Epicured for Low FODMAP Patients

ANYONE following the low FODMAP diet knows the STRUGGLE associated with figuring out what to eat. So many foods are restricted in Phase 1 and figuring out meals can be stressful.

Cue Epicured!!

I had the privilege of trying out a new meal delivery service called Epicured. This is truly a game-changer for patients dealing with gut issues such as Crohn’s, IBS, and SIBO.  Their meals are low fodmap as well as gluten-free. It is a wonderful option when you are struggling with what to eat or just don’t want to cook! 

Let me share with you my thoughts after using the service:

  1. Great Website: The website is super user-friendly and easy on the eyes.  You can browse through all the meal and food options to get an idea of what you will receive. Beautiful pictures and detailed descriptions are shown for all options. The ordering process is easy as well.
  2. Variety: Y’all, there are so many different options at Epicured. You can order basic chicken (though the sauce that accompanies this is anything but basic) to Tikka Massala. They even have side dishes, chia pudding, smoothies, and snacks.  You can order an entire day’s worth of food or a few dinners a week. 
  3. Packing: Everything came packed so well. The box was delivered with an insulated padding and multiple large cooler packs. Bonus, the cooler packs are reusable!! Everything was very organized and labeled in durable packaging. They even include directions on how to best heat up the meals for optimal enjoyment.
  4. Taste: The food is good! I found I had favorites among the meals I chose. My favorites included the Lemon Rosemary Chicken, Tofu Tikka Masala, and Baked Lasagna Bolognese. They use high-quality ingredients and it shows in the flavor of the food. There are many types of veggies used in the meals from radishes to kabocha squash. This ensures you are getting a nice variety of plant foods.

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed my experience with Epicured! It is a wonderful and delicious way to save time and add some variety to your diet in a safe and gut-friendly way! 


Epicured provided products for this post, however, the opinions are completely ours based on our experience with Epicured.

From a Dietitian’s Kitchen: Sam’s Club

We all know Sprouts and Whole Foods have beautiful healthy foods.  The good news is you don’t have to shop at a health food store to find tasty additions to a healthy diet.  Here are four of my favorite items sold at Sam’s Club for competitive prices.

1. Spring mix, spinach or baby kale are fantastic as a salad, sauteed, or blended in a smoothie.  To keep them from wilting so quickly line the tub with paper towels.  The paper towel barrier between the leaves and the plastic will significantly extend their life!

2. Almonds are a great source of healthy fats and fiber.  For those limiting sugar these cocoa almonds are a sweet treat for only 5 grams of sugar.
3. Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) is a seed that can be cooked like rice.  This naturally gluten free food is a good source of protein, fiber and iron.

4. Sugar snap peas are a great snack to eat right out of the bag.  They are a good source of Vitamins A and C and Iron.  Give them a try when you need a change from baby carrots.