5 Ideas for Dining in Style With Crohn's Disease

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Geoffrey Zakarian

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Geoffrey Zakarian

When it comes to food, I believe in style. And if you're on a diet that's restrictive, I think it's even more important.

1. Make It Miniature. From what I understand, smaller meals are often easier for people with Crohn's disease to digest. Take the opportunity to work on a few elegant bite-size hors d’oeuvres and appetizers that you can use for parties.

2. Make It New. Rice pudding isn't exactly considered chic. But you can add your own twist to it and change perceptions. Comfort food can be sophisticated.

Panna cotta might mean “cooked cream,” but who says you can’t throw in almond milk instead? Chef Geoffrey Zakarian shows us how to make a non-dairy, low sugar, Crohn’s-friendly panna cotta that will satisfy your sweet tooth without irritating your gut.

Medical Reviewer: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS Last Review Date: Feb 15, 2016

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