Bland Diet

Purpose: To be used in cases of gastrointestinal upset, i.e. irritable bowel syndrome exacerbation, gastroenteritis, recent food poisoning, flare of Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis.

Foods Allowed:
-Milk & Dairy: any kind of milk, yogurt, cottage cheese or cheese.
-Meats: lean beef, veal, lamb, pork, turkey, liver, chicken, Cornish hen. All fish or shellfish.
-Potatoes/Noodles: potato without skin, rice, noodles, spaghetti, yams, sweet potato.
-Breads: any kind
-Fruits: any kind and all juices
-Vegetables: any kind (except gas producing ones if you are bloated).
-Desserts: custard, pudding, ice cream, sponge cake, angel food or pound cake, sorbet, ices.

Avoid the Following Foods That May Be Active Gastric Irritants Including:
-Caffeine
-Coffee
-Decaffeinated coffee
-Tea
-Cocoa
-Carbonated beverages with caffeine (sodas such as Coca Cola, Mountain Dew).
-Alcohol
-Chocolate
-Pepper
-Chili powder
-Fried meats/chicken/potatoes
-Frankfurters, sausage
-Luncheon meats
-Gas producing vegetables: cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, bok choy, beans, brussel sprouts.