Someone asked the other day on Facebook or Twitter, what I eat when my stomach is not 100%. I definitely alter my diet, as my normal diet includes a lot of fruits & vegetables, and those don’t always sit well when my stomach is upset. Sometimes a warm, flat Coca-Cola will settle things down, but when that fails or I am trying to start eating again, I need something more. Here are some of my go-to gluten-free “comfort” foods:
- Rice Chex
- Brown rice
- Mashed potatoes
- Rice cakes
The other day I was hesitant to eat my “normal” breakfast of a large fruit bowl and rice cakes, so I modified my breakfast. I made half caffeinated coffee instead of full strength. I opted for waffles with peanut butter & sliced banana instead of a large fruit bowl. It was enough to fill me up and not anger the belly.
This approach works well for both illness & glutenings. I also try to avoid dairy as much as possible. I do take Lactaid normally with cheese, ice cream, etc, though when my stomach is not 100%, I don’t like to rock the boat. I aim for bland, low fiber, medium to high carbohydrates for the first meal or 2 to try to settle things down. If that goes well, I progress with the next meal & snacks depending on how I am feeling.
What is your go-to “comfort” food when you aren’t feeling well?