It is Christmas Time! Where did that year go? Personally, I am not ready for it, and I am still yet to buy a single Christmas present!! Can’t we just push it back a month or two?
Luckily, most of the food around Christmas time i.e. roasts, ham, seafood etc. is generally low FODMAP depending on seasonings, however dessert can be often a difficult one FODMAP wise. During this time, we are constantly surrounded by tempting high FODMAP sweet treats, which undoubtedly result in those uncomfortable IBS-type symptoms. Not to worry, we have your back with this delicious low FODMAP sweet treat solution!
Are you unsure about what to bring to your next Christmas party that everyone will enjoy and is also Low FODMAP? Look no further than this mouth watering Low FODMAP Lactose Free Cheese Cake Santa Balls Recipe!
Low FODMAP Lactose Free Cheese Cake Santa Balls
Time 20-30minutes Makes 18-20 balls Serving Size 1 ball
- 1 packet Naturally Good Brownie Chomp Muesli Cookies (to use 7 x individual packets)
- 1 packet Kez’s Melting Moments
(you could do two of packets of either if you just want one variety of balls)
- 1 x 250g container of Liddell’s lactose free cream cheese
- 4 x tablespoons Lidell’s lite thickened cream
- 2 x punnet’s small-medium strawberries
- Place a whisk and a whisking bowl in the fridge
- Bash cookies (do both varieties separately) into small pieces (I placed them in a clean plastic bag and then bashed them into pieces with a rolling pin but if you have a food processor that will be much easier)
- Halve the cream cheese container (125g) into two separate bowls (if quite firm you can blitz them in a microwave for 10 seconds each)
- Slowly start adding the crushed cookies into the cream cheese bowls and mix.
- Once well mixed together and there are no big lumps of cookies, roll the mixtures into small balls (you should be able to make 18-20 individual balls).
- Place the balls in the fridge while you prepare the Santa hat strawberries and cream. Grab the whisk, bowl and cream out of the fridge and then whisk the cream until soft peaks form.
- Cut the green tops of the strawberries and then grab the balls out of the fridge. Now you can assemble the balls! Place a ball on a plate and then add a dollop of cream, then a strawberry and then a tiny dollop of cream on the tip of the strawberry to represent Santa’s pom pom (see picture below of the finished product).
- Place the balls back in the fridge for 15minutes just to firm up again and then enjoy!!!
Here at FODMAP Dietetics we hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! There will not be any upcoming posts until the New Year because we are having a break during the holidays 🙂
Until next time,
I am Atlanta Miall,