LOW FODMAP SUPERMARKETS SHOP

When you're on a low fodmap diet food shopping can be a nightmare, trying to decide what you can and can't eat can feel impossible! Luckily the lovely community of foodie bloggers have created a list of supermarket products that are FODMAP friendly and therefore make meal planning a whole lot easier! Find a selection of our favourites below:

Cereals:

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Image: medifitbiologicals.com

  • Oatibix by Weetabix

  • Oatibix Flakes

  • Quaker Oats so Simple

  • Tesco Wholefoods Oatbran

  • Doves Farm Gluten Free Organic Cocoa Rice

Condiments:

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Image: huffingtonpost.com

  • Tomato Ketchup by Sainsbury's

  • Asda Tomato Ketchup

  • Cirio Passata Classica

  • Mackays Scottish Raspberry Preserve 

  • Lyle's Golden Syrup

  • Whole Earth Peanut Butter

  • Hellmann's Real Mayonnaise

Confectionery and Crisps:

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Image: saltsense.co.uk

  • Doritos Lightly Salted

  • Tesco Value Tortilla Chips

  • Nume Carrot Crisps

  • Haribo Happy Cola

  • Walkers Ready Salted

  • Popchips original chips

  • Hula Hoops Original

  • McCoy's (Salted, Salt & Vinegar)

Breads, Grains and Starchy Foods:

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Image: foodnetwork.com

  • Kallo Dark Chocolate Rice Cake Thins Gluten Free

  • Schar Cream Crackers

  • Co-op Free From Ciabatta Rolls

  • Tesco Free-From Fresh White Bread

  • Birds Eye Potato Waffles GF

Pasta:

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Image: rembrandtfoods.com

  • Doves Farm Gluten Free Brown Rice Fusilli

  • Ko-Lee Rice Vermicelli

  • Asda Chosen By You Free From Lasagne Sheets

  • Thai Taste Flat Rice Noodles

  • Gluten Free Penne Waitrose Love Life

Pastry:

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Image: www.realfood.tesco.com

  • Genius GF Shortcrust Pastry

  • Genius GF Puff Pastry

  • Asda Chosen By You Free From Pizza Base

Biscuits:

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Image: express.co.uk

  • Nairn's Gluten Free Oatcakes

  • Lovemore Free From Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Prewetts Gluten Free Spicy Dark Chocolate and Ginger Cookies

  • Angelic Gluten Free Orange Chocolate Cookies

Desserts:

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Image: canalcocina.es

  • Genius Gluten Free Lemon Cupcakes

  • Helen’s Scone Mix

  • Sainsbury’s Deliciously Free From Chocolate Sponge Pudding

  • Gluten Free Chocolate Brownies Waitrose Love Life

  • Amisa Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Mix

  • Pudology GF and DF Puddings (chocolate, chocolate orange)

We hope this list helps there are many more delicious foods available so make yu check out the full list over on www.mevsibs.com

The Carbon Undershort - our most effective garment yet?

If you haven't already spotted it, we recommend you take a look at our brand new Carbon Undershort! Made from 100% activated carbon it's our most effective garment to date! After looking through customer feedback we found that our customers wanted something that they can trust 100% of the time, this is where the idea for the Carbon Undershort came from! 

They are available for Men and Women and should be worn over your own underwear, allowing you to choose the style you find the comfiest! Offering the perfect solution for people suffering from stomach related illnesses such as IBS, Colitis and Crohn’s Disease which can cause embarrassing flatulence and anxiety. 

The fit is still very important as it is with the underwear however only around the waist, we recommend that the legs are a little looser to allow ease of movement and comfort. The Carbon Undershort allows you to flatulence proof your whole wardrobe with just one garment. 

To order please click here.

Or for any more info contact us at enquiries@myshreddies.com

Falcon Forest Glamping

As a child I always liked going camping, I loved the thrill of waking up outdoors. I've not been camping for what seems like an eternity and when I suggested the idea to my wife it was instantly shot down, as it's her idea of holiday hell... nowhere to plug in her hair straighteners and a lack of shower facilities were among her concerns. 

Falcon Forest Glamping

Falcon Forest Glamping

However I managed to negotiate a compromise when I discovered Glamping pods. It's like camping but with more mod-cons and a more secure structure that wouldn't be effected by bad weather. After a lot of research we decided which sites we liked the most and booked our favourite which was Falcon Forest Glamping situated between Whitby & Scarborough. 

