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Caterpillar Crawl: February 2017

It’s National Eating Disorders Awareness Week! If you haven’t had a chance to do your blog reading, there are lots of great posts going around the recovery blog-o-sphere to get caught up on.

Recovery-related thoughts at the bottom of this post–and so much low-FODMAP food this month. Here’s to a happy tummy! (and gut)


Low-FODMAP Recipes

Broccoli, Ham, Egg and Cheese Bowl from And a Dash of Cinnamon. Oh, potatoes! Just check ingredients on the ham to make sure there are no added FODMAPs.

Orange Cranberry Oatmeal from Courtney’s Cookbook. I’ve never added fresh, whole cranberries to oatmeal…but I love cranberries!

Glazed Orange Bundt Cake from Katalyst Health. It’s gluten-free, dairy-free, and it looks so good!

Low FODMAP Banana Pecan French Toast from A Little Bit Yummy. French toast: simple and delicious.

Low FODMAP Banana Oat Cookies from Karlijn’s Kitchen. A single-serving, low-FODMAP cookie recipe–for breakfast!

Chocolate Dipped Almond Butter Pretzel Cookies from Katalyst Health. Made with oat flour and almond butter as the base. How sweet is that?

Gnocchi with Sausage, Spinach and Goat Cheese from Karlijn’s Kitchen. Ever since I saw gluten-free gnocchi at Whole Foods, I’m very tempted to give this at try.

Mini Taco Cups from Fit Foodie Finds. Just use a low-FODMAP chili powder and omit the garlic for low-FODMAP. They’re so cute! Instead of the chili powder, you could use this:

Low FODMAP Homemade Taco Seasoning from Treble in the Kitchen. Heck, yes.

Zucchini Feta Chicken Meatballs from Jessica Cording Nutrition. Again, you’d just need to omit garlic powder on these for low-FODMAP. They look so good!

Gluten-Free Thin Crust Pizza from the King Arthur Flour blog. A quick and easy gluten-free pizza recipe.

Low-FODMAP Smoky BBQ Sauce from A Little Bit Yummy. Who doesn’t love a good barbecue?

The Best Vegan and Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies from Making Thyme for Health. These seriously look so good! I need to invest in some almond flour.

Carrot Pesto Pasta from A Beautiful Mess. This looks like a delicious alternative to traditional pesto! Just omit the garlic and use garlic-infused oil for low-FODMAP.

Gluten Free Fudge Filled Brownies from Beauty in Christ. Delicious brownies with a side of podcast! (Just use lactose-free cottage cheese if you’re a FODMAPer who’s pretty sensitive to lactose.)

No Bake Chocolate Pie from Chocolate Covered Katie. This looks so good! Just use firm tofu and a low-FODMAP milk such as lactose-free or almond milk for low-FODMAP. Pour into a gluten-free pie crust, or skip the crust altogether!

Pumpkin Pie Slow Cooker Oatmeal from Fit Foodie Finds. It’s pie for breakfast!

Cold Busting Blood Orange Turmeric Tea Latte from Cotter Crunch. Heck, I would drink this whether or not I had a cold.



Guar Gum and Xantham Gum – Low FODMAP or Not? from A Little Bit Yummy. Both guar gum and xantham gum are low-FODMAP in the very small quantity typically used in gluten-free baking. Be aware that they can, however, trigger GI issues.

What’s in Your Cup? Tea & Coffee Options for the FODMAPer from Kate Scarlata. Thank goodness!–many kinds of tea and coffee are low-FODMAP.

Even with Stress as a Trigger for IBS, It’s Not All in your Head from Managing stress helps many people regulate IBS symptoms, but stress is not the only cause or even the primary cause for many.

Vegetarianism and the Low-FODMAP Diet from Lauren Renlund. I’m not vegetarian, but I do recognize the importance of eating plant-based foods. This post explores low-FODMAP sources of the vital nutrients plant-based diets can be low in.


Recovery & Health

5 Tips to Quit Counting Calories for Good from HealthyEzSweet Life. Do you find it hard to stop thinking about those damn numbers? Because I do.

Eating More Food and Doing Less from Beauty in Christ. It may be just what your body needs.

How to Respond to Diet Talk from HealthyEzSweet Life. What do you do when people start spewing food guilt and food fear at you?

Not Having Your Period Is Not Normal from The Real Life RD. Important reminder.

A Weekend of Intuitive Eating from Blissful Lyss. A nice post about all the different forms intuitive eating can take.

A Brief Rant about Health Headlines from The Domestikated Life. Don’t believe everything you read about “health.”

How to Get Your Best Spring Break Body Ever from HealthyEzSweet Life. Your best body is the one you fuel, move with joy, and care for…and it’s almost certainly not going to look anything like a bikini model or celebrity.

Intuitive Eating Is for Everyone from Avocado a Day Nutrition. Love, love, LOVE this post. No matter your size and shape, intuitive eating is for you.

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  1. Thanks for sharing my meatball recipe! I just made another batch this weekend : )

  2. Thanks for including my vegetarianism post šŸ™‚

  3. Thanks for sharing! I agree on checking the ham for no additives. It’s ridiculous what they put in some foods nowadays. Happy eating!

  4. Kat says:

    Thanks for the shoutout lady! I love that orange bundt cake šŸ™‚

    1. Joyce says:

      You’re so welcome. šŸ™‚

  5. Cora says:

    So many great recipes and reads! I can personally vouch for Katie’s chocolate pies. One of my all time favorite recipes.

  6. Evangeline says:

    This round up is especially awesome. I’m crushing on those vegan choco chip cookies and the banana oat cookies. So many great ones in the compilation of recovery and health posts too. I love this community and all the writers who can so brilliantly talk about life and wellness, the good and the messy.

  7. That article on stress and IBS was really helpful; I browsed it. šŸ™‚ Learning more about IBS has been awesome because i don’t feel like I’m in the dark about it as much.

    1. Joyce says:

      Cool! Glad you found it useful. It’s nice to know that, even though it’s definitely an individual thing, there is some science behind it, too.

  8. Alyssa says:

    Thank you so much for including my post Joyce!! I loved Robyn’s post as well. Found it super helpful. What a great lineup!

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