Snacks, Sides & Dips

These snacks for ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s can help you maintain a healthy diet and meet your nutrient needs throughout the day.

A wooden board topped with freshly baked gluten-free lemon blueberry muffins. The muffins are golden brown with visible blueberries scattered throughout. They are surrounded by a few loose blueberries, and the board is placed on a blue and white striped cloth. These muffins are a delicious and suitable option for those with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Gluten-Free Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Introducing our delicious gluten-free lemon blueberry muffins! They’re suitable for both Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis, and made primarily with almond flour and eggs.

An array of golden-brown chicken nuggets scattered across a white background. Each nugget has a crispy coating with a visibly textured surface, suggesting a crunchy bite. The golden color varies slightly from piece to piece, with some lighter and darker spots, indicating they have been baked to a delectable crispness.

Gluten-Free Turmeric Chicken Nuggets

If you’re in search of a meal that is friendly to IBD, quick to prepare, and nutritious, look no further! This gluten-free turmeric chicken nugget recipe is not only high in protein but also delicious. It ticks every box for a convenient and healthful option.

A vibrant, healthy meal setup with two bowls of creamy carrot ginger soup garnished with parsley, surrounded by fresh ingredients including whole carrots, ginger root, and green basil leaves. Croutons are scattered beside the bowls, all presented on a dark wood surface with a beige linen napkin underneath.

Instant Pot Carrot & Fennel Soup

If you think soups are too difficult to make, try this recipe! With less than 10 ingredients and a pressure-cooker, this fennel soup recipe will prepare you for a decadent meal in less than 30 minutes. You can enjoy this fennel soup as a comforting appetizer, paired with your lunch, or as a side with dinner.

A bowl of cilantro lime basmati rice garnished with lime wedges and fresh cilantro leaves on a rustic wooden table. The rice is fluffy and white, and the bright green of the cilantro adds a fresh contrast. The lime wedges are arranged on top of the rice. A spoon and a folded napkin are placed beside the bowl, indicating readiness for serving. The background is softly focused, emphasizing the dish.
Snacks, Sides & Dips

4-ingredient Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice

In less than 30 minutes, this delicious and refreshing rice can be a great addition to your lunch or dinner. Using only 4 ingredients, Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice is easy to make and keeps well for multiple meals.

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Snacks, Sides & Dips

Homemade Cranberry Sauce with Maple Syrup

This 3-ingredient cranberry sauce is simple to make, IBD-friendly, and a perfect addition to the table during the holiday season.  How Does this Recipe Differ

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Chocolate & Strawberry Yogurt Bark

This simple yogurt bark is not only easy-to-prepare but creates a tasty and healthful dessert or snack for people with IBD. It’s gluten-free, nut-free, egg-free, soy-free, oil-free, vegetarian, and has several key reasons why this recipe can work during an IBD flare.

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Snacks, Sides & Dips

Tuna Cucumber Bites

With just three ingredients, this is one of the easiest appetizers or snacks you’ll ever make. Bonus: it’s delicious and nutritious, boosting your intake of anti-inflammatory omega-3s and lean protein.

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Salmon & Veggie Skewers with Herbed Yogurt Dip

These healthy salmon skewers are delicious and easy to make. They are loaded with anti-inflammatory omega-3s, antioxidants, and tremendous flavor in every bite.

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Mini Egg White Cups with Veggies

This recipe is for you if you’re looking to try incorporating more vegetables into your eating plan, as:

1) the vegetables are cooked, thereby breaking down some of the fiber content in them
2) you can easily add or subtract veggies from this recipes to help determine tolerance.

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Snacks, Sides & Dips

Moroccan Mashed Potatoes

Have you wanted to try incorporating more turmeric into your eating plan? If so, these Moroccan Mashed Potatoes are worth a try! Check out the nutritional benefits of the anti-inflammatory ingredients used in this recipe that will help combat inflammation and manage IBD symptoms.

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Snacks, Sides & Dips

Honey Glazed Carrots

This simple carrot dish is a staple in my home. Not only does my picky-eater husband (with Crohn’s disease) love these, but they’ve been a hit with dinner guests without inflammatory bowel diseases, as well. I love how quick and easy these carrots are to make, even if you’re a complete cooking newb!

Avocado Pudding Recipe

Avocado Pudding Recipe

This simple dessert recipe is a staple in my home. My husband has quite a few dietary limitations due to his Crohn’s disease, so having a recipe with only a few ingredients is a must. Not only will this recipe satisfy a sweet tooth, but it’s super quick and easy. In literally 6 minutes, you can create a fun and tasty dessert!

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