Updated 5/7/2020 with new cookbooks.
When we started on the low-FODMAP diet, it felt a little overwhelming. There were so many things on our “do not eat” list, and pretty much all of them seemed to make their way into most of the packaged food in our cupboards. Not to mention the garlic and onions that were in just about every condiment or sauce in our refrigerator door. Clearly, I needed some really solid low-FODMAP diet cookbooks to add to my bookshelves.
The first thing I did was purchase a copy of The Complete Low-FODMAP Diet book and have it overnighted by Amazon. Then I started checking out gluten-free and low-FODMAP diet cookbooks from my local library branch. Over the past 8 months, I’ve read every new low-FODMAP cookbook they’ve purchased and started working my way through their gluten-free cookbooks.
When you live in a tiny apartment that’s already got double-stacked bookshelves, you can’t buy a few dozen more cookbooks. Unless you want your significant other to start nagging you about the piles of books stacked everywhere. Ahem. But as much as I love checking out books from the library, you can only keep them for a few weeks. And I found some cookbooks that I could tell were going to become staples in my kitchen.
These are the low-FODMAP diet cookbooks, Paleo cookbooks, and gluten-free cookbooks that made the cut to be added to my overflowing bookshelves.
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Low-FODMAP Diet Cookbooks
- The Complete Low-FODMAP Diet: A Revolutionary Plan for Managing IBS and Other Digestive Disorders. If you only purchase one low-FODMAP diet cookbook to get started, this should be it. I shared my review of The Complete Low-FODMAP Diet book as one of my first posts on the blog.
- The Low-FODMAP Diet Cookbook. Once you’ve worked your way through the Complete low-FODMAP Diet’s recipes, this is a good next cookbook to read. Especially helpful for main dish ideas and techniques.
- The Quiet Gut Cookbook. I’ve made and remade a number of the recipes in this cookbook. The sauces and condiments chapter alone makes this book well worth its price.
- The Low FODMAP Diet Step-by-Step. If you love Kate Scarlata’s blog, you’ll want to pick up this cookbook, co-authored with FODMAP Everyday’s Dédé Wilson featuring 130 digestive-friendly recipes.
- The FODMAP Friendly Kitchen. Emily Hacther—the blogger behind She Can’t Eat What?!—has collected 100 beautifully illustrated recipes for a healthy gut and a happy life.
- The Low FODMAP Recipe Book. If you’re looking for a go-to low FODMAP cookbook for your weeknight dinners, this is a helpful addition to your cookbook collection.
- Zenbelly Cookbook. Although some of the recipes have garlic you’ll need to omit to stick to the low-FODMAP diet, overall this cookbook is full of great low-FODMAP friendly recipes.
- Fed & Fit. The Paleo recipes in this cookbook are also marked to note nut-free, egg-free, AIP, low-FODMAP, and GAPS compliant. Unlike most of the other similar books in my collection, this book takes an exercise and daily meal plan approach to eating for wellness.
- Frozen Paleo. After purchasing an ice cream maker for my sweetheart for our most recent anniversary, I had to get this delightful recipe collection. It includes Paleo frozen dessert recipes for everything from ice cream to popsicles to sorbet and more.
- Paleo Eats: 111 Comforting Gluten-Free, Grain-Free and Dairy-Free Recipes for the Foodie in You. A well-rounded Paleo cookbook with an exceptional wraps and pastries section.
- Ready or Not! The blogging duo behind Nom Nom Paleo created a cookbook that manages to be both practical and fun at the same time. I’d buy this for the deconstructed spring roll recipe alone but there’s a ton of great recipes in here that are easy to adapt for the low FODMAP elimination phase.
- Well Fed Weeknights: Complete Paleo Meals in 45 Minutes or Less. This is such a fun Paleo cookbook. Every recipe gives you ideas for how to repurpose or reimagine the recipe through substituting different proteins or seasonal fruits and vegetables. That way you can capitalize on your family’s favorite recipes without frequent meal repetition.
- The Big Book of Paleo Slow Cooking. If you love putting dinner into your Instant Pot or slow cooker and then going about your day, this is the Paleo cookbook you’ve been waiting for.
