Breakfast and lunch ideas (low carb/low sugar)

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FitzyK23
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   Posted 2/4/2008 4:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Ive been trying to do low sugar/low carb... without doing fake sugars or foods that cause crohns to flare.  I got all thrown off when I had the flu and am trying to get back on track.  Can some of you that follow a similar diet give me some yummy ideas?
 
Breakfast:
I can do bacon
I know eggs are great but I ate those on flu day and haven't been able to go back yet
I do a yogurt smoothie b/c despite the high sugar content it has lots of fiber giving it a lower glycemic index
Protein bars
Homemade REAL oatmeal w/ some sugar free maple syrup (the only fake sugar product I tolerate well) and fruit
NEED MORE!!!
 
Lunch:
Dinner Leftovers
Soup
Small salad
Sandwhich meat and lactose free cheese rolled in lettuce or on whole grain wheat bread
Veggie burger
Again, desperatly need more!!
 
Dinner I am doing pretty well with... chicken, fish, steak (not since flu day unfortunatly), lots of cooked veggies...
26 Year old married female.  Diagnosed w/ CD 3 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.  Currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day, hysociamine prn, nexium, and ortho evra.  Good times!!!
 
 


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   Posted 2/4/2008 4:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Peanut butter if you can tolerate it is a great breakfast, lunch or snack, goes well with alot of things, apples, bananas, honey, I use organic peanut butter, it does not have sugar or salt added to it. You can even use it to make a peanut sauce for stir fry suppers/lunches.

Avacados, beans are also very healthy alternatives that you can do alot with...there are so many variations of fruits and veggies that it's simply a matter of mixing them up...one CD book called "food and the gut reaction" also has some really good recipes in it.

:)
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chroniemomx2
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   Posted 2/4/2008 4:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Throw a scoop of protein powder in your yogurt smoothie. I also make egg white, cheese, and ham breakfast sandwhiches. Or I wrap egg whites, a slice of cheese, and a little salsa wrapped in a warmed tortilla. I don't know if this will bother you or not, but I like drinking the Body For Life EAS advantedge carb control drinks. They only have 110 calories, 3 fat, 4 carbs, and 17 protein. I make these for lunches. I take shredded chicken and mix some salsa in then wrap in a tortilla, by tucking the ends in and then rolling. My kids love them, and they make a quick lunch to grab. Do you like tuna melts? Or chicken salad?

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   Posted 2/4/2008 4:49 PM (GMT -6)   
One thing I enjoy for lunch or breakfast is ham or steak-ums with melted cheese on top-no bread.
I also chop left over ham or chicken onto my small salad.

FitzyK23
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   Posted 2/4/2008 5:01 PM (GMT -6)   
PB4- I can't do beans at all unforutantly. They give me super stomach aches. I do use super healthy peanut butter but I can only handle it on moderation. I will have a scoop on bananna slices but then I usually don't eat it again for a couple days. Keep the suggestions coming! I do also eat tuna w/ veggies! Forgot to mention that.
26 Year old married female.  Diagnosed w/ CD 3 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.  Currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day, hysociamine prn, nexium, and ortho evra.  Good times!!!
 
 


rootsmith
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   Posted 2/4/2008 5:04 PM (GMT -6)   
For lunch, how about tuna? I either eat it straight out of the can (drained first) or I mix it with a little vegenaise (a mayo substitute) You can put apples in it, or diced celery. Its good on rice cakes or you can eat it by itself, or on a lettuce leaf. I had it with a pickle today.
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Roni
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   Posted 2/4/2008 5:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Sometimes I fry turkey scallopini, green and red peppers, and onions in real butter and put some org. soy sauce and honey. Takes about 10 minutes.
I like to eat this on a pita or with boiled red potatoes or veggies.

A breakfast I enjoy is a banana, yogurt, and a slice or two of rye bread with org. peanut butter and straw. jam that is sweetened with grape juice.

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   Posted 2/4/2008 5:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I know you said you can't do beans, but can you do hommus (sp?)? That can make a good dip to go with raw or blanched vegies. I also have a recipe for a pumpkin dip somewhere - you might be able to find one on the net.

Stir-fried vegies, with or without meat, might work too. Roast / baked vegetables, with herbs and balsamic and cooked, sliced chicken makes a lovely packed lunch.

Can you tolerate all this fibre, Fitzy?

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FitzyK23
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   Posted 2/4/2008 6:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I can do hummus! Thanks for the reminder. Um so far I am doing ok w/ the fiber I just gotta be careful w/ the veggies. I still can't do nuts but I can do some raw veggies but lots of cooked veggies. My body is still recovering a bit from the flu so I am trying to be extra nice. I had a bean dip last night at a super bowl party and lots of guacomolie and am paying a bit today. Not sick per se just going frequently.
26 Year old married female.  Diagnosed w/ CD 3 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.  Currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day, hysociamine prn, nexium, and ortho evra.  Good times!!!
 
 


pb4
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   Posted 2/4/2008 10:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Salmon is a must as well, a good source of omegas, so tasty, so easy and versatile too and typically very easy on the gut.

:)
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   Posted 2/4/2008 11:36 PM (GMT -6)   
My favorite Salmon Salad Recipe:
salmon packed in water, diced celery, pinch of ground or fresh fennel, onion powder... top with alfalfa sprouts and diced tomatoe, now pack the whole concoction in a pita pocket.... Yummy! Better than tuna!

My favorite Chicken Salad Recipe:
shredded chicken, diced celery, diced apple and halved seedless red grapes with no/low fat mayo!
supposed to be made with walnuts...but you know the rest of the story! (recipe contains natural sugars)

Sorry...you asked for breakfast didn't you...hmmmm....

