I don’t know how it is in the U.K. and Australia, but I have a very hard time finding low FODMAP protein bars in the U.S. In general, there is much lower awareness of the FODMAP program in America, and it is very challenging to find nutritious on-the-go snacks. So far, Gomacro protein bars in Peanut Butter and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chips are the few tasty ones I’ve identified. However, Gomacrobars are made with pea protein so they need to be consumed in limited quantities. Making homemade Low FODMAP Chocolate Chia Protein Bars ensures you are eating low FODMAP, unprocessed snacks with all natural ingredients.
Keep in the freezer and grab one for a great on-the-go energy boost. No need to thaw — I actually think it tastes best straight out of the freezer!
Ingredients for Low FODMAP Chocolate Chia Protein Bars
Low FODMAP brown rice crisp cereals include Erewhon Crispy Brown Rice Cereal, Gluten Free, Organic, 10-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 6) or Nature’s Path Organic whole grain brown Crispy rice Gluten free, 10-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 6) (note: this brand is already sweetened so adjust accordingly).
This may seem obvious, but the level of sweetness will vary depending on what protein powder and brown rice crisp cereal (sweetened or sugarless) you use. So make sure to taste along the way and adjust if necessary. Also, if you are using Stevia instead of maple syrup, keep in mind that a little goes a long way. 1 teaspoon of Stevia tastes as sweet as 1 cup of sugar! 1/4 teaspoon Stevia is equivalent to 1 tablespoon sugar; 1/16 teaspoon (pinch) Stevia is similar to 1 teaspoon sugar.
Finally, check the label for 100% quinoa flakes like One 12 oz Ancient Harvest Quinoa Flakes, as some contain high FODMAP grains.