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Foods I eat when not well
Salmon with baby leaf salad topped with extra virgin olive oil
This has always been one of the few good meals my body could handle when I was not well. I use baby leaf salad as this is very soft and home-made spelt bread which has no wheat.
Another alternative which I usually prefer (as it is a warm meal) is a piece of salmon heated the oven and have it with salad topped with extra virgin olive oil.
I usually try and make sure that the salmon is of good quality and try and go for wild salmon that wasn’t farmed. That’s in the hope that the fish hasn’t been fed low and cheap quality foods.
Salmon also contains omega oils which have proven to be very helpful.
Tuna with baby leaf salad topped with extra virgin olive oil
I also have this on home-made spelt bread.
Home-made spelt bread
It’s usually quite difficult to find bread without wheat and therefore I make my own spelt bread.
Note: sometimes when you buy spelt bread it may still contain some wheat. Always make sure to ask the baker or look at the ingredients on the packet.
To make spelt bread you need: 1 Kg of spelt flour (make sure it doesn’t contain wheat), 1 Litre of sparkling water, 2 small packets of baking powder (read the instructions of how much to use per 500 grams of flour), 1-2 tbl spoon of salt (ideally Himalayan salt). Mix that all together and put in the oven for 50-60 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius.
That’s it. It’s easy and only takes a few minutes of work.
There are many different kinds of vegetable soups you can make. I have to admit that I’ve never actually made a vegetable soup myself but I know that they’ve been good for me. I do know that I prefer them puréed.
Spinach and banana smoothie
Throw some baby-leaf spinach and a banana into a blender, add water. That’s it. It’s fast and simple – but I don’t have them regularly when I’m really not well. I have this more often when I’m feeling better. When I’m well I have phases when I have this most mornings.
Spelt-Pasta with spinach and courgette
This is one of my favourites. I can eat it when I’m not too well and I think it’s tasty.
Chicken with courgette, baby spinach leaves and broccoli
Small chicken pieces with courgette and baby spinach leaves and steamed broccoli.
Foods I eat when better
Egg with courgette and salmon
First cut the courgette and put first into frying pan with some butter (I think it’s better than oil, for the taste anyway). Then add chopped pieces of salmon into the pan. Mix a few eggs together in a bowl and when the courgette is nearly done add this into the frying pan.
I prefer to have the eggs a little bit runny (as you may be able to see in the picture above) because that’s where the protein is. I keep stirring (probably with a little less heat now) until most of the egg is getting closer to being solid and then take it out of the pan and eat immediately.
As a note, digesting eggs is a little work for the body so I’d only recommend this when reasonably well. I wouldn’t eat this more than twice a week, maximum. I think the bowl above contains 4 eggs, so, take it easy.
Unfortunately the image is a little bit blurry – but you get the idea. It’s definitely tasty! Enjoy!
What are your favourite dishes when having ulcerative colitis? Please get in touch and let me know.