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Crohn’s Disease & Ulcerative Colitis
Green beans are a tolerable food for people with chronic digestive issues. Green beans also contain folate, vitamin C, and vitamin A, all important nutrients in irritable bowel disease.
A plant-based meat alternative, tofu is packed with protein. It’s low in cholesterol and fat which may help lower the risk for heart disease. Many brands are fortified with calcium to aid in bone health.
Low in fiber, white rice is a flare-friendly grain. It also provides folic acid, a key nutrient in irritable bowel disease. Folic acid is a nutrient that may help grow new and healthy cells.
Smooth peanut butter is a flare-friendly source of protein. Peanut butter is also high in healthy monounsaturated fats and provides vitamin E, an important antioxidant.
Preheat Oven Preheat the oven to 375°F, and line baking sheets with aluminum foil.
Prepare Tofu Cut the tofu into small, bite-sized pieces. Add to a large mixing bowl along with 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil, corn starch, and salt and pepper. Mix gently, evenly coating the tofu. Place on aluminum foil lined baking sheet.
Mix In Green Beans Add the green beans to the same large mixing bowl and drizzle with remaining extra virgin olive oil. Gently mix, evenly coating the green beans. Add to the second aluminum foil covered baking sheet.
Bake Place baking sheets in the oven. Bake for 30 minutes, or until tofu and green beans are crispy (flipping halfway through cooking).
Prepare Sauce & Rice While baking, prepare the sauce and cook white rice according to directions.
Mix Dressing Peanut Lime Sauce: In a bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients until smooth.
Assemble & Serve Assemble bowls: add ¼ cup of white rice to each bowl, along with ¼ of the veggies and ¼ of the tofu. Drizzle with the sauce.
Replace the tofu with chicken; replace the soy cause with a soy-free version, such as tamari
Replace the soy sauce with a gluten-free version, such as tamari
Replace honey with maple syrup; omit garlic powder
Replace the peanut butter with a nut-free butter, such as tahini or sunflower seed butter
Use brown rice or quinoa instead of the white rice to increase the fiber, whole grain, and nutritional value of the dish.
Use minced garlic instead of garlic powder in the peanut sauce for a more robust garlic flavor and additional nutrients.
Try steamed broccoli instead of green beans for alternative high-fiber vegetable option.
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