Hosting a Low FODMAP Thanksgiving
Hosting a Thanksgiving dinner for guests with IBS or other digestive issues?
We’ll show you how to put together a simple Thanksgiving feast that’s high in flavor and low in FODMAPS. In terms of prep work, all you’ll need for this delicious Low FODMAP Thanksgiving is:
- One cozy fall sweater
- An autumnal selection of low FODMAP produce, breads, meats and more
- The following Low FODMAP Thanksgiving recipes
- Extra-stretchy eating pants
Without further ado, this is how you gobble gobble ‘till you wobble – the low FODMAP way!
Low FODMAP Appetizers
Leave those mini-cocktail weenies in the freezer. There are countless gut-friendly, low FODMAP appetizers for your IBS guests, so it simply comes down to your preferred way to kick off the evening.
We like to start with a guilt-free option to make ourselves feel better about the food gorging that’ll commence later at night. A platter of Low FODMAP vegetables with a homemade, garlicky Low FODMAP hummus is simple, tidy, and keeps close talkers at bay.
*Note: Yes, us FODMAPers are supposed to avoid garlic-based foods, not join them…but this hummus is made with our special Low FODMAP garlic-infused olive oil!
Sticking with Low FODMAP produce, nothing says Thanksgiving like autumnal vegetables like pumpkins and squash. That inspired our popular Low FODMAP garlic & maple roasted kabocha squash appetizer, which is an orange-fleshed, creamy winter squash seasoned with pure maple syrup, salt & pepper, and our Fody Low FODMAP garlic olive oil.
If that hasn’t sold you, imagine butternut squash but in flavor overdrive (…we’ll give you a second to wipe up the drool).
Finally, we recognize Thanksgiving is about the four F’s: family, friends, food, and football.
For the grid-iron fans in your family, you can get these spicy baked Low FODMAP chicken wings in your starter’s lineup. There’s a lot of controversy surrounding the NFL these days, but everyone will agree these wings are worth taking a tackle from J.J. Watts for.
The Main Course (It’s Turkey, Of Course It’s Turkey)
It’s why you cleansed the week prior to Thanksgiving. It’s why people attend Thanksgiving dinners in the first place. It’s why Uncle Al came in his loose-fitting, Costco-brand sweats.
It’s the turkey dinner.
We should start by saying turkey is a versatile, Low FODMAP protein. It’s safe for IBS dieters and people with digestive issues to enjoy in generous quantities, and that’s essential to Thanksgiving extravaganzas.
What you garnish your turkey with, therefore, will determine whether your main course is trending towards a low or high FODMAP dish. We recommend consulting the Monash University FODMAP App to select the Low FODMAP veggies that are right for you and your guests’ food intolerances.
If you don’t want to conceptualize a dish yourself, don’t get the meat sweats about it. Our famous Citrus & Herb Crisp Whole Roast Low FODMAP Turkey is a unique twist on a classic turkey, incorporating bright citrus flavors and the holy trinity of herbs: sage, rosemary, and thyme (we apologize to Simon & Garfunkel fans for omitting parsley). The prep is simple, and gets even easier with our Low FODMAP Lemon & Herb Seasoning.
Low FODMAP Dessert
We hope you left room for dessert! Who are we kidding, of course you did.
Not long ago, our friends at Monash University added pumpkins and canned pumpkin to their list of certified Low FODMAP foods.
Our Low FODMAP gurus didn’t need to be told twice, and went to work creating the ultimate vessel for a creamy pumpkin filling: a Low FODMAP Cinnamon Seed Crunch Pie Crust.
Similar to bread selection with sandwiches, pie crust is the most underrated part, but it’s truly the difference between a stellar pie and a subpar one. Serve with your favorite hot beverage, and this Low FODMAP recipe, with all the seasonal aromas and smells captured through cinnamon, pumpkin, and nutmeg, is the perfect way to end a smashing Low FODMAP Thanksgiving.
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