Fructose Malabsorption Recipes: Creamy Chicken Casserole

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I gave up dairy a while ago for my health (except occasionally some butter) and it has been really hard!  It feels like it’s been forever since I’ve had a good creamy recipe.  This one really satisfies that craving.  I was worried it might be a little bland, but I think it was just the colors psyching me out.  It was actually really flavorful!  This recipe may take a bit of planning if you don’t have all the ingredients on hand, so make sure you have enough time.  It’s a great recipe to make early on and cook later too. Continue reading

Fructose Malabsorption Recipes: Sweet and Sour Chicken

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Hi, everyone!  I hope you had a lovely holiday season!  I know it’s tough resisting all the goodies this time of year (or tough dealing with the aftermath of eating said goodies, depending on what route you choose!).

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Fructose Malabsorption Recipes: Ginger Chicken Soup with Rainbow Carrots

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Since being diagnosed with SIBO, this has become one of my favorite meals.  It’s packed with delicious chicken, vegetables, healing ginger and turmeric.  The shredded chicken helps trick my brain into thinking there’s some sort of noodle situation happening, and the vegetables are well cooked for easy digestion! Continue reading

Fructose Malabsorption Recipes: The Cheapest Soup For Lunch All Week

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When it comes to my lunch every week, I like it simple and easy.  Thankfully what I’ve come up with is delicious and good for you too!  I pair up my romaine salad with an easy-to-make soup that costs very little money and makes enough for the whole week.  What you need to find to make this soup is the package of chicken parts that’s put together after all the “good meat” has been taken out.  You’ll probably have to go to a co-op or a butcher to find it, but you can pick up a bunch and put them in the freezer if it’s not a convenient trip.  And the best part is they usually cost under $4!  What more could you want?! Continue reading

Fructose Malabsorption Recipes: Gut-Healing Bone Broth

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It has begun!  Yet another new diet!

I’m three days into my low-FODMAP autoimmune Paleo diet.  Ugh.  Right now I must be in withdrawal because I’m just a wee bit cranky and dreaming about peanut M&Ms.

I was going to go more in-depth today but I sliced my thumb open cutting sweet potato french fries and it hurts to type, so I’ll be brief.

What better way to start off a brand new diet to heal my gut than with a recipe for gut-healing bone broth?!  The purposes of this broth is to break down all the bones you throw into it so that the gelatin (among other things) is released, which is very very healing.  Gelatin can help improve joint pain and even skin elasticity!  It also inhibits infection, fights inflammation, and (very importantly) supports digestion. Continue reading

Fructose Malabsorption Easy Recipes: Homemade Ramen

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I absolutely love chicken ramen.  And I don’t mean the authentic stuff, I mean the crappy 50¢ stuff you eat every day in college.  That little foil package though, sadly, is filled with things I can no longer eat, so I wanted to try to make something close to it.

For this to be an easy recipe, you need to have your chicken carcass stock and chicken already made.  Even better would be just purchasing some, but it’s hard to find stock/broth without garlic and onions. Continue reading

Fructose Malabsorption Recipes: Chicken Noodle Soup From Scratch

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I had hoped to be writing to you freshly off a new food trial for carrots, which I had no doubt would be a success.  As you can see from the picture above: no carrots.

Which is a bit misleading.  I did begin the carrot food trial, but for about the past 5 weeks, something has been making me severely sick.  It was the same thing that would happen to me a long time ago when I had given up almost all fructose except for wheat.  I thought perhaps it was almond flour (which I had just learned has fructans), so I gave up my almond bagels, but the sickness persisted.  It seemed that once every four days I would be stuck in the bathroom with waves of stomach cramps so bad I thought that surely the ordeal would kill me. Continue reading