Happy Friday friends! This week I’m sharing some new finds from FODY Low FODMAP Food Company. FODY Foods is a line of packaged snacks and cooking ingredients made specifically for people who suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or in my case food intolerances.
I reached out to them shortly after doing some online research for food products that did not contain garlic or onion. The company was kind enough to send me some products to sample and review.
What Is FODY Foods?
FODY Foods is a large collection of products that have been specifically formulated to cause less stress to the digestive systems of individuals suffering from IBS. Their product line includes cooking spices and seasonings, snack bars, cereal, trail mixes, pasta sauces, barbecue sauces(contains a natural garlic extract) salsa(contains both a natural garlic and onion extract), and olive oil. Even though I do not specifically suffer from digestive issues or follow a low FODMAP diet, their products are perfect for someone like me, that suffers from food intolerances.
None of FODY’s seasonings, sauces or salsas contain garlic, onion, gluten, or lactose. In fact, you’ll find that all of FODY’s food products are both lactose and gluten free.
FODY Foods also works very closely with Monash University to test all products and certify them Low FODMAP. Monash University is the highest level of Low FODMAP certification for food products.
Let’s do a little snacking first!
FODY Foods has two flavors of snack bars – Almond Coconut and Dark Chocolate Sea Salt. Each bar is roughly around 210 calories, 6-8 grams of protein, 13-16 grams of carbohydrates, 5-7 grams of sugar and 3 grams of fiber. Both flavors are delicious but being a sweet and salty girl, I lean more towards the Dark Chocolate Sea Salt. The only drawback to the bar is that the chocolate is easily melted by your fingers, so you do need to leave it in the wrapper.
I don’t know about you, but put a bag of trail mix in front of me and my willpower goes out the window! These 30 gram snack size packets are perfect for portion control and can easily be tossed in your gym bag or for on the go.
There are two varieties: Mockingbird and Woodpecker. Mockingbird is a blend of peanuts, almonds, walnuts, banana chips, dark chocolate, and puffed quinoa. Woodpecker is a blend pumpkin and sunflower seeds, coconut chips, cranberries, pecans, and hazelnuts. I tried both and it’s hard to decide which I love best.
I’m bringing back Taco Tuesday using my favorite new taco seasoning. My taco recipe took all but 10 minutes to put together. In a medium pan, I added a pound of ground turkey, 1-2 TBS of the taco seasoning and some crushed tomatoes. My tacos were nothing short of amazing!
Ingredients: Sea salt, chili pepper, spices (oregano, cumin), paprika.
Summer barbecue bliss! I enjoyed some slow cooked pulled chicken with the barbecue sauce. Prepared with the ideal amount of sweetness, this sauce will have you drooling. However, I do wish the sauce was a little thicker. It’s more on the thin side but certainly worth that small sacrifice just to have barbeque sauce back in my life! As a quick side note, the BBQ Sauce does include a natural garlic extract not listed on the ingredient list. Should you have a food allergy to that ingredient, please do not try this product.
Ingredients: Crushed Tomatoes, Cider Vinegar, Water, Evaporated Cane Sugar, Molasses, Horseradish, Natural Smoke Flavor, Black Pepper, Sea Salt, Natural Flavor.
Tomato and Basil Sauce
Nearly every pasta or pizza sauce on the market contains some form of garlic and/or onion as an ingredient. For those of us with a sensitivity to onion and garlic, this sauce is truly a fantastic find. Short of making my own sauce, this is very good. I tried this in a baked penne dish and it was incredible!
Ingredients: Chopped Tomatoes (87.85%), Tomato Paste (8%), Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Basil, Salt
The pasta sauce was a perfect replacement for typical jarred pizza sauce for my cauliflower pizza! Absolutely delicious and so flavorful!
Even if you do not suffer from digestive issues or follow a Low FODMAP diet, I recommend trying and looking into their entire product line.
FODY Foods are available for purchase through Amazon or right on their website. To learn more about the Low FODMAP diet, they also have a fantastic resource section on their website with a ton of information!
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