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7 Day Diverticulitis Diet Plan

Embarking on a journey towards better digestive health often begins with mindful choices in our daily meals. For those navigating the challenges of diverticulitis, a condition characterized by inflammation or infection of small pouches in the walls of the colon, crafting a diet that promotes healing and alleviates discomfort is paramount.

This 7-day diverticulitis-friendly diet plan is not just a set of recipes; it’s a thoughtful approach to nourishing your body and supporting gastrointestinal well-being.

 

 

In the following days, we will explore a week’s worth of delicious, nutrient-packed meals designed to cater to the specific needs of individuals managing diverticulitis. From wholesome breakfasts to satisfying dinners, each recipe is meticulously crafted to include ingredients known for their digestive benefits.

So, let’s delve into a culinary journey that combines flavor, variety, and nutritional wisdom to create a supportive environment for your gut health. Get ready to savor the taste of wellness on this week-long exploration of a diverticulitis-friendly diet.

 

Day 1

Breakfast: Quinoa and Berry Parfait

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Instructions:

1. Layer quinoa, berries, and yogurt in a glass.
2. Drizzle honey on top.

Nutritional Information: 

Calories – 250, Protein – 10g, Fiber – 6g

 

Snack: Almond and Banana Smoothie

Ingredients:

Instructions:

1. Blend banana, almond milk, and almond butter until smooth.

Nutritional Information: 

Calories – 180, Protein – 5g, Fiber – 4g

 

Lunch: Grilled Chicken and Quinoa Salad

Ingredients:

Instructions:

1. Combine grilled chicken, quinoa, and vegetables in a bowl.
2. Drizzle with olive oil and lemon dressing.

Nutritional Information: 

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Calories – 400, Protein – 30g, Fiber – 8g

 

Snack: Greek Yogurt with Chopped Pineapple

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup chopped pineapple

Instructions:

1. Mix yogurt and pineapple in a bowl.

Nutritional Information: 

Calories – 200, Protein – 15g, Fiber – 2g

 

Dinner: Baked Salmon with Steamed Asparagus

Ingredients:

  • 6 oz salmon fillet
  • 1 cup asparagus spears
  • Olive oil, garlic, and herbs for seasoning

Instructions:

1. Season salmon and asparagus with olive oil, garlic, and herbs.
2. Bake salmon and steam asparagus.

Nutritional Information: 

Calories – 450, Protein – 35g, Fiber – 5g

 

 

Day 2

Breakfast: Banana and Walnut Overnight Oats

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 banana, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts

Instructions:

1. Mix oats and almond milk in a jar.
2. Add sliced banana and chopped walnuts.
3. Refrigerate overnight and enjoy in the morning

Nutritional Information: 

Calories – 280, Protein – 8g, Fiber – 7g

 

Snack: Cottage Cheese with Sliced Strawberries

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup sliced strawberries

Instructions:

1. Combine cottage cheese and sliced strawberries.

Nutritional Information: 

Calories – 150, Protein – 15g, Fiber – 2g

 

Lunch: Turkey and Vegetable Stir-Fry with Brown Rice

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz lean ground turkey
  • 1 cup mixed stir-fry vegetables (broccoli, bell peppers, carrots)
  • 1/2 cup cooked brown rice
  • Low-sodium soy sauce for seasoning

Instructions:

1. Brown turkey in a pan, add mixed vegetables, and stir-fry.
2. Serve over cooked brown rice, seasoned with soy sauce.

Nutritional Information: 

Calories – 420, Protein – 25g, Fiber – 8g

 

Snack: Baked Apples with Cinnamon

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium apple, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions:

1. Arrange apple slices on a baking sheet, sprinkle with cinnamon.
2. Bake until tender.

Nutritional Information: 

Calories – 100, Protein – 1g, Fiber – 4g

 

Dinner: Lentil Soup with Spinach

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cooked lentils
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • Low-sodium vegetable broth
  • Season with cumin, coriander, and black pepper

Instructions:

1. In a pot, combine lentils, vegetables, and broth. Simmer until vegetables are tender.
2. Season with cumin, coriander, and black pepper to taste.