- Cannelle et Vanille: Nourishing, Gluten-Free Recipes for Every Meal and Mood. I’m a long-time reader and fan of Aran Goyoaga’s blog, and love this cookbook.
- Gluten-Free Baking At Home: 102 Foolproof Recipes for Delicious Breads, Cakes, Cookies, and More. Buy this gluten-free cookbook for the gorgeous photography, and keep it for the step-by-step instructions that will make you a gluten-free home baking pro.
- No Gluten, No Problem Pizza: 75+ Recipes for Every Craving―from Thin Crust to Deep Dish, New York to Naples. Read this cookbook and you’ll never have to endure another cardboard-textured gluten-free “pizza” again!
- Against the Grain. I want to bake everything in this gluten-free cookbook. In addition to the mouth-watering recipes, this cookbook has really good recipe directions plus an introduction to gluten-free baking that is very helpful for perfecting your technique.
- Blackbird Bakery Gluten-Free. I’m a sucker for San Francisco-based Chronicle Books’ cookbooks, and this is no exception. Gorgeous photos of a wide range of gluten-free desserts and comprehensive recipe instructions.
- The How Can it Be Gluten-Free Cookbook. I heard about this gluten-free cookbook while listening to the America’s Test Kitchen podcast. It’s the same level of through testing and thorough recipe instructions you expect from ATK.
- The Gluten-Free Cookbook. I’ve been a fan of DK’s travel books since I bought my first London travel book from them. High-quality photography, a few foundational how-tos, and helpful tips on creating a balanced gluten-free diet.
- 30 Days Grain-Free. Although you can’t follow the 30-day plan in its entirety, this grain-free cookbook is still a great source for grain-free recipes and meal planning ideas.
- Betty Crocker Gluten-Free Baking. I grew up cooking out of my mom’s Betty Crocker cookbooks so I had to get their gluten-free baking book. You’ll find all your favorite baked treats, but using gluten-free ingredients including a few packaged goods like gluten-free Bisquick. If you live somewhere that finding a ton of specialty flours is impossible or really expensive, this will be refreshing.
- Weeknight Gluten Free. During the week, you don’t always feel like there’s much time to make dinner. But it can be difficult to find gluten-free heat-and-eat low-FODMAP dinners. This cookbook helps get a healthy gluten-free dinner on the table quickly.
- Betty Crocker Gluten-Free Cooking. Quick and easy-to-make recipes are what you expect from Betty Crocker cookbooks, and this one delivers.
- My French Family Table. French food has been my go-to for special occasions over the years. It’s been fun cooking my way through this book and learning how to bring some of those special occasions tastes home.
Cookbooks With Numerous Naturally Gluten-free Recipes
- Fix It with Food: More Than 125 Recipes to Address Autoimmune Issues and Inflammation. Whenever I am in Cleveland, I make point of stopping in at as many Michael Symons restaurants as possible. That made his cookbook full of recipes that address many common autoimmune and other dietary restrictions a must-buy.
- Fried Rice: 50 Ways to Stir Up the World’s Favorite Grain. Not only is most fried rice naturally gluten-free (provided you use a gluten-free soy sauce) it’s easy to adjust the recipes to accommodate your low FODMAP diet needs.
- Healthyish: A Cookbook with Seriously Satisfying, Truly Simple, Good-For-You (but not too Good-For-You) Recipes for Real Life. Simple, healthy recipes that you can get on the table in minutes.
- Not Your Mama’s Canning Book: Modern Canned Goods and What to Make with Them. This book is going to be by my side all Summer as I create a pantry full of gluten-free goodies from my kitchen garden.
- The Preservatory: Seasonally Inspired Recipes for Creating and Cooking with Artisanal Preserves. If you can’t resist the farmers’ market bounty of gorgeous fruits and veggies, this should be required reading.
- Around My French Table: More than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours. I’ve been cooking my way through Dorie Greenspan’s inspiring cookbook, and have found it easy to use my favorite gluten-free flour blends and bread products and recapture the flavors I remember from my long-ago trip to France.
Low-FODMAP and Gluten-free Cookbook Reviews
I’m always looking for new low-FODMAP diet cookbooks and gluten-free cookbooks to review on the site. If you have a cookbook you’d like to send my way for consideration, send me an email to email@example.com. I look forward to hearing from you!
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