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Caterpillar Crawl: July 2017

It’s July 31. Which means…

it’s Harry Potter’s birthday!

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Got some good reads and eats for y’all from this July. Happy browsing!


Low-FODMAP Recipes

Low-FODMAP Pesto Turkey Meatballs from Fun Without FODMAPs. Fresh basil is a wonderful perk of summertime!

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies from What the Fork Food Blog. I haven’t had traditional peanut butter cookies–the kind with fork markings across the top–in a long time. Doesn’t it sound delicious?

Sunflower Seed ‘Alfredo’ Pasta from Low Fodmapper. I love the idea of using sunflower seeds as a base for an alfredo-style sauce!

Bacon Ranch Potato Salad from Paleo Running Momma. Mm-mm-mm! Just omit the onion and garlic powder for a low-FODMAP version.

Chocolate Hazelnut Spread from Low Fodmapper. Homemade Nutella for the FODMAPer!

Chicken Enchiladas from the Fat Foodie. I still remember when I had my first enchilada. Love at first bite! Looking forward to trying this low-FODMAP alternative.

Pho Inspired Chicken Noodle Soup from Fussy Fodmapper. I’ve loved pho ever since I tried it about a year ago. This looks yum!

8-Minute Pantry Dal from Oh She Glows. This quick pantry dish is easily made low-FODMAP. Just use low-FODMAP veggies and a low-FODMAP substitute for the minced onion and garlic powder, such as asfoedita powder or garlic-infused oil.

Chocolate Orange Carrot Muffins from the Fat Foodie. Curious and excited to try this combo. 😉



Low-FODMAP Fast Food Options from FODMAP Life. It is actually possible to eat fast food during the elimination phase of the low-FODMAP diet. Here are some options!

This Is the Ideal Time of Day Your Body Wants You to Poop from Elite Daily. Not long after you get up, as it were.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome an Umbrella Term for Individual Gut Conditions, Research Breakthroughs Find from ABC News. Fascinating evidence of how much more research needs to be done into treating IBS.

Be Cool with Your Stool: How to Talk about Your Symptoms from The Wee Foddie. Great post about the challenge of communicating IBS, its severity and its treatment, with others. Plus some tips about how to address that challenge.

Can Reintroducing FODMAPs Help Reduce Constipation? from A Little Bit Yummy. While eliminating FODMAPs can help a lot with IBS symptoms like cramping, bloating, nausea and diarrhea, it appears that having some FODMAPs in your diet helps keep your regular. Remember to re-introduce when you are through with the elimination phase.

What Is Causing My Gastrointestinal Issues from The Real Life RD. Robyn is one of my very favorite bloggers, and I really want to share her reminder that in many cases, GI issues stem from restrictive eating and that the best way to resolve those GI issues is to eat more, relax, rest, sleep, and eat a wide variety of foods.


Recovery & Health

Not Every Meal Has to Be a Gourmet Experience from Yeah…Imma Eat That. I can totally relate to what Kylie’s saying in this post. When I first started recovery, I put so much emotional weight on food having to be so wonderful because I’d been feeling so deprived for so long. It took me a while to be okay with the fact that food is actually pretty boring much of the time.

This Is Me, Existing from Authentically Emmie. Really important post about how much fat shaming can hurt by a Wonder Woman of a body positive blogger.

Eating for the Long Run from Naomi Why: Roots. “Perfect eating isn’t sustainable.”

Napping Can Dramatically Increase Learning, Memory, Awareness and More from Health Spirit Body. Nap time is one of my favorite times of day. Now I know why!

Worry Bout Yourself! The Toxicity of Healthism & the Importance of the Health at Every Size Paradigm from Fresh Out the Cocoon. A great podcast about the health at every size, minding your own business, and what truly motivates fatphobia. (It’s not health.)

The First Step to Intuitive Eating from Root for Food. In order to learn to eat intuitively, you have to learn to eat foods you are afraid of. Which may not feel totally “intuitive” at first.

An Open Letter to All Males Struggling with an Eating Disorder or Disordered Eating from Root for Food. According to the National Eating Disorders Association, about a third of people with eating disorders are men, and just many men are disordered eaters as women. Good to keep in mind so that our discussions don’t exclude anyone who is struggling.

What Happened when I Didn’t Exercise for a Week from Nutrition on a Mission. A lovely post about having a mindful relationship with movement.

What Needs to Change in Your Diet after You Get Home from Vacation from Constancely Eating. Nothing. Nothing needs to consciously change in your diet after you get home from vacation. One reason I love intuitive eating!

Movements to Improve Body Awareness from Nutrition on a Mission. Body awareness is something I struggle with, so Vangie’s suggestions for simple, yoga-like movements are much appreciated!


Which Hogwarts house are you in? (I’m a Hufflepuff. Me and Eddy Redmayne. We’re particularly good finders.)

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  1. Cora says:

    I’m all over. All of this.

    I personally have zero problems talking about poo. Poo poo poo.

  2. Evangeline says:

    I feel so honored. Thanks, Joyce. And the chocolate orange carrot muffins sound brilliant.

  3. Alyssa says:

    All of these posts are awesome. I loved Kylie’s and Robyn’s. They are awesome.Also I want to try the recipe for those muffins!

  4. Thanks for the mention!

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