Monday, July 16, 2012

Fructose Malabsorption Diet

We have a son with Fructose Malabsoprtion and Lactose Intolerance.  
When he was diagnosed it was nearly impossible for me to find information quickly online.
Everything I read was contradicting and it made me want to give up, or maybe just slam my head against a brick wall several times.  Even now cooking and shopping take a lot of thought.  I made a list for our own family with ideas and approved foods for an easy reference for me or somebody taking care of my child.  I thought I would post it because I want other's searching to be able to find something.  After all I know how challenging it can be.
This is in no way medical information, and may not be what works for individuals with similar issues, however it is what has worked for us at least as it  usually works for my son.  

Fructose Malabsorption and Dairy Free Diet

rice milk
Almond Dream Ice Cream (without coconut)
Vegan Cream Cheese (plain)
Rice Shred Cheddar Cheese

rice milk- limit to 4 oz a day
HINT flavored waters
Chocolate milk- made with rice milk and melted chocolate almond dream

Spreads/ seasoning
Adam's Peanut Butter
Planter's Natural Peanut Butter
Justin's Nut Spreads (1 Tbls)
Mayo made with olive oil
Simple natural jam's made with berries and reduced sugar
olive oil
cocoa powder

white rice- plain
plain oatmeal
sourdough bread-1 piece a day or
sourdough english muffins- 1 a day
corn tortillas
corn bread- homemade
gluten free noodles
rice noodles
gluten free pancake mix
gluten free bisquick

bacon- 1-2 pieces
Nathan's hot dogs 1-2 a week
applegate turkey lunch meat
applegate salami

Fruits and Vegetables
banana-one a day
berries-2-4  a day
oranges 1/2 a day
cucumber unlimited
spinach- unlimited
lettuce- moderate amounts
honeydew melon- unlimited
watermelon- 1 -2 slices a week
avocado- 1/4 a day
green or yellow pepper- 1-2 small slices a day

Treats and Snacks
Barbara's Puffin Cereals
Dairy Free natural chocolate chips
dumdums- 1-2 a week
French Fries- all natural no garlic
Pirate Bootie in moderation
all natural popcorn
rice cakes
potatoe chips
tortilla chips
rice krispies
corn flakes
gluten free cereals
gluten free  crackers
annie'e fruit snacks
annie's gluten free snicker doodle cookies
potato sticks
pop chips
sugar free jello
gluten free, dairy free cookies 2-3  a week

fruits and veg not on list
brown sugar
corn syrup
Maple syrup
most artificial ingredients

Breakfast Ideas
1.  Egg Sandwich on Sourdough English Muffin with one strip of bacon

2. Oatmeal with cinnamon

3. Approved cereal with rice milk and small amount of approved fruit.

4.  French Toast made with sourdough bread and rice milk and egg.  Top with Approved PB or Jam.

5.  Gluten Free Pancake Mix. Top with three berries, or PB. 

6.  Chocolate Chip Waffles made with GF waffle mix and five approved. Choc Chips. No need for topping.

Lunch Ideas.
1. PB  & J made on Udi's with approved spreads

2.  Approved Salami and Vegan Cream Cheese on Gluten Free crackers- like lunchable

3. Corn dog muffins- Homemade corn muffins with approved dairy, oil and reduced sugar.  With two to three slices of Nathan's gluten free hot dog cooked inside.  Dip in mustard

4.  Hamburger.  Topped with lettuce and mustard and approved. mayo.

5. Turkey sandwich made with Applegate meat, Udi bread, mustard and lettuce and basil or avocado.

6.  Gluten Free crackers topped with tuna and mayo and sliced cucumber

Dinner Ideas
1. Gluten Free Noodles with Shrimp, approved vegetables and homemade pesto (omit parm cheese)

2. Gluten Free Noodles with hamburger meat, spinach and small diced peppers.  drizzled with olive oil and salt.

3. Turkey Dinner with Baked Potatoes

4.  Roast Dinner with Baked Potatoes

5.  French Dip Sandwich.  Roast on Udi's bread dipped in Homemade beef broth.

6. Pot Pie.  Shredded Meat with potatoes and zucchini topped with GF bisquick

7.  Chicken Bowls.  White rice topped with Grilled Chicken and 1 Tablespoon soy sauce.

8.  Breakfast Casserole.  Eggs, chopped bacon, and potatoes topped with Rice Shred cheese.

9. Couscous Salad-  See recipe on and add grilled shrimp.

10.  Homemade pizza. Topped with homemade pesto (omit parm) salami, and approved vegetables.

11. Tacos.  Meat, Rice Shred Cheese, avocado, lettuce, in corn tortilla

12. Taquitos.  Shredded beef or chicken rolled in corn tortillas brushed with oil and salt and baked.  Dipped in Smashed avocado- like guacamole. 

* some recipes found on  Listed as FM friendly and dairy free


  1. Thank you for these ideas. I will try some of these with Quinn.

  2. We have a lot of food allergies at our home too. It's a great idea to list out what they can and can't have like this. One question, I read honeydew melon is a no-no for fructose malabsorption so we avoid it. Is that not the case? I see you have it listed as "unlimited". Just curious.

  3. Great ideas thankyou,my son fructose intolerant n maybe dairy. We waiting for confirmation

  4. THANK YOU! Such a blessing to have things spelled out this way. I have been diagnosed as gluten and fructose intolerant. Lactose intolerant as well. I appreciate your willingness to share. Chelle

  5. Thank you for this information, my husband has recently been diagnosed as Fructose Intolerance after years of suffering with stomach issues/pain. This is such a wonderful blessing to have this spelled out this way. Thank you again. Tanya

  6. amazing just what I was looking for thank you!!!


Related Posts with Thumbnails