FODMAPHelp & Resources
FODMAP Help and Resources…
Below are links to some resources Bay found super helpful and wish she’d known about from day one of following a Low FODMAP Diet. There are quite a few links here, but you’ll soon work out your favourite ones which you keep going back to.
LOW FODMAP APPS
MONASH UNIVERSITY APP
Researchers at Monash University in Australia developed the Low FODMAP Diet and so it makes perfect sense that their FODMAP app is the best! It’s often updated and has a really clear to understand traffic light system, showing foods low, moderate and high in FODMAPs. It also breaks foods down into two serving sizes, so some foods are shown as safe in smaller portion sizes, meaning you don’t need to cut them out completely.
FODMAP FRIENDLY APP
Fodmap Friendly run The FODMAP Friendly Certification Program, incorporating the FODMAP Friendly logo. This is a Globally Registered Certification Trademark certifying low FODMAP food products that have been laboratory tested to be low in FODMAPs. We use Fodmap Friendly to certify all our products as being Low FODMAP.
Their app is great as it contains all the products they have certified and these are shown by brand but you can also use the filter to browse by country or category of product.
FOOD MAESTRO FODMAP APP
The Food Maestro FODMAP App has been developed in partnership with Kings College London, and like Monash’s app, it’s very useful for it’s extensive food lists. The unique selling point of this app however is it’s barcode scanner, and the huge range of foods which are loaded on the app – so it’s perfect for taking food shopping as you can scan most barcodes and quickly see if the product is suitable or not!
FODMAP CHARITIES, ORGANISATIONS & INFORMATIVE WEBSITES
THE IBS NETWORK
The IBS Network is the UKs national charity supporting those who are living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. You can join for £24 per month, which gives you access to many helpful resources, fact pages and more. They run support groups, share lots of safe recipes and provide information to help you better manage your IBS and improve your quality of life.
BRITISH DIETETIC ASSOCIATION (BDA)
The British Dietetic Association Food Allergy & Intolerance Group and Gastroenterology Specialist Group are all great for their fact pages, FAQ pages, help finding a clinic and more.
BSACI BDA Food Allergy & Intolerance Group
Monash University have pages on their site dedicated to the Low FODMAP Diet. You will find links to download their app (I would highly recommend doing so), FAQs and a video showing how the Low FODMAP Diet works.
FODMAP FACEBOOK SUPPORT GROUPS
LOW FODMAP RECIPES & SUPPORT
The Low FODMAP Recipes & Support Facebook group is a fantastic online community of IBS sufferers from all over the world. A few of the groups admins are IBS/FODMAP trained dieticians, so you can not only get support and advice from others who are living with IBS but also from trained professionals who might be able to help with more detail.
LOW FODMAP UK
This is a great community to share experiences and ask questions. As this is just in the UK, it can be more helpful in other areas too – like sharing safe branded products available in UK supermarkets, discussing experiences of ordering Low FODMAP meals in UK chain restaurants and also sharing UK based recipes.
SHE CAN’T EAT WHAT?!
Emma Hatcher lives in London and developed the ‘She Can’t Eat What?!’ blog. Just like Alana’s it’s full of delicious recipes – you can tell Emma is a keen Low FODMAP cook! Emma has suffered with IBS since being a teenager and so over time has developed a huge range of recipes. Her cookbook ‘The FODMAP Friendly Kitchen’, is packed with FODMAP approved recipes. Emma’s blog is a really interesting read with some fantastic interview articles from a range of key influencers, as well as one from me, Bay, Founder of Bay’s Kitchen!
A LITTLE BIT YUMMY
This blog is fantastic – full of so many helpful blogs and delicious recipes! Alana Scott from New Zealand has developed this blog and all recipes are checked and approved by registered dieticians. As well as all the delicious recipes, Alana’s articles cover everything from how to manage a Low FODMAP Diet whilst travelling to 5 Low FODMAP ways to boost your fibre intake! Alana has also recently launched FODMAP meal plans on her site.
Haley Brown started suffering with digestive issues after contracting a bacterial infection in Thailand. Like many of us have, Haley went on a long journey to find out what was wrong and how she could alleviate her symptoms. Finally, Haley was recommended the Low FODMAP diet and, as for many of us, it changed her life! Haley’s blog is an excellent resource for Low FODMAP Recipes and articles on travelling whilst on the Low FODMAP Diet. She has also recently launched an eBook – The Beginner’s Guide To The Low FODMAP Diet.