With a car loaded full of everything imaginable myself, my wife and our dog Molly headed north towards Scarborough. This was our first time to this part of Yorkshire and we spent hours in Scarborough walking along the seafront, sitting on the harbour, eating fish & chips and lots of ice-creams.  

Looking down over Scarborough.

Looking down over Scarborough.

Molly Dog! 

Molly Dog! 

We then headed to our base for the trip, ideally located between Scarborough & Whitby, once on site we immediately noticed the sea view and how spacious the pods were. Plenty of space for 2 adults and a Dalmatian. 

One of the Glamping pods

One of the Glamping pods

The sea view from our pod. 

The sea view from our pod. 

Once unpacked we headed to Robin Hood's Bay which is about 4 miles away, and walked down into the village which included one of the steepest hills I've ever seen. It was a killer coming back up, but spurred on by the prospect of a well deserved pint at the top we managed to get back to the top of the hill. 

Whitby Harbour

Whitby Harbour

The following day we travelled all over Whitby, up and down just about every hill that it had to offer. But with perfect weather and regular ice-cream breaks we had an amazing time exploring and taking lots of pictures. 

The remains of Whitby Abbey. 

The remains of Whitby Abbey. 

Overall the Glamping was a success and my wife has already spoken about going again. Maybe one day I'll persuade her to go camping.... but I wouldn't count on it! 

 

 

Charcoal In Food - a Step Too Far?

In recent months we can't help but notice all over social media the effect that activated charcoal has had on the food industry! For us, it came as quite a surprise as we usually use it in our underwear so the thought of eating it sounded a little odd but some of the items popping up on our Instagram feed have got us talking and we are intrigued to say the least! It seems the rainbow coloured, glittery 'unicorn' food that we all loved so much is slowly being replaced by a monochromatic look that's taking over the foodie world! 

Charcoal burgers at DonDoh - Peru

Charcoal burgers at DonDoh - Peru

Charcoal Ice-Cream and Cones at Little Damage - Los Angeles

Charcoal Ice-Cream and Cones at Little Damage - Los Angeles

Charcoal Pizza Bases at Lost Boys Pizza - London

Charcoal Pizza Bases at Lost Boys Pizza - London

Black Lemonade at The Wild Son - New York

Black Lemonade at The Wild Son - New York

Charcoal Water at Watts Juicery - Florida

Charcoal Water at Watts Juicery - Florida

These are just a few of the crazy charcoal inspired recipes, whilst we can't vouch for the taste or claimed health benefits of the carbon we have to admit they look pretty cool! Would you tried any of these or would you rather give it a miss?

*Disclaimer* Please do not try to eat your Shreddies underwear, it's not going to taste the same.

Low FODMAP Treats!

Here at Shreddies we believe that every diet should be balanced, which means it's okay to treat yourself every now and again and you don't need to feel guilty about it! When you're on a restrictive diet like low FODMAP or gluten free it can sometimes be hard enough to find a tasty meal let alone a yummy dessert to accompany it. So we thought we'd dig out the best recipes we could find to make it a little easier for you! 

Breakfast treat

Image: http://karlijnskitchen.com/en/low-fodmap-oreo-waffles/

Image: http://karlijnskitchen.com/en/low-fodmap-oreo-waffles/

These Oreo waffles are the perfect breakfast treat for a special occasion or just when you fancy treating yourself! 

Ingredients:  *200 g gluten-free self-raising flour *A pinch of salt *1 tbsp vanilla sugar *160 ml lactose-free milk *2 eggs *60 g butter, melted *120 ml water *2 tbsp cacao powder *6 gluten-free Oreos *Lactose-free whipped cream *More gluten-free Oreos

Method: *Heat up the waffle iron *Combine the self-raising flour, salt, vanilla sugar and cacao powder in a bowl and stir *One by one, stirring every time add the milk, eggs, butter and water *Crush the Oreos into small pieces and stir them in *Using a pastry brush and oil/butter to grease the iron. *Scoop the batter onto the waffle iron and bake for around 5 minutes or until done *Serve with whipped cream and Oreo’s.

http://karlijnskitchen.com/en/low-fodmap-oreo-waffles/

Lunch treat

Image: http://karlijnskitchen.com/en/chocolate-chip-banana-bread/

Image: http://karlijnskitchen.com/en/chocolate-chip-banana-bread/

This yummy banana bread is the perfect lunch accompaniment, a light but comforting dessert! 

