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Date Joined Jan 2010
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   Posted 1/20/2010 1:00 PM (GMT -7)   
After reading a lot of things on the internet and here I have found out a lot of things that generally are bad for Crohns. Sugar is one of them, dairy and just watching certain things that you eat.

My wife wants to try this goulash recipe:

1.5 lb ground turkey
4 cups canned tomatoes finely chopped
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1 tbsp instant minced onion
1 (4 oz) can mushrooms
2 tbsp chicken bouillon
3 oz elbow macaroni (whole wheat)
Salt, pepper, onion powder,and garlic powder to taste.

Does this sound okay for Crohn's? Would any of you it this? If somethings are bad please let me know if something could be substituted. Thanks.

Also while I am here, what kind of snacks do you all eat? My schedule is a little different because I work from 4pm to midnight. My breakfast is usually from 10 to 1130 and it is normally also my lunch. I eat dinner at work, mostly normal times.

By the time I get home from work I am usually hungry. This is where I go bad because I eat alot of snacks. I have cut out all junky food but I still need something to snack on. Any ideas?

Post Edited By Moderator (Nanners) : 1/20/2010 1:03:50 PM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 1/20/2010 1:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I am currently in remission and can eat a few things that I normally couldn't if I was flaring. I think I would do okay with the goulash recipe except for the chopped green peppers. Those would probably send me running to the bathroom as well as possibly the chopped tomatoes too, but the rest seems okay. As for snacks I eat popsicles and lately some fruits such as banana's, tangerines (share 1 with hubby), pears (no skins). I try to avoid too much sugar and the fruits sometimes help to chase my sugar cravings away. Hugs!
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   Posted 1/20/2010 1:19 PM (GMT -7)   
this depends on how 'rich' and how much you want to 'stress' your body throughout the day. Do you want lots of low glycemic foods throughout the day say 4 apples. or. 1 higher glycemic donut that might also possibly add wheat, yeast and raw sugar in a single high-sugar shot. Certainly in keeping the blood sugar at a plateau whether the plateau is high overall, or not.... is influenced by the amount of sugar in the food and the rate of consumption. high glycemic and alot throughout the day the sugar is high thus you are running very rich. IF your intake of sugar is high glycemic you should definetly avoid the yeast. On the healthier note then is to use low glycemic foods and then you can have more throughout the day to make the overall plateau lower. A single shot of a high glycemic food will stress the body to react to lower the sugar and it will spike the plateau.

In evaluating the particular meal, this concept then would require asking just how much are you going to have, and how long will it take for you to consume.

In addition the risk of there being some unwanted item in something like mushrooms simply increases the risk of having a problem. Crohns already has difficult with distinguishing this.

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   Posted 1/20/2010 1:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Well we will actually cut mushrooms out. I eat a little slower then most people, seems to help me then eating real quick. Portion size depends on the day and how I feel. I eat rather on the smaller side of portions.

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   Posted 1/20/2010 2:11 PM (GMT -7)   
...there is nothing wrong with dividing your goulash recipe into 5 small portions and eating them throughout the day if you can tolerate the ingredients that you have added.

Post Edited By Moderator (MMMNAVY) : 1/21/2010 8:45:04 AM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 1/21/2010 2:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Myself the onions and mushrooms are a no go. substitute deseeded ripe tomatoes, I can't afford to eat the seeds in tomatos as they likely will cause an infection.
Male with Crohn's since 15 years old, diagnosed at age 46. Terminal ileum resected 2002. 5 months of remission. Crohn's has now been active since early 2003.Had a gall bladder removed Nov. of 2009. Currently on Remicade every 8 weeks, Nexium, Iron, B-12 injection every 4 weeks, Morphine Sulfate as needed for pain. Cymbalta for long term pain control.5-asa Salofalk, Entecort, Imuran and Prednisone in the past.

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   Posted 1/21/2010 8:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Crohns is such an individual disease that diet is a trial and error process.
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   Posted 1/21/2010 9:30 AM (GMT -7)   

Personally...I would cut out the Whole Wheat pasts. I would use regualar as Whole wheat upsets me.  Some on here might also suggest using gluten free pasta.


36 yr old Male with Crohn's Disease since '88 - No Surgery yet
Been on almost every type of drug with bad results
Remicade since Nov 2009
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