GLUTEN FREE STORIES
Stefani Weiss suffers with IBS and Gluten & Lactose Intolerance. She follows a Low FODMAP Diet and on her blog she shares the most delicious, healthy and simple Gluten-free and Low FODMAP recipes, as well as useful tips for living with IBS and food intolerances.
The one thing I love most about Gluten Free Stories is the food photography of all the recipes… they literally make your mouth water!
Kate Scarlata is a FODMAP and IBS expert form the US. Her blog has some really useful articles and also a page of very handy FODMAP Resources, including the ‘Grab & Go Pass’ and ‘Low and High FODMAP Diet Checklists’.
FODMAP Friendly are a worldwide certification body for Low FODMAP foods. Bay’s Kitchen are working with FODMAP Friendly to certify our products so you can have the assurance they are definitely low in FODMAPs. They have a great blog, FAQs page and lots of info on FODMAPs on their website.
Don’t forget our blog! We write about IBS, the Low FODMAP Diet, key resources to help, coping with other diets alongside the Low FODMAP Diet, what it’s like to live with IBS and tips to help manage it.
We also have a huge range of delicious recipes to provide you with plenty of inspiration. They are all Low FODMAP and Gluten Free, many are vegetarian or vegan too, and lots of others can easily be made vegan with the odd substitiution!
FODMAP BOOKS & COOKBOOKS
GUT BY JULIA ENDERS
This book is an absolutely fascinating read. Even within the first few pages I learnt so much about the gut and how complex it is and how it can so easily go wrong! There are some staggering facts in here but it’s been written so well that it’s informative but interesting! It’s definitely worth reading, to understand more about your digestive system as it makes so much sense of everything.
THE FODMAP FRIENDLY KITCHEN BY EMMA HATCHER
As mentioned in the blog section, this is the amazing cookbook by Emma Hatcher. Written in association with FODMAP Friendly, The FODMAP Friendly Kitchen is a cookbook packed with delicious, Low FODMAP approved recipes. By far one of my favourite Low FODMAP cookbooks to use!
THE GUT FRIENDLY COOKBOOK BY ALANA SCOTT
Alana Scott is the Founder of one of my favourite blogs, A little Bit Yummy. She has fantastic resources, tips, recipes and meal plans available and so I was even more excited when she launched her cookbook containing a huge range of Low FODMAP recipes! The recipes are all fairly simple to make, but taste soooo good!
THE LOW FODMAP RECIPE BOOK BY LUCY WHIGHAM
This is another cookbook packed with Low FODMAP Recipes – With all these great cookbooks, following the Low FODMAP Diet will never be boring or samey!
LOW FODMAP 28-DAY PLAN
This was the first Low FODMAP cookbook that I bought after being diagnosed with IBS and advised to follow a Low FODMAP Diet by my GP. It has some really simple dishes to get you started and a few Low FODMAP alternatives of staple dishes which are so useful at the beginning when you are adjusting to quite a big change in your diet. The planner and grocery list were incredibly helpful and made the Low FODMAP Diet far less daunting, as I didn’t feel like I was starting completely from scratch.
THE LOW FODMAP DIET COOKBOOK BY DR SUE SHEPHERD
I have really taken to this book as it contains so many recipes but most are what I would call ‘normal food’ – they are recipes of ‘normal’ meals you would actually make and enjoy, yet without the FODMAPs, gluten etc. The blueberry pancakes and chocolate scones are two of my favourites so far!
RECHALLENGING & REINTRODUCING FODMAPS BY LEE MARTIN
It’s ‘A self-help guide to the entire reintroduction phase of the low FODMAP diet’ – as this is a very challenging and fairly complex stage, this book really helps you follow the stage and successfully start to reintroduce foods.
THE ALLERGY & FREE FROM SHOW
This show runs every year for one weekend in each of three locations around the UK. It’s a fantastic show for the public to attend (free of charge!) to find new Free From brands and products, watch live cooking demonstrations, talk with expert consultants and listen to fascinating speakers. It’s not all about food and drink either – in their words it’s a show for “anyone living with allergies, intolerances, eczema or coeliac disease, or living ‘free from’ gluten, wheat, eggs, nuts or dairy, or need to avoid dust mites, latex or any other material”
Want to know more?
If you would like to learn more about the Low FODMAP Diet then please click here.
We have written an IBS & Low FODMAP Glossary, to define what all the techincal and medical terms you might come across actually mean! This can be accessed here.
Don’t forget, we sell our Low FODMAP, Gluten Free products on our web shop, and offer great prices for bundles too! You can have a browse by clicking the button below!