This recipe is suitable for a Low FODMAP diet, lactose free, wheat free dairy free and some advice later will show you how you can modify this recipe suitable for Crohn’s and colitis too. Give it a go – also check out the following tool to help you monitor your symptoms of diarrhoea it is not a diagnostic programme so if you have a diagnosis and wish to know more read on…….
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1 tablespoon of Ginger, chopped
4 tablespoons of Tamari soy sauce
1 tablespoon of golden syrup
1 tablespoon of garlic infused oil (to ensure it is totally FODMAP free you need to purchase this)
1 pak choy
1 red pepper
1 spring onion, green part only
1/2 tin of bamboo shoots
250g of lean beef – cut into strips.
Chop ginger and add to a pestle with the golden syrup and garlic infused oil, grind to form a paste
Add this to the beef and chopped spring onion pour on the Tamari, mix well and leave to marinade for at least 30 minutes.
Chop the vegetables thinly and heat a wok – I use a non stick wok so I don’t need to add any further oil to this to cook the meat.
Add the meat first and cook, then add the vegetables and keep stirring till the vegetables are cooked.
Serve with boiled rice – ensure you use freshly boiled rice and eat whilst hot to avoid resistant starches, if this is a problem for you.
If you have colitis and don’t tolerate red meat you can use chicken or fish to make this recipe. If you are experiencing diarrhoea symptoms and have been advised to have a low fibre diet, you will need to reduce the amount of vegetables in this dish, 1/2 carrot and 1/2 a skinned red pepper cut finely and cooked well will be adequate (boil for 10 minutes – boil the pepper whole for 10 minutes and the skin will peel away, before you put the vegetables into a wok) and use powdered ginger instead of ginger root to make up the recipe. Discuss the iron content of your diet with your dietitian or IBD team – do not be tempted to try iron supplements without discussing this with your doctor or dietitian, they can make symptoms worse. Low FODMAP diet is suitable if you are in remission (your inflammatory markers or CRP are normal) with your colitis and are continuing to experience symptoms, your dietitian can advise you how to use the diet, to see which foods result in symptoms.
Please note I do not endorse any medication companies but this app tool might be useful – only use medications on advice from your healthcare professional.