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Help! Any good recipes for someone with a really bad appetite due to illness?

earthling | Aug 9, 2008 05:03 PM

Hi, I’ve got lupus and kidney disease and as a result a REALLY bad appetite and and an easily upset stomach. Sometimes I don’t eat for most of the day, everything seems so unappealing. I’m also hypoglycemic so I need a fair amount of animal protein in my diet.

Any suggestions or recipes for a healthy fairy simple LOW SODIUM and easily digestible diet (I’ve just discovered congee) like soups, stews, porridges that include chicken, beef and fish (veggies welcome too)? Anything else is fine too.

Also how do you make chicken and beef really tender and yummy? My diet must be tasty otherwise I just won’t eat! I plan on going to grow an herb garden (basil, oregano, mint, cilantro, etc.) I hear using the crockpot is simple and really brings out the flavor in food. Any suggestions are very much appreciated!

DIETARY RESTRICTIONS: eggs, hot peppers, black pepper, dairy (unless a recipe calls for just a little dairy), white rice/flour/pasta/bread. I’m allowed some but not a whole lot of tomatoes, eggplants and potatoes. I can use some cheese, such as parmesan, as flavoring. I also cannot digest beans, legumes, nuts and seeds. Thank you for your suggestions!

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