Looking for a classic lunch idea? Brace your taste buds, friend! This epic low FODMAP grilled cheese is so good you'll forget it's low FODMAP!
There's something about a crispy grilled cheese sandwich that makes any meal feel a little magical. While there are a shocking number of opinions about what makes the “best” grilled cheese, this version is an Agur classic!
The first time I had this grilled cheese, I was at a friend's cottage. Apparently, my husband and his friend have been making this for years. While the recipe is simple, the results are epic. Hopefully, it'll be a hit at your house too!
While you can use any low FODMAP bread, I highly recommend using day-old sourdough bread out of all the bread products. Traditional sourdough bread adds a subtle tangy flavour you'll love! Using day-old bread also adds a little extra crunch and makes sure only a small amount of mayonnaise is absorbed by your bread.
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Keep It Friendly
Looking for a classic lunch idea? Try this epic low FODMAP grilled cheese! Check out the notes below for tips on keeping this recipe FODMAP friendly. Thankfully, the ingredients have been tested by Monash, so we have a bit more guidance on keeping this meal FODMAP freidnly.
First up on the ingredient list is mayonnaise. Traditional mayonnaise is made with oil and eggs. So, technically mayonnaise is low FODMAP. However, lots of companies add high FODMAP ingredients to improve the shelf life and taste of their products. If you're having trouble finding a low FODMAP mayonnaise at your local grocery stores, you can make your own in under two minutes. Grab the recipe here.
Next up, bread. You have some options here for certified low FODMAP bread. You can either use a low FODMAP gluten-free bread or use long-rise sourdough bread. According to the Monash app, gluten-free bread is low FODMAP in servings of 2 slices (62 g) per serving. While sourdough bread is safe in servings of 2 slices (109 g). You can find instructions on finding long-rise sourdough bread here.
Remember, unless you have celiac disease, you're avoiding the FODMAP fructan, not the gluten itself.
Last but not least, cheddar cheese. According to Monash University, cheddar cheese is low FODMAP in servings of 2 slices (40 g). But, they don't list a maximum serving size. You can read more about what Monash has to say about eating cheese on a low FODMAP diet here.
Whose Side Are You On?
Think your grilled cheese looks a little lonely? If you're a soup and sandwich person, try pairing your sandwich with this classic tomato soup. Or, change it up and try this tasty roasted red pepper soup. If you're too hungry for soup, try pairing your grilled cheese with these savoury potato wedges!
You are what you eat! Please check out the notes below to see how many servings of each FODMAP group are in one of these grilled cheese sandwiches.
Fructose = 0
Lactose = 0.5
Fructan = 1
GOS = 0
Polyol = 0
Looking for a simple lunch idea your whole family will love? This epic low FODMAP grilled cheese is so good you'll forget it's low FODMAP!
- 1 tbsp low FODMAP mayonnaise
- 2 slices low FODMAP bread
- 1 slice cheddar cheese
Heat a small frying pan over medium-low heat. Spread mayonnaise on the outside of two pieces of bread. Place one slice of bread in your frying pan and stick your cheese on it. Once the bread is nice and toasty, stick the second slice on your sandwich (mayo side up) and flip it over to toast the other side. Cook to your desired crispiness. Serve warm!
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