I have my hands full right now with two under two, nursing and working full time. With that being said, every meal or snack, I need to make sure is packed with as many nutrients as possible. I throw in all the seeds, powders, nuts, healthy fats that I can whether I’m making a smoothie, oatmeal, toast, etc. Oh and at the same time making sure it’s a FODMAP safe snack option. I can make my brain spin trying to quickly find something satisfying and filling. Insert my new find: Spirulina is an algae that is high in nutrients and has many benefits. Some of my favorites are: powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, can help with allergies, help with muscle strength and endurance, and aid in blood sugar. The bright green coloring just adds to the fun of eating it. A little goes a long way so stick to 1 to 2 teaspoons to avoid a bitter flavor. What supplements are you a fan of? I do think you can’t replace eating healthy with supplements but it’s a great boost to whatever you are already eating! Taste the rainbow is a great approach to food!
It can be more challenging with food restrictions on the FODMAP diet but over the last few years, I have been able to add a wider range of foods like a bigger variety of fruits, vegetables and legumes. That’s what makes this diet so unique, each person reacts to FODMAPs differently. This is another reason why completing the elimination diet followed by reintroducing is so important. For more direction, my book has all the instructions for doing this. I’ve been eating and snacking more as I feel like I’m always hungry while breastfeeding. Sometimes I have to get creative with what new additions to add to my FODMAP safe snack game. I would love to hear how you add spirulina into your meal plan.
Here are some more of my favorite FODMAP safe snack options: pretzel energy balls, guacamole, and lemon energy balls. What do you eat for a pick me up? I’m always looking for new ideas to avoid getting burnt out of eating the same foods day after day. Not that there is anything wrong with being a creature of habit. 🙂Print
A feel-good smoothie bowl to make when you want a delicious pick-me-up!
- In a blender, add all of the ingredients and blend until combined.
- Serve immediately.
Feel free to top with your favorite FODMAP safe granola!
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