When Gluten Free isn't the only issue?

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Nor_TX
Regular Member


Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 360
   Posted 2/2/2010 1:20 PM (GMT -7)   
It is so difficult to menu plan when you have more than one issue to deal with. Other than needing gluten free foods, I have Colitis (no fresh veggies, fruits, seeds, nuts, high fiber), IBS (no high acid foods, no grease, no spicy foods) Dairy Free (no milk and just a little goat cheese is ok). I am often dealing with pain and nausea, but when the drugs kick in I'm hungry but really don't know what to eat.

Just thought someone might be able to suggest ideas. I have gf crackers, pretzels, rice noodle soup, sticky rice, gf bagels and salmon.

I would welcome ideas.

Presently on: 600 mg. Remicade every 5 weeks
                   Venofer infusion every 5 weeks
                   B12 every 5 weeks              
                   12 Asacol daily
                   Zofran as needed
Dealing with Colitis since 2003, Gastro-Paresis, Reflux, IBS and Gluten intolerance, and Dairy Intolerance
"Food is in my dreams and in my nightmares!"


nasalady
Veteran Member


Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 1176
   Posted 2/2/2010 11:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Nor_TX,

I think I've seen you over at celiac.com, which is a great place to ask questions. I assume that you can eat cooked veggies? You should also be able to have proteins like eggs, fish, poultry, beef, etc (you mentioned salmon but I assume the others are OK too), plus gluten free pastas and tortillas, etc. The first things that come to mind are comfort foods like homemade stews and soups.....perfect wintertime foods anyway. Do you own a Crockpot? I love to make a Crockpot full of stew and freeze portions for later.

Chicken and dumplings is a great dish, or beef stew, or the French version of beef stew, boeuf bourguignon. I make a gluten free, grain free, dairy free biscuit that work for dumplings dropped on top of chicken stew. In case you can use almond flour (I know you said no nuts, but what about nut flour?), here is the recipe for the biscuits....you should probably omit the flax meal though:

Ingredients:

4 eggs
1/4 C coconut oil, melted
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 C coconut flour
1/4 C almond flour**
1 1/2 T flax meal
1/2 tsp baking powder
1-2 T agave syrup or honey (optional)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs and coconut oil (and agave if using) thoroughly. Combine the salt, coconut and almond flours, flax meal and baking powder in a separate bowl, then stir into the egg-oil mixture, blending well.

Drop by spoonfuls onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for approximately 16-20 minutes (start checking them at about 16 minutes), until beginning to develop golden-brown spots on tops. Makes 8 biscuits.

**Note: I use only finely ground blanched almond flour. Some almond flours on the market simply are not fine enough to give a good texture to baked goods. For example, Bob's Red Mill Almond Flour just doesn't work. The flour that I currently use is Honeyville's Blanched Almond Flour.

Good luck!
JoAnn

P.S. You might want to check out my blogs and some of the other gluten free blogs I link to as well (please see my signature).
Lyme Disease, AIH, Hashimoto's, "lupus-like" CTD?, fibro, RA, celiac disease, asthma, psoriasis, Raynaud's, hypertension, osteopenia, sleep apnea, RLS, GERD, degenerative disc disease, cubital tunnel, tarsal tunnel
Doxycycline, Prednisone, Imuran, Plaquenil, Lyrica, Cymbalta, Levothyroxine, Atenolol, Cozaar, Zyrtec, Fosamax, Albuterol, Prilosec, CPAP, Darvon, Morphine Sulfate
autoimmunediseasesgfliving.blogspot.com


Nor_TX
Regular Member


Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 360
   Posted 2/3/2010 2:05 PM (GMT -7)   

Nasalady, You've got some really good ideas.  Unfortunately I can't do eggs (make me Nauseous) - can't even stand to smell them cooking.  Beef is a definite no no - I have gastro paresis and I it takes days and days for me to digest beef.  Definitely no cooked vegetables - too much gas and they pass right through me.

I will try your biscuits though - they sound like a possibility.  I am finding that the simplest, plainest foods sit the best.  I am sticking to quinoa pasta with some margarine, homemade chicken broth, steamed shrimp, rice crackers.  This weekend I celebrated my 60th birthday with a delicious dinner at a Sushi restaurant - ate lots of sashimi with my own soy sauce... very good.

Thanks for all your wonderful ideas.


Presently on: 600 mg. Remicade every 5 weeks
                   Venofer infusion every 5 weeks
                   B12 every 5 weeks              
                   12 Asacol daily
                   Zofran as needed
Dealing with Colitis since 2003, Gastro-Paresis, Reflux, IBS and Gluten intolerance, and Dairy Intolerance
"Food is in my dreams and in my nightmares!"


Razzle
Veteran Member


Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4399
   Posted 3/17/2010 5:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Nor_TX,

Have you tried Domperidone for your Gastroparesis? I've found it enormously helpful and it doesn't cause the neuro side-effects like Reglan.

Also, I have found liquid meal replacement powder to be a great addition to my very limited diet. The particular powder I use is called Alpha ENF (I have no financial connection with the product/company) and I buy it from http://www.alphanutrition.com/ - it is completely broken down protein, so no worries about allergens (no gluten, no egg, no dairy, no animal proteins) and it tastes good (to me and my husband) when added to home-made soups or other foods.

Good luck,
-Razzle
Chronic Lyme Disease, Chronic Bartonella (clinical dx only), Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, chronic Lymphopenia, etc.; G-Tube; Currently weaning off TPN.
Meds:  Pulmicort, IV Doxycycline, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Claritin, Singulair, Domperidone, Colloidal Silver (topically & nasally), probiotics, Liver support herbs, Ailanthus, digestive enzymes, homeopathy.

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Tuesday, December 12, 2017 10:46 PM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,904,671 posts in 318,781 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 158158 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Mrblonde369.
257 Guest(s), 2 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Girlie, OptimisTick