest & Sea Salt
Trout Roe on Potatoes

If you are looking for an elegant but very easy appetizer, this recipe for Trout Roe on Tiny Potatoes with Lemon Zest & Sea Salt works perfectly. The creamy, starchy potatoes support a dab of cool lactose-free sour cream and salty, briny fish roe.

Low FODMAP Baked Brie with Cranberries, rosemary and orangeBaked Brie with Cranberries

Baked Brie is Low FODMAP! I love a baked Brie and this version, which is not pastry-wrapped, takes less than 15 minutes to make, if you have made the cranberry sauce ahead. This Low FODMAP Baked Brie with Cranberries is the perfect party appetizer – it’s easy, delicious and everyone loves it.

roasted shrimp with almondsRoasted Shrimp with Chile

This recipe for Roasted Shrimp with Chile and Almonds along with the elegant Trout Roe on Tiny Potatoes with Lemon Zest & Sea Salt are both from The Home Cook, a new book by Alex Baked Feta with Honey, Walnuts & ThymeGuarnaschelli.

overhead image of low FODMAP Baked Feta with Honey, Walnuts & herbsBaked Feta with Honey, Walnuts & Thyme

Looking For An Easy Low FODMAP Appetizer? Make Baked Feta!
I ate dairy-free for over 25 years – and it turned out that I didn’t have to! It turned out that I react to lactose, not dairy itself. Confused? Read our article, Lactose, Dairy & The Low FODMAP Diet for the full explanation. In brief, the low FODMAP diet is NOT a dairy-free diet. This recipe for Baked Feta with Honey, Walnuts & Thyme is not only low FODMAP and allowed, even on the Elimination phase, but it is DELICIOUS! We also have 2 other Baked Feta recipes in the Christmas Recipe Collection! 

Sparkling Ginger Cranberry Punch in pitcher and glassSparkling Ginger Cranberry Punch

This Sparkling Ginger Cranberry Punch was developed to satisfy my own needs, knowing that there are plenty of you out there that love a good non-alcoholic option. It has a fresh, yet deeply flavorful taste. And looks beautiful in a glass or pitcher!

Spirited eggnogSpirited Eggnog- Lactose-free

A Shot of Whiskey = Spirited Eggnog -The holidays bring us food and drink that we often do not indulge in at any other time of year. This Spirited Eggnog is one of those specialty items. It is very rich and certainly not an everyday beverage, but a cup while decorating the Christmas tree or for welcoming guests feels just right.

non-alcoholic eggnog closeup shotNon-Alcoholic Eggnog

Non-Alcoholic Eggnog for Everyone. If you like a shot of whiskey in your eggnog, then check out our Spirited Eggnog. This Non-Alcoholic Eggnog is for the rest of us. And it is just as rich, creamy and tasty.


low fodmap ginger pomegranate pear sparkler in tall clear glass and stirrerGinger Pomegranate Pear Sparkler

A Gingery Non-Alcoholic Drink
Did the inclusion of the word “pear” in the title get your attention? Pears are considered high FODMAP yet Monash University has lab-tested pears to be low FODMAP in portions of 5 g. Our Ginger Pomegranate Pear Sparkler takes advantage of that fact.

We have many more appetizers and drink recipes in our Christmas & Holiday Recipe Collection!

Be sure to check them out!

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overhead shot of standing rib roast on white plate with popovers, green beans and FODY productsStanding Rib Roast – 3 Ingredients!

This holiday worthy Standing Rib Roast is made with 3 ingredients. Yes, 3 ingredients! A fabulous piece of beef, FODY Garlic-Infused Olive Oil and FODY Steak Spice Blend. That’s right, I’m talking about 5 minutes of prep work. The oven does the rest and your guests will swoon.

Low FODMAP Cranberry Hot Pepper Glazed Ham on oval white platter with pan juices and assorted mustard-3Cranberry Hot Pepper Glazed Ham
Easy-to-Make Glazed Ham for Your Next Party

Ham can be low FODMAP if you know what to look for on the ingredient label. We have everything you need to know in Is Ham Low FODMAP?, which we recommend you read first before shopping for this recipe. Our Cranberry Hot Pepper Glazed Ham makes a perfect Christmas or Easter centerpiece, or make it anytime you need to feed a crowd and love built-in leftovers.

pork loin with maple mustard sauce platedMaple Mustard Pork Loin

Another super easy, yet delectable and impressive, main dish. Here we coat a pork loin before and after cooking with the glaze and dinner gets made 1-2-3. Really the only trick here is to not overcook the pork. Pork can be juicy if cooked just enough. Serve with your favorite sides.

