When you have a gastro-problem or have ever had a stomach-bug, you know that your relationship with food can become tentative at best really quickly. I'm the first to admit that I don't stick to my Crohn's/IBS diet very well unless I'm having a particularly bad week, but for those bad weeks I have a list of go-to foods to make make me feel better. Here is a list of ten foods that work for me (I hope they can help you too):
I know oatmeal seems like a food for babies and/or old people, but it is really easy on the digestive tract and easy to make in a dorm room. I personally like the Quaker Oatmeal with fruit flavors.
2. Pasta with marinara sauce
3. Nutella and/or peanut butter on bread
4. Chicken noodle soup
5. Slush-puppy or flavored ice
This DOES NOT work for everyone, but when I don't feel like eating anything I have one of these because it keeps my sugar levels up and isn't too heavy. Plus you can get these at almost any gas station for less than $3.
6. Plain donuts
This is another good thing to fill your stomach without adding anything heavy and doesn't everyone love donuts? (I usually avoid the chocolate ones when I don't feel well).
7. PB & J
I have no idea why this works for me, but it is perfect for my sick days.
I usually have a plain bagel, well maybe I have two. If you haven't noticed, carbs are most of my go-to's.