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Discover a few Recipes and Guidelines about Crohn’s Disease

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There are many recipes that can be easily adapted for individuals with Crohn’s disease.

Some general guidelines to keep in mind when creating recipes for individuals with Crohn’s disease include:

  • Avoiding high-fiber foods, as they can be difficult to digest and can worsen symptoms.
  • Choosing low-fat and low-sugar options, as high-fat and high-sugar foods can be hard on the digestive system.
  • Incorporating easily digestible protein sources, such as fish, chicken, and eggs.
  • Avoiding foods that can cause gas and bloating, such as beans and cruciferous vegetables.
  • Incorporating anti-inflammatory foods, such as turmeric, ginger, and omega-3-rich foods, like salmon, mackerel, and sardines.

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Here are a few recipe ideas to get you started:

  1. Baked salmon with a ginger and turmeric marinade:

  • Mix together 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 1 tablespoon of grated ginger, 1 teaspoon of turmeric, 1 clove of minced garlic, and a pinch of salt.
  • Place a salmon fillet in a baking dish and pour the marinade over it.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

      2. Creamy chicken and vegetable soup:

  • Sauté 1 diced onion and 2 cloves of minced garlic in a large pot with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  • Add 2 cups of chicken broth, 1 cup of diced cooked chicken, and 1 cup of diced vegetables (such as carrots, celery, and zucchini)
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and let simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Stir in 1/4 cup of heavy cream and heat through.

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     3. Scrambled eggs with vegetables:

  • Scramble 2 eggs in a pan with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  • Add in 1/4 cup of diced vegetables (such as bell peppers, mushrooms, and spinach) and cook until the eggs are cooked through.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.

      4. Grilled chicken and vegetable skewers:

  • Cut 1 pound of boneless, skinless chicken breast into bite-sized pieces.
  • Cut a variety of vegetables, such as bell peppers, onions, and mushrooms, into bite-sized pieces.
  • Thread the chicken and vegetables onto skewers (if using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 30 minutes before using)
  • Brush with a marinade made of 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 2 cloves of minced garlic, 1 tablespoon of chopped herbs (such as basil or parsley) and a pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Grill over medium-high heat until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are tender.

     5. Slow-cooker turkey chili:

  • Brown 1 pound of ground turkey in a skillet over medium heat.
  • Add 1 diced onion, 2 cloves of minced garlic, and 1 diced bell pepper to the skillet and cook for a few minutes more.
  • Transfer the turkey mixture to a slow cooker and add 1 can of diced tomatoes, 1 can of kidney beans (rinsed and drained), 1 cup of chicken broth, 1 teaspoon of chili powder, and 1/2 teaspoon of cumin.
  • Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.

      6. Creamy tomato and basil soup:

  • Sauté 1 diced onion and 2 cloves of minced garlic in a large pot with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  • Add 2 cups of chicken broth and 1 can of diced tomatoes.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and let simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Stir in 1/4 cup of heavy cream and a handful of chopped fresh basil.
  • Use an immersion blender or a regular blender to puree the soup until smooth.

Again, it’s important to keep in mind that the nutritional needs of people with Crohn’s disease can vary, so it’s a good idea to consult with a healthcare professional or a dietitian to design a diet plan that fits your specific needs.

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