Monday, 27 July 2015

Rice pudding – simple and yummy!

By Marina Iacovou (PhD Candidate & Accredited Practising Dietitian)

One of the yummy dishes my mother cooked for us as children, and now for her Grandchildren, is the traditional Greek rice pudding, known as Rizogalo

Not only is this dish simple to make and tastes yummy, it can be nutritious (high in protein and calcium), served as a snack or as a dessert, for children and adults alike, but it can also be modified to suit the low FODMAP diet. You can also create your own version by using a number of different toppings – it doesn’t need to have the traditional Greek topping of cinnamon.


Monday, 20 July 2015

Endometriosis and IBS – why the low FODMAP diet may become part of the treatment

By Judy Moore (PhD candidate & Registered Nurse) & Marina Iacovou (PhD candidate & Accredited Practising Dietitian)

Have you been told you have IBS for years, then finally find out you have endometriosis? Wonder why these two conditions have been confused and what they have in common? This post will explain it further.

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Wild Summer Berries (Scandinavia)

To our friends in Norway with questions about fresh wild berries.  

While we do not have these types of wild berries available in Australia, a friend and colleague- Leena Putkonen (from Finland) - has visited our team with small samples of freeze-dried, ground versions of some of them.   

Please note that these analysis are preliminary (we need to analyse more samples before the information will appear in our app).  

Second, note that 1 tablespoon or 9g of dried cranberry (is equivalent to around 130gram fresh berries). 

The results of our preliminary FODMAP analysis suggests that:

Monday, 6 July 2015

Tips for packing a nutritionally balanced low FODMAP lunchbox [FODMAP & Kids: 2/3]

By Peta Hill (Paediatric Dietitian)

TOP LEFT                  
– Gluten free wrap (containing buckwheat & sorghum flours) made with 1/8 avocado mixed with lactose-free cream cheese and roast turkey

TOP RIGHT               
- Brown rice crackers, sliced cheddar cheese

- Homemade low FODMAP muesli bar with pumpkin seeds

BOTTOM LEFT          
- Cherry tomatoes, cucumber

- Orange

Building a healthy lunchbox for your child is hard enough without the added complication of dietary restrictions – even temporary ones like the low FODMAP diet.