Try some diced apples & cinnamon in that oatmeal! Why not a BLT? Who says you can't have one for breakfast if you can handle the bacon! Or how about some french toast sticks with the low/no sugar syrup.
Can't believe the sorbitol in the syrup doesn't get your tummy though!

Alright...it's late and now you made me hungry.....tip toe to the fridge....
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FitzyK23
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   Posted 2/4/2008 11:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Broom - the natural foods section sells GREAT whole grain french toast sticks. They def. taste healthy though lol. I don't know why I can handle sugar free syrup. Its weird! I think long before I had crohns regular syrup cramped me up so my mom always asked the waitress for sugar free. I guess I just learned to handle it. But other sugar free products (popsicles) cramp me up. Maybe its in my head. Go figure.

And I'm loving the recipes, I asked for breakfast and lunch so you are all set.

Ive already done the cinnamon apple oatmeal. That is one of my staples. And Salmon is a family dinner favorite. But great ideas! I love sushi and miso soup but I can only afford that on occassion not all the time.
26 Year old married female.  Diagnosed w/ CD 3 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.  Currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day, hysociamine prn, nexium, and ortho evra.  Good times!!!
 
 


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   Posted 2/5/2008 12:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Have you tried Stevia (a natural herb) as a sweetner? Low carb/no aspartame/no saccarine/no calories and less of an aftertaste than the other artificial sweetners. You can get it at better health food stores in packet, loose or liquid forms. My CD/inflamation has been sooooooo much better since I cut my sugar intake!
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pb4
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   Posted 2/5/2008 12:24 AM (GMT -6)   
I use Stevia when necessary, love it, made giving up processed sugar a breeze for me.

:)
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FitzyK23
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   Posted 2/5/2008 12:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Bought the stevia, also use small amounts of sugar in the raw when I want the real thing. I havent seen products made w/ the stevia though (like maple syrup lol)
26 Year old married female.  Diagnosed w/ CD 3 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.  Currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day, hysociamine prn, nexium, and ortho evra.  Good times!!!
 
 


Roni
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   Posted 2/5/2008 10:28 AM (GMT -6)   
I also have trouble with table syrup, like aunt jemima or the kind most restaurants serve, because it's pretty much all sugar. I switched to real maple syrup and I tolerate it very well. It's more expensive, but I don't care. I want to have sweet things that don't hurt.

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   Posted 2/5/2008 11:09 AM (GMT -6)   

Alright, you are making me hungry.............so I will make the rounds for lunch.  If a stranger shows up on your doorstep.....well it might be me.

Great job with the ideas.  I liked a lot of them
Kitt


 
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   Posted 2/5/2008 12:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Baby Food! Seriously, I love it for traveling and for when the tummy is tough. Pick a fruit you can eat and mix it in to plain vanilla yogurt give you the fruit flavor with less sugar. Get the baby food for the infants as it usually has less to no added sugars versus the stuff for toddlers.
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   Posted 2/5/2008 7:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't follow any special diet, but I love to cook, so here's some things I eat that might fit your regimen. First, breakfast. I eat oatmeal almost every day, but instead of cooking it, I just put milk and raisins over it and eat it as a cold breakfast cereal (old-fashioned oats, not the one-minute type). Quick and filling. I don't find that it needs any sweetener beyond the raisins whether I eat it warm or cold. Grits cook in about the same time as oatmeal, if you're looking for another hot cereal (also good with milk and raisins).

For lunch, I often dice apples or pears and mix them into plain, unsweetened yogurt. The fruit itself provides all the sweetening you need. If I'm using the apples, I usually add chopped walnuts, too (if nuts are not a problem for you).

Here is a sandwich spread that I like on pita bread (you can get whole wheat pita bread if you want). Take one can of white beans, rinse them under cold water and drain, and put them in the Cuisinart with two or three cloves of garlic, and, if you have it, a bunch of parsley. Then purée. You could add a little olive oil if it's too sticky. I spread it very thickly on the pita bread, and then cover it with lots and lots of Romaine lettuce and fold it to make a sandwich. I like the crunch from the lettuce, but if that's too much raw vegetables for you at the moment, you could use cooked vegetables such as sautéed green peppers, sautéed greens, etc., or just eat it with the spread on the pita bread.

Another thing I sometimes keep around at lunch time is rice salad. I make a pot of rice, and then dice and sauté together as many vegetables as I have on hand: onions, celery, peppers, carrots, etc., along with some basil and oregano or other herbs, and stir them into the rice. If I have greens such as Swiss chard or spinach, I'll stir them in at the end just before the longer-cooking vegetables are done so they don't get overdone. Finally, after I have mixed the vegetables into the rice, I stir in a can of drained chunk light tuna (the kind packed in water). For those who don't need their vegetables cooked, this can also be made by dicing raw vegetables and mixing them into the rice.

For dinner, there are lots of different stews made with meat or poultry and vegetables that can be one-dish meals. I like checking cook books out of the library, and getting ideas for recipes from other cultures that have different flavors. Anyway, I hope one or two of these ideas appeals.

Post Edited (Writer) : 2/5/2008 5:04:16 PM (GMT-7)


Writer
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   Posted 2/5/2008 7:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Whoops, I see you can't eat beans. You can make the sandwich spread I described with chick peas instead, although they are firmer so you will probably need a little more olive oil.

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   Posted 2/5/2008 9:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Writer, that food sounds soooooooo good. Especially the rice with sauteed veggies. I love a mix of sauteed veggies with rice.
I find I can't eat oatmeal unless it's been soaked overnight like they used to do in the olden days, but I like to melt some butter in it and add some honey.

fitzy, honey is so nice instead of sugar. I put in my coffee, tea, homemade hot chocolate. I have no problems with honey, as long as it is raw honey, and it healthy for us crohnies, too.
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