Looking for a tasty low FODMAP snack or light lunch? Rice cakes are a versatile low FODMAP food. I love making my low FODMAP recipe for chive dip for my rice cakes and then adding extra toppings like spinach, tomato, smoked chicken and a little salt and pepper. If you can tolerate low FODMAP dairy then try using cottage cheese instead of mayonnaise in the chive dip.
Note on rice cakes: Rice cakes are a good low FODMAP snack but you need to watch your portion size. Rice cakes are low FODMAP at a serving size of 2 cakes but they become high FODMAP at a serving size of 4 cakes.
Recipe update: Please note that this recipe was updated on the 5th of March 2022 after Monash University changed the serving size recommendation for tomatoes.
Garlic infused oil is normally found in the oil section of your local supermarket or you can buy it online. It should be clear with no floating bits of garlic.
You can also make garlic infused oil at home by frying garlic cloves in cooking oil until they are golden and fragrant, then remove and discard the garlic before you continue cooking your meal. This is a low FODMAP way to capture the garlic flavour as the fructans can't leach into the oil.
Choose plain rice cakes or rice crackers and avoid ones that are flavoured with high FODMAP ingredients like onion powder, garlic powder, milk powder, milk solids, whey powder (chicken flavoured or sour cream & chives often contain sneaky FODMAPs). Also check that there is no inulin (chicory root/dietary fibre) listed in the ingredients list.
Herbs and spices are naturally gluten free, however they can become contaminated during manufacturing processes. If you are highly sensitive to gluten, check the dried herbs and spices do not contain a warning for trace gluten. If you are just on the low FODMAP diet you do not need to worry about this.
There are no dairy free tips for this recipe.
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