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Low Fiber Diet
A low fiber diet limits the amount of food waste that has to move through the large intestine.

Bread, cereal, rice, and pasta

  • White bread, rolls, biscuits, croissants,
    Melba toast

  • Waffles, French toast, pancakes

  • White rice, noodles, pasta, and macaroni

  • Peeled cooked potatoes,

  • Plain crackers, saltines

  • Farina, cream of rice

  • Puffed rice, Rice Krispies, corn flakes,
    Special K



  • Ground (beef, chicken, turkey)

  • Lamb

  • Pork

  • Veal

  • Fish

  • Poultry


  • Cooked carrots

  • Asparagus tips

  • Green or wax beans

  • Pumpkin

  • Lima beans


  • Bananas, honeydew, cantaloupe


  • Milk- plain or flavored

  • Yogurt, custard, ice cream, cheese, cottage cheese

Fats, snacks, sweets, condiments and beverages

  • Margarine, butter oils

  • Mayonnaise

  • Sour cream

  • Dressing

  • Plain gravies

  • Sugar

  • Clear jelly

  • Honey

  • Syrup

  • Spices/cooked herbs

  • Bouillon, broth, soups (made with vegetables)

  • Coffee, tea, carbonated drinks

  • Plain cake, cookies

  • Gelatin, plain pudding, popsicles

  • Hard candy or pretzels

  • Mustard, ketchup

Foods to Avoid

  • Breads or rolls with nuts, seeds or fruit: Whole wheat, pumpernickel, rye, corn bread

  • Brown or wild rice, buckwheat

  • Vegetables (raw or steamed, with seeds) - winter squash, peas, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, onions, cauliflower, sprouts, baked beans, peas, corn, potatoes with skin

  • Sauerkraut

  • Fruits (raw or dried – all berries, figs, dates/raisins, prunes and prune juice

  • Yogurt with nuts or seeds

  • Processed meat – hot dogs, sausage, cold cuts, tough meat with gristle


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