Low Residue Diet

Food Groups


Group

Allowed

Avoid

Beverages

Cereal beverage; tea; carnation milk

Iced beverages; carbonated beverages; coffee; milk; milk drinks

Breads

White or rye bread; rolls; soda crackers; saltines

Bread or cracker containing whole wheat flour or bran

Cereals

Cooked refined com; rice and wheat cereal; oatmeal; commercially prepared cereals from rice or corn (free of outer coating); puffed wheat; puffed rice; rice crisp

Whole grain cereals

Desserts

Cake; cookies; custard; gelatin desserts; pastries; pudding; rennet desserts; sherberts (all with out fruit and nuts)

Any other

Fats

Butter; margarine

Any other

Fruits

None

All fruits and juices

Meat, eggs and cheese

Bacon, tender meat; fish or foul; canned fish; eggs

Any other

Potato or substitute

Noodles; refined; rice; spaghetti

Hominy sweet potato; whole grain rice

Soups

Bouillon; broth

Any other

Sweets

Hard candies; honey; jellies; syrup; sugar

Candy containing fruit or nuts; jam; marmalade

Vegetables

None

All vegetables and vegetable juices

Miscellaneous

Gravy; herb except garlic; creamy peanut butter; salt; vinegar; white sauce

Garlic; nuts; pickles; popcorn; relishes; condiments

 

 

 

Basic Meal Pattern


Breakfast

Lunch and Dinner

Cooked cereal-½ cup
Eggs-2
Bacon-2 strips
Toast and butter-1 slice
Beverage with sugar

Lean meat, fish or fowl-2 ½ oz.
White potato or substitute-1/2 cup
Dessert-½ cup
Bread and butter-1 slice
Beverage with sugar

Additions to Low-Residue Diet to be ordered by the physician one at a time:

(all without tough fiber)