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10-12-2010, 08:05 AM   #1
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Your "safe" foods

Hi everyone,

I know that severity levels differ significantly when it comes to Crohn's, which makes it hard to generalise. In any case, I'd like to get an idea of what you guys consider to be your "safe" foods.

Perhaps by sharing we can all try something new and hopefully have some success.

Cheers,

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10-12-2010, 08:56 AM   #2
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My safe foods (that I can eat even during a flare) include:

mac & cheese
plain white rice
turkey or tuna fish sandwiches on soft white bread
buttered pasta
bananas
potato chips (I get low on sodium easily, especially during a flare, and although a lot of foods hurt during a flare, chips are fine)
baked chicken
eggs
tea
10-12-2010, 02:39 PM   #3
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I can eat most things on a low residue diet. But nothing too sweet, or spicy, I am also wary of artificial colourings/ flavours as I can have bad reactions. And nothing that particularly has to be chewed (so grilled chicken is out but in a soup is OK). But my favourites if I'm feeling poorly are plain mashed potatoes, chicken Bovril (it's like stock), tomato soup with cheese sandwich dipped in it, boiled eggs, dry crackers. Mainly the sort of stuff your mum would give you when you were poorly as a kid!
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10-13-2010, 10:38 AM   #4
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Banana's. Banana's. Banana's. Organic applesauce with no sugar added. Water. Diet Fitz's root beer for some reason but no other soda. Ripe Cantaloupe.
10-13-2010, 11:30 AM   #5
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Not food, but tea is safe for me. It also settles my stomach.
10-13-2010, 11:59 AM   #6
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mac and cheese!!

It runs right through me, but is painless.. it has always been my comfort food since I was tiny.
10-29-2010, 11:32 PM   #7
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Bananas, Mangos, Veggie or chicken broth, tea
10-29-2010, 11:43 PM   #8
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hmmm...i eat pasta, non wheat. like rice or corn flour pastas with tomato sauces. Chicken, broiled, no pepper. Pretty much low res diet foods for the most part. Turkey, salmon, all broiled or the turkey is pre cooked. No sodas, no high fructose corn syrups. I do like an all natural soda made of different juices called Izze. Potatoes, mashed, tea.
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10-30-2010, 06:50 AM   #9
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White Rice, White Bread, White Pasta, Mashed Potatoes, Eggs, White Cheese, Bananas, Rice Krispies, Cream Crackers, Rich Tea biscuits, Arrowroot Biscuits, Butter, Tea and Water.
Stick to this if I'm flaring, it works.

but if I feel ok, I can eat anything, but I don't eat red meat anymore, like steak or lamb, and I won't eat Chinese food, or anything fried, defo be a trip to A&E!
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10-30-2010, 07:37 AM   #10
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When I'm in a flare, I can only eat sweet potatoes and drink Boost.

When I'm feeling good, I can eat just about anything other than beef, sweet potatoes and drink Boost.
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10-30-2010, 11:54 PM   #11
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My safe food is white rice, chicken and eggs....thats pretty much my diet all the time. I can vary from it a little bit but not much. I find if I eat red meat...I dare not touch it for a week or two, I love yougert, but only once a week if that. When Im flaring I eat white rice and drink water~
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10-31-2010, 08:00 AM   #12
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uhm...

Bananas
white bread
white rice
yogurt
pasta
Eggs
tuna
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10-31-2010, 09:20 AM   #13
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when I'm not in a flare there is very little I can't eat, when I'm in a flare there is nothing that I can eat.
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10-31-2010, 07:28 PM   #14
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when I'm not in a flare there is very little I can't eat, when I'm in a flare there is nothing that I can eat.
Same here mate... What a ridiculous disease!
11-02-2010, 10:36 AM   #15
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Same here mate... What a ridiculous disease!
thats the same as me...i tend to forget about the disease when im fine...they say you shouldn't eat anything that doesn't feel right but everything seems ok when im fine... do you think though eatin like that brings on a flare ??
11-02-2010, 09:00 PM   #16
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Safe foods
Hard boiled eggs
Heabal tea
Hard cheese, but not too much....
cooked chicken
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11-02-2010, 10:08 PM   #17
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... do you think though eatin like that brings on a flare ??
More than likely it may play a part. My Naturalpathic Dr. says that a person's diet can be correlated to every disease. Everyone has some intolerance, for instance my intolerance is everything DAIRY and a combination of FRUIT + SUGAR, it's just that not many people are ever tested for it and therefore continue to eat their poison building up a tolerance instead of producing symptoms from toxins building in their bodies.
11-03-2010, 11:58 AM   #18
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bananas, applesauce, mangos, poached chicken, cooked spinach- no stems and riced potatoes

