Low-FODMAP dinner recipes to help relieve the symptoms of IBS, candida, SIBO, autoimmune disease, and/or other inflammatory diseases. Easy to prepare fresh meals!
I originally posted this roundup on January 13, 2020, but figured I would add more delicious Low-FODMAP dinner recipes that I created throughout the year and update you on my gut health.
If you’re a long-time follower, you know I ate a Low-FODMAP diet for a couple of years to keep my gut health in check.
My gut health turned around in a massive way over the last year and a half and I can now eat higher FODMAP foods without noticing the IBS symptoms I did before. Occasionally, I’ll have a symptom, but it’s usually because I ate too much of something (like the keto dessert recipes I’ve been posting with sugar-free sweetener or sauerkraut 😉 )
To get the full story on how I healed my leaky gut, read my blog posts on How I Healed My Gut Part One: My Gut Healing Protocol and How I Healed My Gut Part Two: Healing Through Mindset.
If you suffer from IBS, SIBO, Candida, or inflammatory issues have experienced flairs through dietary or lifestyle choices, know two things: 1.) You’re in great company, and 2.) You can absolutely manage some of your symptoms through making adjustments to your diet.
When I was in the thick of my symptoms, I thought there was no way I could possibly live a normal life again. This simply wasn’t true! Your body is designed to heal, and it absolutely will if you help give it the right conditions.
One of the things that helped me the most when my IBS was at its worst was staying consistent on a Low-FODMAP diet. This blog post is intended to help those of you who are struggling with IBS (candida, SIBO, GERD, leaky gut, etc.) find relief from your symptoms using these delicious recipes as your healer.
Let’s dive in.
What is a Low-FODMAP Diet?
FODMAPs are Fermentable Oligosaccharides Disaccharides Monosaccharides And Polyols. Put simply, all of these are short chain carbohydrates and sugar alcohols found in natural whole foods.
These compounds can be difficult for some people to digest, particularly those with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Foods that are high in FODMAPs (onions, garlic, wheat, dairy, cruciferous vegetables, fermented foods, avocado, and many, many more – see the full chart of high and low-FODMAP foods here) can cause painful symptoms such as gas, bloating, distention, fatigue, and irregular bowel movements.
You can look at a FODMAP sensitivity similarly to lactose intolerance. Someone who is lactose intolerant lacks the enzymes to break down the lactose in milk, so milk makes them ill. Those who have issues digesting high-FODMAP foods lack the tools to break them down, which causes the carbohydrates to ferment in your gut or permeate your gut lining and enter your bloodstream.
A diet that is low in FODMAPs is a diet that is low in fermentable carbohydrate, lowering the amount of fermentation that goes on in your gut, thus creating less instances of constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating, all around systemic inflammation, etc.
While eating a Low-FODMAP diet is not a long-term solution to resolving all gut and inflammatory issues, it can definitely provide the relief you need for short periods of time. If you experience flairs when you don’t eat Low-FODMAP, that is a clear sign the underlying issue needs to be addressed with a practitioner.
Although I no longer need to eat a Low-FODMAP diet consistently, I still find cooking Low-FODMAP meals is an easy way of keeping my digestion moving along at a steady pace.
I have included my favorite Low-FODMAP dinner recipes in this post. I put many of these recipes on constant rotation in my own home. They are nutritious, flavorful, nourishing, and digest oh-so well!
DO note that some of these recipes include ingredients that have a moderate level of fermentable carbohydrate (such as broccoli or avocado, etc). Remember certain foods are considered low-FODMAP in a low quantity and only reach high-FODMAP status after a certain volume. In essence, you would need to exceed a certain amount in order to experience a reaction.
If your symptoms are very severe and there is any ingredient you are concerned about, simply skip it!
In addition, there are a few recipes in this post that are not Low-FODMAP until you follow the instructions in the Recipe Adaptations list (which usually just involves omitting the onion and/or garlic). Be sure to read through the post carefully. 🙂
And now let’s eat! Here are..
40 Low-FODMAP Dinner Recipes:
Chicken & Turkey:
- Turmeric Ginger Ground Turkey Bowls
- Lemon Herb Baked Chicken Salad
- Creamy Tuscan Chicken
- Pressure Cooker Green Curry
- Turmeric Chicken Fried Rice
- Orange Ginger Grilled Chicken
- Pumpkin Chicken Chili
- Zucchini and Ground Turkey Skillet
- 30-Minute Teriyaki Chicken Stir Fry
- One-Pot Indian Chicken Biryani
- One-Skillet Ground Turkey Thai Curry with Rice
- 20-Minute Mongolian Turkey
- Teriyaki Ground Turkey Skillet with Vegetables
- Instant Pot Turmeric Rotisserie Chicken
- Healthy Chinese Chicken Salad
- Lemon Rosemary Braised Chicken Thighs
- 30-Minute Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet
- Creamy Rosemary Chicken Soup with Rice
- Nightshade-Free AIP Curry
- Immunity-Boosting Turmeric Chicken Soup
- Instant Pot Turmeric Chicken and Root Vegetables
- Instant Pot Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps
- Orange Marinated Chicken Bowls with Zucchini Rice
- Beef Tenderloin Recipe
- Basil Coconut Ground Beef Skillet with Vegetables and Rice
- Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon
- Pressure Cooker Korean Beef Bulgogi
- Spaghetti Squash Bolognese
- Thai Meatballs
- Instant Pot Tart Cherry Short Ribs
- 30-Minute Teriyaki Beef Skillet
- Instant Pot Beef Stew
- 30-Minute Paleo Broccoli Beef
- Instant Pot Paleo Pumpkin Chili
- Instant Pot Barbacoa Beef
- 30-Minute Vegetable and Ground Beef Skillet
Fish & Seafood:
- 4-Ingredient Mediterranean Stuffed Salmon
- Chili Lime Baked Cod
- Orange Ginger Baked Halibut with Blueberry Avocado Salsa
- Cod Salad with Basil Walnut Pesto
- Teriyaki Salmon Bowls
- Pesto Salmon in Parchment Paper
- Crispy Skin Salmon
- Salmon Bowls with Avocado and Carrot Rice
- Citrus Ginger Turmeric Parchment Paper Salmon
- Crispy Paprika Salmon Bowls with Ginger Vegetables and Rice
- Salmon Stir Fry with Vegetables
- Grilled Salmon Kabobs with Pesto
- Orange Butter Lemon Salmon
- Mediterranean Salmon in Parchment Paper
My cookbook, Paleo Power Bowls, is now available! CLICK HERE to check it out. Thank you for your support!
If you make any of these recipes, feel free to share a photo on Instagram and tag @TheRoastedRoot!