Gastroparesis Mini Meal Ideas and Simple Recipes

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Gastroparesis Mini Meal Ideas and Simple Recipes

A gastroparesis meal is one that is small (1 to 1 ½ cups of food), almost like a snack, and is low in fat and fiber. It is easy to rely too much on nutrient poor foods such as white breads, pastas, crackers, chips, and sweets when fiber is lowered. Below are convenient nutritious mini meal ideas and simple recipes appropriate for those with mild to moderate gastroparesis .

Banana Protein Smoothie

Fruit and Yogurt Parfait

  • Top ½ cup plain or vanilla Greek yogurt with ½ cup canned fruit in its own juice, drained and ¼ cup cheerios.

Omelet Muffins

Breakfast Burrito

  • Fill a 6in. tortilla with a scrambled egg or 2 egg whites and 1 Tbsp. shredded low fat cheese and 1 Tbsp. mild salsa.

Stuffed Potato

  • Top a small baked potato (don’t eat the skin) with 1 Tbsp. chives, 2 Tbsp. chopped tomatoes, 2 Tbsp. reduced fat shredded cheese and 2 Tbsp. nonfat plain Greek yogurt.

Cottage Cheese Cup

  • Enjoy ¾ cup low fat cottage cheese with ½ cup fruit canned in its own juice or soft melons or sliced tomato.

Tuna Salad

  • Mix 1 can or packet of light tuna in water with a light salad dressing or light mayo and mustard. Enjoy wrapped in lettuce cups or on low fiber enriched bread.

Chicken Noodle and Vegetable Soup

  • Enjoy a cup of low sodium chicken, noodle, and vegetable soup (small pieces of chopped carrots, green beans, and celery ok) with low fiber crackers.

Stir Fry

  • Top ½ cup cooked white rice with ½ cup cooked and chopped moist chicken breast, ½ cup cooked shredded carrots and zucchini, and a drizzle of teriyaki sauce.

Sweet Potato Turkey Burger

Shredded Pork Tenderloin Tacos

Fish and Veggie Foil Packets

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