Need a healthy recipe that travels? This quick and easy low FODMAP pomegranate salad will keep your taste buds and your tummy happy! Try it with a low FODMAP chicken breast for a lunch on-the-go, or on its own as a healthy winter-inspired salad.
I don't know how I spent almost 30 years on this planet before trying a pomegranate. But, now that I know what they are (and how to get them open) I'm hooked for life!
One of my favourite things about this salad is that all the pieces are self-contained. So, unlike a salad with sliced tomato, cucumber, or fruit, there are no juices comingling in my container. That makes this salad the perfect travel companion for work or school, or for a make-ahead meal I can pop in the fridge if I know I have a busy week ahead.
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Keep It FODMAP Friendly
Looking for a healthy meal on-the-go? This low FODMAP pomegranate salad makes the perfect travel companion! Check out the notes below for tips on keeping this recipe FODMAP-friendly.
First up is lettuce. Monash University has determined, most types of lettuce don't have detectable FODMAPs. This means you can eat as much as you'd like without adding to your FODMAP load. Some greens do have a maximum serving, though, so make sure to check the app to see if your preferred leaf has a limit.
Next up, blueberries. According to the Monash app, blueberries are safe in servings of 1/4 cup (heaped) per sitting. Servings of 1/3 of a cup or more are high in the FODMAP fructan, so don't go crazy.
This recipe also gets a pop of colour from fresh pomegranate arils. According to the Monash app, pomegranate seeds are safe in servings of 45 g (just over 1/4 cup). Servings of 1/3 of a cup or more are high in fructans. We'll be using 1 tbsp of pomegranate arils which works out to 1/4 of the recommended serving size.
Last but not least, parmesan cheese. According to the Monash app, parmesan cheese is safe in servings of 1/3 of a cup per sitting. Servings of 4 cups or more are high in lactose. This recipe uses 2 tbsp of parmesan which is well within the recommended range.
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Looking for a healthy FODMAP-friendly recipe? Pair this low FODMAP pomegranate salad for an easy lunch on-the-go, or try it on its own as a winter-inspired side dish!
- 1.5 cups lettuce (torn)
- 1/4 cup fresh blueberries
- 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
- 1 tbsp pomegranate arils (seeds)
- low FODMAP vinaigrette
Combine lettuce, blueberries, pomegranate arils, and parmesan in a bowl. Drizzle with low FODMAP vinaigrette and serve.
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