Geoffrey Zakarian

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Geoffrey Zakarian, Iron Chef, restaurateur, and author See Geoffrey's tips
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5 Ideas for Dining in Style With Crohn's Disease

If your Crohn's disease is restricting your diet, dining in style can make the experience more enjoyable

Videos with Chef Geoffrey Zakarian


Chef Geoffrey Zakarian makes a turkey burger that's Crohn's-friendly and full of flavor.

Many people with Crohn's find it hard to get their veggies. Chef Geoffrey Zakarian has the solution.

Chef Geoffrey Zakarian makes a non-dairy, low sugar, Crohn's-friendly panna cotta.

From the Kitchen of Chef Geoffrey Zakarian


Crohn's-Friendly Seafood Pasta

Flounder is easy to digest for people with Crohn's. Add it to spaghetti, along with a delicious garlic and parsley sauce, and you've got a winner.

Zucchini "Baba Ganoush" for Crohn's

Here's a unique, Crohn's-friendly spin on the traditional Mediterranean baba ganoush, swapping out eggplant for roasted zucchini.

Risotto of Dungeness Crab for Crohn's

Risotto doesn’t need to be full of dairy to be delicious. Plus, the Dungeness crab is a great source of protein.

A Sweet Blueberry Smoothie for Crohn's

Silken tofu loads this superb smoothie with tons of protein, making this treat easy to digest.

Snacking With Crohn's: Peach and Almond Butter Toast

Need a Crohn’s-friendly appetizer for your next get-together? Try this Peach and Almond Butter Toast.

Whip Up This Crohn's-Friendly Sweet Potato Dessert

Sweet potatoes are a Crohn's superfood, so why not try it for dessert?

Linguine alla Vongole for Crohn's

Don't let your Crohn's stop you from enjoying the fruits of the sea. Try this satisfying linguine dish with clams.

Try This Crohn's-Friendly Slow Cooked Halibut

This light and tasty halibut is easy to make—and easy on your stomach, too!

A Crohn's-Friendly "Aioli"

Spread this fun tofu and olive oil "aioli" on a sandwich, or use it as a tasty dip.

A Banana and Peach Smoothie for Crohn's

This sweet smoothie is perfect for a hot day, and it's also gentle on your digestion.

Try a Rooibos Tea Granita for Crohn's

Who says you can't get your antioxidants with dessert? This Rooibos Tea Granita packs a cool punch.

A Crohn's-Friendly "Hummus"

Turn carrots, yogurt and brown rice into a delicious dip that will work with your Crohn's diet.

Green Smoothie With Avocado for Crohn's

Avocados give this green smoothie a wonderfully silky texture.


Dessert for Crohn's: Banana and Soy Milk Ice Cream

Nothing beats homemade ice cream, and this recipe is dairy-free!

Try a Crohn's-Friendly Chicken Paillard

Juicy on the inside, crispy and flavorful on the outside, this dish is meant to be savored.

Baked Eggs with Green Chiles and Capers for Crohn's

Chiles, capers and tomatoes provide the perfect nest for baked eggs (pun intended!).

Grilling with Crohn's: Hanger Steak with Chickpea Tartare

Put your grilling skills to the test with this hanger steak, and up the ante with a flavorful chickpea tartare.
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Warm Up With This Crohn's-Friendly Chicken Soup

Nothing soothes away the winter blues quite like classic chicken soup. And this recipe is no exception.

A Simple Poached Cod for Crohn's

Light and healthy, yet supremely satisfying, this simple poached cod makes the perfect entrée.
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Start the Day Right With Crohn's: Pumpkin Seed Muffins

Forget pumpkin lattes -- these pumpkin seed muffins are perfect sweet treats filled with healthy ingredients.

Nutrition Advice for Crohn’s Disease

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Eating During a Crohn's Flare

During a Crohn's flare, you might have to choose your meals based on what will appease your digestive tract rather than your appetite.
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Limit Fiber With Crohn's

Fiber plays an important role in your good health. With Crohn's disease, though, it's easy to have too much of a good thing.
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Getting the Right Fats With Crohn's

A balanced diet includes protein, carbohydrates and fats. But when you have Crohn's, your body sometimes has trouble absorbing fat.

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