If you're cutting down on food high in FODMAPs or gluten to relieve IBS symptoms or any other kind of diet-affected condition, you're going to absolutely love today's post! Sure, you might not be able to stroll into any old bakery and choose the first thing that catches your eye. But with this list of low FODMAP cereals, flours, grains and seeds, you can make your favourite treats and meals at home while still following a gluten-free and low FODMAP diet!
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If you've been diagnosed with IBS, one of the first things you might try to ease your symptoms is to cut gluten out of your diet. But if you love food, the thought of going just one week without a big slice of bread spread thickly with peanut butter or your favourite comfort food pasta dish probably brings tears to your eyes.
Fear not my fellow foodie! By switching out gluten-filled ingredients for low FODMAP foods, you can still have all the delicious eats you love without your stomach swelling up like a balloon. As long as you're willing to put in a bit of effort and spend some time in the kitchen, of course.
The Happy Healthy Motivated Low FODMAP Foods Series
This is part 2 of the Happy Healthy Motivated low FODMAP foods series. If you're interested in following a low FODMAP diet, check out the other posts in this series:
- Part 1 - Low FODMAP Foods: Fruits and Veggies
- Part 2 - Low FODMAP Foods: Cereals, Flours, Grains and Seeds
- Part 3 - Low FODMAP Foods: Proteins, Dairy & Dairy Alternatives
- Part 4 - Low FODMAP Foods: Snacks, Nuts & Drinks
- Part 5 - Low FODMAP Foods: Sauces, Dips + Spreads
The ultimate low FODMAP cereals, flours grains and seeds list
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Low FODMAP cereals
- Bran-based cereal (2 tablespoons, dry)
- Buckwheat groats (¾ cup, cooked)
- Cornflakes (½ cup, dry)
- Gluten-free cereal without honey or dried fruit (1 cup, dry)
- Gluten free quick oats (¼ cup, dry)
- Gluten-Free rolled oats (½ cup, dry) [Use them to make amazing breakfasts like Brown Sugar Cinnamon Cookie Overnight Oats!]
- Millet (1 cup, cooked)
- Oat-based cereal (2 tablespoons)
- Puffed amaranth (¼ cup, dry)
- Rice-based cereal (2 tablespoons)
Low FODMAP flours
Although you can get some of these gluten-free flours from health stores, they're much easier and cheaper to buy online. Click on any of the links below to buy the flour directly from Amazon. If you love making stuff from scratch, you can even make some of these low FODMAP flours at home in your own kitchen!
- Almond meal (¼ cup)
- Buckwheat flour (⅔ cup)
- Corn flour/starch (⅔ cup)
- Gluten free flour blend (⅔ cup)
- Millet flour (⅔ cup)
- Oat flour (⅔ cup)
- Potato flour/starch (⅔ cup)
- Quinoa flour (⅔ cup)
- Rice flour (⅔ cup)
- Sorghum flour (⅔ cup)
- Spelt flour (⅔ cup)
- Tapioca flour/starch (⅔ cup)
- Teff flour (⅔ cup)
- Yam flour (⅔ cup)
Low FODMAP grains
- Gluten-free pasta (1 cup, cooked)
- Polenta (1 cup, cooked)
- Quinoa (1 cup, cooked)
- Rice (1 cup, cooked)
- Rice noodles (1 cup, cooked)
- Soba noodles (⅓ cup, cooked)
Low FODMAP seeds
- Chia seeds (2 tablespoons)
- Egusi seeds (2 tablespoons)
- Flax seeds (2 tablespoons)
- Poppy seeds (2 tablespoons)
- Pumpkin seeds (2 tablespoons)
- Sesame seeds (2 tablespoons)
- Sunflower seeds (2 tablespoons)
Although I like to think of myself as some kind of superhero wonder woman, I'm not. So it goes without saying that I didn't put this list together myself. I adapted it from DietVsDisease, which bases their low FODMAP foods list on the Monash University low FODMAP diet app.
I also need to stress that I'm not a dietitian, nutritionist, doctor or any kind of medical professional. I'm just an IBS sufferer who wants to help out other IBS sufferers with this low FODMAP foods list.
We're all different and we all react in different ways to different foods. So please don't take what I say as gospel. It's intended to be a helpful guide. You know what's best for you and if you know you can't stomach a certain type of food, please don't eat it. Even if it is on my low FODMAP foods list!