Welcome to my blog. Belly Gone Bad was started as a result of my own personal struggles with too many bad belly days with IBS and SIBO. My intention is to provide evidenced based and current nutrition recommendations for those seeking improved digestive health.


  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Completed the Monash University RDN training for the Low FODMAP Diet for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative colitis)
  • Bariatric/Metabolic Surgery
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Enteral nutrition (tube feedings)

FODY Foods Product Review

Are you familiar with FODY Foods? FODY Foods has a delicious array of low FODMAP products that have been tested and certified low FODMAP by the Monash University. FODY Foods has 24 low FODMAP products to choose from with plans to add more.  As a Monash trained low FODMAP dietitian and IBS sufferer I understand the challenges of finding low FODMAP foods. I often recommend FODY products in my practice since they are a stress free and tasty option at any phase of the low FODMAP diet. Many FODY Foods products can be substituted for a high FODMAP food without sacrificing flavor making meal planning and recipe modification a breeze.Click here to see all available FODY products


Finding a salsa without garlic or onion at your local is almost impossible until now. FODY  low FODMAP salsa comes in both mild and medium that rivals most grocery store salsas. Here is my new favorite quick meal, the chickpea quesadilla. Since pinto beans are high FODMAP I swapped them with drained, canned chickpeas seasoned with FODY low FODMAP Taco Seasoning and mashed with my potato masher. Spread 1/4 cup chickpea mash and grated cheese between two corn tortillas, heat quesadilla on a pan or cast iron skillet, and serve with FODY low FODMAP salsa. This simple low FODMAP meal is both nutritious and delicious as it  provides a boost of plant based fibers and protein. Canned and drained lentils make a nice alternative to chickpeas as well.


FODY low FODMAP Barbecue Sauce

This weekend grilling adventures included FODY low FODMAP Barbecue Sauce and Pork Rub from rub with love (which contains no garlic or onion) on Danish baby back ribs and they were delicious. FODY low FODMAP Barbecue Sauce delivers a sweet, tangy flavor without being too spicy. The whole family enjoyed this low FODMAP entree and I was able to indulge stress free.

Next up, pulled pork with FODY low FODMAP Barbecue Sauce served on a Udi's Gluten Free White Hamburger Bun.


FODY low FODMAP Snack Bars

 As a dietitian and active mom these bars are one of my favorite go to snacks.

The Dark Chocolate, Nuts & Sea Salt bar provides 210 calories, 16 grams of carbohydrates, 14 grams of fat (mostly from the nuts), 6 grams of sugar, 6 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber. The Almond Coconut bar provides 210 calories, 13 grams of carbohydrates, 15 grams of fat (from nuts and coconut), 5 grams of sugar, 6 grams of protein and 3 grams of fibers.

These bars provide ~1.5 teaspoon of added sugar which is fairly low for a snack bar. Both are delicious and curb my appetite for several hours. These bars fit my recommendations of combining a healthy fat, protein, and fiber  all wrapped up in one easy, yummy portable snacks. My kids are always trying to steal my FODY bars from my purse.


FODY low FODMAP Ketchup

Okay, let's be honest 13 grams or approximately 2 teaspoons of ketchup is not a lot. For those who want to enjoy larger portions of ketchup you need to try FODY ketchup.  FODY low FODMAP ketchup tastes just like regular ketchup without the garlic and onions, it will not dissappoint. Here are my homemade sweet potatoes fries served with FODY ketchup. Just cut sweet potatoes, toss in a little avocado or olive oil and salt and bake at 425 degrees for ~18-20 minutes or until tender. Delicious!

Disclosure: This blog contains an affiliate link for FODY Foods products. I am an affiliate of FODY foods since I personally enjoy these products and reach for them often. I may receive food products & financial compensation from this company; however, the opinions expressed in this blog are the author's own.  I do not have professional relationships with companies whose products and services are not consistent with my professional and personal beliefs as a dietitian.

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