This month we point our stethoscopes to a chronic condition that affects the stomach’s ability to properly empty its contents: Gastroparesis – or delayed gastric emptying. Gastroparesis can result in bothersome and disruptive effects, like nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In this edition, we delve into the intricacies of this condition, explore its impact on daily life, uncover effective management strategies and serve up some mini meal ideas for those who suffer from its symptoms.
Gastroparesis Mini Meal Ideas
A gastroparesis-friendly 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. Here are some convenient and nutritious mini meal ideas and simple recipes for those with mild to moderate gastroparesis.