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.
- 1 cup cream of wheat cereal
- ½ cup skim milk
- ½ cup grape juice
- 1 scrambled egg
- 10 ounces of instant breakfast with skim milk
- ½ cup vegetable soup
- ½ turkey sandwich
- ½ cup applesauce
- ½ cup milk
- 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
- 10 ounces banana shake made with l plain or vanilla yogurt, milk and sugar
- 2–3 ounces baked chicken or fish
- ½ cup mashed potatoes
- 1 teaspoon margarine
- ½ cup spinach
- ½ cup milk
- ½ cup fruit cocktail
- 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.