What kid doesn't love pizza? Well, on the FODMAP diet, pizza as we know it isn't an option... and gluten-free crust doesn't fly either. So, when my friend sent me a recipe for Cheesy Zucchini Bread, I made some modifications to make it FODMAP-friendly and turned out this healthy, super yummy dish that tastes like pizza! The whole family can't get enough. Plus, it's super easy to make and a great way to sneak in more veggies. Get creative with toppings on the "crust" and customize with your family's favorites. ...Read more.
Dinner CAN be easy on special diets like the elimination or FODMAP regimen... it's really just a matter of finding and stocking your pantry with the right healthy ingredients that meet the "no additives and/or no ferment" criteria, then shopping regularly for the fresh items you'll need. Once you're familiar with the brands and food you can buy, trips to the supermarket aren't as overwhelming. Of course the first few times give yourself extra time to walk around, read labels and determine the best choices for your situation. We discovered two apps for your smartphone that have proven very helpful, ShopWell and ...Read more.
In January, we found out that our daughter at only eight years old has ulcers due to an extreme overgrowth of bacteria and yeast in her system. Wow. We're not sure what caused the problem, as we have always eaten healthy at home with a focus on simple, whole organic foods, and kept sugar and processed foods to a minimum. She tested negative for food allergies, but it's quite possible the issue stems from a food sensitivity that over time became an issue. She had been dealing with a nagging stomachache and sore throat for a few months, and we were in and out of the pediatrician's office for strep tests ...Read more.