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If you’re looking for delicious + nutritious low FODMAP recipes, you’ve come to the right place. As a gut health dietitian, I know how challenging it can be to find good low FODMAP recipes on the internet. So I started creating my own, here on the blog and in my gut health cookbook, Good For Your Gut, which contains 30 plant-based, low FODMAP recipes that are super yummy.

This post has you covered with main dish recipes for low FODMAP lunches and low FODMAP dinners that are also 100% plant-based. I’ve got separate posts if you’re looking for low FODMAP breakfasts, low FODMAP desserts and low FODMAP snacks too!

In addition to giving you the recipes you need to stay low FODMAP, I also wanted to share some dietitian-approved advice on low FODMAP eating, so there is a lot to digest in this post (every pun intended)! Use this handy table of contents to jump ahead to what you need.

What does FODMAP stand for?

FODMAP is an acronym for Fermentable Oligo-, Di-, and Monosaccharides and Polyols.

The FODMAPs are carbohydrates that are not fully digested by some of us; if we have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), these FODMAPs move into the colon where they are fermented by bacteria causing gas, intestinal discomfort and bloating. Some FODMAPs, like lactose, can also draw water to them, loosening up your bowel movements. Many plant foods have high FODMAPs, such as apples, mangoes, pears, asparagus, artichoke, garlic, wheat, barley, rye, honey, agave syrup, yogurt, and cashews. You might have noticed that these are really healthy foods…so don’t avoid them if you don’t have to! In fact, if you don’t have IBS, eating more FODMAP-rich plant foods may help you build a healthier microbiome, as a will a focus on eating high fibre foods.

What is a Low FODMAP diet?

A low FODMAP diet involves eliminating high FODMAP foods from your daily meals for 4 – 12 weeks to allow your system to calm down, after which, you slowly reintroduce them back into your diet. When you reintroduce, it allows you to identity which FODMAPs are triggering the IBS symptoms and which are not…and how much you tolerate. 

Although this is a great initial strategy for those with IBS, and helps to relieve intestinal discomfort, it’s definitely not a long-term solution. Remember that low FODMAP diets should always be temporary because what makes them effective is also what makes them potentially harmful long term: it starves the good microbes in our gut and can place our gut health at risk.There are so many different reasons why a person may feel intestinal discomfort, and it may not be because of IBS.

If you experience any intestinal discomfort after eating certain foods and symptoms persist, go talk to your doctor. If you know that you have IBS and want more information on a low FODMAP diet, pick up a copy of Good For Your Gut Cookbook, which has a large section on IBS and low FODMAP.

Tips for going Low FODMAP when you’re vegan

Learning the ins and outs of which foods are low FODMAP and which aren’t can take some time..but you might be surprised to know there are plenty of low FODMAP vegan foods for you to enjoy! I have a great FREE downloadable low FODMAP food list for you to get you started. I also highly recommend you purchase the Monash University FODMAP app as it is constantly updated so you’ll always have the latest information at your fingertips when new foods are tested.

There are plenty of fruits, vegetables and FODMAP-free grains to choose from. So more often, you’ll be swapping foods as opposed to omitting foods. The biggest challenge is probably protein because some of our favourite gut-healthy plant-based proteins (AKA beans) are high FODMAP. As most vegans know, in addition to protein, getting our iron in is also important.

And as long as it’s tolerated, I highly recommend consuming a low FODMAP portion of rinsed, canned lentils and chickpeas daily (1/4 cup is low FODMAP) as well as at least one portion of tofu or the aforementioned tempeh—both low FODMAP!—to keep your protein up. Protein powders can be helpful if you like smoothies in the morning.

Finding a Low FODMAP bread for your Low FODMAP recipes

The other challenge is finding a low FODMAP bread. While low FODMAP eating doesn’t necessarily have to be gluten free, in reality, gluten free white breads are usually the choices, like Udi’s classic white bread. Not the most nutrient-dense, but hey…low FODMAP isn’t for life! 100% spelt sourdough also appears to be low FODMAP in a few countries such as US, Australia and Netherlands. Again, this is why the app is so helpful! You may also come across some low FODMAP certified breads, such as some regional sourdoughs or the Cob’s Bread LowFOD bread. This post is NOT sponsored at all…but honestly, this bread is a life saver because it’s much more delicious and nutritious than a lot of what’s on offer and Cob’s is pretty common in the US, Canada and Australia.

