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Tator-Tot Casserole: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Low FODMAP Friendly

Tator Tot Casserole Low FODMAP recipe

A classic comfort food.

Great for freezing and sharing.

Despite its hearty serving size, it won’t last long!

Oven Temp: 350 degrees F

Prep: 20 min

Cook Time: 1 hour

Wait Time: 10 minutes

Serves: 8 people

Tator Tot Casserole Low FODMAP Friendly


2 pounds hamburger

3 cups of frozen carrots and green beans

2 pounds (or 1 bag) of frozen tator tots*

1/8 teaspoon salt

for the “milk gravy/soup”

2 tablespoons shortening (I use Spectrum’s Organic Vegetable Shortening {Non-hydrogented})

2 tablespoons butter (or to make completely dairy/lactose free, add 2 more T of shortening)

3 tablespoons gluten free flour (I use millet flour)

2 & 1/2 cups unsweetened coconut milk (warmed in microwave or on stove top)

1/2 teaspoon of salt

pinch of pepper to taste

Tator Tot Casserole Low FODMAP, Dairy Free, Gluten Free

This comes out really hot! Be prepared to wait a couple minutes even after dishing it out.


1. Add 1/8 tsp salt to water on stovetop and cook frozen veggies until slightly cooked (about half the normal time). Drain & set aside.

2. Brown meat in skillet. Cover bottom of 9×11 baking dish with meat. Do not discard fat in skillet. Top meat with partly cooked veggies.

3. With same skillet used to brown meat (& left over fat), melt shortening & butter on low medium heat. Add flour. Whisk until combined.

4. Add warmed milk. Add salt and pepper. Whisk constantly on medium-high heat until gravy thickens to a desired consistency.

5. Pour milk gravy/soup over meat and veggies.

6. Place frozen tator tots on top.

7. Bake uncovered for 1 hour at 350 degrees F.

8. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving. It will be hot, but oh so good!

Tator Tot Casserole, Low FODMAP, Dairy Free, Gluten Free

* Make sure to read the label to ensure tator tots are gluten, dairy, onion, and garlic free.


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Frosting: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Fructose Free, Low FODMAP Friendly

Cinderella Cake with Low FODMAP Frosting, Fructose Free, Dairy Free

My daughter’s Cinderella cake. Made with a Low FODMAP frosting. Design inspired by Bubbly Nature Creations.

For anyone sensitive to fructose, white sugar, or dairy, eating special occasion desserts is a big no-no.

Today that changes. Because you can make your cake and eat it too!

I created this recipe after missing out on all my family’s special celebrations. Now I, too, can enjoy a decadent slice of cake without breaking out in dermatitis or suffering from muscle spasms & GI upset.

This frosting contains no fructose and can be tailored to fit a dairy free diet. 

Low FODMAP Frosting, Dairy Free, Fructose Free

Since dextrose powder’s consistency is much like confectionary (powered) sugar, it works great for frosting recipes.


1/2 c shortening (I use Spectrum’s Organic All-Vegetable Shortening {Non-hydrogenated})

1/2 c salted butter (If opting for completely dairy/lactose free, add another 1/2 c shortening)

1/4 tsp salt

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 c dextrose powder/fructose-free sugar (or 1/2 c more or less to taste)

4 tablespoons unsweetened coconut milk or unsweetened almond milk

Low FODMAP Frosting, Fructose Free, Dairy Free


1. Beat shortening and butter together in a mixer. 

2. Add vanilla extract and salt. Mix.

3. Add 1 cup of dextrose powder at a time to shortening mix, then 1 tablespoon of milk. Whip on high. Repeat pattern until you have your desired taste and texture. 

4. Use to frost {Low FODMAP} cakes, cupcakes, and desserts.

5. Now you really have something to celebrate!!! Enjoy!

Low FODMAP Frosting, Fructose Free, Low FODMAP Friendly

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Dill Dip: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Low FODMAP Friendly

Dill Dip: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Low FODMAP

A colorful dish for picnics and potlucks.

A healthy afternoon snack for kids & grown-ups alike.

An easy alternative to store bought veggie dip. 


