Coming up with low FODMAP snacks to have while on the go can be easier said than done!
Many of the usual go-to snacks such as biscuits, cereal bars or fruit contain high levels of FODMAPs.
That’s why we have provided you with a range of 35 low-FODMAP snack ideas to make your life easier!
Where can you buy low-FODMAP snacks?
You can find low FODMAP snacks sold is any food shop.
However, the type and variety of suitable snacks will likely depend on the size of the shop and country you are.
For example, you will find suitable low FODMAP vegetables that could be made into a snack in most food stores.
However, you wouldn’t necessarily find specially certified low FODMAP cereal bars as easily.
Check out the ‘free from’ aisle in bigger stores to find specialist low FODMAP products.
Low FODMAP Snack Branded Foods
Examples of low FODMAP snack brands available either online or at your local supermarket include:
- Fodilicious cookies – Certified low FODMAP friendly, plant-based, bite-sized cookies that come as cocoa, ginger and coconut flavours.
- Orgran cookies – Certified low FODMAP friendly brand producing zesty lemon or chocolate cacao flavours.
- Biona – Organic brand that produce low FODMAP quinoa based rice cakes (max serving: 2 rice cakes)
- Nairns oatcakes– A great snack when on the go! Low FODMAP options include fruit and seed as well as their gluten free cheese or superseded range.
- Chobani branded yoghurts are a great low FODMAP snack option. They contain the enzyme lactase to digest the fodmap sugar lactose. They also contain no added inulin, a fructo-oligosaccharides that is often found in low lactose yoghurts.
Online Websites for low FODMAP snacks
If it’s convenience that you are after, you can also purchase low FODMAP snacks online through websites such as:
Low calorie – low FODMAP snacks
Finding the right low-calorie mid-morning or afternoon snack is important if you are being mindful of your weight with IBS. Below is a range of low calorie, low FODMAP snack options to try!
Fruit is a useful snack option on the low FODMAP diet, although not all fruits are low FODMAP.
For a comprehensive guide check out our post: Low FODMAP fruits.
Enjoy any defrosted, frozen fruit with a lactose-free or non-dairy yoghurt for extra creaminess!
As with fruit, having a range of low-FODMAP vegetables is a great way to add fiber, vitamins, and minerals to your snacks while also being low in calories too!
Low FODMAP vegetables to snack on include (2)
- Red peppers
- Cherry tomatoes
Low FODMAP Snacks for Lunch Boxes
Depending on your taste preferences, there is a range of savory and sweet low FODMAP snack options for lunch or while on the go!
Savoury low FODMAP snacks
Cheese can be a great low FODMAP, lunchtime snack option.
- Lactose-free cream cheese
Add in some wheat-free crackers that contain fibre too for a delicious and nutritious lunch-time low FODMAP snack!
Other delicious, savoury and low FODMAP options for lunch-box snacks include
- Plain potato chips
Sweet low FODMAP snacks
For those of you with a sweet tooth, there is a range of delicious, low-FODMAP bars and biscuits as a snack. Just be aware that not all flavors provided by these brands will be low FODMAP.
- Mini kelkin dark chocolate rice cakes with the option of adding some smooth peanut butter on top to keep you fuller for longer
- TREK protein bars (cocoa oat, banana bread or cocoa coconut)
- Nairns cookies (oats syrup and ginger, dark chocolate chip)
- FODY bars – dark chocolate, peanut butter
High Fibre, Low FODMAP Snacks
Many foods that are low in FODMAPs, such as fruits and vegetables mentioned above, are naturally high in fibre, which helps support a healthy gut!
Other great options for high fibre, low FODMAP snacks are wheat-free crackers, which can be combined with a topping of your choice! These include:
- Amisa Buckwheat crackers
- Nairns oatcakes – fine-milled, organic, rough, seeded black pepper oatcakes
- Realfoods corn thins, multi-grain original, sesame crackers
When buying crackers, choose the ones that do not contain wheat, barley, onion, fructose, or garlic (2).
Nuts are also a great high fiber low FODMAP snack which can help to keep you well satiated throughout the working day! These include:
- Pecan halves
- Macadamia nuts
See the previous post on ‘Are nuts low FODMAP’ for more information on the benefits of nuts and the appropriate amounts on a low FODMAP diet.
8 Low FODMAP snack recipes
Having the ease of picking up low FODMAP snacks at the supermarket or the convenience of online shopping is great. But nothing beats making your own home-made low FODMAP snacks.
That’s why we have provided you with some tasty and simple low-FODMAP recipes for you to try at home!
- Low FODMAP No Bake Oatmeal Chocolate Energy Bites
- Low FODMAP cookies dough snack bites
- Low FODMAP Pumpkin Muffins with Chocolate Chips
- Low FODMAP Crunch Salted Caramel
- Low FODMAP egg muffins
- Carrot cake protein balls
- Low FODMAP vegan crackers
- Low FODMAP salt and vinegar baked zucchini chips
Are French fries low FODMAP?
Luckily, regular white potatoes are low FODMAP. This means plain french fries, aka crisps are allowed on the low FODMAP diet.
According to MONASH University, 1 serving (11g) of potato chips is low FODMAP and can be tolerated in most people with IBS.
Large servings (>40g) contain high amounts of the oligo-GOS and should be avoided (2).
Although french fries (crisps) are suitable on a low FODMAP diet, it is important to be aware of how they are being cooked.
This is because some french fries may add onion and garlic seasonings for flavour.
Onion and garlic seasonings are high in the FODMAP oligosaccharides and fructans (2).
There are plenty of options for low FODMAP snacks including low calorie, high fibre, sweet or savoury snacks available for people on a low FODMAP diet.
Choosing where to buy low FODMAP snacks, including at your local supermarket, online or making them from scratch at home will depend on your needs and dietary preferences.
Kirsten Jackson is a UK registered Consultant Gastroenterology Dietitian and founder of The Food Treatment Clinic. She has undergone many qualifications to get where she is today, including a UK BSc Honours Degree in Dietetics and Post-Graduate Certificate in Advanced Dietetics. In addition to this, she has FODMAP Training from Kings College London University. Kirsten set up The Food Treatment Clinic in 2015 after first experiencing digestive problems herself. She felt that the NHS was unable to provide the support individuals needed and went on to specialise in this area before opening a bespoke IBS service. Kirsten also participates in charity work as an Expert Advisor for the IBS Network. In addition, she can be seen in publications such as Cosmopolitan and The Telegraph discussing IBS as an Official Media Spokesperson to the IBS Network.
Last updated on January 31st, 2024 at 07:00 pm