Recipes

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Explore My Recipes Approved for Crohn's and Colitis Diets

Eating well with inflammatory bowel disease doesn’t mean boring food! Whether it’s Crohn’s recipes, or recipes for Ulcerative Colitis, I have you covered. Please find my tried and true recipes below.

A square slice of bell pepper and spinach egg bake featuring vibrant green spinach and red tomato pieces sits on a white plate. A vintage-style fork with a wooden handle rests beside the egg bake. The plate is placed on a light grey textured surface, with a white cloth napkin partially visible in the top left corner of the image.
Breakfast

Dairy-Free Bell Pepper & Spinach Egg Bake

Try this spinach egg bake for a perfect savory breakfast combination. It’s rich in vitamins, minerals and protein to support an IBD-friendly diet, and pairs well with other IBD-friendly easy bake items.

A delectable bowl of Asian-style caramelized chicken thigh pieces over a bed of fluffy white rice. The chicken has a light golden-brown hue indicating a gentle caramelization, coated in a glossy sauce, and sprinkled with vibrant green onions for garnish. The dish is presented in a rustic ceramic bowl, resting on a textured linen tablecloth in neutral tones, which contributes to the home-cooked meal's inviting and comforting appearance.
Lunch/Dinner

Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs

Try these Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs and in 3 quick steps you’ll have juicy chicken ready for a delicious lunch or dinner. With just 8 ingredients, this gluten free recipe gives you a simple meal full of flavor for any day of the week.

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Breakfast

Air Fryer Oat Pancakes (Gluten & Dairy-Free)

With only 8 ingredients, this air fryer pancake recipe will spruce up your breakfast in less than 30 minutes! These pancakes are a great gluten- and dairy-free option to satisfy your cravings and start your day on the right foot.

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.
Lunch/Dinner

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.
Lunch/Dinner

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 pair of homemade chicken and apple sausage patties are presented on a wooden board, with a fresh, green apple cut into a wedge and a head of lettuce in the background. To the side, a small black bowl contains a complementary sauce. The patties have a golden-brown crust from pan-searing, and the herbs within suggest a flavorful blend. The overall setting suggests a healthy, home-cooked meal.
Breakfast

Homemade Chicken and Apple Sausage Patties

Homemade chicken and apple sausage patties are delicious and easy to make. Not only are they packed with protein and antioxidants, but they also offer the delightful sweetness of fresh apples, enhancing both the taste and juiciness.

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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Smoothies & Beverages

Pineapple Cucumber Ginger Smoothie for Gut Health

Refresh your mornings or energize your afternoons with our Pineapple Cucumber Ginger Smoothie. Not only is it delicious, but it’s also crafted to promote gut health, especially for those battling with IBD.

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Smoothies & Beverages

Anti-Inflammatory Pineapple Ginger Smoothie

Teeming with health-enhancing ingredients like freshly peeled ginger root and ground flax seed, this smoothie is your perfect ally in combating inflammation.

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