Tips for #IBS UN-friendly Baking

Tips for #IBS UN-friendly Baking

So, no IBS Sister is perfect, and I sure make food mistakes more often than I like to admit! I found myself earlier this week in PAIN after baking cupcakes for my little niece’s 2nd Birthday. I made her Funfetti cupcakes, died them pink and purple, and topped them with pink, buttercream frosting.



Funfetti cupcakes happen to be one of my favorite foods on the planet, so how could I bake these puppies without licking the beaters, spoon, bowl, AND my fingers! I failed miserably, licking the batter and frosting every time it hit my hand. And I paid for it, too. My stomach was in pain that whole night and into the next morning. Needless to say, I did NOT have a cupcake the next day at her Birthday party. Hopefully next time, I’ll have more timeΒ to make homemadeΒ cupcakes, IBS friendly style! This time was cupcake mix out of a box and frosting out of a container kind of week.


Regardless, some people can eat stuff like that and get away with it! But not me. So I started thinking while I was laying in bed with stomach pain and uncomfortable flatulence, what could I do next time to not fall victim of baking my favorite foods for other people?

1. Brush your teeth.


Before cooking anything that you KNOW you shouldn’t be eating, brush your teeth first. This will send a trigger to your brain that you are done eating. Also, theΒ thought of that food won’t seem as tasty when you have a mint fresh taste in your mouth!

2. Wear latex gloves.


When baking, you inevitably will get ingredients on your hands. I am the type of person that doesn’t like to be dirty or sticky, so I immediately lick my fingers! If I wore gloves, I wouldn’t feel the ingredients, so I would be less likely to lick them. Less hand washing, too!

3. Have healthy snacks out.


Have some veggies or fruit out to much on. Something that will keep your mouth busy while cooking, and you’ll less likely cheat to on your IBS Sister diet. You’ll still feel a little deprived, but not AS deprived πŸ™‚ Make sure they’re low-FODMAP, of course!

When willpower diminishes, these tips are sure to help your chances of cheating on your IBS and feeling miserable! Do you have any other ideas that will keep you from eating something your baking that you’re not supposed to eat?

Thank God, my stomach felt better by the time the Birthday Party came πŸ™‚ And we had the BEST time! Happy 2nd Birthday to my beautiful niece, Chloe!





XOXO, IBS Sister

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