When you have IBS, it can be a challenge to cook meals that taste great, save money and give relief. On Low FODMAP For Less, I share my recipes, to show you how it’s done.
A new way of grocery shopping
I started following the low FODMAP diet to relieve my IBS symptoms nearly five years ago. At that point, I had been suffering for months. With my health declining, I was more than willing to try this difficult, restrictive diet that nobody had ever heard about.
My first FODMAP-safe grocery haul was shocking, though. I had always been a frugal cook. I relied on cheap staples like wheat, pulses, and mixed frozen veggies to stretch my budget. But these foods no longer fit my IBS diet and my grocery bill skyrocketed.
Fortunately for me, the diet was successful. And with my health steadily improving, I was ready to tackle that grocery bill once again.
Balancing health and finances
Over the years I have tried and tested a lot of low FODMAP recipes. There are many delicious IBS-safe recipes out there, but they tend to be expensive. That’s because a lot of them center on expensive cuts of meat and fish. Or they use ingredients that are hard to find in my local supermarket.
Eating low FODMAP doesn’t have to be expensive. These days, I’m on par with my country’s average food spending for a similar-sized household. And I want to help you get the same result.
I decided to publish some of my recipes online in 2021. My goal was to share my knowledge on eating well on a budget, despite having a restrictive diet. Eating low FODMAP is difficult enough. Let’s make it easy to afford.
A disclaimer on health advice
I am not a trained professional. Always consult a medical professional about your IBS symptoms, and when changing your diet. This blog is meant for entertainment purposes only.
About the author
My name is Lydia and I’m in my early thirties. I live in the Netherlands with my husband. Home is my happy place and I can spend hours making food, reading a book, or playing video games. Cheesy pasta is my absolute fave.