The mangos were magical during a flare- tasty and soothing at the same time
11-03-2010, 06:38 PM   #19
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Zoodles...are you by chance a Type O? If you are, mangos are highly beneficial and contains a component which positively influences known disease susceptibility.
11-03-2010, 07:15 PM   #20
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11-03-2010, 09:04 PM   #21
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all fruits, cheese(no processed or motza), any meat, mmmmm nummy, dont' like liver though or gizzards. All cooked veggies, except brussel sprouts, (dont' like em) and starchy ones. Home made yogart, dry curd cottage cheese. When I am not in a flare that is. When that's kicking, tea and water. Makes it easier on the bottom end.
11-06-2010, 06:44 PM   #22
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Burgers... for some weird reason
Bananas
Avocados
Sushi and most other fish
Cheese
Peas!
Lamb

When Im in a heavy flare i can't really eat anything without incident, but the ones above have generally caused me very little grief.
11-08-2010, 08:24 AM   #23
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Bananas
California Rolls (sushi-ish)
Bread
Peanut Butter
Boiled Eggs
Agged Cheese
White Rice
French Fries
Mashed Potatoes
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11-08-2010, 10:10 AM   #24
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SUSHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!!!!!!! mmmmmmmmm..............
11-10-2010, 02:24 AM   #25
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Applesauce. Puddings, Mashed Potatoes. Low Fiber soft foods. Some vegetebles if they are cooked until they are mush (yuck).
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11-10-2010, 08:53 AM   #26
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Lots of beige things!

Rice krispies, white bread, white pasta, mashed potato, boiled and baked potatoes (no skin!), Plain crackers.

Hard cheese like English Cheddar, Edam and Emmental but not too much. Seedless jam, honey (anyone tried the Manuka stuff?).

Veggies:
Carrot, courgette/zucchini (peeled), turnip, broccoli, butternut squash but all cooked to death and preferably mashed up unlike DougUte I liked this, so lucky for me!

Meat and fish:
Good lean steak
Any fresh fish
Chicken

Fruit:
Mango was ok, as was banana.
Skinned apple nuked in the microwave with some plain yoghurt was good.

Best thing I found was that I could eat Passata (cooked tomato concentrate stuff no skins or seeds). This meant I could make tomato sauces for the pasta (bit rubbish without onion and garlic but beggars cannot be choosers!). I'd also grate carrot and courgette into the sauce in a desperate attempt to consume some more nutrients.
11-10-2010, 11:35 AM   #27
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Wow, I see alot of people put eggs as a food they can eat, Im actually a little surprized as that is one of the foods I need to avoid during a flare. This disease really does not make any sense, well not for me anyways, I love eggs, but avoid them most of the time.

I usually stick with:
Bread
Rice
Pasta
crackers
11-11-2010, 08:45 AM   #28
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Best thing I found was that I could eat Passata (cooked tomato concentrate stuff no skins or seeds). This meant I could make tomato sauces for the pasta (bit rubbish without onion and garlic but beggars cannot be choosers!).

OMG I wish I could have tomato sauce on pasta, or even ketchup.....
Sniff sniff......
11-14-2010, 01:04 PM   #29
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My known safe foods include:
eggs, unprocessed meats/seafood, veggies, and fruit.

I wish I knew more of my safe foods. I am absolutely terrible with a food diary! I always have trouble finding the exact causative agent lol. I think I need to just add foods one at a time and then maybe that will help me identify safe food vs. troubled food!
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11-14-2010, 03:01 PM   #30
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Anything low residue.

I wish I was allowed to eat more healthily though!
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