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: Meatball “Noodle” Soup

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One of the Paleo tricks I’ve learned since being on this diet is using spaghetti squash to make “noodles.”  It’s really amazing, you cook the squash and the flesh comes out just like pasta!  The taste is mild, but the texture is just a little bit more vegetable-y than real pasta–but all in all, a great way to fool yourself!

I like to make this in the morning in a crock pot so it can cook nice and slow and it’s ready by dinnertime. 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 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