Anyone with tips on adding deliciousness to an Irritable Bowel Syndrome diet? This diet disallows vegetable roughage; I'm having trouble making "bland food" appetizing. Hubby will be on the diet for about 5 more weeks-we're on week 5 and it's getting to be a let-down, the same few soggy veggies served over and over. I try to serve a green and a yellow veg+fruit plus a starch at dinner; work lunch is a tough one. Here is what we have to work with:
Allowed, but cooked to very soft only:
peeled summer and winter squash
soft cheeses, butter, margarine, veg oils, occasional eggs
adcidophilus milk/ kefir
refined pastas, breads and flours
applesauce or baked apples, soft cooked or canned
skinned apricots, peaches, pears, and plums. Bananas.
spicey seasonings or condiments
tomatoes and peppers
all cruciferous veg (broccoli & realtives)
raw greens (lettuces, sprouts)
seeds or nuts
I've got the allowed items down, but how to season? any secret ingredients/tricks, favorite combos, packed lunch ideas?
Many thanks for any help you can give.