1/2 c mayo (I use Hellmann’s Canola)

1/2 c dairy-free cream cheese (I use Tofutti’s* Better Than Cream Cheese)

1/2 c dairy-free sour cream (I use Tofutti’s* Sour Supreme)

1 tablespoon lemon juice**

1/2 teaspoon parsley (dried)

2 teaspoons dill (dried)

1/4 teaspoon salt

pinch of pepper

Helenas Mayo, Tofutti Sour Cream & Cream Cheese


Mix ingredients together. Chill until ready to serve. 

Safe Low FODMAP veggies would include: cucumbers, carrots, red peppers (for some), & raw green beans. 

Low FODMAP Dill Dip

* Allergen info: contains soy

** Lemon juice in moderation is tolerated by most people on a restricted fructose diet.

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Poppy Muffins: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, & Low FODMAP Friendly

Poppy Seed Muffin: Low FODMAP Friendly, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Sugar Free

This has become a staple as baked goods go in my household. So easy to make. Even easier to enjoy. I hope you do too!


1 & 3/4 c gluten free flour (for a winning combination, try 3/4 c white rice flour, 3/4 c millet flour, 1/4 c almond flour, 1 tsp xanthum gum)

1 c dextrose baking powder (this is fructose free sugar) or 1/2 c maple syrup* or 1/2 c regular sugar**

2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1 tablespoon poppy seeds

1 beaten egg

3/4 c unsweetened coconut milk or unsweetened almond milk

1/4 c cooking oil

optional: 2 T lemon juice*** if you are desire lemon poppy seed muffins

optional: butter, if tolerated

Poppy Seed Muffin: Low FODMAP Friendly, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Sugar Free


preheat oven to 400 degrees F

1. Grease twelve 2 & 1/2-inch muffin cups or line with paper bake cups (I like the tin foil kind); set aside.

2. In medium bowl, mix flour(s), sugar, baking powder, and salt. Make a well in center of flour mixture; set aside.

3. In small bowl, whisk egg. Combine beaten egg with milk and cooking oil {& any opted lemon juice and/or maple syrup if not using dextrose or regular sugar}. Add wet mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened. Batter should be lumpy.

4. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling each two-thirds full. Bake in a 400 degree F oven for 16-20 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in muffin cups on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove from muffin cups.

5. Serve warm {perhaps with a favorite cup of tea} and enjoy!

Poppy Seed Muffin: Low FODMAP Friendly, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Sugar Free

* maple syrup is tolerated in moderation by most people on a restricted fructose diet, but should be added to the wet ingredients first.

** white sugar is tolerated by some people on restricted fructose diets–but extra sensitive fructose-malabsorbers (like me) will not tolerate regular sugar.

*** lemon juice is tolerated by most people on a restricted fructose diet in moderation.

Recipe adapted from Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook “Muffins”

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Lemon Maple Bars: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Sugar Free, & Low FODMAP Friendly

Lemon Maple BarsSweet. Tart. Refreshingly light.

The perfect dessert for spring parties and summer barbecues.

A special treat for anyone sensitive to gluten, wheat, dairy, sugar, fructose, & fructans.


for the crust:

1 c shortening (I use organic Spectrum brand)

1/2 c maple syrup

2 c gluten free flour (I use 1 c white rice flour, 1 c millet flour)

1 tsp xanthum gum

1/2 tsp saltLemon Maple Bars

for the top filling:

4 eggs

1 & 1/2 c maple syrup

1/3 c + 2 T gluten free flour (I used half millet/half white rice)

1/3 c lemon juice (about 2 ripe lemons)

1 tsp lemon zest

optional: dextrose powder (fructose free sugar)


preheat oven to 350 degrees F

1. In medium bowl, mix flour, xanthum gum, and salt. Blend flour mixture with shortening. Add maple syrup and mix.

2. In 9 x 13 pan, press dough to bottom of pan. Bake crust for 20 min @ 350 degrees F or until lightly golden brown. Remove and let cool while you begin making lemon filling.

3. In small bowl, whisk eggs. Add maple syrup, lemon juice*, and zest. Mix in flour. Pour mixture over baked crust. Bake 20-25 minutes or before the top edges harden. Top filling will firm as it cools.

4. Optional: to keep the traditional dusted look, sprinkle 2+ tablespoons of dextrose (fructose free sugar) on top.

5. Chill, share, & enjoy!!!

* Microwave lemons before squeezing to get more juice out. Bottled lemon juice also works, but then you won’t have any zest to add that extra citrus punch to your bars.

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Recipe adapted from Patty Schenck’s “Best Lemon Bars” @

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