Have you run out of ideas for what to cook for dinner? Do you lack the time to make a healthy, low FODMAP meal each night? It can be tricky to decide what to cook during the week, particularly if you are short on time. However, this doesn’t have to be the case. Today we give you our top 5 low FODMAP dinners that you can make in under 30 minutes. They’ll be on the table before you even have time to order takeaway!
#1 Home-made burgers
Home-made burgers are a simple, nutritious dinner option that don’t take long to prepare. To start, simply mix together the ingredients for your burger patties (this can also be done in advance). While these are cooking (in a pan or on the BBQ) you can prepare some low FODMAP vegetables of your choice. Our tofu burgers are a great mid-week option because they not only taste delicious, but they are also super easy to prepare. We recommend serving your burger patties on a low FODMAP bun with lettuce, tomato, cucumber and cheese. If you’re feeling fancy, you could also add some of our low FODMAP beetroot dip for some added flavour!
#2 Asian beef/tofu salad
Just because you’re eating a salad, doesn’t mean it has to be boring and flavourless. When it comes to salads, the dressing is everything. If you’re making your own low FODMAP salad dressing, a great way to be prepared is to make a few serves that you can store in the fridge to use at a later date. Then, when it comes to dinner time, all you need to do is cook up your protein of choice, chop up some low FODMAP veggies, pour over your dressing and you’re good to go! One of our favourite low FODMAP salads is out Asian beef/tofu salad, why not give it a try this week!
#3 Sautéed or baked vegetables with your choice of protein
The humble meat and veg is the perfect mid-week dinner to prepare in under 30 mins. Choose your favourite source of protein, such as fish, tofu or chicken. For a balanced meal, aim for the protein to make up approximately ¼ of your plate. Then load up ½ of your plate with some low FODMAP veggies. These can be raw, sautéed or baked, its completely up to you. Finally choose a wholegrain carbohydrate source such as brown rice, multigrain bread or wholegrain pasta to make up the final ¼ of your plate. It’s as simple as that and you’ve got a delicious balanced meal on the table in under 30 minutes. In fact, our sautéed vegetables with salmon can be prepared in less than 20 minutes!
#4 Veggie-packed stir-fry
The options are endless when it comes to a stir-fry. You can choose your favourite protein source (such as beef, kangaroo or tofu) and carbohydrate source (such as rice or noodles). Not only is a stir-fry super simple and quick to make, you can also add any low FODMAP veggies you have available in your fridge. It’s a great throw-together dinner at the end of the week to use up all of your low FODMAP veggies before they go off! Give our all-in beef stir-fry or our kangaroo and vegetable stir-fry a try one night this week!
#5 Home-made low FODMAP pesto with pasta
Another simple yet delicious low FODMAP dinner is the humble pasta with pesto. You can mix things up with your choice of protein such as chicken or lentils depending on how you’re feeling. Plus, you can add a variety of low FODMAP veggies throughout it to increase your veggie intake and help you meet your 5 serves per day! Some of our favourites include roast pumpkin and capsicum. If you’re looking for a recipe, try our chicken and pesto buckwheat pasta for dinner this week, or use it to meal prep your lunches. To make things even quicker, you can make our basil and brazil nut pesto in advance and store it in the fridge. That way it’s all ready to go when it comes to dinner time!
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