Where to Shop Low FODMAP
When I first started the low FODMAP diet, there were pretty much no resources available for finding low FODMAP prepared foods (a big reason why I started the blog!), which was especially problematic in the very beginning — I’ve since found my individual tolerances and can be more flexible, but those early days were me desperately trying to manage my symptoms by any means possible. I had to get used to reading ingredient labels and checking for high FODMAP ingredients (the Monash app was a lifesaver during this time), and because SO. MANY. pre-packaged foods contained ingredients like milk powder, wheat, honey, sugar alcohols like malitol or sorbitol, garlic, onions, etc. I pretty much gave up eating prepared foods for those first few years.
Luckily I’ve always enjoyed cooking and making my own food, but as you can imagine things like traveling or eating out were still SO HARD and honestly pretty stressful events. There would be times where I just needed a snack or something and it felt like there was nothing I could eat. I can remember times where I was standing in the grocery store or a restaurant and just feeling so defeated (and hungry). And hangry Maria is not a particularly fun person to be around.
But for all of you reading this post in the present, there’s good news! Since then there has been so much progress in the area of prepared low FODMAP foods, with companies like FodShop leading the way. FodShop is an online marketplace of all low FODMAP foods, run by nutritionist experts. They sell products in the US as well as Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the UK! ALL of their products are certified low FODMAP by either the FODMAP Friendly Program or Monash University’s Low FODMAP certification program, or they are low FODMAP by ingredient, based on nutritionist assessment. So basically a dream come true for anyone on the low FODMAP diet.
I’m particularly excited about these spice blends — I know how hard it is to figure out how to season food that tastes great, especially if onion & garlic make you feel miserable! These look like really delicious ways to add flavor to your meals.
For people who want more guidance on how to start or continue their gut health journey, FodShop also has an awesome page of gut health nutritionists all over the world, including quite a few in the US! Navigating the low FODMAP diet — or even just trying to improve and understand your gut health — is really complicated. So many factors go into how your gut responds, so it’s super important to find a professional who can help guide you.
My only wish is that all these resources had been available years ago when I was trying to figure all this stuff out on my own! But the reason why I started this blog was to share what I’ve learned and gone through so that YOU can learn from it. I’m super stoked to be partnering with companies like FodShop and to share more resources with y’all in the coming year.
Bonus: FodShop is giving 10% off to all GMGH readers! Just shop using this link!
(This post is sponsored by FodShop, a company that shares my passion for helping people on the low FODMAP diet. Thank you for supporting the brands that support GMGH!)
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