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Caterpillar Crawl: June 2016

Hey, everyone! Welcome to my new experiment, Caterpillar Crawl!

It’s basically your standard Link Love, except that it features posts I’ve found relevant throughout the whole month of June. I hope the length of the list won’t be too overwhelming. I’ll continue to experiment with my format.

Not only do I want to give a shout-out to bloggers I love to read, but I also want to share all the low-FODMAP options around the web with my FODMAPer readers. When you first start the low-FODMAP diet, especially, it can be really hard to find options, but with patience, you’ll find what you’re looking for, on low-FODMAP and non-FODMAP blogs alike!

Enjoy the links!


Low-FODMAP Recipes

Soothing Hot Lemon Ginger Drink from A Little Bit Yummy. It’s summer here in the US, but I’m definitely saving this recipe for cold winter months!

Cocoa Banana Cinnamon Quinoa Flakes from Strength & Sunshine. Quinoa flakes are a great alternative to oatmeal if oatmeal bothers your tummy.

Double Blueberry Muffin Bars from Running with Spoons. These remind me of those soft & chewy Nutrigrain bars. Loved those things before going wheat-free!

Vegan Chunky Monkey Ice Cream Bars from Diary of an ExSloth. It’s hard to sell ice cream bars every day when most of them contain ingredients I can’t consume!

{DF, GF} Blueberry Crumble from Hold the Cheese Please. Crumble = so much easier than pie.

Blueberry Heartcakes from Strength & Sunshine. I seem to be on a blueberry thing.

Carrot, Cumin, and Chickpea Dip from A Less Irritable Life. Because, believe it or not, I don’t just live on sweets.

Roasted Zucchini Burgers with Garlic Whipped Feta from Half Baked Harvest. You’d need to omit the garlic for strictly low-FODMAP. Garlic-flavored olive oil could be substituted.

How to Make Crispy Baked Tofu from Cookie and Kate. I’ve been all about tofu lately.

Strawberry Quinoa Arugula Salad from Blondes Have More Run. Arugula is one of my favorite salad greens. Tangy and almost spicy! Add quinoa, strawberries, and walnuts, and you’ve got a pile of some of my favorite stuff!


About IBS & the Low-FODMAP Diet

10 Common Questions about the Low-FODMAP Diet Answered by an Expert from Yellow Kite. If you’re new to and want more information about this FODMAPs thing. Emma’s blog is called She Can’t Eat What?!: the perfect title for a blog about a diet nobody’s heard of.

Does it matter if I make a mistake on the low-FODMAP diet? from A Less Irritable Life. A helpful reminder to those of us who are Type A that “mistakes” on the low-FODMAP diet really aren’t the end of the world.


Recovery and Health

7 Reasons Why “I Need to Lose Weight” Is a Damn Lie from Ravishly. I love seeing articles out there that emphasize that health and size are not directly correlated.

5 Beauty Ideals to Get Rid of This Summer from HealthyEzSweet Life. Because all bodies are bikini bodies. (And, if you don’t feel comfortable in a bikini, that’s totally okay too!)

An Open Letter to the Fitness Community from Erin’s Inside Job. Yes, yes, yes, yes! I have a number of friends who don’t have the health and mobility to do the kind of “fitness” the fitness community legitimizes–they work hard just standing for more than a few minutes. Erin’s absolutely spot-on in pointing out the ways that the fitness community can and should be much more welcoming.

My Thoughts on Clean Eating from Running with Spoons. I so related to this post! It’s not that there’s anything wrong with “clean eating.” The danger is when it becomes an obsession that makes you feel worse, rather than better.

Why You Feel Worse When You First Start Recovery from Real Life Recovery Diary. I love Amanda’s honesty in this post. I felt terrible through most of recovery, but I’m still glad I did it.

My Issues with the “Fitspo” Community from A Dancer’s Live-It. Does Fitspo really inspire people to be fit? Or is it really just another way of teaching people to be dissatisfied with their bodies?


And Other Stuff

Young Face Probs from Polyglot Jot. Bwahahahahaha! I could so relate to this post–I’m constantly being mistaken for an 18-year-old at 23!

Clean Your Bathroom in Less than 10 Minutes from Morgan Manages Mommyhood. I’ve gotten really efficient at cleaning bathrooms working here at the Y. Good skill to have–messy bathrooms are definitely a turnoff to guests, not to mention being unhygienic.

Measure for Measure: The Simplest Way to Make Standard Recipes Gluten-Free from the King Arthur Flour blog. Cool tool for making gluten-free baking easier. I’ll have to try it out sometime!

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  1. Love this round up – what a great idea! I love the looks of that blueberry crumble – I am just make it this coming weekend and it’s blue which keeps it festive šŸ™‚

    1. Joyce says:

      I think berries are the perfect thing for the fourth of July! That, and a good cookout on the grill!

  2. Marina says:

    Thank you so much for including my link Joyce! šŸ™‚ I love your blog and all of those recipes look SO good!

    1. Joyce says:

      Of course! I really appreciated your insight in that post!

  3. Cora says:

    This is awesome – Thanks Joyce!

  4. Thanks for including my Low FODMAP links Joyce. There’s so much to check out here.

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