I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s had a hard time resetting from our midweek holiday. It was definitely tough to treat yesterday as a Thursday after spending Wednesday at the Marin County Fair. I’ve spent Independence Day at the fair for many years. But this year was a little different.
Marin County Fair has always been more affluent and health conscious than some of the other fairs I’ve attended. But it seemed that they took things up a notch this year. There was a healthy juice stand, I saw many children eating grilled corn on the cob, and I had a bowl of really good paella. But what really felt like the tipping point, for me, was the Kale salad. It was one of the offerings at a paleo-centric food stand.
Don’t worry there were plenty of fun fair food standards like funnel cake (not gluten-free so I couldn’t partake), and soft-serve sundaes (which I shared with Lewis). But it was nice to have a wide selection of healthy and gluten-free food to choose from.
That said, I was just reminded that new food allergies can make themselves known to you at any time. Yesterday I ordered dinner from a new place that featured a number of healthy food boosts. It turns out that hemp was in everything I ordered. And I found out the hard way, with itchy hives, that my grass and weeds allergy extends to hemp. Ugh. I am thankful that not every new food trial turns out that way!
Over on Facebook, I shared a post that struck a chord. It seems that many gardeners have just hit peak zucchini season. And with that in mind, let’s dive into this week’s #FODMAPfriday low FODMAP recipe round-up.
Low FODMAP Zucchini Recipes
- These simple, 5-ingredient zucchini fritters from Simply Quinoa make a great BBQ starter.
- Zucchini adds a fun twist to a comfort food dinner staple in these Paleo and Whole30 chicken zucchini meatballs from Jay’s Baking Me Crazy.
- Although you need to limit your corn intake on the low FODMAP diet, this corn and zucchini salad from Averie Cooks makes the most of that limitation. P.S. sure to use a lactose-free yogurt during the elimination phase.
- If you’ve got fair food on the brain, these zucchini and yellow squash ricotta fried balls are a healthier deep-fried appetizer alternative.
- Are you craving chips? You can put your zucchini overflow to good use while getting your crispy food fix with these parmesan zucchini crisps.
Find Your New Low FODMAP Favorites
Did you get inspired by this week’s low FODMAP zucchini recipes? Find the low FODMAP ingredients you need to make them in my Erika’s Gluten-free Kitchen Amazon shop.