30 Delicious SIBO Friendly Recipes for Australia Day
If you’re like me, your Australia Day will be filled with BBQs and picnic celebrations. It’s a great time to kick back, relax and enjoy friends and family, but it can also be a time that’s filled with anxiety about what to eat. One of the hardest things about SIBO is learning how to navigate social events, especially those that revolve around food.
That’s why I’ve rounded up my favourite SIBO-friendly BBQ and picnic recipes. These recipes are super handy make-ahead options that you can take to along with you to your Australia Day celebration. Each recipe is so good that even your friends and family will love them (and they’ll have no clue that they’re SIBO-friendly)!
Kick off your Australia Day celebrations with these main dish recipes. Each mouthwatering dish is sure to impress friends and family.
Lemon & Lime BBQ Snapper
Fish cooked on the BBQ is quintessentially summer to me. This recipe is simple yet imparts a delicious citrus ﬂavour to the delicate snapper. Get the recipe here.
Marinated Lamb Skewers
These lamb skewers are a family favourite and make for a quick yet tasty meal for the BBQ. They pair beautifully with a side of greek salad. Get the recipe here.
Sticky Pork Ribs
I love nothing more than biting into melt-in-your-mouth ribs which are drenched in a sweet and sticky sauce. Using SIBO friendly ingredients, these ribs will be a firm favourite in no time. Get the recipe here.
Lemon Garlic Basil Swordfish Steaks
There's nothing like fresh fish on the grill. This delicious marinade combines garlic-infused oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper for a simple yet satisfying flavour that pairs nicely with the swordfish steak. Recipe by Kate Scarlata from For a Digestive Peace of Mind.
Yoghurt Marinated Chicken
The delicious flavour from the spices along with the crisp crust from the yoghurt marinade makes this an easy recipe that looks and tastes like you did a lot of work! While the recipe gives instructions for how to cook this dish in the oven, it could easily be prepared on the BBQ instead. Recipe by Kristy Regan from Vital Food Therapeutics.
King Prawns with Spicy Salsa
Succulent prawns paired with homemade spicy salsa are a perfect dish for entertaining and sharing with others. Serve at your next party, BBQ or special occasion. You can get the recipe here.
Want a simple burger pattie that you can pair with a range of salads or condiments? Then look no further than my Basic Beef Patties. You control everything that goes into them so you know you will be able to tolerate them. They're super easy to make, take minutes to cook and taste delicious. Get the recipe here.
For many people with SIBO, sausages are off-limits. I first tried cevapcici with my Croatian friends and fell in love with them. They are like skinless sausages, flavoured with herbs and spices and wrapped around a skewer before being cooked on the BBQ. They are economical to make, can be seasoned just how you like them and are simply delicious. Get the recipe here.
Cheese and Bacon Burger
Who doesn’t love a cheese and bacon burger? The good news is that this version is safe for the SIBO diet, and contains all the lovely juicy flavours of a burger you’ve come to love. This recipe is available in the SIBO Family Favourites Cookbook.
Spicy Buffalo Wings with a Ranch Dressing
These spicy buffalo wings are sure to be an instant hit, and they're perfect for picnics and BBQs. The spice from the marinade softens during the cooking process, leaving succulent, tender, and delicious wings which work perfectly with a ranch dressing. This recipe is available in the SIBO Family Favourites Cookbook.
Picnics and BBQs are the perfect time to make use of fresh produce in salads and dishes with fresh fruit. Here are a few of my favourite summer side dishes.
Crunchy Asian Salad
This salad incorporates fresh spices such as coriander, mint, ginger with red chili pepper for a semi-spicy yet refreshing flavour. Plus, the macadamia nuts add the perfect amount of crunch. Get the recipe here.
No BBQ or picnic would be complete without coleslaw. This SIBO-friendly version uses homemade mayonnaise that combines with carrots, cabbage, spring onions and parsley for a crisp and cool summer salad. Get the recipe here.
Green Style Salad
Who doesn’t love a Greek salad? Just because you’re treating your SIBO doesn’t mean you have to miss out on this classic salad. With a few small modiﬁcations, no one will even know it’s not the real deal. Get the recipe here.
