It’s back to school time and if you’re a mom or a dad with a child following the low-FODMAP diet, I have quite a few snack ideas for your little one!
Also my FODMAP Life Starter box is for sale and includes full and sample size products from some of the brands below (GoMacro, Justin’s, Glutino, Green Valley Organics plus Ian’s, Chebe, Uncle Harry’s). It also includes my grocery list to make it super easy to go shopping or dine out, plus a Food & Symtpom Diary so you can keep track of everything your child eats/feels/experiences (very helpful when working with a doctor or FODMAP expert when you’re trying to understand food or environmental triggers) plus the box includes tips, recipes and coupons.
Here are your low-FODMAP snacks!
- GoMacro Macrobar Protein Replenishment Peanut Butter flavor
- 1 cup of Air popped popcorn
- Justin’s Classic Almond Butter with Glutino gluten-free pretzels
- 1 medium orange
- 1 medium ripe banana
- 1 cup of grapes (black, red, ralli, red globe, thompson)
- 2 small kiwis
- 1 medium prickly pear
- 10 medium chopped strawberries
- Baby carrots
- Low-FODMAP Blueberry Nut Butter muffins – get the recipe
- 1 tablespoon Justin’s Classic Almond Butter spread on a rice cake with slivered bananas
- Maple Cinnamon Coconut Chia seed pudding – get the recipe
- 1 tub of Strawberry Lactose-free yogurt from Green Valley Organics Lactose Free
- Envirokids Gorilla Munch Corn Puffs Cereal dry or with 1 cup of almond milk
- Blue Diamond Almond Nut-Thins with mozzarella cheese
- 1/8th of a whole avocado spread on a toasted piece of Udi’s white sandwich bread
Make sure your child stays hydrated with water and doesn’t go for a can of soda or fruit juice. One glass (250 ml) of cranberry juice is LOW in FODMAPs, but apple, orange, fruit blends and tropical juices are HIGH in FODMAPs.
Let your child’s teacher or any child care provider know about the diet and discuss any upcoming class parties or events to make sure there are options.
If your child is old enough, let him or her put some the above snacks together! This will help them to learn more about which foods are low-FODMAP.
Give your child a copy of my Grocery List to keep in their bag at all times.
Gastrointestinal issues can stunt growth in children, so be sure to work with a pediatric dietitian who is trained in the low-FODMAP diet. They can help you with the diet and work with your pediatrician to ensure there’s no other gastrointestinal issues or other health issues.
Happy Back to School!