Ingredients: *3 medium-sized banana’s *2 eggs *100 g ground oats (oat flour) *50 g gluten-free flour *30 g Whey Isolate (this is optional if you don’t want to use or can’t use Whey you can use 30 g extra gluten-free flour instead) *30 g coconut oil *20 g maple syrup *20 ml lactose-free milk (or a milk of your choice) *2 tsp baking powder *50 g dark chocolate chips *A pinch of salt

Method: *Pre-heat the oven to 175 degrees *Layer a greased cake tin with baking paper *Combine the ground oats, gluten-free flour, whey, baking powder and salt in a bowl and stir *Mash the bananas then add coconut oil and maple syrup and stir *Add both mixtures together and combine *Add the eggs and milk and stir until smooth *Add the chocolate chips. *Bake for about 45 minutes. The banana bread is cooked when a toothpick comes out clean. If the banana bread becomes dark too quickly cover it with a piece of aluminium foil.

http://karlijnskitchen.com/en/chocolate-chip-banana-bread/

Dinner treat

Image: http://karlijnskitchen.com/en/low-fodmap-vegan-brownies-with-salted-caramel-sauce/

Image: http://karlijnskitchen.com/en/low-fodmap-vegan-brownies-with-salted-caramel-sauce/

These gooey brownies are a guaranteed crowd pleaser! 

Ingredients: *80 g gluten-free flour *150 g sugar *120 ml almond milk (or another kind of plant-based milk, such as rice milk) *60 ml sunflower oil *160 g dark chocolate *2 tbsp cacao powder *1 tsp vanilla extract *1 pinch of salt *1 can full-fat coconut milk *150 g maple syrup *1 tbsp coconut oil *2 tsp vanilla extract *Coarse sea salt

Method: *Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees (350F). *Line a brownie tin with baking paper *Combine sugar, oil, almond milk and vanilla extract together in a bowl *Melt the chocolate in a pan on a very low heat *Combine the chocolate, gluten-free flour, cacao powder and salt to the sugar mixture and stir until smooth *Pour the batter into the tin and bake for 25 minutes *Leave to cool *In a seperate bowl mix the coconut milk and maple syrup and a pinch of salt. *Pour into a pan and bring to boil then lower the heat and leave to simmer for 40 minutes *Then add the coconut oil simmer for another 5 minutes stirring regularly. *Remove from the heat, add the vanilla extract and stir in the coarse sea salt. *Pour the sauce into a bowl and leave to cool *Pour the sauce over the brownies and serve.

We'd like to thank Karlijn for creating these yummy recipes and we'd definitely recommend visiting her website and checking out the rest of her recipe collection! 

Shreddies for Animals?

Here at Shreddies we like to help everyone deal with their flatulence issues, we have even thought of making doggy Shreddies after the huge amount of email requests we get! But it turns out that Dogs aren't the worst offenders, in fact they don't even come into the top 5 check out the ones that do down below:

5. Cows - It has been said that cows produce enough gas that it could be contributing to global warming! It is claimed that livestock (which are mostly cows) generate more greenhouse gas emissions than transport! 

4. Sheep - Like cows Sheep have multiple stomachs to digest grass, which can increase the amount of gas produced! An aeroplane carrying a flock of sheep once had to make an emergency landing as the smoke alarms were going off due to the gas produced! 

http://countrysidenetwork.com/category/daily/livestock/sheep/

http://countrysidenetwork.com/category/daily/livestock/sheep/

3. Zebras - Another animal to be contributing to global warming through it's poots! Due to their herbivorous diet they are prone to excess flatulence! 

http://animals.sandiegozoo.org/animals/zebra

http://animals.sandiegozoo.org/animals/zebra

2. Camels - In Australia camels make up 1-2% of the methane produced! 

http://animals.sandiegozoo.org/animals/camel

http://animals.sandiegozoo.org/animals/camel

1. Termites - The insects might be small but they release more methane than any other animal! They produce so much flatulence that some scientists have speculated that they can produce 165 million tons of methane every year. Their high fibre diet and the fact they are so abundant in numbers makes them top of the list! 

http://pestworldforkids.org/pest-guide/termites/

http://pestworldforkids.org/pest-guide/termites/

There's definitely a market out their for animal fart pants? Which one should we tackle first?