Baked rice, pomegranate, olives and feta. Baked Rice with Olives, Feta & Pomegranate

Red, white and green – healthy, jam-packed with texture and flavor;  a great vegetarian main or side dish to a holiday meal. This recipe makes a lot! Perfect for entertaining.

kabocha with crispy quinoa crumbs overhead shot on oval white platterRoasted Kabocha with Crispy Quinoa Crumbs

Both Robin and I were drawn to the contrasting colors and textures of this dish. Kabocha squash is rich and creamy in addition to being the most gorgeous deep orange color. The reddish brown quinoa is cooked conventionally, and then tossed around in a hot skillet with garlic-infused olive oil until crispy.

kale salad with butternut squash and pomegranate on serving platter for the tableKale Salad with Butternut Squash 

Robin grew us several kinds of kale this past summer in our low FODMAP garden, and you might identify kale salads with warmer months as well, but we love kale so much we wanted to create one hearty enough for the fall and winter months – this Kale Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash and Pomegranate is downright perfect.

Fennel, Kale & Parsley Salad with Clementines & OlivesFennel, Kale & Parsley Salad with Clementines & Olives

When we are making a rich main dish, such as a Standing Rib Roast, we definitely like to complement it with a light, green salad. Just take a look at the images for our Fennel, Kale & Parsley Salad with Clementines & Olives. It is light, cool, refreshing and packed with juicy sweet and salty flavor.

lactose-free horseradish sauceLactose-Free Sour Cream Horseradish Sauce

Horseradish was recently added to the Monash University app and the timing was perfect! We were working on our Standing Rib Roast and in our pre-FODMAP days we would have served a horseradish sauce. We saw the update and it was time for celebrating! This is a perfect accompaniment to the roast… and so much more!

do ahead mashed potatoes in slow cooker lid askewDo Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Plan Smartly: Do-Ahead Mashed Potatoes for a crowd. We like potatoes any which way we can get them. Mashed potatoes are an oft-requested side dish during the holidays, be it Thanksgiving or Christmas or other large celebratory meal. I served them with our Standing Rib Roast to rave reviews.

Turmeric Rice with Almonds & PomegranateTurmeric Rice with Almonds & Pomegranate

This colorful, savory and sweet vegan rice dish is a perfect accompaniment to your dinner table. Our Turmeric Rice with Almonds & Pomegranate is easy enough for everyday cooking and also special enough to go side by side with your most festive holiday dish.

gluten-free popovers in pan fresh out of ovenGluten-Free Popovers

You don’t need to make a roast beef to have an excuse to make popovers. Pretty much anything is a reason to make these! They are just as delicious and perfect for breakfast as they are for dinner.

savory cranberry sauce in a glass dish with a silver spoonSavory Cranberry Sauce

We love cranberries and enjoy them raw and cooked, sweet, tart – and yes, savory! This Savory Cranberry Sauce uses classic holiday herbs like sage, rosemary and thyme in addition to sugar and balsamic vinegar to create a less sweet condiment that works perfectly alongside holiday turkeys, pork roasts, roast beef – even weeknight chicken! Don’t forget to check out all of the other cranberry sauces we have created this year! Cranberry Sauce with Orange Marmalade, Cranberry Sauce with Horseradish, Brown Sugar 5-Spice Cranberry Sauce   and Spiced Citrus Cranberry. Can you tell we LOVE cranberry sauce!

We have many more main dishes and sides recipes in our Christmas & Holiday Recipe Collection!

Be sure to check them out!

Red banner with Christmas lights, ornaments, and pieRed Velvet Cake with Sugared Cranberries and White Chocolate FrostingRed Velvet Cake with Sugared Cranberries & White Chocolate Frosting

This one is big, and grand and a showstopper for your holiday table. It is perfect for birthdays that happen around this time of year, too. Don’t shortcut those December birthdays!

low FODMAP souche de Noel (Christmas stump) horizontal image with platesOur 2018 Souche de Noel or “Christmas Stump”

Every year for as long as I can remember I have made a traditional French Bûche de Noël, which is basically an edible Yule log or Christmas log. The trompe l’oeil is always fun and you get to push the visual pun even further with Meringue Mushrooms. This year I decided to turn the cake on its end, literally. I give you our Souche de Noël, or holiday “stump”. Chocolate cake, espresso buttercream and chocolate ganache all rolled up and presented as a slice of the forest. (You might also like to see our Chocolate Chestnut Bûche de Noël).

chocolate chestnut buche de noel on white platter with meringue mushroomsChocolate Chestnut Bûche de Noël

The bûche de noël is a traditional French holiday dessert and one that I adopted many years ago. My children, extended family and I always look forward to it. One thing is constant – the Meringue Mushrooms as décor and that recipe happens to be low FODMAP, so be sure to check it out.

horizontal image of low FODMAP Chocolate Peppermint Cake on a red plate with plates and glasses in backgroundChocolate Peppermint Cake
A Spectacular Low FODMAP Chocolate Peppermint Cake

Chocolate and peppermint is such a great combo and I particularly think about creating recipes featuring this duo around the winter holidays. This Low FODMAP Chocolate Peppermint Cake is festive to look at (set it out on your buffet and await the oohs and aahs), feeds a crowd and tastes like the holidays.

