We are SO THANKFUL This Year!
We launched FODMAP Everyday® just a little over 2 years ago – and we are so grateful for all of the amazing support we have received along the way.
We have a very long list of names that we won’t list here – we’ll do that elsewhere. But we do want to give a special thank you to YOU, our readers and visitors.
You have given us the most precious gift of all – which has been your time, and attention. Over 4 million visits have been made to our website in our first two years to see what we have to offer. And we’ve got over 35k Instagram followers, 20k friends on our two Facebook pages, here and for Foodies here, and apparently are seen by over 1 million people on Pinterest every month. Holy FODMAP Batman!
Thank you for stopping in!
We are looking forward to bringing you many more delicious low FODMAP recipes, information and resources that we hope will help you live as healthy and joyful a life as possible. And we hope you will join us in our community as we seek to encourage others.
May your Thanksgiving Holiday be filled with gratitude, love and peace. From our table to yours.
– Dédé & Robin
And here are just a few to whet your appetite!
Want to know how to roast the perfect turkey? We’ve got the answers! It starts with choosing the right bird to buy. Let’s dive in. With no further ado, presenting our FODMAP Everyday® Turkey 101.
This Low FODMAP Slow Cooker Turkey takes advantage of the slow cooker, making it a very hands-off recipe.
The combo of dark beer, brown sugar and all the classic holiday bird spices make for a fantastic bird.
You can get turkey on the table in a little over an hour! How can you resist?
Sometimes you want the whole bird on the table – but sometimes you want something a little more refined. This Low FODMAP Kale & Butternut Squash Stuffed Turkey Breast just might be the perfect holiday main dish.
We make an extra-large bird just so we can make this fantastic leftover meal!
SIDE DISHES, CONDIMENTS & GRAVY
The oven is often jam-packed with other menu items, so a stovetop veggie option is a good addition. This is a low FODMAP take on the classic green beans and almonds dish that seems to make appearances around this time of year.
You can actually make your gravy up to 3 days ahead, so don’t wait for the last-minute when you have other things to do. With advanced preparation, you will have a more relaxed experience on Turkey day.
This Spiced Citrus Cranberry Sauce version is our “basic” cranberry sauce, based on the one our Moms taught us as children and the one that appeared on our holiday table every year. Remember portion control!
I can’t get enough of cranberry sauces and thankfully my cousin Judith is like-minded. When we go to her home for Thanksgiving there are usually 4 or 5 choices – my kind of gal. Even if you think that is overkill, I encourage you to have at least one sweet choice, and one that is more savory, like this Cranberry Horseradish Sauce.
Sometimes simple is best. This Simple Sourdough Stuffing combines low FODMAP bread with celery, leeks and scallions (green parts only, of course), fresh parsley and all of the traditional herbs like sage, rosemary and thyme.
I used to make a version of this Cornbread Bacon Stuffing with Leeks, Pecans & Pomegranate pre-FODMAP with a lareg quantity of onion, but I converted it to this fabulous low FODMAP version.
One of our favorite stuffings, pre-FODMAP days combined sweet, juicy apple along with savory sausage in a bread stuffing base. This Low FODMAP Sourdough Apple Stuffing with Sausage will be enjoyed by everyone!
DESSERTS, SNACKS & BREAKFAST
The truth of the matter is that making rolled pie crusts scares people. Which is funny, since there is a saying, “Easy as pie”! Many would argue that point. But maybe that’s because they never had a pie Master to learn from. Our FODMAP Everyday® Pie Crust 101 to the rescue!
Blind baking, also referred to as par-baking or pre-baking, ensures a crisp bottom crust in single crusted pies. This article presents everything you need to know about Blind Baking Pie Crusts.
Making a classic-style pie crust with all butter and gluten-free flour takes some attention to detail to get the flaky results you’re looking for. This crust is the same as the one in our Blueberry Pie recipe.
Behold our stunning lactose-free cheesecake pie, using lactose-free cream cheese and a Cinnamon Pecan Seeded Pat-In Pie Crust made with FODY Cinnamon Seed Crunch breakfast cereal. Easy, crisp, crunchy, delicious and super quick to make.
Whew! Yes the title is a mouthful – and so is this pie. I kept struggling to remove some words from the title but Browned Butter Salted Caramel Pecan Pie in a Chocolate Flecked Pastry Crust explains every single awesome component. And it’s gluten-free!
This version of pumpkin pie is lightly sweetened with maple syrup and flavored with fresh lemon zest and freshly grated ginger, which provide a bit of zing. If you love pumpkin pie and have been looking for something a bit different, this is it!
A friend of mine has made a pumpkin cheesecake every fall for at least one of her family get-togethers and now that she is following a low FODMAP diet, she wanted to be able to continue the tradition. Okay, that person is me, but seriously, I really wanted to taste this again and I was actually excited about creating a low FODMAP version. We think you’ll love this!
This cake has some much flavor and texture and is super simple to make. Perfect for weekend brunch.
For all of our over 100+ low FODMAP Thanksgiving recipes click here. Appetizers, Entrees, Side Dishes, Desserts and more.
And don’t forget to have the basics on hand so you can easily build your meal: FODY Foods Vegetable Soup Base, FODY Garlic-Infused Olive Oil, Non GMO, Made in Italy, FODY Low FODMAP Chicken Soup Base
HEALTH & WELLNESS HOLIDAY GUIDANCE
If you’ve been following a low FODMAP diet for a while, you have probably come across the phrase, “FODMAP stacking.” Simply put, it refers to eating multiple portions of foods that contain FODMAPs in amounts low enough to qualify them for a Green Light in the Monash University low FODMAP Smartphone App.
While some Green Light items contain only trace amounts of FODMAPs and can be eaten freely, there are ones that need to be portion-controlled in order to keep their FODMAP content in check. Even if you maintain the recommended serving size of such foods, eating too many in one meal, i.e., stacking them, can lead to symptoms. Learn more here so you stay healthy throughout the holidays.
For my husband, an overfilled belly isn’t too much of a problem. For me, overeating means potentially a couple of days of not feeling well. I have had to learn that as great as the food looks, that the physical agony that might follow just ain’t worth it. And yet, I do on occasion overindulge.
We encourage everyone who has a smartphone to download the Monash University app as we find it to be the most convenient and reliable on-the-go resource. We refer to ours all day long and actually get really excited when there are updates on new foods. And this article will show you which are some of our favorite no FODMAP foods! This info may come in handy when navigating the holiday food options.
Happy Holidays! Explaining the Low FODMAP Diet to Guests & Hosts
Why can’t you eat onions? Why can’t you have more of that apple pie? Why? Why? Why? Ahh, the sweet sounds of a holiday meal as friends and family members ask about your low FODMAP diet. I understand the struggle. I’ve been there. I’ve walked into a family meal and have been bombarded with questions. Hopefully this article, How To Help Friends & Family Understand Your Low FODMAP Diet, will go a long way to smoothing things over.