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Low Fiber Diet


                                                 Low Fiber Diet Recommendations

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Foods to Eat

Foods to Avoid

Bread, cereals, and grains

  • Cereals without whole grains, added fiber, seeds, raisins or other dried fruit
  • Crackers, zwieback, melba, and matzoh (no cracked wheat or whole grains)
  • Plain pasta or noodles
  • Pretzels
  • White breads, waffles, French toast, plain white rolls, or white bread toast
  • White flour for baking or making sauces
  • White rice

Bread, cereals, and grains

  • Bran
  • Brown or wild rice
  • Coconut
  • Graham crackers
  • Granola
  • Kasha (buckwheat)
  • Nuts or seeds
  • Wheat germ
  • Whole grains, cracked grains, whole wheat products

Vegetables:

  • Strained vegetable juices without pulp or spices
  • Tender, well-cooked fresh or canned vegetables without seeds, stems or skins: carrots, green or wax beans, spinach, lima beans, pumpkin, asparagus tips

Vegetables:

  • Raw or steamed vegetables
  • Vegetables with seeds
  • Sauerkraut
  • Winter squash, peas, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, onions, cauliflower,  peas, and corn

Fruits and desserts

  • Canned fruit without seeds or skins (not pineapple)
  • Melons, except watermelon
  • Ripe bananas
  • Sherbet and popsicles
  • Strained or clear juices

Fruits and desserts

  • All berries, figs, dates, and raisins
  • Prune juice and  prunes
  • Raw or dried fruit

 

Milk/Dairy

  • Cheese, including cottage cheese
  • Cream sauces, soups, and casseroles
  • Custard or pudding
  • Ice cream or frozen desserts (without nuts)
  • Milk, plain or flavored
  • Sour cream
  • Yogurt without seeds or granola

Milk/Dairy

  • Yogurt with seeds, berries or nuts

Meat and other Proteins

  • Peanut butter without nuts
  • Eggs
  • Ground, well cooked tender beef, lamb, ham, veal, pork, fish, poultry, and organ meats

Meat and other proteins

  • All beans, nuts, peas, lentils, and legumes
  • Processed meats, hot dogs, sausage, cold cuts
  • Tough, fibrous meats with gristle

Other foods and condiments

  • Clear jellies
  • Hard candy, marshmallows, and plain chocolate
  • Margarine, butter, cream, and oils
  • Mayonnaise and mild salad dressings
  • Plain gravies, bouillon and broth
  • Sugar, honey, and syrup

Other foods and condiments

  • Marmalade
  • Pickles, olives, relish, and horseradish
  • Popcorn
  • Potato chips