Making breakfast can be tough at times for people with IBS. Hunger may lag when your tummy has been in a twist all night or when you still feel bloated and stuffed from yesterday's meals. There certainly may be occasions when eating is the last thing on your mind in the morning.
Dishes containing aromatic spices can help. Research has shown that not only do aromatic spices stimulate appetite and make our mouths water, but many also have a surprisingly high antioxidant content and other components that may benefit health in a multitude of ways. In fact, recent studies have shown that cinnamon can help stabilize blood sugar levels. Cinnamon has long been used in traditional medicine as a digestive aid for relief from flatulence, nausea, indigestion, heartburn, and stomach cramps.
This scrumptious oatmeal is very quick to make, especially if you have packaged grated carrots on hand. In addition to being low in FODMAPs (raisins and coconut in small amounts are acceptable!), this breakfast is soothing and hearty and will keep you satisfied (and your gut quiet) all morning. It's also packed with soluble fiber (from the oats), beta-carotene (from the carrots), and essential omega-3 fatty acids (from the walnuts). Dig in!
Carrot Cake Oatmeal
Makes 2 servings
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