What cooked veg should be eaten?

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   Posted 5/7/2008 9:32 AM (GMT -6)   
I need help in this area, please.

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   Posted 5/7/2008 9:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Cooked vegetables? If they are cooked until very soft, everything should be ok except for corn and cabbage. Of course, everybody's different so I would try one thing at a time and keep a diary so you can see what agrees with you.
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   Posted 5/7/2008 10:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Just cook em till they have lost their color(like my mom used to do). I usse a steamer in the microwave, as my daughter is still on low residue.
Stay away from corn, and seedy veggies if you are still healing. No lettuce. Even peas were taboo when just home form the hospital.
Stick with green beans, asparagus, canned and cooked is less fibrous.
It's a bummer, as the produce isle is small now.
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   Posted 5/7/2008 10:42 AM (GMT -6)   
what about cauliflower?
Is garlic in food ok/ I thought that garlic (cooked) is an anti-inflammatory?!

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   Posted 5/7/2008 11:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Garlic is fine. Cauliflower well cooked is okay for some, not others. Because veggies in the cabbage family tend to produce gas, some don't tolerate them well. Basically, try a little of whatever veggie to see if it's tolerated, then start the next. Start one at a time, so you can tell the effect, then wait a few days before adding another. It's different for all of us. For instance, I can eat corn in moderate amounts (the hulls come through intact, but the contents are well digested, but when in a bad flare peas bother me.
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   Posted 5/7/2008 11:35 AM (GMT -6)   
The advise my GI gave me was to cook food long enough so I can mash it with a fork. If I can mash it with a fork, I can eat it.
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   Posted 5/7/2008 11:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you all !
I would like to make pasta primavera, I welcome ALL suggestions, please, tell me if something is wrong.
Sauce - olive oil with garlic,
Pasta - whole wheat.
Veg - carrots, parsnip, cauliflower, asparagus, zucchini, all cooked to very very soft

Should I cook the garlic and mash it with some of the veg? is olive oil ok?
Thank You in advance.

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   Posted 5/7/2008 12:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I would just peel the zucchini (no skins). : )

I wanna come to your house for dinner...yum!

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   Posted 5/7/2008 12:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Always welcome!
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   Posted 5/7/2008 12:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I would use rice pasta instead of whole wheat pasta. When in remission I would get gassy/crampy with the whole wheat pasta - so I don't recommend it when flaring.

Pasta primavera sounds good - so what time do we show up? ;-)
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   Posted 5/7/2008 12:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Anytime is a good time, if too early, you can always set up the table!
Thank you for the tip, I will go buy rice pasta.

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   Posted 5/7/2008 2:38 PM (GMT -6)   
The safest veggies for me were well-cooked greenbeans, carrots, winter squashes, early english peas and peeled zuchinni.
I stayed away from cruciferous veggies - broccoli and cauliflower, corn and all types of beans until better healed. Even in remission, I rarely eat beans and corn.
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   Posted 5/7/2008 4:55 PM (GMT -6)   
It's trial and error...what some have issues with others may not, unfortunately you'll have to discover on your own what you can tolerate and what you cannot.

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   Posted 5/7/2008 9:36 PM (GMT -6)   
I can eat whole wheat pasta with no problems, but food doesn't seem to affect my UC much. Like others have said, it's all trial and error.

Your dinner sounds yummy! I want some!
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