Pancreatitis Diet Recipes

pancreatitis diet recipesPancreatitis diet recipes is a brand new category on this site and my hope is that you’ll find it to be helpful in your journey to better health.

Most pancreatitis diet recipes you can find on the internet are not safe. They are conjured up by those who really don’t know what can be eaten in relative safety and what foods should never be eaten.

When coming out of an acute attack I’ve heard of people being fed ย or told they can eat some of the most dangerous foods, by hospital employees (doctors, nutritionists, etc).

Those who suffer from chronic disease have no real guidance. They have no guidance because, let’s face the truth, you are worth more sick than well.

If you’re well you don’t visit the hospital ER rooms. You don’t need routine office visits. You don’t need prescription drugs or surgical procedures.

It is absolutely amazing to me how little the medical profession knows or is willing to tell about what is safe and what isn’t safe for pancreatitis patient to eat. This holds true for nutritionists as well. As a result …

Safe pancreatitis diet recipes are extremely hard to find.

This new site category will endeavor to bring you a variety of decent tasting foods you will be able to enjoy in relative safety. Remember …

If you are still experiencing symptoms because you have not healed it is best to eat what I have termed as a modified vegan meal plan.

The Modified Vegan

vegetables for pancreatitisModified vegan simply means your food comes from plant sources, not animal sources. True vegans do not eat animal products however …

They do eat foods that you and I should not.

Just because something grows in the ground or on a bush or tree which grows in the ground doesn’t mean it is safe. If you haven’t read my post on pancreatitis diet basics you should do that. You should also read all the other posts about diet.

Vegans eat high fat foods such as nuts and seeds. Nuts and seeds are not safe. They eat and use oils in cooking. Oils are not safe. They eat avocado, coconut, soybeans and soy products which are not safe. Not for those of us who suffer with pancreatitis.

Once you have healed enough to be symptom free you can then begin to explore the short list of relatively safe animal foods. Now …

IF you have had only one mild attack and there isn’t a lot of damage or an underlying cause that hasn’t been addressed (be advised a pancreas doesn’t simply wake up one morning and decide to become inflamed) you have an extremely good chance of healing totally, never having to worry about chronic disease but …

pancreatitis-diet-recipesIF you are suffering from chronic pancreatitis or you have had more than one or two acute pancreatitis attacks and have not yet been diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis (even though you have ongoing, unrelenting symptoms) I would highly suggest the first place to start should be to begin a food diary.

You will quickly note that this section is a little premature if you really want to learn what you should and should NOT eat. Rather than take my word for it doing a proper food diary is the ONLY way you can learn what foods work for you and what foods do not work for you. Then …

This section containing pancreatitis diet recipesย will become a valuable resource.

Directions for prep and doing the actual food diary should be followed exactly or you will really never know for absolute sure what works for you and what doesn’t.

Have you ever noticed how old folks get windy, leave the course or original thought and then take forever to get back on track? Anyway …

This category will definitely contain some “modified vegan” recipes to get you started on your journey.

It’ll likely contain all types of recipes, eventually.

Main course dishes, side dishes, deserts and more.

Praise God I have a few ladies and guys who are willing to share their recipes so we can get this show on the road!

In fact I’m gonna let one show you a couple recipes.

Now the first recipe needs some substitutions and eliminations.

First you need to substitute ground chicken for the ground beef, NO fat cheese for the regular cheese and eliminate the butter. The second recipe needs substitutions and eliminations as well and I’m willing to bet you can figure out which ingredients need be switched and which need to be eliminated. ๐Ÿ™‚

Anyway …

Eventually there will be enough recipe variety to keep your diet as lively as possible and still be relatively safe. If you desire to put the food diary on the back burner for now (not advisable) and dive right in you can certainly do that.

I say I don’t know how to cook but in all truth I am able to throw together some dishes that really are decent. The problem with my cooking style is I rarely follow a recipe. I simply put in a little of this, a little of that and somehow it comes up ediible! At least most of the time. So what I’m saying is that I’m a “dumper” not a Martha Stewart!

As a result I’m going to have to do some cooking, actually write down what I use, how much and give directions. Some of my stuff is to die for while other food ideas not so much lol.

If you like apple sauce I make chunky apple sauce that tastes like really good apple pie filling.

organic_bakedbeansIf you happen to like beans I have an easy recipe anyone can master.

If you can open a can of beans and dump them on a plate you can do this recipe!

