Lakeview Health System
Low-Fiber Diet

Foods Recommended    Foods to Avoid

Breads, Cereal, Rice and Pasta:
  • White bread, rolls, biscuits, croissants, melba toast
  • Waffles, French toast, pancakes
  • White rice, noodles, pasta, macaroni, peeled cooked potatoes
  • Plain crackers, saltines
  • Cooked cereals (Farina, Cream of Rice)
  • Cold cereals (Puffed Rice, Rice Krispies, Corn Flakes, Special K)
Breads, Cereal, Rice and Pasta:
  • Breads or rolls with nuts, seeds or fruit
  • Whole wheat, pumpernickel, rye breads, cornbread
  • Potatoes with skin, brown or wild rice, kasha (buckwheat)
Vegetables:
  • Tender cooked and canned vegetables without seeds (carrots, asparagus tips, green or wax beans, pumpkin, spinach, lima beans)
Vegetables:
  • Raw or steamed vegetables
  • Vegetables with seeds
  • Sauerkraut
  • Winter squash, peas, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, onions, cauliflower, baked beans, corn
Fruits:
  • Strained fruit juice
  • Canned fruit (except pineapple)
  • Ripe bananas
  • Melons
Fruits:
  • Prunes, prune juice
  • Raw or dried fruits
  • All berries, figs, dates, raisins
Milk/Dairy:
  • Milk (plain or flavored)
  • Yogurt, custard, ice cream
  • Cheese, cottage cheese
Milk/Dairy:
  • Yogurt with nuts or seeds
Meat and Other Proteins:
  • Ground, well-cooked, tender beef, lamb, ham, veal, pork, fish, poultry, organ meats
  • Eggs
  • Peanut butter without nuts
Meat and Other Proteins:
  • Tough, fibrous meats with gristle
  • Dry beans, peas, lentils
  • Peanut butter with nuts
  • Tofu
Fats, Snacks, Sweets, Condiments, Beverages:
  • Margarine, butter, oils, mayonnaise, sour cream, salad dressing
  • Plain gravy
  • Sugar, clear jelly, honey, syrup
  • Spices, cooked herbs, bouillon, broth, soups made with allowed vegetables
  • Coffee, tea, carbonated drinks
  • Plain cakes, cookies
  • Gelatin, plain puddings, custard, ice cream, sherbet, popsicles
  • Hard candy or pretzels
  • Ketchup, mustard
Fats, Snacks, Sweets, Condiments, Beverages:
  • Nuts, seeds, coconut
  • Jam, marmalade, preserves
  • Pickles, olives, relish, horseradish
  • All desserts containing nuts, seeds, dried fruit, coconut, or made from whole grains or bran
  • Candy made with nuts or seeds
    Popcorn