WHY SHEET DINNERS ROCK (ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE CROHN’S)

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It’s no secret that when you have a restrictive diet, you find yourself eating food different than everyone else almost all the time. Sure, you may be having dinner together with the family, but you get the “special” gluten-free bread or rice pasta that no one else clearly enjoys or they would have it themselves. Sometimes altered variations of what everyone else is eating just doesn’t cut it, and to be quite honest, you would rather make a completely different meal for yourself instead. That is why I LOVE sheet pan meals. They are super easy to make, easy to clean up, and best of all, you can make exactly the foods that you want that you know will make you feel good.  (Although don’t be surprised if you start making larger portions because everyone at the table wants a bite!)

Additionally, roasting food in the oven makes them deliciously caramelized, and much easier to digest. From chicken or fish, to potatoes and every kind of roasted vegetable imaginable, you can customize your meal any way you’d like….Perfect for dinner or even an easy after school snack. The secret is to cook foods together that work at the same temperature for roughly the same amount of time.

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ROASTING TIPS:

Not sure what temperature or how long to roast certain foods? Check out these great articles and recipes.

QUESTION TIME:

  1. What are your favorite One-Pan Sheet Dinners? (Please share your favorite recipe with us!)
  2. What ingredients do you tolerate best with Crohn’s for roasting?
  3. What Ingredients do you find you have to avoid in roasted dishes?
  4. How do you tolerate roasted onions and garlic?
  5. Can you tolerate cruciferous foods (such as asparagus, broccoli or brussels spouts) when roasted?

RECIPES:

*Make sure to share with us which recipes are your favorites, alterations, or any new recipes of your own!
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Honey Roasted Turkey and Veggies (Substitute Cauliflower, Carrots or Sweet Potatoes for brussels sprouts for tolerance.

* Please Note:  This is merely an opinion blog. The research and information covered in this blog is open to public domain for discussion.  We do not have any formal medical background.  We simply want to share and discuss foods for those with Crohn’s Disease. Because people suffering from Crohn’s Disease tolerate a variety of foods differently, recipes often need specific alterations for each individual.  Get creative! Leave out the foods that don’t work for you and use the foods that make you feel good. Happy Cooking!!
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