Looking for a yummy side dish to wow your friends and family members with? We’ve got you covered with this low FODMAP green bean and bacon side dish.
Think tender pan-fried green beans, crispy bacon bits, crunchy toasted pumpkin seeds, and little pops of lemon and spring onion/scallion.
This dish is also really fast to make and is a great option for family celebrations or pot lucks when you are short on time.
FODMAP Note: Green beans are a low FODMAP vegetable that needs good portion control. Make sure you divide the recipe into the recommended number of serves.
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.
When selecting your bacon, choose one that isn’t cured using high fructose corn syrup or fructose. Bacon cured using honey is okay - honey has a small low FODMAP serving and the amount of honey used per serving of bacon should be well within low FODMAP guidelines. Please note that if the packet says that the product is 'Manuka Smoked' this is the type of wood used to smoke the bacon and these products are considered low 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.
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
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