mlatida, many of us have worked out what's good for us to eat and we'll probably be happy to share, but it would help us to know how severe your illness is right now, and whether you're aware of any things that make you worse, and any things that make you better.
I'm going to assume you're on a fairly low residue diet at the moment, so some things that worked for me for breakfast were:
* semolina - from memory, it was about
1/3 of a cup of semolina in more than a cup of milk. Heat the milk until it's simmering; slowly add the semolina, and cook for a few minutes, stirring the whole time (this is important!). The semolina should swell and soften, and eventually you should have a tummy-friendly gruel. Keep adding milk (or milk substitute) until you have the desired thickness.
* stewed peeled apples / pears and a baked custard makes a good, balanced breakfast, especially if you have it with a slice of white toast, or some rice, or plain peeled potato.
* white rice is nice mixed with milk, with a bit of sugar if you need it
* yes, smoothies are great, as they enable you to eat fruit etc that you may not be able to cope with whole
Lunches and dinners:
* pureed vegetable soups
* poached or boiled eggs
* steamed or grilled lean meat, like chicken or fish
* casseroles made with lean meat and root vegetables. Serve with pasta, white rice, or more mashed root veg if desired, or put on toast
* slice root vegetables thinly and grill: this can make a nice "salad" if you are travelling or need a packed lunch
* you can combine mashed veg with a egg, press into an oven-proof dish and bake into a sort-of flan. You'llprobably be able to find recipes for this online
* frittatas (sp?) made with eggs and peeled root veg. These can be good for a packed lunch too, if needed.
Hope these ideas help.
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