Yes that’s right I said garlic. This gorgeous low FODMAP sticky garlic tofu veggie bowl is perfect for a speedy dinner. Don’t worry though, we’ve used tummy-friendly garlic infused oil in this recipe so you can enjoy it in the first phase of the low FODMAP diet.
To make this recipe even faster you can sub in leftover roast veggies and just heat them in a frypan.
Check that the cornflour (corn starch) is made from maize and not wheat.
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.
Make sure you use pure maple syrup (low FODMAP) not maple flavoured syrup (potentially high FODMAP).
Choose a medium-grain brown or white rice that can be cooked quickly in the microwave.
Make sure you buy firm tofu (these are often preserved in liquid, just drain the liquid off before using). The high levels of oligosaccharides/FODMAPs are drained off with the liquid during the manufacturing process, which makes the tofu low FODMAP. Avoid using Silken tofu as this product is high FODMAP.
Buy a bunch of spring onions/scallions with long green leaves. You can use the green leaves in your low FODMAP meals, just make sure you avoid using the white stem and lime green stems as these are high FODMAP. Once you've harvested the leaves pop the spring onion/scallion bulbs into a glass of water on the window sill. The leaves will reshoot so you can harvest them again.
The amount of wheat in regular soy sauce is low FODMAP, however if you are feeling concerned you can buy gluten free soy sauce (Tamari).
Sweet potato is low FODMAP in 75g/2.65oz serves and becomes high FODMAP in larger serves. Our recipes only use a low FODMAP portion of sweet potato. However if you are concerned you can normally swap the sweet potato for regular potato, carrot or parsnip.
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.
There are no dairy free tips for this recipe.
In 2013, Alana was diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. She also suffers from coeliac disease, is allergic to nuts and is intolerant to dairy products. This means she understands how difficult it can be to cook with multiple food intolerances. Her exp... Read More
Joanna is a foodie, an accredited practising dietitian and a registered nurse, who is passionate about digestive health. She now works exclusively in IBS and food intolerance in her Melbourne based private practice Everyday Nutrition. Joanna works alon... Read More