Fructose Malabsorption Recipes: Cashew Bread with Blueberry Jam

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I have been trying a lot of foods lately that I wasn’t able to eat before, and they have all been a great success.  Mostly I’m trying vegetables and spices since I’m going to continue to eat healthy from now on, but I did splurge on pizza for my birthday with no consequences!  I really think my fructose malabsorption is gone.  I don’t really want to take the test again, since I’m afraid of that liquid fructose you have to drink, but I’m curious.  Would anyone else want to know if my FM is gone? Continue reading

Fructose Malabsorption Recipes: Taco Potatoes

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I’ve been trying a lot of new foods lately to great success.  Recently I tried garlic and I think I might have an allergy.  Not a life-threatening one, like people have with peanuts, but like a seasonal ragweed allergy.  Isn’t that kind of weird?  And annoying because garlic is delicious.  But no GI distress from it, so that’s at least something.

This is one of my new favorite recipes.  We’ve been having it once a week for a while now.  It’s a great way to have tacos if you’re avoiding grains because that leaves you with few options for taco-meat vehicles.

You can use a sweet potato or regular potato for this recipe.  I like a regular one and my husband prefers a sweet potato (a REAL sweet potato, not an orange sweet potato YAM.  Don’t get me started on those…). Continue reading

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: Eggless Plantain Bread

Flourless, Eggless Plaintain Bread3__No Sugarless GumI started this blog because when I was diagnosed with Fructose Malabsorption I felt so alone.  I had never heard of this condition and I realized very early on that it’s hard to find support in people who don’t have a dietary disorder.  So I not only wanted to find recipes that were helpful, but I wanted to talk about my experiences.  Continue reading

Fructose Malabsorption Recipes: No-Flour Pumpkin Pancakes

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I hope everyone had a nice Halloween and resisted eating candy!  The holiday season is an especially rough time of year for us.  Halloween candy, Thanksgiving feasts, Christmas cookies!  And tons of pumpkin-spiced foods. Continue reading

Fructose Malabsorption Recipes: Salted Brownies

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I recently posted about my SIBO diagnosis and my attempt to get cured.  My doctor had prescribed me antibiotics but I was still experiencing some symptoms (the worst being bloating), but I wondered if maybe my SIBO was gone and something else was causing my problems.  I wanted to take the breath test once again in order to be sure. Continue reading

Fructose Malabsorption Recipes: Strawberry Coconut Fat Bombs

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Since being diagnosed with SIBO I’ve had to go on a low-carb diet to try and starve the little buggers.  This means that my body has switched over into Ketosis burning fat for energy instead of carbohydrates.  I actually like it because it’s easier for me to not feel hungry, whereas in the past I was pretty much constantly snacking.
Fat is not your enemy.  If it is high-quality then it is good for you!  Someone at work saw me eating these and when I told her they were fat bombs she looked at me like I was nuts!  “Well you can afford to eat like that because you’re skinny,” she said.  But a lot of people go on a ketogenic diet to lose weight!
I love eating these softened to room temperature.  It’s a lot like ice cream!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb of fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 cup of coconut butter
  • 1/2 cup of coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons of dextrose
  • Pinch of salt

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Directions

Put the jar of coconut butter in a small pan with water and turn on medium-low to soften.

Wash and cut the tops off the strawberries and put in a blender or food processor with the rest of the ingredients.

When the coconut butter is soft and easy to scoop, add to the rest of the ingredients and puree until smooth.

Distribute puree into silicone molds and put in the freezer for about half an hour.

Elimination Diet safe: No.

Fructose Malabsorption Recipes: Easy Nut-Butter Bread

Easy Nut Butter Bread4__No Sugarless GumMaking bread can’t possibly be any easier than this.  Or more delicious.  I found this recipe on Supermom CEO and didn’t have to change a thing!  You can use any nut butter you want (I used almond) even peanut butter!  Except, I wouldn’t use peanut butter.  It left a weird burning feeling on my tongue. Continue reading

Fructose Malabsorption Recipes: Almond Flour Cake with Strawberry Frosting

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Yesterday was my birthday.  And as I mentioned last year in my Birthday Cupcakes!!! post, I have high standards for the day.
Determined not to let my recent SIBO diagnosis put a damper on things, I did quite a bit of research and prep to make sure I had proper cake and frosting options. Continue reading