A recent study found more than half of people follow a specialty diet or eating pattern. Sometimes, these specialty diets can come with a higher price tag or be less convenient to prepare, but they don’t have to be. Here we share tips to make three trending diets, low FODMAP, vegetarian, and flexitarian, more affordable and convenient.
The lacto-ovo vegetarian diet omits meat, poultry, and fish and includes dairy, eggs, and plant-based foods. This eating pattern can be expensive if it includes many pricey meat alternatives aiming to mimic meat. Instead, focus on including budget-friendly protein options that fit into this diet.
Black Bean and Vegetable Tacos
Better for You Eggplant Parmesan
A flexitarian eating style supports a shift towards more plant-forward eating without fully removing animal products and is adaptable to meet personal needs and preferences. The flexitarian diet tied as the #1 best family-friendly diet 2023 by U.S. News and World Report. Whether you want to add another meatless meal each week or opt to only enjoy steak on a special occasion, this plan meets you where you’re at.
Baked Veggies & Farro Salad with Creamy Whipped Feta
Eggplant Steaks with Roasted Chickpeas
Cauliflower & Lentil Stew
A low FODMAP diet limits foods that contain certain carbohydrates that cause discomfort for some people. Foods with FODMAPs can cause GI issues in some people, and this elimination diet helps individuals figure out their sensitivities. People interested in a low FODMAP eating pattern should seek the help of an expert. For health professionals interested in learning more, visit the FODMAP Institute.
Products made for this diet can come at a premium. Our tips can help people follow a low FODMAP diet without spending more money or time in the kitchen.
Low FODMAP Vegetable Lasagna
Low FODMAP Italian Quinoa Bake
Low FODMAP Chicken Parmesan
Following a specialty diet does not mean you need to spend more money on your groceries or more time in the kitchen. We hope our tips and recipes help you enjoy delicious foods that fit your lifestyle.
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