Not being able to eat tasty food when you follow the low FODMAP diet? I don't believe in that! There are still a lot of nice things that you can make. Below, I have collected my favourite low FODMAP cookbooks that you can get inspiration from when cooking low FODMAP. How wonderful is it to open a cookbook and to be able to make every single recipe from it? That's possible with the cookbooks below! I also share my favourite informative books about IBS and the low FODMAP diet.
There are quite some cookbooks available that say that they are suitable for the low FODMAP diet, but that is not always true and some cookbooks contain old / incorrect information. Therefore, I always advise to check the reviews to make sure that a cookbook is suitable for the diet.
Important to know: some of the links below are affiliate links. This means that I receive a small compensation when you order one of the books below. This doesn't cost you anything extra. I only recommend products that I personally use and have good experiences with. The books below are all in my bookshelf and I like to use them!
The FODMAP Friendly Kitchen
This cookbook by Emma Hatcher is a delicious low FODMAP cookbook with original recipes. Are you looking for classic recipes? Than this is not the cookbook for you. But if you are looking for a cookbook with a lot of variation and light recipes without crazy ingredients, then this cookbook is for you. This cookbook is full with healthy recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks ánd also contains some delicious recipes for desserts and sweets.
Read my review here
The 28-day plan for IBS relief
The 28-day plan for IBS relief is a FODMAP cookbook written by two Canadian dieticians with 100 recipes and 4 week menu's. These recipes are easy to make with a nice mix between classic and original recipes. The book also contains a very good explanation about the low FODMAP diet.
The book contains healthy recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, sauces and dressings. Next to that there are also some recipes for desserts and cakes.
Read my review here
The GUT-FRIENDLY COOKBOOK
The gut-friendly cookbook is a low FODMAP cookbook with over 100 recipes written by Alana Scott from the blog A little bit yummy. Alana was the first FODMAP blog that I found when I started my own FODMAP journey and I was so grateful for the delicious recipes and accurate information that she shared.
Her book is exactly what I hoped and expected after reading her blog for years. The book contains delicious, simple to make recipes and next to that, it offers you guidance through the low FODMAP diet with a short guide on the diet and handy tips and tricks. The beautiful pictures with each recipe make the recipes even more appealing for me.
The book is allergy-friendly and every recipe also has a symbol that tells you if the recipe is gluten-free, lactose-free, dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free or soy-free.
Eat yourself healthy
Eat yourself healthy by Dr. Megan Rossi is one of the best books about gut health that I have read until now. This book is mainly an informative book about gut health. Megan gives a very clear explanation about how your gut works, what the gut bacteria and microbes do in your gut and what their influence is on your gut health. She talks about different types of symptoms, where they can come from and tells you what you can do to improve your gut health.
It is a guide that helps you to control your gut issues step-by-step. The recipes in the book are not all low FODMAP because Megan talks about different kinds of gut issues and a diet as strict as the low FODMAP diet is not necessary for all kind of gut issues to improve symptoms.
The recipes are a nice bonus, but for me, this book is already a must read only for the information that it contains. It is a very interesting read for everybody with gut issues or an interest in gut health.
Do you have any tips for low FODMAP cookbooks or books about gut health / IBS that I didn't mention above? Let me know in the comments below!