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Diet Chart

This diet chart will help you identify what foods you should and should not eat during your recovery. This is only for ileostomy patients.

Grains/Starches

 
Choose these Avoid these
  • White bread
  • Refined ready to eat cereals (such as puffed rice, corn flakes)
  • Cream of rice
  • Cream of wheat
  • Grits
  • Crackers
  • Pancakes
  • Waffles
  • White rice
  • White pasta
  • Egg noodles
  • Instant oatmeal
  • Soft whole wheat bread/pasta/pancakes
  • Breads made with bran, seeds, nuts, whole grains, or dried fruits
  • Any cereals made with whole grain, bran, granola, seeds, or dried fruit
  • Polenta
  • Buckwheat
  • Bulgur
  • Barley
  • Wheat berries
  • Quinoa
  • Whole grain rice
  • Brown rice
  • Popcorn

Vegetables

 
Choose these Avoid these
  • Thoroughly cooked vegetables
  • Raw or al-dente (cooked but still firm) vegetables

Fruit

 
Choose these Avoid these
  • Bananas
  • Melons
  • Applesauce
  • Canned peaches
  • Canned pears
  • Fruit juice without pulp
  • Avocado
  • Peeled apples
  • All other raw fruits
  • Dried fruits
  • Prune juice

Meat and Proteins

 
Choose these Avoid these
  • Poultry
  • Meat
  • Fish
  • Eggs
  • Tofu
  • Smooth yogurts
  • Cheese without seeds or nuts
  • Smooth nut butters
  • Cottage cheese
  • Nuts
  • Chunky nut butters
  • Yogurt with pomegranate
  • Cheese with nuts, seeds, or dried fruit
  • Beef jerky (and all other jerkies)
  • Hot dog/sausage skins (casings)
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