Bang Bang Chicken Coleslaw
This tasty chicken coleslaw comes from Charlotte Miller from Food & Joy and is a great spin on the classic coleslaw that incorporates Asian flavours. Get the recipe here.
Minted Melon Salad
Savour the flavours of summer with this delicious and straightforward salad using ripe cantaloupe, mint and coriander. If you can tolerate cheese, it's delicious when topped with feta. Recipe by Kristy Regan from Vital Food Therapeutics.
Grilled Cantaloupe and Prosciutto
Grilled cantaloupe with prosciutto is the perfect appetizer or side dish for your BBQ. The grill adds a touch of caramelisation to each bite-sized portion. Recipe by Kate Scarlata from For A Digestive Peace of Mind.
Don't skimp on dessert! With all the abundance of fresh produce in the summer, desserts using seasonal fruits are a must-have at your Australia Day picnic. Here are few of my favourites.
Lamington Ice Cream Pops
Love lamingtons? Love ice cream? Why not combine them both for the perfect treat. My ice cream lamington pops are perfect on a hot summer's day. Get the recipe here.
These refreshing popsicles will cool you down on the hottest summer’s day. Bursting with the zesty ﬂavours of mint and lime, they are the perfect refreshing treat that is completely guilt-free. Get the recipe here.
Strawberry and Cream Popsicles
These creamy strawberry popsicles are a perfect icy treat on a hot summer's day. Get the recipe here.
Summer Berry Pavola
This summer berry pavlova is perfect for BBQs, picnics or summer parties. Topped with sweet summer berries, everyone will be going back for more. Get the recipe here.
Chocolate Caramel Slice
With a crunchy base, creamy caramel and crispy chocolate covering the whole slice, this SIBO Chocolate Caramel Slice recipe is seriously drool-worthy. Get the recipe here.
Vanilla and Strawberry Coconut Ice
Coconut ice was a childhood favourite of mine. The good news is that you can make it SIBO-friendly. It makes a fun dessert or sweet treat without the use of sugars. Get the recipe here.
Ruby Grapefruit and Custard Trifle
The flavours of delicious citrus combine with creamy layers of almond cake, custard, sweet ruby grapefruit and whipped coconut. If you miss trifle, you'll be thrilled to bring it back into your repertoire this summer. This recipe is featured in the SIBO Holiday eCookbook.
Nutty Lemon Balls
This dessert is simple and easy to make, and no baking is required! The flavours of coconut, almond and lemon combine for a delicious sweet treat. Recipe by Kristy Regan from Vital Food Therapeutics.
Quench your thirst on a hot summer's day with these cooling drinks.
When you start treating your SIBO, alcohol is off-limits. This virgin mojito will be the perfect antidote, tasting just like the real thing without the headache the following day. Get the recipe here.
On a hot summer’s day, there is nothing better than a delicious, cooling punch. This fruity concoction will keep you feeling refreshed while enjoying a very sophisticated non-alcoholic beverage. Get the recipe here.
Chilled Tumeric Tea
This iced tea is not only delicious but may also provide anti inﬂammatory and antimicrobial support from ginger and turmeric. Get the recipe here.
This lavender lemonade is the perfect cool refreshment on a hot summer's day. It combines the flavours of dried lavender with fresh lemon juice and is lightly sweetened with honey. Recipe by Danielle Walker from Against All Grain.
Smoky Salsa and Mayonnaise
Add extra flavour to your recipes with my smoky salsa and mayonnaise recipes. The salsa can be eaten as a snack with vegetable sticks or added as a condiment to meat, poultry and fish. The mayonnaise tastes great on burgers. Get the recipe here.
There's nothing like ketchup on your burger, but most commercial ketchup is filled with sugar and several additives. This SIBO-friendly ketchup is the perfect solution. Recipe by Susan from sibocenter.com.
What Will You Be Cooking?
I hope my top 30 SIBO Recipes for Australia Day have given you some inspiration for your own picnic or BBQ celebration. Head to the comments section below and tell me what you will be making!