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Old 12-01-2006, 04:13 PM   #1
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My dilemma - diverticulitis friendly menu

I have ben having two couples over for dinner just before we all leave to go to our families for Christmas for the past few years.

This year, one of the ladies has had a really bad time with diverticulitis and is going to have to have surgery (a resection).
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3 Until that happens she is on a strict low fiber diet, nothing spicy, etc. I would like to know if any of you can suggest a menu that would be appropriate for her and for the rest of us. We are all o.k. with eating whatever will be good for her.

Any help will be greatly appreciated. I am really stumped on this one.

Lyndalou

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Old 12-01-2006, 04:39 PM   #2
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Lyndalou............sorry but I can't think of any recipes off the top of my head but I googled and found some for you


http://www.mealsforyou.com/cgi-bin/r...fiberDietary_o
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Old 12-01-2006, 05:37 PM   #3
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What about scallops sauteed with simple salt, pepper, a little butter, good quality EVOO with a lemon/artichoke risotto - maybe wild mushroom risotto? Or a nice fish with the risotto. I'm not sure what vegetables she can have but you can easily find out.

That's my first thought - if I think of anything else I'll post it.
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Old 12-01-2006, 05:47 PM   #4
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I like kitchenelf's ideas. Here's some more:

starter - cup of potato soup with grated cheese topping
entree - veal piccata (lemon rice? veg mousse?)
dessert - creme brulee or trifle with gelatin instead of fruit and whipped cream.
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Old 12-01-2006, 06:40 PM   #5
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lynda, I am not sure exactly what a low fiber diet is. Is there a list of no-nos or items that are good she has? If so, maybe we could start from there. Have Googled a bit and am now very confused about the whole thing.

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Have Googled a bit and am now very confused about the whole thing.Good luck.
- that's what happened to me.

I just figured from reading different things that MOST vegetables are out - especially the fibrous or seedy ones such as broccoli.
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Old 12-02-2006, 08:06 AM   #7
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I have ben having two couples over for dinner just before we all leave to go to our families for Christmas for the past few years.

This year, one of the ladies has had a really bad time with diverticulitis and is going to have to have surgery (a resection).
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3 Until that happens she is on a strict low fiber diet, nothing spicy, etc. I would like to know if any of you can suggest a menu that would be appropriate for her and for the rest of us. We are all o.k. with eating whatever will be good for her.

Any help will be greatly appreciated. I am really stumped on this one.

Lyndalou
I suggest you ask her what types of food she is allowed. Then devise the menu from that (or come back for suggestions on that basis) , maybe adding a veggie or something for the rest of the table. That way you can be sure she can eat it.

A friend had a bout with it (diverticulosis) and just felt so bad she didn't wan to come to dinner until it was abated (with antibiotics in her case).
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Old 12-03-2006, 08:25 AM   #8
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Could not shake this low fiber menu from my head. Here is one idea. It is a bit ambitious but I don't think anyone could feel they were were making an accomodation.

Would start with a very clear, made from scratch, consumme. Either chicken or beef. If chicken would garnish with a small amount of julienned chicken. Can also sprinkle with a bit of scallions, a small amount I believe is allowed.

As for the main, would cook a broiled cod with a mornay sauce, and then pureed sweet taters on the side.

For dessert, how about a chocolate souffle?

Sounds tasty to me.
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Old 12-03-2006, 03:03 PM   #9
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Don't we have to "look" for high fiber foods? I don't think a hamburger or pizza is considered a fiber food. I think white flour is not a fiber food. Anything that "sticks to your ribs" is not a fiber food. Maybe you and your friends should get involved in a low-fiber pot luck.
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Old 12-03-2006, 05:24 PM   #10
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Thank you all so much.lots of great ideas that we can all enjoy. I will pass my final menu idea by my friend and I know we'll all have a great time. After all, the idea is to get together and enjoy each other's company.
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