I saw quite a lot of questions about the Monash University low FODMAP diet app on Facebook lately. The Monash University low FODMAP diet app is the official app created by the creators of the low FODMAP diet from Monash University in Australia. I can recommend everybody to buy this app because it gives you information about low FODMAP foods and products and the app is continuously updated when new research has been conducted. When you are just starting the app might be a bit difficult to understand and therefore I wanted to give some extra information on the app.
Chocolate and peanut butter and banana and peanut butter are two of my favourite combinations. Last Sunday I felt like eating a sweet, but healthy breakfast and I ended up creating these beautiful healthy chocolate peanut butter waffles. With the 400 calories that these waffles contain it is quite a large breakfast, but I think it is perfect on a day that I go to the gym. You can also choose to share the waffles (difficult, I know ;)). One waffle with a bit of (lactose-free) yoghurt is a lighter but still delicious breakfast.
Last weekend I really felt like eating beef ramen. In the past I used to love those cheap packages of noodles that you could buy in the supermarket. You simply had to pour some hot water over them, put in a package of powdered flavouring and leave them for a few minutes. I don’t want to know what was in that package, but I loved them. Because of the low FODMAP diet, I haven’t eaten them in years, but when I was in the biological supermarket I found spelt noodles. Exactly the noodles that I used to love, but made with spelt instead of wheat. With these noodles I created a delicious low FODMAP beef ramen.
In the week before Christmas, I visited an orthomolecular physician for the first time. I had been thinking about letting another doctor look at my stomach problems for a while. The low FODMAP diet helps me a lot, but I am not entirely pain-free. For that reason, I also found it difficult to do the re-introduction phase of the low FODMAP diet and I never finished it entirely. Simply because I always had some stomach problems and I found it very hard to say whether the pain came from the specific product that I was testing or from something else.
A few weeks ago I was still in the middle of all the Christmas craziness. I always have a lot of respect for people who can only eat a little of everything in December. Eating healthy for the entire day and then having one little treat in the evening. I always try to do the same, but I must say I am not very good at it. I more of a person who buys something and then eats the entire package within two days. I always end up eating a little bit too much in December and after Christmas and New Year, I am totally sick of eating unhealthy. With that in the back of my mind, I made these healthy chocolate pecan muffins.
Last year I made a food bucket list for the first time (click to go to the article). A list of things that I wanted to do in the new year that are related to food. Things that I still wanted to cook, things that I wanted to try. I thought it would be nice to see how many of the things on my list I accomplished in 2016 and to share my new food bucket list for 2017 with you!