More recipes are coming soon (real ones not funny videos) and you’ll find some good eating right here at BeatingPancreatitis.Com ๐Ÿ™‚

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This article has 18 Comments

    1. Hi Anna – bread is good, everybody loves good bread but you have to be careful because as far I as I know it is almost impossible to make bread without oil. So all commercial breads have some sort of oil, sometimes lard, which is worse. That is why bread has fat grams. Some have as little as 1 gram per slice while others have 2 or 3 grams.

    2. I have an amazing bread recipe- NO OIL!!! Will find it & post Literally, flour, yeast, salt, water
      Everybody loves this bread!

  1. Hi HG – here is a recipe we really like for baked brown rice and lentils. Hubby has had no pain eating it. He is almost healed from his APA a month ago, just needs to make sure he has some mini meals during the day, if nothing more than a few saltines.

    2 c broth – chicken or veggie.
    1 c water
    1 c lentils, rinsed
    1/2 whole grain brown rice, uncooked
    1 small onion, chopped
    2 tsp Italian seasonings – I add additional rosemary (powdered)
    2 garlic cloves, minced
    1/2 c shredded carrots – I add more
    optional, if you can handle the fats – 1 c shredded cheese

    1. In a 13 x 9 baking dish combine all of the ingredients, except the cheese
    2. Cover with foil and bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour and 10 minutes
    3. Remove from oven and carefully remove foil. Spread the cheese over the beans mixture and bake for an additional 20 minutes. I just remove the foil and let cook the 20 minutes without the cheese.

    We will be adding sliced, cooked mushrooms to the next batch. Makes a great meal in itself if you add diced, cooked chicken. We also added to our tacos (made with whole wheat tortillas and shredded chicken breast). Seems to be pretty versatile.

    1. Hi Sharon – In regards to pancreatitis I don’t think it matters what kind of salt you use. I use sea salt but regular old salt works fine. I have never found spices to cause problems in fact many are highly anti-inflammatory and good to use.

  2. do you can indicate a company wish people with pancreatitis could buy the recipes please?

    1. Hi Self employer as Psychologist – I don’t have any recommendations regarding recipe books. There really isn’t any safe recipe books (that I know of) for pancreatitis patients. I suggest you learn what foods are safe for you and then develop your own recipes using those foods. IF I were a really good cook I’d develop recipes for people but I’m not what I’d call a good cook lol

  3. This is not entirely correct, the chronic pancreatitis cook book does take into account oils,fat content etc, and gives you the recipes to help, a small change is better than no change,

    1. Hi Chris are you talking about this book? The reviews are terrible! I don’t know of many specific pancreatitis diet cookbooks. Most are written by people who have no clue, are still sick, or had a parent or family member die and thought they’d pass on info that may kill someone else. THAT’S WHY I don’t recommend too many cook books. This book has better reviews (actually several good ones). I’ve never read it so I have no clue whether it is in fact good or not. AND … I can tell you from experience it usually takes BIG change to get well and stay well but we all have to do what is right for us. I hope you are well.

  4. Recently diagnosed with pancreatitis. I was hospitalized for 5 days. Out of town running from Hurricane Harvey and ended up in the ER. The doctor wants me to have an MRI done to check for Gallstones. Can’t get into my doctor until the 25 of this month (September 2017). Okay..told to eat low fat. I need recipes. Complete recipes like casseroles. Might make it easier for my husband to eat. Plus this is what he needs too. He is type 2 diabetic. I did good cooking healthy until my father passed away five years ago. Mom lives an hour away. Daddy did everything. Needles to say I practically live there helping her and not eating right! I order a doctor recommended pancreas enzyme and hopefully will get it in the mail today.

    1. Hi Beverly – dang it certainly sounds like you have been going through some bad times. I’m sorry. What recipes I have are FEW and are posted on this site. I don’t eat casseroles because most contain too much fat or are not gluten free (I’m a celiac).

      1. Hi! Not sure if I am celiac yet. I have every symptom of celiac and probably have for years. Constipation, diarrhea, you name it. Dr. did a sigmascope years back and diagnosed me with IBS. Trying to get my follows ups scheduled! OMG what a nightmare. My hubby and I always had PPO health insurance, but due to him getting laid off last year we were forced to go with an HMO. We lost all our specialists! I am arguing with our insurance company now! LOL Okay scheduled on the 25th with my primary doctor so he can tell me what GI I can use to do the MRI. What happened to my rights choosing who I want?? ((ka-thud!)) ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Is there a good alternative to cooking with olive oil? I like to roast veggies in the oven and I put a lil olive oil and seasoning on them. What can I use instead?

    1. Hi Heidj – I wish I could tell you I have a safe substitute for olive oil but I do not know of any. I like roasted veggies myself and have to do them without oil. I simply use a non-stick baking pan and sprinkle the seasonings on. It works but isn’t quite the same at first.

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