19 November 2015
Luckily, there are very few vegetables that are completely off limits during the low FODMAP diet. Luckily because vegetables are packed full of fibre, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytochemicals and when vegetables are included in the diet, research has found there to be a reduction in the incidence of many lifestyle diseases.
Vegetables need not be limited to just the dinner plate. Here are some suggestions to increase your vegetable intake:
At the main meal:
Handy Hint - When using the Monash University Low FODMAP App on your smart phone, make sure you click to view vegetables with a red traffic light next to them. While some vegetables (e.g. sweet corn) are high FODMAP when consumed at 1 serve (e.g. 1 cob) they may be green/amber when consumed in a ½ serve (e.g. ½ cob).
3 TIPS ON HOW TO GET KIDS TO EAT MORE VEG:
As a parent you can only control when, where and what food is offered (not whether or not it is eaten!) so ensure vegetables are regularly offered at social family meals.