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Gastrointestinal Diet 1

On the Gastrointestinal Diet 1, all foods must be selected and prepared according to the Diet Guidelines for Immunosuppressed Patients.

Foods to Try First

Beverages (1 cup)

  • Tea, weak decaffeinated or brewed herb, except peppermint
  • Gatorade
  • Rice milk
  • Lactaid 100 milk
  • Apple juice (half-strength)
  • Kool-Aid or Tang (half-strength)
  • Cranberry drinks (half-strength)

Hot cereals (½ cup), all made with water

  • Cream of Rice
  • Cream of Wheat
  • Farina
  • Grits
  • Malt-o-Meal

Cold cereals (½ cup)

  • Puffed rice
  • Rice Krispies
  • Cheerios
  • Other: _________

Starches (allowed with 1 teaspoon margarine)

  • White bread, plain bagel or English muffin (1 slice)
  • Pasta: macaroni, egg noodles or plain spaghetti (½ cup)
  • Potato (no skin), baked or mashed (½ medium or ½ cup)
  • Rice, white (½ cup)
  • Saltines (2)
  • Pretzels (1 ounce)
  • White dinner roll (1)

Fruits (½ cup)

  • Applesauce, plain
  • Banana (½)
  • Peaches, canned in juice or light syrup
  • Pears, canned in juice or light syrup

Other

  • Lifesavers
  • Lemon drops
  • Broth, beef or chicken (1 cup)
  • Popsicle

Miscellaneous

  • Sugar: 1 packet or teaspoon
  • Salt: as desired

If Tolerated, Try

Protein sources (allowed with 1 teaspoon margarine or mayonnaise)

  • Well-cooked chicken or turkey breast (no skin), baked, broiled or boiled (½ breast or 3 ounces)
  • Ham, lean (3 ounces)
  • Egg, well cooked only (1)
  • Fish, baked or poached (3 ounces)
  • Tuna, water packed (¼ cup)
  • Resource Fruit Beverage (½ cup)
  • Pediasure (½ cup)
  • Ensure, Boost High Protein (½ cup)
  • Other: _________

Other

  • Chicken rice or chicken noodle soup (1 cup)
  • Sandwiches made with low-fat mayonnaise on white bread: egg salad, tuna salad, chicken, turkey or lean ham (½ sandwich)
  • Vanilla wafers or graham crackers (2)
  • Animal crackers (4)
  • Angel food cake
  • Carrots, well cooked (½ cup)
  • Green beans, well cooked (½ cup)
  • Sweet potatoes (peeled and mashed) (½ cup)