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dustspeck
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   Posted 9/14/2007 10:00 AM (GMT -6)   
i am having a hard time sticking to a low residue diet, due to the fact i LOVE food. i like a lot of asian cusine and pasta dishes and would love to hear what satisfying meal & snack ideas you have!

thank you!

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   Posted 9/14/2007 10:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Progresso chicken noodle soup is one I like alot. It has big chunks of chicken in it.
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dustspeck
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   Posted 9/14/2007 10:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Nanners said...
Progresso chicken noodle soup is one I like alot. It has big chunks of chicken in it.


i was wondering about canned stuff. is that considered processed food? this is going to sounds childish but, what about spaghettio's!?

bektold
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   Posted 9/14/2007 11:13 AM (GMT -6)   
The really healthy eaters around here might not approve, but I eat processed foods.  First thing I do is look at the label for fiber content.  Anything over 3 grams of fiber per serving goes back on the shelf.  I also look at sodium, potassium, and protein.  Then I look at the ingredients.  If there's anything in it that I think might bother me, it goes back on the shelf.  I'm not very scientific about it, I don't have a particular max for sodium or minimum for protein or anything, but I try to stay aware.
 
Chef Boyardee makes a 99% fat free beef ravioli that works well for me.  Sometimes I just can't be bothered to do more than dump something out of a can and stick it in the microwave.  It doesn't give me any problems at all.  YMMV.
 
Eggs have been really good for me, too.  (Well, Eggbeaters.)  I'll cook up a serving and make a sandwich with an English muffin, a slice of cheese, and some ketchup.  I'll also make scrambles or omlettes with turkey sausage.  Jennie-O breakfast links have been good for me.  Turkey is one of the best food sources for Zinc, which is very good for wound healing, so I try to get some turkey a couple times a week.  I tried the Jennie-O sweet Italian sausage in some spaghetti and a quiche this week, but the seasoning was a little much for me.  It didn't taste bad, and it didn't make me really sick, but I didn't feel as good as I could have.  I may try making my own with ground turkey or use the breakfast sausage.  Just squeeze it out of the casing and cook like bulk sausage.
 
I also try to keep some mashed potatoes on hand.  Potatoes are easy on my stomach, and they're a really good source of potassium.  I'll have them as a side with dinner or make a potato pancake in a non-stick skillet with eggs for breakfast.  Actually, I'll have that for dinner sometimes, too.  It's simple, fast, satisfying, and never upsets my stomach.

dustspeck
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   Posted 9/14/2007 12:13 PM (GMT -6)   
bektold said...
The really healthy eaters around here might not approve, but I eat processed foods. First thing I do is look at the label for fiber content. Anything over 3 grams of fiber per serving goes back on the shelf. I also look at sodium, potassium, and protein. Then I look at the ingredients. If there's anything in it that I think might bother me, it goes back on the shelf. I'm not very scientific about it, I don't have a particular max for sodium or minimum for protein or anything, but I try to stay aware.


Chef Boyardee makes a 99% fat free beef ravioli that works well for me. Sometimes I just can't be bothered to do more than dump something out of a can and stick it in the microwave. It doesn't give me any problems at all. YMMV.



Eggs have been really good for me, too. (Well, Eggbeaters.) I'll cook up a serving and make a sandwich with an English muffin, a slice of cheese, and some ketchup. I'll also make scrambles or omlettes with turkey sausage. Jennie-O breakfast links have been good for me. Turkey is one of the best food sources for Zinc, which is very good for wound healing, so I try to get some turkey a couple times a week. I tried the Jennie-O sweet Italian sausage in some spaghetti and a quiche this week, but the seasoning was a little much for me. It didn't taste bad, and it didn't make me really sick, but I didn't feel as good as I could have. I may try making my own with ground turkey or use the breakfast sausage. Just squeeze it out of the casing and cook like bulk sausage.



