Low-FODMAP Valentine’s Day Menu
It’s almost Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re a couple, single, with or without children, with your family or friends, it’s a time to celebrate love. But for those suffering from gastrointestinal problems, it can be a source of stress due to the presence of “trigger” foods, which can turn a beautiful evening into a real nightmare!
To win the hearts (and save the stomachs) of your dinner guest or your sweetheart, we offer a menu designed to leave you with wonderful memories. This is a menu for a low-FODMAP* Valentine’s Day, that is to say, it contains few fermentable sugars (FODMAP), and therefore won’t cause any unpleasant symptoms (bloating, cramps, etc.) for those who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome. And it is still, of course, a finger-licking good meal.
See our Valentine’s Day Menu:
- Bruschetta with Tomato
The traditional Italian “bruschetta” [pr. broo-SKEH-tah] is made with only 3 ingredients: bread, garlic and olive oil. Any kind of garnish can then be added on top of the bread.
- Roasted Cornish Hen & Greek-Style Roasted Vegetables
The Cornish hen is a small hybrid chicken weighing about 700 g (1 1/2 lbs) after cleaning. Because of its delicate flavour and its size (one hen is just the right amount for 2 servings), it is a perfect choice for a romantic dinner.
- Lettuce with a Creamy Vinaigrette
- Chocolate Fondue
Treat yourself with this low-FODMAP version of chocolate fondue! Just opt for lactose-free cream and low-FODMAP fruits, and you’re in business!
Happy Valentine’s Day!
*FODMAPs are fermentable carbohydrates that are partly responsible for causing symptoms in people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). For more info, read this article.