Low residue cereals?

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SaraOnThisSite
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   Posted 6/18/2010 3:06 PM (GMT -7)   
...besides rice krispies?  I'm getting sick of them!
 
What about Pops, or Cinnamon Toast Crunch?  Those are both whole grain now right? 
 
Bleh!
 
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ivy6
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   Posted 6/18/2010 3:13 PM (GMT -7)   
I can only talk from an Australian perspective, but corn flakes might be ok. They still are here.

You can also try cous cous - cover with an equal amount of boiling water, wait a few minutes; fluff with fork; microwave if the grains still seem a bit chewy.

You can make a semolina gruel too, that's quite gentle on the stomach. It's low residue, too.

Other than that, what about white rice?

I share your frustration - not everyone can eat wholegrain foods, and the people who can have options enough already. I wish they'd stop meddling with our safe foods.

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   Posted 6/18/2010 4:56 PM (GMT -7)   
I also like the Gerber baby cereals esp with soy milk...they are VERY easy to digest and feel pretty good on the tummy...you could use different flavours of milk too...oh, and cream of wheat...I was okay with that, even when oatmeal wasn't such a good option...
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SaraOnThisSite
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   Posted 6/18/2010 6:27 PM (GMT -7)   
yea i eat stuff like rice i just like cereal to put in a ziploc bag and take with me places on the go.

lately it doesnt matter what i eat, everything makes my stomach hurt, but im trying to be better with eating the low residue stuff
 
25 year old female, diagnosed with Crohn's in 2002 after being misdiagnosed with Lyme Disease for a year.  Have been on Prednisone, Asacol, Entocort, and Remicade in the past.
 
Currently on 50 mg of Mercaptopurine and levothyroxine (50).  

Trying to get on Humira but having insurance issues.. :(


ivy6
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   Posted 6/18/2010 6:38 PM (GMT -7)   
What about a smoothie? Liquids might hurt you less.
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leysa
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   Posted 6/18/2010 7:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Have you tried Chex? It's a rice cereal, and it usually agrees with me. :)
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auslady
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   Posted 6/18/2010 7:54 PM (GMT -7)   
I have found putting myself on gluten free has helped. Health food shops have different cereals and even muesli. I find I have quite a choice

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   Posted 6/19/2010 5:37 AM (GMT -7)   
I like the chex cereal and bonus they are gluten free if you have this issue. It just kills me how they try to take a sugar cereal and make it appear healthier by adding whole grains. seriously?? I mean they have upwards of 15 grams of sugar so adding whole grains is not gonna offset that. I get ill about all the sugar free junk in the markets right now too. I cannot tolerate any artificial sweetener and the choices of regular food are getting slimmer and slimmer. Not everyone wants sugar free jello pudding!! ok...feel better and getting off my soap box now. tongue
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   Posted 6/19/2010 7:15 AM (GMT -7)   
What about cream of rice? They always give me that in the hospital, and to me it tastes really good and seems to agree with me well. I would stay away from the sugery stuff though. That might cause more issues.
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   Posted 6/19/2010 7:48 AM (GMT -7)   
i eat corn flakes n i also love rice krispies..
chex is good to imho
lyn

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   Posted 6/19/2010 4:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh I love an ice cold bowl of corn flakes, but man oh man do I suffer. One of the things I really miss.
The rice based ones aren't much better for me either. I often wonder if it's the cereal or the milk, but
I think it might be both.....
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grayeyedblonde
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   Posted 6/19/2010 4:39 PM (GMT -7)   
I know you're getting sick of them but I will make rice krispie treats and take them with me in ziplock baggies. This is my breakfast most mornings if I don't have a plain bagel w/ cr. cheese. Just a thought.
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Stef17
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   Posted 6/19/2010 7:00 PM (GMT -7)   
If you have a Walmart grocery store I'd check out their cereals. Their Great Value brand is pretty good and they have all the generics of the name brand stuff. The *best* part for us is that the GV brand doesn't have the whole grains like the name brand stuff does. If I'm craving something that I know I can't eat, I always check out the GV cereals and see what they have.

SaraOnThisSite
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   Posted 6/29/2010 9:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Maybe I'll get some chex for variety! :D

Though I think i'm just sick no matter what I do right now. The other night I had white rice which never hurts my stomack, and a little bit of fish which doesn't either...small portions of both and I ended up throwing it all up (including my antibiotic probably)
 
25 year old female, diagnosed with Crohn's in 2002 after being misdiagnosed with Lyme Disease for a year.  Have been on Prednisone, Asacol, Entocort, and Remicade in the past.
 
Currently on 50 mg of Mercaptopurine and levothyroxine (50).  

Trying to get on Humira but having insurance issues.. :(


Bostongrl
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   Posted 7/2/2010 5:57 PM (GMT -7)   
gluten free and sugar free cereals are the best way to go. Whole Foods stores carry a lot of them.

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   Posted 1/12/2015 10:01 AM (GMT -7)   
I had white rice cause my stomach to seize up one day for no reason, but most of the time it is very safe for me. I never used to have all the pain and limitations I have now. I have Chrones, but getting a doctor to clearly diagnosis it is very frustrating. I know from my symptoms, my food limitations, the pain, the testimonies of people with Chrones. My six blockages.

I Do Not Want it, but I know I do, and I want a clear diagnosis to protect my job and validate my health issues. I used to be able to eat cereal all the time. Pizza. Hamburgers. Chocolate. Ceasar Salads.

How I miss them! I was eating these things until very recently. I could not drink soda, or have a lot of fried foods, or eat popcorn. This all happened with blockages after my gall bladder came out in 2008.

But now I have about ten things on my menu. Eggs. Peanut butter and jelly. A lot of chicken. Mac and Cheese. Bananas. Canned fruit. Applesauce. Saltines (Ritz made me sick last time I tried them) cheese sticks, yogurt, jello and Boost drinks. Hard candy is my only treat.
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dorri
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   Posted 1/12/2015 11:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I have a stricture and my diet is also pretty limited, especially breakfast. I do best with glutine free toast, although not all gluten free breads taste like toast. I cover it with peanut butter and or cheeze whiz. But is seems with the gluten free I have less diarrhea, even though I've been tested for celiac disease and the results come back that I don't have it. I occasionally eat cream of wheat, but even with that, I find I'm running and sometimes with irritation. I do not do good with cold cereals in the morning, although I can eat them later towards the evening.
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