I also try to keep some mashed potatoes on hand. Potatoes are easy on my stomach, and they're a really good source of potassium. I'll have them as a side with dinner or make a potato pancake in a non-stick skillet with eggs for breakfast. Actually, I'll have that for dinner sometimes, too. It's simple, fast, satisfying, and never upsets my stomach.


these are all great suggestions! i was very good today and ate some canned pears for breakfast and i ate the some potatoes from a boiled dinner with some sour cream. still not feeling all that great (i had popcorn monday night, can't believe i am still having pains! unless it's something else).

thanks for the help :)

dragonfly137927
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   Posted 9/14/2007 1:53 PM (GMT -6)   
I tend to eat spaghettios and canned ravioli and they sit okay with me
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dustspeck
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   Posted 9/14/2007 1:59 PM (GMT -6)   
dragonfly137927 said...
I tend to eat spaghettios and canned ravioli and they sit okay with me


good to know :D

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   Posted 9/14/2007 6:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi I like home made lasagna I strain it threw a flour sieve to get rid of the seeds in the spagetti sauce I use and I like the tomato paste in it for extra flavour .I love cheese so put lots of mozeralla in between the layers on top of the sauce and I do put hamburg in it and cook it so it is very small pieces I cook the burger first then add the spaggetti sauce and paste .Not hard to make I cook my noodles really good too before I layer them with the cheese and sauce.Really yummy hot or not bad cold. lol gail

gachrons
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   Posted 9/14/2007 6:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi I eat corn twists for a snack and I love them wishing I had some now. lol gail

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   Posted 9/14/2007 7:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I also made my homemade meatballs and sauce the other night, ill send you an email with the recipe it is made with tomato paste and puree so no seeds, no skin just yummm
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inflamed
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   Posted 9/14/2007 10:17 PM (GMT -6)   
pasta and asian food can be okay on a low residue diet. If you like Thai get garlic chicken. It always comes with white rice which is fine and usually has no veggies, just chicken and sauce. For pasta have fettucini alfredo instead of red sauce (unless you are lactose intolerant). I would avoid the pesto because of the pine nuts though.

I'm pretty much permanently on a low residue diet and love food too. It really is doable (unless you love veggies and berries because those are mostly out of the question)

Other easy things (but I have no problems with sugar or processed foods):
mashed potatoes
scrambled eggs
all of the processed white breads and pastas
creamy peanut butter
Macaroni and cheese (a hearty baked one hits the spot)
tuna noodle casserole
If you like red sauce buy the plain cans of tomato sauce and season it yourself
If you miss some fruits/veggies consider eating the strained baby food-- in some cases it is not terrible and you still get the nutrients.
Make mousse or pudding for dessert
turkey, chicken...
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dustspeck
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   Posted 9/14/2007 10:32 PM (GMT -6)   
gachrons said...
Hi I like home made lasagna I strain it threw a flour sieve to get rid of the seeds in the spagetti sauce I use and I like the tomato paste in it for extra flavour .I love cheese so put lots of mozeralla in between the layers on top of the sauce and I do put hamburg in it and cook it so it is very small pieces I cook the burger first then add the spaggetti sauce and paste .Not hard to make I cook my noodles really good too before I layer them with the cheese and sauce.Really yummy hot or not bad cold. lol gail


thanks gail! i think you just brought my appetite back ;D that sounds like a plan for tomorrow!

dustspeck
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   Posted 9/14/2007 10:36 PM (GMT -6)   
gachrons said...
Hi I eat corn twists for a snack and I love them wishing I had some now. lol gail


corn twists = like cheetos? i just bought a bag of baked cheetos but then was afraid to eat them cause they are made with corn meal. ever since i ate popcorn monday/came off pentasa (back on it since wed.) i am so afraid to eat anything! i can't believe i am still in this much pain. ouchness.

dustspeck
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   Posted 9/14/2007 10:37 PM (GMT -6)   
dragonfly137927 said...
I also made my homemade meatballs and sauce the other night, ill send you an email with the recipe it is made with tomato paste and puree so no seeds, no skin just yummm


sounds excellent! i love my italian food (and awful ashamed i don't cook it well!).

thank yous!

dustspeck
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   Posted 9/14/2007 10:43 PM (GMT -6)   
inflamed said...
pasta and asian food can be okay on a low residue diet. If you like Thai get garlic chicken. It always comes with white rice which is fine and usually has no veggies, just chicken and sauce. For pasta have fettucini alfredo instead of red sauce (unless you are lactose intolerant). I would avoid the pesto because of the pine nuts though.

