Irritable bowel syndrome can make going about your day difficult. Not only will you find yourself possibly suffering from painful and uncomfortable stomach cramps and bloating, but you also have to put more thought and planning into your day. It is very difficult to leave the house for the day without some of your own food to take with you. This means that you constantly have to be on top of things which can be difficult with our busy lifestyles. Finding suitable foods to snack on that won’t send you running to the bathroom or suffering in pain is probably one of the hardest ideas to come up with. Read on to find some ideas for suitable snacks that will keep your IBS under control and you fully energized.
This is a great replacement for your afternoon cup of coffee. As you know, caffeine is a big no-no for IBS, so what better way to boost your energy for the rest of the day than with an ice cold smoothie packed with goodness. Just make sure to choose ingredients that are low-FODMAP. Use goat’s milk yogurt or coconut yogurt instead of regular dairy yogurt, and add some of your favorite fruits such as strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries for a boost of antioxidants. You can easily make one in the morning and store it in a thermos for later in your day.
Delicious homemade chips made from vegetables are a healthy way to give in to your craving for a snack. Using vegetables such as kale and carrots are a great way to satisfy your craving, fill you up, and they are a healthier alternative to potatoes. Thinly slice the veggies you would like and bake them in the oven for a tasty snack packed with vitamins and minerals.
Homemade Granola Bars
A granola energy bar is a great way to get a much-needed boost towards the end of the day, or even as a snack to get you through until lunch. But most of the store-bought kind are packed full of ingredients that will be no good on your stomach. This makes making your own the best alternative. You can find lots of recipes online that use low-FODMAP ingredients so you know you will get all of the satisfaction with none of the pain and discomfort.
Popcorn is a low-cal snack which will fill you up and keep you satisfied. Rather than using the microwave variety, make your own on your stove using fresh kernels. Store it in ziplocks and you have the perfect snack for when you are out and about or sitting at your desk at work.
Roast your own pumpkin seeds for a healthy snack packed with magnesium and protein. Toss the seeds with some olive oil and turmeric for an added boost to your immune system, spread them out on a baking tray, and roast in the oven for about 30 minutes. You will have a delicious and healthy snack that also offers other benefits such as fighting inflammation and relieving pain.
You don’t have to miss out on snacks and go hungry because of your IBS. These are some ideas of what you can easily make to help satisfy you and keep you feeling good.