My taste buds love a good spinach salad but my stomach not so much. Doesn't matter if I'm flaring or in remission. I seem to do well with most other green leafy vegetables. I never eat popcorn anymore, even if I'm feeling 100%. I eat nuts sometimes, I just make sure to chew them really well. I don't eat icecream, I get bad cramps, bloating and diarrhea. Coffee doesn't do me any favors so I switched to green tea with ginger root. I try to avoid refined sugars and processed foods as well as starchy foods, including breads. I enjoy banana, pineapple and strawberry smoothies, oatmeal, soups, chicken, fish, rice pasta, pesto, and a variety of other good stuff. I don't consider my diet bland although it's taken a long time to eliminate the foods that don't serve me well and adjust to the changes. Now, when I do cave to a craving, I feel the worse for it and it serves as reminder that the small sacrifices are well worth it.
Age 40, Diagnosed with CD in 1990
4 bowel resections
peri-anal disease, currently have seton to allow draining of fistulas
tapering off of prednisone, had been taking daily for 4 years
prescribed Humira, 40 mg every 2 weeks
monthly B12 injections
Multivitamins and other supplements