I'm pretty much permanently on a low residue diet and love food too. It really is doable (unless you love veggies and berries because those are mostly out of the question)

Other easy things (but I have no problems with sugar or processed foods):
mashed potatoes

scrambled eggs
all of the processed white breads and pastas
creamy peanut butter
Macaroni and cheese (a hearty baked one hits the spot)
tuna noodle casserole
If you like red sauce buy the plain cans of tomato sauce and season it yourself
If you miss some fruits/veggies consider eating the strained baby food-- in some cases it is not terrible and you still get the nutrients.
Make mousse or pudding for dessert
turkey, chicken...


i love thai and especially vietnamese. what are your thoughts on fresh herbs like cilantro & basil?

unfortunately i am partially lactose intolerant. usually cream sauces don't agree with me (for shame!). and also i am a HUGE fresh veggie & fruit girl. especially berries :(

thank you for all the great food suggestions! i've got to get some meals planned out and hope these pains go away soon!

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   Posted 9/14/2007 10:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I noticed you said that you had sour cream on your potatoes. If you are having problems with milk that might not be a great idea. I can get away with a little cheese here and there, but milk, sour cream and yogurt make me sooooo sick..... Everyone has given great ideas hope that you find some things to eat that will work for you.
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   Posted 9/14/2007 11:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I also love asian esp Japanese. I really like the Singapore noodles. They are so easy to eat and the cook can be enticed into making it pretty non-spicy. Now sushi has taken a back seat lately, but I ususally do eat mostly cooked stuff, like scallop salad rolls, or tnt rolls minus the tnt. And i make a lot of soups. Yesterday I made potatoe and cheese with asparagus tips. Yummy. I find if I cook and peel my veggies real well it is much easier on me. Love cheese dishes, especially quiche.
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dustspeck
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   Posted 9/15/2007 7:28 AM (GMT -6)   
momoftwoangels said...
I noticed you said that you had sour cream on your potatoes. If you are having problems with milk that might not be a great idea. I can get away with a little cheese here and there, but milk, sour cream and yogurt make me sooooo sick..... Everyone has given great ideas hope that you find some things to eat that will work for you.
Heather


i can manage small amounts of sour cream for some reason. i don't dare eat too much of it :/ i can usually manage a few bites of ice cream, too. yogurt, though i love it, kills me so i do get soy yogurt. and most cheeses, except cream cheese seem to sit well. and milk, well forget it! i buy fat free lactose milk. kinda weird how i am 1/2 lactose intolerant?

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tinglebell said...
I also love asian esp Japanese. I really like the Singapore noodles. They are so easy to eat and the cook can be enticed into making it pretty non-spicy. Now sushi has taken a back seat lately, but I ususally do eat mostly cooked stuff, like scallop salad rolls, or tnt rolls minus the tnt. And i make a lot of soups. Yesterday I made potatoe and cheese with asparagus tips. Yummy. I find if I cook and peel my veggies real well it is much easier on me. Love cheese dishes, especially quiche.


mmmm japanese. singapore noodles are the ones with curry/tumeric type spice? if those are the ones you are talking about, those are good! we have an awesome asian market chain toward boston (about an hour away from me) that is super cheap and they have several aisles dedicated to all kinds of noodles. so much fun :) i adore soups, too. unfortunately i like them really spicy so i am going to have to come up with some new ideas. i *heart* kimchi and love making kimchi soup. i can't imagine tofu being tough on the belly? everyone is giving me wonderful food ideas i want to make everything!

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   Posted 9/16/2007 6:43 AM (GMT -6)   
OMG. I have such a bad reaction to anything soy. And of course, that's my favorite! (Tofu, soy sauce). I also have to eliminate corn and dairy. And nearly everything else that causes gas. Arrgh, sucks!

dustspeck
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   Posted 9/16/2007 7:56 AM (GMT -6)   
say it isn't so! no tofu!? blarg. next week hopefully i will feel good enough i am going to try a bit to see if i get the same reaction.

for shame :(

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   Posted 9/16/2007 10:30 AM (GMT -6)   

Dustspeck,

Hello. I hope you're feeling better today. When I read your post and you said you ate popcorn and your symptoms came back I said "OUCH!" Popcorn is a huge No, No for me. I absolutely can not digest that...as much as I love it...I have to stay completely away from it. You may want to try that too.

Good Luck!


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   Posted 9/16/2007 12:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Like I suggested in the email I sent you pirates booty is a good replacement for popcorn, it is just puffed rice, they have many flavors too
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dustspeck
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   Posted 9/16/2007 2:35 PM (GMT -6)   
thank you sukay & dragonfly!!

i think i have learned my lesson with popcorn :(

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