With Labor Day coming up, you may be heading to a cook-out or a party where you need to bring a side dish. While you can’t expect everything at someone else’s party to prepared from Crohn’s-friendly potluck recipes. But you can make sure you have something there to eat by picking from one of our favorites below.
These bite-size toasts with a mix of roasted tomato, basil and a little olive oil are quick to prepare and delicious to eat. They’re also a great way to take advantage of summer’s last bounty of tomatoes. Roasting the tomatoes first makes them easier to digest.
- To prepare, just slice bread into thick slices and toast. Slice your tomatoes and toss with olive oil and a little balsamic vinegar if you like, plus salt and pepper. Roast in the oven for 20 minutes at 400 degrees. Top the toasts with the tomato mix when you arrive, and you’re good to go!
- If you need to prep ahead of time, you can turn this recipe into a Panzanella Salad by using day-old bread and tossing everything together in the morning. Let sit at room temperature up to 8 hours to let the flavors meld.
Crohn’s-Friendly Roasted Root Vegetable Tray
Raw vegetables tend to be troublesome for people with Crohn’s, but roasting them not only makes them more easily digestable but also adds a great depth of flavor. We love a spray of rainbow carrots with an herbed olive-oil mayonnaise for dip, but you can use any of your favorite root vegetables.
- To make, toss your favorite root vegetables with olive oil, salt, pepper, and any of your favorite herbs (we’re partial to thyme, rosemary and oregano). Roast in a 400-degree oven for 40 minutes, or until vegetables are fork-tender.
- For the dip, simply stir in some of your favorite herbs, dried or fresh, into store-bought olive-oil mayonnaise.
Crohn’s-Friendly Fruit Crumble
And of course, you can’t forget dessert. Fruit We like to use whatever fruit is in season, but you can easily use frozen fruit here too. You can use almond meal if you can tolerate nuts, brown rice flour if you’re sensitive to gluten and nuts, or you can stick to white flour to keep the fiber level low.
- To prepare, mix together 4 cups of your fruit of choice and any natural sweeteners (like maple syrup or honey) to taste. Put the fruit mixture in the bottom of the dish. Squeeze the juice of half a lemon over the fruit to brighten the flavors. In another bowl, mix 1 cup flour, 1/4 cup oil or butter (whichever you can tolerate), 2 T. maple syrup or honey, a pinch of cinnamon, and a pinch of salt. Spread the topping evenly over the fruit, and bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes or until the top is lightly browned and the fruit is bubbling.
IV Treatment for Crohn’s Disease at Infusion Express
If IV medication for Crohn’s disease is part of your treatment program, know that you have options on where and when to receive your infusion.
Infusion Express makes it possible for you to get your treatment and engage in self-care with a spa-like environment and the comforts of home at any of our offices. You can receive your IV treatment while catching up on your favorite TV shows on our HDTVs, digging into the latest hit novel on our eReaders, or by simply hanging out with friends or family in your own private room. You can bring your laptop and work if you’re on a tight deadline at work, or you can even bring your spouse and call it a date! It’s the right care at the right place to get your health on track.
We’re invested in helping you live your best life, so we offer appointments during days, evenings and on Saturdays at any of our convenient locations. If you’re ready to experience the difference Infusion Express can make in your life, give us a call at any of our locations.