Foods I Eat

This is really a very hard page to write because I really can eat anything, but it depends on how my Crohn's is doing for that day.  I avoid foods that I know COULD cause me problems, but basically eat whatever.  Below are what I know I CAN with no problems...

Protein Bars
Finally found a protein bar that doesn't cause me any discomfort or pain each day. 
I found them at WalMart and Costco here in Canada

Pork Chops
4 pork chops
341 ml (1 bottle) Beer
3 tbsp brown sugar
3/4 cup ketchup

Brown the pork chops and add pepper/salt (or your fave seasoning) and add to baking dish.
Mix the beer, brown sugar and ketchup together and pour over pork chops.
Bake for 1 1/2 hours, covered, at 375F, remove cover for the last 15 minutes.
Serve with rice.
The sauce can be poured over the rice

Cinnamon and Honey Drink
4 teaspoons honey
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
3 cups water

Boil ingredients together in a small saucepan and drink 1 cup, 3 times a day, boiling it each time so its hot.

All this is to my taste, yours might be different, so feel free to tweak it any which way. 


DebraEllen said...

Hi Vern, I too have wonderful Crohn's. For me, I could never eat the cinnamon or even ketchup. When I have flare's it is a must- very very bland foods. My last flare I discovered Coke was a contributing factor in the flare. I have not had a Coke or any other soda since.

I have enjoyed reading your post. Thanks and take care!


Vern Laine said...

Hi Debra, when I'm flaring I resort to bland food or liquid only, so I hear ya. I don't think I've had a Coke in.....forever
Thanks !!

Anonymous said...

A new member of your elite In fact the lab panel is not back yet, but doc's and I are very suspicious as to my symptoms, etc.

I sure need to know, even though know meats (just ate lightly sauted filet of catfish {this is the south} and "waiting" for the verdict) has caused a flare just on 12/29.

Vern Laine said...

This is why I kept a food journal. Is it the fish that might have caused it OR was it something you ate or drank with it? For me, I know I can't eat steak, but can have hamburger, chicken or fish. If I eat, for example, mashed potatoes with it, I could get a flare sometimes depending on how they were made. Was milk or cream added? Did I have water, juice, soda, coffee to drink? It gets complicated sometimes, but worth it to figure everything out.
Good luck!!