Valentine’s Dinner With Crohn’s – A Meal You Can BOTH Enjoy

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Valentine’s Day with Crohn’s can often cause uncertainty. Whether you are in a new relationship or one that is decades old, you want to show your partner how much you care and appreciate them. But if just the thought of overcrowded restaurants (and bathrooms) seem to cause a panic attack,  you can still show your loved one how much you care by ditching the crowds and enjoying a delicious dinner at home. Obviously, if for health reasons you aren’t up for going out, you probably aren’t up for slaving for hours over dinner either.  So what are your options when either cooking all day or the typical fatty chunk of steak with red wine won’t cut it?  Well we were thrilled to find the Crohn’s Dish that meets our criteria for Valentine’s Day. We understand that everyone with Crohn’s tolerates food differently, but we sure hope this dish will work for you! Our Valentine’s Meal vote is  Shrimp Sushi Bowls by Delish.  This meal is super easy to make, yet seemingly fancy at the same time.  It is gluten and dairy free, low in fat, with the addition of condiments that can be adjusted so that both you and your date can enjoy the meal together.

Although this recipe calls for raw cucumbers and carrots, you can either cook the veggies or swap them out for another cooked vegetable that works better for you, (such as zucchini or mushrooms.) The sauce is a simple 3 ingredient combo of mayo, lemon juice and Sriracha. If spicy flavors cause you problems, you can quickly whip up a few separate sauces for options that both you and your date can chose from. Try leaving out the hot sauce in one option, and add soy sauce, sesame oil or another condiment that works for you. This way, you both can share the same dish while finishing it off with your own ingredients that won’t send your stomach into a rage. And of course, providing sesame seeds for your date to enjoy is a nice way to garnish the meal, but not recommended for the individual with Crohn’s.

Any other Crohn’s Adjustments or Suggestions for Valentine’s Day? We’d love to hear them!

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* 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!!

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