Low FODMAP Meal Kit? Yes Please!
Following the FODMAP diet has never been easier!
We're so excited to partner with Gutrition - low FODMAP, dietitian approved meal kits. They give you everything you need to whip up delicious and nutritious low-FODMAP meals and we have you covered with our range of certified FODMAP-friendly snacks! Together, we take the guesswork and stress out of following the low FODMAP diet and give you the freedom to live your best life!
This week we sat down with Gutrition's founder Claire and discussed all things IBS and FODMAPs. Here's what she had to say!
We’d love to hear a little bit about your IBS journey. Would you mind sharing with us?
It’s hard to pinpoint when my journey all began, but I was officially diagnosed with IBS in 2017. Like many other IBS warriors, this diagnosis came after countless medical appointments, tests, and repeated conversations about my gut history. I was at a point where I felt like my gut reacted to everything I ate and I’d learned to live with daily digestive struggles and discomfort.
I was introduced to the low FODMAP diet soon after that and it took me a bit of trial and error to find the right support in implementing the diet and starting the (nerve-wracking!) re-introduction process. I love to cook and eat out, and I found the diet to be incredibly depressing, confusing, and restrictive in the beginning. It really zapped my love of food. But the inner foodie in me embraced the challenge of modifying my favorite meals to be FODMAP friendly and learning how to eat around my food intolerances.
Tell us about Gutrition. What is it? Who is it for? How did it come about?
Gutrition is all about simplifying the road to freedom from digestive issues. We know that the low FODMAP diet can be confusing, time-consuming and overwhelming to follow, particularly in the beginning. So, we aim to take the fuss out of low FODMAP cooking. It’s perfect for people who are following the low FODMAP diet or have FODMAP intolerances who are looking for a helping hand in the kitchen during those busy weeks.
We are the world’s first low FODMAP meal kit delivery service. Each week we offer a selection of low FODMAP, dietitian-approved meals for you to choose between and deliver the ingredients and easy-to-follow recipes to your door. All the ingredients are pre-portioned in the exact servings you need, so no need to worry about reading labels, measuring ingredients or checking serving sizes for FODMAP stacking.
After following the diet and experiencing first-hand how challenging it can be, I felt like this service could go a long way toward making the whole process easier. It’s the sort of service that I would have signed up for in a heartbeat when I was first starting out. We hope that our meal kits make the low FODMAP process more enjoyable for our customers so that they can get on with living their best symptom-free life.
What advice would you have for someone who’s starting out on the low FODMAP diet?
The biggest piece of advice I would have is to not try and follow the diet on your own. If you haven’t already, I would recommend reaching out to a dietitian who specialises in IBS and the low FODMAP diet. We know that those who follow the low FODMAP diet with the support of a dietitian get better results, faster, and their support is invaluable. I’d also recommend downloading the Monash Low FODMAP app - this will be a go-to resource in your FODMAP journey.
Finally, I’d recommend drawing upon the many great low FODMAP products and services that now exist to help make the transition that little bit easier. Whether it’s ordering one of Gutrition’s low FODMAP meal kits, stocking up on some Fodbods gut-friendly bars to have in your handbag, or any of the other low FODMAP options available, substituting your regular diet with low FODMAP alternatives can help make the process so much smoother.
How do Gutrition and Fodbods align?
It’s so exciting to collaborate with Fodbods around our Brisbane launch for Gutrition as we’re both on the same journey - to help make living with food intolerances that little bit easier. We love that Fodbods bars and nibbles are made of nourishing, wholesome ingredients and are free from all the usual high FODMAP suspects that you often find in other similar products.
This wholefoods approach mirrors our philosophy at Gutrition too. All our meals are designed to nourish your gut and give you the energy you need in your daily activities. We are passionate about celebrating the abundance of flavours, textures, and foods you can enjoy on the low FODMAP diet and focusing on what you can eat, rather than what you can’t. By pairing your Gutrition meals with Fodbods snacks, you’re most of the way towards having your daily low FODMAP menu sorted!