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap crustPumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust

Yes, we are a bit fanatical about pumpkin around here – in everything from granola to muffins to cornbread. But sometimes you need a showstopper of a dessert for your holiday table – more than a tart or a pie. With no further ado, here is our Pumpkin Cheesecake with a Gingersnap Crust.

Overhead image of Browned Butter Salted Caramel Pecan Pie in a chocolate flecked pastry crustBrowned Butter Salted Caramel Pecan Pie in a Chocolate Flecked Pastry Crust

Pecan pie accentuated with browned butter with the addition of salted caramel flavors – all in a flaky gluten-free crust flecked with chocolate.

We have many more dessert recipes in our Christmas & Holiday Recipe Collection!

Be sure to check them out!

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closeup of overnight eggnog French ToastOvernight Eggnog French Toast

We love French toast, but when we have lots of guests in the house we don’t want to be a slave to stove pan-frying all those individual slices of bread. Thankfully it is very easy to create a do-ahead version, such as this Overnight Eggnog French Toast.

roast beef hash on green plate with fried egg on topRoast Beef Hash

The BEST Leftovers – Roast Beef Hash!

Hash is simply a “hash-up” of meat, potatoes and simple seasoning. It is a homey, comfort food dish that barely needs a recipe, but since we are always concerned with portions and ingredients, I thought a recipe for Low FODMAP Roast Beef Hash was in order.

pumpkin cranberry scones with cinnamon butter in a ramekin, served with a glass of orange juicePumpkin Cranberry Scones with Cinnamon Butter

I have always loved the rich, buttery, crumbly nature of scones, which have always seemed to be a step up from muffins in their specialness – which is funny because they are no more difficult to make. And they work well throughout the day as a treat. They are sweet, but not overly so, which might appeal to those of you with less of a sweet tooth.

cranberry bundt cake slice on a white antique plateCranberry Almond Bundt Cake

I have an entire video class on what we call Coffee-Shop Cakes. These are the cakes that you cannot wait to dig into with a hot cup of coffee or tea: cinnamon streusel cakes, pound cakes, Bundt cakes and decorative ring cakes. This Cranberry Almond Buttermilk Bundt Cake is right up the same alley.

chocolate granola in bowl copyChocolate Granola with Almonds

Chocolate for breakfast? Well maybe for Christmas! I love, love, love chocolate, the darker the better and while I mostly eat granola for breakfast, I also like it as a snack. Chocolate might not be what you think of first as a breakfast food but it definitely is a snack! So I decided to combine these concepts. Watch your portions!!

We have many more breakfast recipes in our Christmas & Holiday Recipe Collection!

Be sure to check them out!

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The Low FODMAP Diet Step by StepHigh Resolution Book Cover Low FODMAP Diet Step by Step

130 MORE Low FODMAP RECIPES by FODMAP Everyday’s Dédé Wilson along with everything you need to know to successfully follow the low FODMAP diet by Kate Scarlata RDN, LDN . Read more about it here….

Yellow book cover for "A teen's guide to gut health"A Teen’s Guide to Gut Health the Low FODMAP Way

Our Success Team member, Rachel Meltzer Warren, MS, RDN has written a wonderful and much-needed guide for the teenager in your life. If you have a teen who has been diagnosed with IBS this is the best gift you can give them! It presents information about the diet, how to learn to take care of yourself, what to do in common teen situations, and recipes any teen can make for themselves. We think that this is a really important resource for any young adult navigating the challenges of IBS.

  • For US visitors click here to buy the book. 
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White book cover with half an avocado for "The bloated belly whisperer"Do you suffer from bloating? Tired of trying to figure it outon your own

Check out Tamara Duker Frueman MS, RD, CDN’s brand new  book The Bloated Belly Whisperer:See Results Within a Week and Tame Digestive Distress Once and for All – pre-order your copy for Christmas!


Great Stocking Stuffer For The Low FODMAPer In Your Life

Available in $25, $50 and $100 increments. Give the gift of delicious gut healthy products to help make life just a little bit easier and yummier!

Thrive Market Membership for You and Your Family- And a Family In Need. 

Why do we love Thrive Market? When you are committed to putting good food on your table and into your and your family’s body why kill your budget when you have a choice not to? Not everyone has access to a fancy whole foods market in their hometown or can afford the prices.

And they have a great low FODMAP selection that we curated for them! Check out the full list here. Or on their site.

Now whole food at good prices is within reach. For a yearly membership fee you get 25%-50% below retail prices. Check out Thrive Market and see for yourself. And your membership gives a membership to a family in need. And if you are a family in need be sure to sign up for the program!

Looking for more ideas? Check out our post Gifts for the FODMAPer

And be sure to check out our Low FODMAP Shop on Amazon US for more gift giving ideas!





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