Hi friends! It’s Wednesday. And the last day of August. How did that happen?
I’m still trying to decide what to do in the Hungry Caterpillar future if the last day of the month (Caterpillar Crawl day) corresponds with another of my usual scheduled posts like Week in Review or What I Ate Wednesday. For today, at least, I’m placing them together in a two-part post. Enjoy the recipes and the reads!
Low FODMAP Salted Caramel Pumpkin Seeds from A Little Bit Yummy. I love candied nuts. How genius is candied seeds?
Cucumber Tomato Salad with Feta and Chickpeas from Clean Eats Fast Feets. Not only does this salad look delicious (and it’s full of delicious summer produce!), but Meghan isn’t afraid of acknowledging the…uh…naughtier side of summer produce.
Summer Tahini Pasta Salad from Light Orange Bean. Simply substitute garlic-infused oil for the olive oil and omit the garlic for a low-FODMAP version.
Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins from The Simple Life. Just substitute brown rice syrup or cane syrup for the honey to make these puppies low-FODMAP. Yum.
Blueberry Jam from Eat Run Pavement. This jam is thickened with chia seeds! If you can tolerate gluten or use gluten-free bread, the whole darn grilled pb&j sounds pretty darn good. 😉
Almond Joy Greek Yogurt Pancakes from Running with Spoons. Did you know that 1/2 cup rolled oats is a yellow FODMAP item? That means these pancakes are safe for those who can tolerate a slightly higher dose of fructans.
One Bowl Vegan Double Chocolate Cookies from Hummusapien. Healthy + chocolate sounds like an excellent combo to me.
The Best Gluten Free, Vegan Pizza Crust from Fitful Focus. Really good gluten-free pizza is hard to find. I’m excited to give this one a try.
Spiced Fish Tacos with Chili Lime Corn Salad from Katalyst Health. Corn and lime is one of my favorite combos. Corn and lime and salt.
About IBS and the Low-FODMAP Diet
Can You Eat Wheat on the Low FODMAP Diet? from A Little Bit Yummy. The low-FODMAP diet is not 100% gluten-free. Some wheat can be tolerated.
Yoga Flow for Digestive Health & Relaxation from Peanut Butter Runner. It’s hard to motivate myself to do yoga–or anything, for that matter–on a crummy tummy day. But if I take the time, I’m almost always glad I did it afterward.
Recovery and Health
Body Shaming and 3 Tips to Not Let It Bring You Down from Oats and Rows. Body-shaming is so common, and we do it to ourselves as much as we do it to others. Sara gives examples the many forms body-shaming can take and gives tips for how to deal with them.
An Open Letter to American Culture: I’m a Pretty Girl with a Problem from HealthyEzSweet Life. Being “pretty” can put a lot of pressure on young women–even young women who know they are loved and valued for their intellect and creativity.
Health Conscious or Disordered Eating? from Avocado a Day Nutrition. “I’ve heard recovery described as trying to survive in a society that has it’s own eating disorder.” So much wisdom in this post about how easy it is to slip into disordered eating habits in a society that equates eating healthy with being a good person.
What If Intuitive Eating Doesn’t Work? from Avocado a Day Nutrition. “Whether you lose weight or not with intuitive eating has nothing to do with it working because weight loss is not the goal. The desired outcome of intuitive eating is health, which is distinct from weight.” Amen, sister!
And Other Stuff
Where Do Vegetarians Get Their Protein? from I Heart Vegetables. You do not need to eat meat or artificial protein powders to get enough protein. By substituting some vegetarian proteins for meat, even if just for some of your meals, you’ll not only save money, but you’ll save the earth a good chunk of energy resources and greenhouse gas emissions, too.
President Barack Obama Says, “This is What a Feminist Looks Like” from Glamour. Obama is a feminist! I’m sure gonna miss this often-underappreciated president.
Tell me about a delicious recipe you tried for the first time recently.