Hot AF Beanless Chili

If you like your chili spicy, you'll love this recipe!

The Hot AF Beanless Chili recipe is gluten free, dairy free, & Low FODMAP!

As a nutrition coach I often have clients come to me with food intolerances, the most common being dairy and/or gluten intolerances. This challenges me to create healthy recipes that eliminate trigger foods and are easy for my clients to follow in their meal plans.

This chili recipe is not only dairy free and gluten free but also Low FODMAP.

FODMAP stands for fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols. They are short-chain carbohydrates (sugars) that some people find difficult to digest and experience digestive distress after eating them. Some digestive symptoms are:

  • Cramping

  • Diarrhea

  • Constipation

  • Stomach bloating

  • Gas and flatulence

Not everyone is sensitive to foods high in FODMAPs, but it is very common among people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

To prevent unwanted IBS symptoms it is recommended to try a Low FODMAP diet to eliminate potential symptom triggering foods. This elimination diet should be followed strictly for a couple of weeks before slowly adding foods high in FODMAPs back into your diet to see how your body reacts. Keeping a food log or journal while reintroducing high FODMAP foods is a great way to keep track of how your body feels after eating them and whether or not your digestion is affected.

Although all of the peppers in this recipe are FODMAP friendly, some people with IBS do react to spicy foods. If you do experience symptoms from spicy food reduce the amount of chili powder and cayenne pepper and exclude the jalapeños from this recipe.

For more information on how to have an elimination diet or Low FODMAP diet made for you please contact Desire Fitness.