* See the FODMAP Tips, Dairy Tips and Gluten Free Tips for the ingredient notes above the method.
This low FODMAP vegan nourishing bowl makes a delicious lunch or dinner! I love the way the spicy lentils combine with the yummy green rice and the sweetness of the roasted vegetables. The pumpkin seeds also provide a nice crunch!
How to Replace Low FODMAP Pumpkin: If you can't find low FODMAP pumpkin you can use sweet potato, just make sure you use the same amount as listed for the pumpkin to stay within low FODMAP limits.
Garlic infused oil is found in the oil section of your local supermarket. 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 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.
Buy a bunch of green onions/scallions with long green tips. You can use the green tips of the green onions/scallions (which are low FODMAP) and not the white stem when cooking.
Make sure your chilli powder does not include garlic powder. You may need to shop around to find a pure chilli powder. When developing recipes we used a mild powdered chilli that was not mixed with any other ingredients
Canned lentils are lower in FODMAPs as the oligosaccharides leach into the brine. Just make sure you drain and rinse them well before using.
Choose a stock that does not include onion or garlic. We prefer to use Massel Chicken Stock Cube 7's (in the yellow & blue packet). This product is low FODMAP, gluten free and vegan (despite it's name) and each packet makes 7 cups of stock. This product can be brought online around the world and is available from some supermarkets.
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.
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.