Footy season is in full swing, and whether ‘footy’ means AFL, NRL, ARU or something else… The footy tends to be a place where pies, hot dogs and chips are the main cuisine on offer. Finding something that doesn’t cause symptoms can be difficult!
Here are five tips for eating low FODMAP at the Footy!
- Eat before you go to the game, or eat after. This way you won’t be so tempted by high FODMAP, and/or unhealthy choices. Make it a fun event by having a picnic in the car park; make your own low FODMAP hot dog with the Lewis and Son Kabana and some low FODMAP bread, such as the certified Helga’s or Alpine bread.
- Take snacks in with you. There’s plenty of fodmap friendly snacks available, sometimes it is just about being organised. Some of our favourites are rice crackers with tasty cheese or peanut butter, veggie sticks with a homemade low FODMAP dip, raw nuts such as macadamias or walnuts. Or, check out our list of low FODMAP snacks.
- Sushi! Many stadiums now offer sushi as choice. Salmon, tuna or chicken with cucumber is a great, low FODMAP option.
- Burgers. Some stadiums do grilled meat burgers. Whilst not ideal, taking off the bun (or maybe they might have a GF bun) and any other high FODMAP ingredients can be a winner if you’re in a bind.
- If all else fails… hot chips. In most cases, hot chips will be low FODMAP. Please remember that for some of you, the high fat content may cause issues. So enjoy in moderation!
And remember, stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water, and do your best to eat low fodmap during the day prior, to help increase the chance of avoiding symptom development.
The FODMAP Challenge is partnering with Lewis & Son and Wilde Beer for a pub tour on July 8th! Learn all about gut health, cooking low FODMAP for the family, and how to check menus for low FODMAP options in a relaxed environment. Book you spot here.
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