25+ Nutritious Low FODMAP Recipes

Finding exciting meals is such a HUGE part of living a healthy life. You might be surprised that as a dietitian, I think eating foods you love is just as important as getting your nutrients in, but it’s true! So it can be kinda disappointing when specialized diet recipes look like they were created by someone who doesn’t like to eat. These recipes are anything but: delicious, nutritious and fully low FODMAP and plant-based so you can keep getting those plants in even while you’re low FODMAP!

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30 Minute Crumbled Tofu Vegan Tacos

5 from 3 ratings
Did someone say tacos?? These incredible crumbled tofu vegan tacos are SO easy to make because the tofu crumbles are baked, hands off, on a sheet pan for the perfect texture. They’re low FODMAP thanks to an easy homemade taco seasoning blend, high in protein and make a great vegan taco salad too.
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Spinach + Feta Tofu Scramble

5 from 1 rating
Looking for a high protein vegan breakfast that will really satisfy? This quick and easy spinach + feta tofu scramble is vegan, gluten free, low FODMAP and only takes about 15 minutes to make.
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Vegan Egg Salad Sandwich (low FODMAP)

5 from 4 ratings
This vegan low FODMAP egg salad sandwich is utterly craveable and comes together even faster than traditional egg salad! Just 10 minutes to make and 10 ingredients or less.
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Kabocha Squash Curry with Chickpeas

5 from 4 ratings
This creamy kabocha squash curry with chickpeas is richly spiced – but not spicy – with so many layers of flavour. Recipe complete with easy low FODMAP swaps, including adding tofu instead of chickpeas and ditching the onion!
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Roasted Delicata Orzo Salad with Arugula

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This gorgeous roasted delicata orzo salad with arugula is a perfect fall salad: sweet roasted delicata squash paired with comforting orzo and peppery arugula, all tossed in a creamy maple tahini dressing. It's VERY easy to make low FODMAP (swaps details in the post!)
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20 Min Low FODMAP Vegan Pasta Salad

4.86 from 7 ratings
This easy vegan pasta salad has a Mediterranean vibe and takes just minutes to throw together from pantry staples. It's fresh, filling and picnic-ready! Low FODMAP or regular option
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Winter Panzanella Salad with Kale and Roasted Squash

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This winter panzanella salad has plenty of cozy winter flavour, with crispy croutons, roasted squash and sweet-tart pomegranate and cranberries. Easy low FODMAP swaps in the post!
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FODMAP friendly bolognese (that’s incidentally vegan) – George Eats

FODMAP friendly bolognese that is easy, delicious and incidentally vegan. An easy weeknight meal that freezes brilliantly.
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Low Fodmap Fresh Rice Paper Rolls – A Little Bit Yummy

Oh hello, gorgeous low FODMAP veggie-packed rice paper rolls smothered in peanut satay sauce! Do you want to be my lunch date?
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Low FODMAP recipes: Vegan Cobb Salad

This cobb salad, packed with veggies + protein-rich tempeh 'bacon', is a healthy, light yet satisfying meal. A great vegan low FODMAP dinner that everyone will love!
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Tempeh "Bacon"

  • 1 package tempeh, sliced into 1/2 cm (1/4 inch) slices
  • ¼ cup gluten free tamari or soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil, for cooking

Red Wine Vinaigrette

  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup avocado oil, or extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • freshly cracked pepper

Salad Assembly

  • 2 hearts of romaine, or 1 head romaine, chopped
  • 2 cups diced cucumber
  • cups thawed corn kernels
  • 2 small Roma tomatoes, deseeded and diced
  • 1 cup low FODMAP vegan cheese, crumbled, like Violife feta
  • ½ small avocado, sliced
  • ¼ cup chopped chives


Tempeh "Bacon"

  • In a sealable glass container, whisk up tamari, maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, cumin and smoked paprika. Add sliced tempeh, sealand gently invert to coat tempeh with marinade. Marinate on counter for up to 1 hour or in the fridge for up to a day.
  • When ready to cook, heat avocado oil in a nonstick skillet on medium heat. Frry tempeh until golden brown on both sides, about 2-4 minutes a side.

Red Wine Vinaigrette

  • In a jam jar, shake up red wine vinegar, oil, Dijon, oregano, salt and pepper. Set aside.

Salad Assembly

  • In a medium bowl, toss romaine with half the dressing. Arrange on a platter.
  • Top with cucumber, corn, tomatoes, cheeze and avocado. Sprinkle over chives and remaining dressing and serve.


Avocado is low FODMAP in a 1/8 fruit serve, watch your portion! 1/2 an avocado should serve 4 people.