If you have been diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, one of the best things you can do for yourself is go to the website: helpforibs. I found this website about 7 years ago and even though I had been diagnosed with IBS from a dr. they didn't really tell me what to do and how to eat. Heather's website answered all my questions. Please give it a try.
This cookbook will have lots of fat free, low fat and dairy free options.
This is one of my favorites. The recipe came from Eagle Mills. If you don't have buttermilk, you can substitute 1 cup milk plus 1 teaspoon cider vinegar, and let it sit about 10 minutes before using. You can also add 4 tbs. buttermilk powder to the dry ingredients and substitute water for the buttermilk. I have also used plain all-purpose flour with excellent results.
YUM! And 99% fat free, according to Rachel Ray. I saw this on her show the other day and was so inspired I went out and bought ground turkey breast. It sounds weird to include apples but it makes these REALLY incredible!!! (Try the cranberry mayo idea too--see the recipe instructions!)
I found this originally at epicurious.com. I love it, though, because I always have soy milk, bananas, and honey around. I think freezing the bananas in advance makes this really creamy. (Prep time is probably the minimum amount of time it would take to freeze bananas?? Mine always stay in the freezer overnight. 5 hours is just a guess).
This non-dairy delight will wow even the pickiest ice cream eaters. It's just as good as its best dairy counterpart. If you want it harder you can also freeze it in an airtight container for a couple of hours after it comes out of the ice cream maker, but I like my ice cream soft so I eat it right away! You can also add more chocolate to fit your tastes. This is another recipe from Eating for IBS by Heather Van Vorous. Prep time does not include time to chill.
These are so fudgy and chewy they almost melt in your mouth. I was looking for a low-fat chocolate cookie but never expected to find something this good. These make me feel like I'm in chocaholic's heaven! I found these online, but they're originally from a Karo pamphlet.
This is another recipe from Eating for IBS by Heather Van Vorous. It's posted in response to a request for low-fat carrot cakes. I haven't tried it myself, but have heard rave reviews about it from others. The sweet orange icing looks like a great touch, although I'm sure it would be great without it or with your own choice of icings, too.
This grilled dish, made with sweet potatoes and zucchini, gets its wonderful flavor from balsamic vinegar. It's easy to cook because you just pop it all into a foil packet. The amounts of vegetables can easily be increased for more people, since it has plenty of juice. I also enjoy making this with regular potatoes! This was created for RSC #6.
Who needs drugs when you have these brownies?! They're so rich and chocolately I would NEVER have guessed they're low fat... but the ingredients don't lie! I've found my new favorite brownie recipe. Be careful, though... just like the drugs, they're habit-forming. I got this recipe from TessLouise on the IBS message boards at www.helpforIBS.com.
This glaze goes great with chocolate cakes and other baked goods. It's fantastic on Peppermint Fudge Cake (recipe #83547)! This is posted in response to a request, and is another recipe from Eating for IBS by Heather Van Vorous.
This is my adaptation of a recipe my great aunt has been making for years. I love the combination of herbs in this dressing. The original recipe called for tarragon wine vinegar, so if you happen to have that on hand feel free to use it in place of the white vinegar and omit the fresh tarragon. Not only does this dressing taste great on salads, but it's also a key ingredient in another of my aunt's delicious dishes, her Tuna Salad Bake (recipe #83226)!
Okay, so this takes a little more than 5 minutes, but I think the title refers to the ease of preparing the pie filling. This recipe comes from "Heather Cooks!" with Heather Van Vorous, although I changed the spices slightly to fit my tastes. It's low-fat and dairy-free, so it's great for people with IBS or anyone looking for a delicious and healthy alternative to the usual fatty pumpkin pie! I took it to my family's Thanksgiving dinner this year, and it was a huge success.
This is a delicious brownie recipe I found on the IBS message boards. It's so simple to throw together, and you would never guess that it's low-fat and dairy-free! I like the brownies best when they're cool. Yum! They were originally called "Mom's Best Brownies", but I renamed them because I didn't want to imply that this was my mom's recipe!