Nutritional Information: 

Calories – 380, Protein – 20g, Fiber – 15g

 

Day 3

Breakfast: Spinach and Feta Omelette

Ingredients:

  • 2 large eggs
  • Handful of fresh spinach
  • 2 tablespoons feta cheese, crumbled
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

1. Whisk eggs and pour into a heated, non-stick skillet.
2. Add spinach and feta, fold the omelette when the edges set.
3. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutritional Information: 

Calories – 280, Protein – 20g, Fiber – 3g

 

Snack: Mixed Nuts (Almonds, Walnuts, and Pistachios)

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup pistachios

Instructions:

1. Combine almonds, walnuts, and pistachios for a nutrient-packed snack.

Nutritional Information: 

Calories – 300, Protein – 10g, Fiber – 5g

 

Lunch: Quinoa and Chickpea Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup canned chickpeas, rinsed
  • Cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Cucumber, diced
  • Feta cheese, crumbled
  • Olive oil and lemon dressing

Instructions:

1. Mix quinoa, chickpeas, tomato, cucumber, feta.
2. Drizzle with olive oil and lemon dressing.

Nutritional Information: 

Calories – 380, Protein – 15g, Fiber – 10g

 

Snack: Rice Cake with Avocado Spread

Ingredients:

  • 1 rice cake
  • 1/2 avocado, mashed
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

1. Spread mashed avocado on the rice cake.
2. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutritional Information: 

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Calories – 150, Protein – 3g, Fiber – 5g

 

Dinner: Baked Cod with Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Ingredients:

  • 6 oz cod fillet
  • 1 cup Brussels sprouts, halved
  • Olive oil, garlic, and lemon for seasoning

Instructions:

1. Season cod and Brussels sprouts with olive oil, garlic, and lemon.
2. Bake until the cod flakes easily and Brussels sprouts are golden.

Nutritional Information: 

Calories – 420, Protein – 35g, Fiber – 8g

 

 

Day 4

Breakfast: Berry and Kale Smoothie Bowl

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup mixed berries (blueberries, strawberries)
  • Handful of fresh kale leaves, stems removed
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/4 cup low-fat milk or almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds

Instructions:

1. Blend berries, kale, banana, and milk until smooth.
2. Pour into a bowl, top with chia seeds.

Nutritional Information:
Calories – 250, Protein – 8g, Fiber – 10g

 

Snack: Orange Slices with Almond Butter

Ingredients:

Instructions:

1. Dip orange slices in almond butter.

Nutritional Information:
Calories – 200, Protein – 5g, Fiber – 7g

 

Lunch: Shrimp and Vegetable Stir-Fry with Quinoa

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup mixed stir-fry vegetables (bell peppers, broccoli, snap peas)
  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • Low-sodium soy sauce for seasoning

Instructions:

1. Sauté shrimp and vegetables in a pan until cooked.
2. Add cooked quinoa and soy sauce, stir until well combined.

Nutritional Information:
Calories – 380, Protein – 30g, Fiber – 7g

 

Snack: Celery Sticks with Tzatziki

Ingredients:

  • 2 celery stalks, cut into sticks
  • 1/4 cup tzatziki sauce

Instructions:

1. Dip celery sticks in tzatziki sauce.

Nutritional Information:
Calories – 120, Protein – 3g, Fiber – 4g

 

Dinner: Turkey and Vegetable Casserole

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup ground turkey
  • 1 zucchini, sliced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup tomato sauce (low sodium)
  • Italian herbs for seasoning
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded

Instructions:

1. Brown turkey in a pan, add zucchini, bell pepper, tomato sauce, and seasoning.
2. Transfer to a baking dish, top with mozzarella, and bake until bubbly.

Nutritional Information:
Calories – 450, Protein – 25g, Fiber – 6gDay 5

 

Breakfast: Greek Yogurt Parfait with Granola

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup mixed berries (raspberries, blackberries)
  • 1/4 cup granola (low sugar)
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Instructions:

1. Layer Greek yogurt, berries, and granola in a glass.
2. Drizzle honey on top.

Nutritional Information:
Calories – 300, Protein – 20g, Fiber – 5g

 

Snack: Apple and Cheese Slices

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium apple, sliced
  • 1 ounce cheddar cheese, sliced

Instructions:

1. Pair apple slices with cheddar cheese.

Nutritional Information:
Calories – 200, Protein – 7g, Fiber – 4g

 

Lunch: Lentil and Vegetable Soup

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cooked lentils
  • Mixed vegetables (carrots, celery, onion)
  • Low-sodium vegetable broth
  • Season with thyme, rosemary, and black pepper

Instructions:

1. Sauté vegetables in a pot, add lentils and broth. Simmer until vegetables are tender.
2. Season with thyme, rosemary, and black pepper to taste.

