This is a delicious low FODMAP mince meal that goes perfectly with spaghetti or mashed potato.
Note on Worcestershire Sauce & How To Replace It: Worcestershire sauce is low FODMAP even though it contains small amounts of onion and garlic. If you are concerned you can replace the worcestershire sauce with 1 tablespoon of soy sauce, 1/4 teaspoon of Chinese five spice, and 1/2 teaspoon of brown sugar.
FODMAP notes: Broccoli is considered low FODMAP at ½ cup to 1 cup serves depending on which part of the broccoli you are eating. The amount of broccoli in this recipe is low FODMAP per serve.
Check that the cornflour (corn starch) is made from maize and not wheat.
Make sure you buy a leek that has long green leaves (this is the low FODMAP part), as you can’t use the white/light green leek bulb (this part is high FODMAP). Once you've finished harvesting the leaves place the leek in a glass of water on a window sill and the leaves will reshoot so you can harvest them again.
Choose gluten free pasta, not spelt or wheat based pasta as these can be high FODMAP. Also avoid pasta products that have added high FODMAP ingredients like inulin, soy flour, lupin flour, and amaranth flour.
If some of your household are not low FODMAP or gluten free then you can cook them normal pasta, however make sure you cook it separately.
Monash University has tested Worcestershire sauce and it is low FODMAP, despite containing small amounts of onion and garlic. The sauce is low FODMAP because the onion and garlic are fermented during the manufacturing process which reduces the FODMAP levels. If you are vegan then choose a Worcestershire sauce that does not contain animal products.
Broccoli heads (these are also known as florets) are low FODMAP in ¾ cup servings according to Monash University. Just avoid larger servings as these can become high FODMAP.
Choose a stock that does not include onion or garlic. Massel have a range of low FODMAP, gluten free and vegan stock powders that are certified as low FODMAP. This product can be brought online around the world and is available from some supermarkets. Also check your Monash University FODMAP Diet App or FODMAP Friendly App for additional options. Or use our homemade chicken stock or vegetable stock.
Buy a gluten free Worcestershire sauce or substitute 1 tablespoon gluten free soy sauce, 1/4 teaspoon Chinese five spice, and 1/2 tsp brown sugar for every tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce. Often the ingredient labels don't state they are gluten free, so if the ingredients look safe then ring the manufacturer to confirm.
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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