My hubby doesn't have a stricture, but when he flares, I put him on a low-residue diet, so that no roughage irritates his bowels. Plain pasta, chicken, yogurt, white rice, white bread, plain white bagel, chicken noodle soup (no veggies). I give him a thoroughly baked potato sometimes as well (he doesn't eat the skin). I also give him saltine crackers. If he's able to tolerate cheese (when his tummy is off, sometimes it gives him gas), I give him aged cheddar cheese. I sometimes thoroughly cook (in a slow cooker), some asian pears - but only if he is not having problems with gas. Also, if he isn't having problems with gas, I give him ripe bananas. And of course, the low fiber kind of vanilla ensure. Oh, and juice box jello.
For a snack, when he's on a low residue diet, he usually has a bottle of ensure, or saltine crackers, or jello, or a banana, or one of those microwave in the can campbell's soups that is just like chicken noodle, except you can drink it from the can.
I know, not the most appetizing of menus, but I count my husband fortunate if he can actually eat even that, because when he flares, he basically can't tolerate anything, not even that. I think as with anything else, you just adjust to your new menu over time.
Husband with Crohn's
Diagnosed March 2003 Ulcerative Proctitis
Diagnosed March 2008 Crohn's & C-diff, hospitalized 45 days
Crohn's in Remission since June 2008
C-diff recurrence Sep 2009
Reactive Arthritis Nov 2009
Currently c-diff free
Osteopenia of spine (Mar 2010)
Canasa (1gm), Lialda (4.8 gms), Remicade (8 weeks)
Currently In Remission