It needs to be remembered that a Low FODMAP diet is:
That being said – It is Australia’s Healthy Weight Week this week and to celebrate we have created a Bircher muesli recipe that is both low FODMAP and also a nutritionally balanced, quick and easy breakfast. Studies have shown that including breakfast as part of a healthy diet contributes to maintaining a healthy weight, so a great option for those on a Low FODMAP diet who are concerned about their weight
Bircher muesli was invented by Swiss physician Maximilian Bircher-Benner who hypothesised that a diet rich in grains, fruit and vegetables was more favourable than large amounts of animal proteins. He was right, we get health benefits from grains like oats, which are a good source of soluble fibre (read our post on this here https://www.monashfodmap.com/search/?query=soluble+fibre),and beta glucan (helpful for maintaining healthy cholesterol levels). Bircher muesli can be paired with fruit for sweetness with added micro-nutrient value and dairy for calcium and some protein.
The traditional Bircher contained apples and honey – high in excess fructose and sorbitol, not such a great option for people following a low FODMAP diet who find it difficult to tolerate these foods. So this recipe is a low FODMAP take on a balanced, healthy bircher.
Low FODMAP Bircher Muesli
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