Nutritional Information:
Calories – 350, Protein – 18g, Fiber – 12g

 

Snack: Cucumber and Hummus

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium cucumber, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons hummus

Instructions:

1. Dip cucumber slices in hummus.

Nutritional Information:
Calories – 120, Protein – 5g, Fiber – 4g

 

Dinner: Baked Chicken Thighs with Quinoa and Roasted Vegetables

Ingredients:

  • 2 chicken thighs, skinless
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • Mixed vegetables (bell peppers, zucchini, cherry tomatoes)
  • Olive oil, garlic, and herbs for seasoning

Instructions:

1. Season chicken with olive oil, garlic, and herbs. Bake until fully cooked.
2. Serve over a bed of quinoa and roasted vegetables.

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Nutritional Information:
Calories – 450, Protein – 30g, Fiber – 8g

 

 

Day 6

Breakfast: Chia Seed Pudding with Mango

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup diced mango

Instructions:

1. Mix chia seeds, almond milk, and vanilla extract. Refrigerate for a few hours or overnight.
2. Top with diced mango before serving.

Nutritional Information:
Calories – 280, Protein – 8g, Fiber – 10g

 

Snack: Trail Mix (Almonds, Dried Cranberries, Pumpkin Seeds)

Ingredients:

Instructions:

1. Combine almonds, dried cranberries, and pumpkin seeds for a satisfying snack.

Nutritional Information:
Calories – 250, Protein – 7g, Fiber – 5g

 

Lunch: Spinach and Salmon Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz grilled salmon
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup cucumber, sliced
  • Lemon vinaigrette dressing

Instructions:

1. Combine grilled salmon, spinach, tomatoes, and cucumber in a bowl.
2. Drizzle with lemon vinaigrette dressing.

Nutritional Information:
Calories – 400, Protein – 30g, Fiber – 7g

 

Snack: Rice Cake with Peanut Butter

Ingredients:

  • 1 rice cake
  • 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter

Instructions:

1. Spread peanut butter on the rice cake.

Nutritional Information:
Calories – 200, Protein – 8g, Fiber – 3g

 

Dinner: Turkey and Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 4 oz ground turkey
  • Bell peppers (red, yellow, or green), halved
  • Tomato sauce (low sodium)
  • Italian herbs for seasoning

Instructions:

1. Brown turkey, mix with cooked quinoa, and season with Italian herbs.
2. Stuff bell peppers with the turkey-quinoa mixture, top with tomato sauce, and bake until peppers are tender.

Nutritional Information:
Calories – 450, Protein – 25g, Fiber – 8g

 

Day 7

Breakfast: Avocado and Tomato Toast

Ingredients:

  • 1 slice whole grain bread, toasted
  • 1/2 avocado, mashed
  • Sliced cherry tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

1. Spread mashed avocado on toasted bread.
2. Top with sliced cherry tomatoes and season with salt and pepper.

Nutritional Information:
Calories – 250, Protein – 7g, Fiber – 8g

 

Snack: Pineapple and Cottage Cheese

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup diced pineapple

Instructions:

1. Combine cottage cheese and diced pineapple.

Nutritional Information:
Calories – 180, Protein – 15g, Fiber – 2g

 

Lunch: Chicken and Vegetable Quinoa Bowl

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz grilled chicken breast, sliced
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • Steamed broccoli, carrots, and snap peas
  • Teriyaki sauce for flavor

Instructions:

1. Assemble sliced chicken, quinoa, and steamed vegetables in a bowl.
2. Drizzle with teriyaki sauce for flavor.

Nutritional Information:
Calories – 400, Protein – 30g, Fiber – 10g

 

Snack: Greek Yogurt with Berries

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries)

Instructions:

1. Mix Greek yogurt and mixed berries in a bowl.

Nutritional Information:
Calories – 200, Protein – 15g, Fiber – 4g

 

Dinner: Baked Cod with Quinoa and Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Ingredients:

  • 6 oz cod fillet
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup Brussels sprouts, halved
  • Olive oil, garlic, and lemon for seasoning

Instructions:

1. Season cod with olive oil, garlic, and lemon. Bake until fully cooked.
2. Serve over a bed of quinoa and roasted Brussels sprouts.

Nutritional Information:
Calories – 450, Protein – 35g, Fiber – 8g

 

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