Yuck 2 ingredient pancakes! 

Have you seen the recipe for 2 ingredient pancakes floating around the Internet? One banana, 2 eggs? Yeah. It stunk.  

  Thin, hard to flip, and in the end you are just eating sweet eggs. No amount of toppings can compensate for that. Save yourself and don’t try this. Yuck!  

How are things going? 

Well, my kids are currently finishing off their lunch of sandwiches on whole grain bread with strawberries, cucumbers and red bell peppers. Oh with yogurt for a treat. I had a piece of deli meat and made low fodmap chocolate frosting. 

  
This might look like winning but I feel like I am failing. Once the kids go down for naptime I will be eating this with strawberries. 

Low FODMAP Chocolate frosting

  • 4 cups powdered sugar (might need more for thicking) 
  • 1 cup of lactose free butter
  • 5tbs coconut milk (more or less based on desired consists)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 tbs coco powder
  • 1 dash of salt

Mix together all ingredients in a blender for 5 min- slow at first but increasing speed once the powdered sugar is under control and won’t powder your kitchen.  

If you want it thinner add more coconut milk. If you want it thicker add more powdered sugar. 
Maybe I won’t eat my feelings tomorrow. 

Vanilla peanut butter oatmeal 

  
Trying to go low FODMAP and not alter your grocery budget is HARD! I am stuck eating the same thing day after day, or so it seems. So many things I eat seem to be sweet since I struggle to cook savory things without garlic and/or onion.  On Monday I start the experimental phase, which adds some promise, but the thought of a whole second month of this is depressing. I hope my kids cans husband will be able to forgive me some day. 

This morning I went the oatmeal route for breakfast. (It feels like my breakfast options really only are egg scrambles, oatmeal, or smoothies.) I wasn’t excited- especially since I didn’t want to turn on the stove and EVERY SINGLE TIME I microwave oatmeal it spills all over the microwave. Also, oatmeal is usually seasoned sweetly, and I really want something savory. Food yesterday was mostly a bust, so I NEED good food today, but alas, oatmeal was the winner. 

  • 1/2 cup dried oats
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 tsp vanilla peanut butter powder
  • Real maple syrup to taste. 

All in all a pretty good twist on oatmeal. Pre-low FODMAP I would have added in dried fruit and maybe some nuts. I am personally over peanut butter, but powdered peanut butter is the only approved protein powder I can find! If you can have normal flavored protein powder adding in something like cookies and cream might be a fun experiment! 

Spicy Rice Noodles 

My husband has been secretly tormenting me lately (and he doesn’t even realize it!) 

See, I LOVE Asian food. He does not. In the past week he has brought home, both, Chinese leftovers as well as some Thai peanut salad. 

Fortunately Asian food is fairly easy to make low FODMAP, so I went to town tonight. 

Typically Wednesday night is pasta night because I can garuntee my oldest will eat and she has an extra-curricular on Wednesdays so dinner has to happen fast. Since spaghetti and the only sauce she will eat (heavy in garlic and onion) is out, I made my own pasta dish. 

(Please disregard my nails, I keep forgetting to fix them when I have a chance!)   

Spicy Rice Noodles

  • 1/2 lb rice noodles soaked and ready to stir fry as per package directions
  • 1 tbs oil 
  • 1/2 zucchini sliced in half circles 
  • 1 egg 
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes 
  • 3 tbs brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup tamari (or soy sauce  if  you can.) 
  • 1 tbs siracha (more or less to taste) 
  • 1 tsp ground ginger 
  • Cilantro for garnish 
  • (Some shrimp or chicken would also be lovely in this dish but I didn’t have time to add it in tonight!) 

1. Heat oil in a wok, add in red pepper and egg to scramble. Once egg is firm add zucchini and cook until soft. (If you are using shrimp or chicken you would add it at this point as well.) 

2. Mix brown sugar, tamari, siracha, and ginger in a separate bowl 

3. Add sauce and noodles in with the egg/zuchinni mixture. Cook until noodles are soft. 

4. Serve with cilantro sprinkled on top. 

My kids didn’t eat this with me tonight, but they kept wandering into the kitchen wondering what smelled so amazing. When you have clinical picky eaters, sometimes that alone is a win! 

Frozen Strawberry Lemonade 

My new favorite treat drink! Super simple, but it sadly looks like all of my other smoothies. 

  • 6 or so frozen strawberries 
  • 3/4 cup (usually more like a handful) spinach 
  • 1 cup of Kirkland Organic Lemonade

I throw that in to my ninja single size blender- sometimes with a teaspoon of sugar 😉- until blended. It is delicious!!!! 

Someone asked me “why add the spinach?” Valid question. You don’t need to, but I feel like it doesn’t hurt. I am always looking for ways to add iron into my diet because I am boarder line anemic and I don’t feel like it hurts the flavor! Yay iron! 

Coconut rice

I don’t have a photo because it just looks like rice, but coconut rice is amazing! 

  • 2 cups long grain rice 
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 can (14 oz) of lite coconut milk

I put it all in the rice cooker and seriously it is amazing. My husband wanted some curry or something to serve over the rice. I liked it with some scallions mixed in. Regardless, if you are looking to up your rice game, give it a shot. 

Breakfast 

  
I am a mom of little kids. I needed something I could use to tie me over between wake up time and when I can actually make food for myself after school drop off. These Royal Hawaiian Orchards Mauka Blueberry Pomegtanate Macadamia Crunch have hit the spot. They have almonds which is an “eat sparingly” item regarding FODMAPs, so I have to limit myself to an once or so a day, but these have become a life saver. A $15/bag, put me over budget at Costco, lifesaver. 

Note- I know there is speculation regarding dried fruits and low FODMAP, but I needed something. Also, I am trying this to see if there is something more than lactose causing me grief (which there probably is because I have still had issues while being 100% low FODMAP- which means that it is something non-related.) These clusters make me a better mom and my family needed that. End rant.