As a person who researches supposedly “Crohn’s Friendly” foods, (as if there is an overall answer…ugh,) I have been a bit uncertain as to how this trending movement of “Legume Pasta” would work for people with Crohn’s. Typically I have steered clear of sharing recipes with a lot of beans in them. More often than not they seem to cause problems. I mean, if they are known for upsetting stomachs for people around the world without IBD symptoms, what are they going to do for someone who struggles just to tolerate an apple if the skin is on? The digestion trouble with beans is usually caused by the high fiber content as well as their skin. But what happens when beans are in flour form? How would you tolerate and digest a bean flour based pasta? Well, unfortunately the only way to know for sure is to try it, and of course everyone with Crohn’s will tolerate it differently. But I thought this rising “Bean Pasta” movement was worth sharing as a gluten-free alternative.
Some people with Crohn’s struggle with rice, others with potatoes, some with any kind of grain. The need for some form of solid food that doesn’t send your digestive track into an inferno is a never ending quest. From chickpeas to black beans, these pastas come in a wide variety of flavors (and colors.) Maybe, just maybe, one of these pastas might just work for you. Check out these assortments of legume based pastas, by Cooking Light, to see if you would like to introduce them into your diet.
Have you tried Legume-Based Pasta? We’d Love to Hear Your Thoughts!
* 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. As always, please consult your doctor or health care professional before applying ideas from this website. Happy Cooking!!