* See the FODMAP Tips, Dairy Tips and Gluten Free Tips for the ingredient notes above the method.
Struggling to pack a low FODMAP lunchbox? Let me show you how to create a delicious and filling low FODMAP lunch! Today's lunch box features a mustard mayo chicken salad, spiced pumpkin & carrot muffin, and low FODMAP hummus with veggie sticks! My top tips are to make the spiced pumpkin & carrot muffins and a batch of hummus over the weekend to cut down on food prep work during the week. Pack your mustard mayo chicken salad with ice packs (chiller pads) to keep it cool until lunch time.
FODMAP Note: Common bananas when they are firm (unripe - green or just yellow) are low FODMAP in 100g serves, however they become high FODMAP for fructans when ripe (yellow with brown spots).
When choosing bananas make sure you select common bananas and not sugar bananas. Then use the bananas when they are firm (green to just yellow) and then become high FODMAP when they are ripe (have brown spots).
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.
If you are highly sensitive to gluten, check all packaged products, processed meat (like bacon), nuts, seeds and dried fruit 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.