With gastroparesis, eating smaller meals may help you feel less full. With smaller meals, you’ll need to eat 4­−6 per day to maintain nutritional intake.

Here are sample meal plans for 6 small meals throughout 1 day. Your doctor and a Registered Dietitian can help create meal plans that work best for you.

Breakfast

  • 1 cup cream of wheat cereal
  • ½ cup skim milk
  • ½ cup grape juice
  • 1 scrambled egg

Snack

  • 10 ounces of instant breakfast with skim milk

Lunch

  • ½ cup vegetable soup
  • ½ turkey sandwich
  • ½ cup applesauce
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise

Snack

  • 10 ounces banana shake made with l plain or vanilla yogurt, milk and sugar

Dinner

  • 2–3 ounces baked chicken or fish
  • ½ cup mashed potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon margarine
  • ½ cup spinach
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup fruit cocktail

Snack

  • ½ cup pudding, custard or gelatin
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Adapted from IFFGD Publication: Dietary and Nutritional Recommendations for Patients with Gastroparesis by Carol Rees Parrish, RD, MS, Nutrition Support Specialist, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA; Edy Soffer, MD, Co-Director of the GI Motility Laboratory, Division of Gastroenterology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA; and Henry Parkman, MD, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA.

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