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Beyond the Intro Diet

This chart is a guide to introducing foods after the Intro Diet.
As with all things, individual tolerance to foods will vary.
This guide is to reinforce the need for gradual introduction of new foods into the diet.
  1. Never feed a child a food which has previously caused an anaphylactic reaction.

  2. Introduce ONE new food at a time- a two to four day interval is a great (but not mandatory) guideline for introducing new foods. This will make it possible determine whether each new food can be tolerated.

  3. This chart is based on the healing process that is taking place.
    It is not based on a timeline. Some people may be able to add new foods more quickly than others.

  4. This list of foods is not all inclusive.
    Please check pecanbread.com for a list of legal/illegal foods.

  5. Oil/butter may be used to prevent sticking when preparing pancakes. After the intro diet oil/butter can also be used when cooking meat or vegetables. Early in the diet, try to use fats sparingly to aid in healing. Foods should not be fried early in the diet as the extra fat is more difficult to digest.
    Oil/butter may be used in any recipe that calls for it.
    Oil/butter can also be used when cooking meat or vegetables.
    Early in the diet, try to use fats sparingly to aid in healing.

    The suggestion to avoid frying foods early in the diet was made due the difficulty
    that kids on our list were having with deep fried foods.

  6. In Breaking the Vicious Cycle, Elaine allowed bacon cured with sugar to be eaten once a week when fried very crisp. However, for children on the autism spectrum we strongly advise that bacon not be used unless it is (1.) sugar and nitrate free and (2) if honey-cured, that the honey is pure honey.

    Substitutes for bacon are crisply-fried legal prosciutto or crisply fried additive-free side pork. Side pork, which looks like a dull-colored bacon, can be found at many meat counters.

* Note: For those with strictures (narrowed ileums) certain foods may aggravate the narrowed portions of the ileum. These foods include raw grapes, lots of raisins, spaghetti squash, celery, vegetable and fruit peels, whole nuts (nut flour or nut butter seems to be okay). Please also see Obstructions and Resections from Elaine's website.

7. In BTVC, Elaine cautioned against using homemade nut milks before 3 months into the diet so that people would not use too much of the same nuts. If nut milk and nuts butter and/or flours are not used in excess and are balanced with other foods, then the nut milks can be cautiously added after the intro diet. The nut milk should have all pulp/fiber removed; it should be diluted and the total amount of one type of nut should be balanced with other foods/food groups.

8. Homemade juiced fruits and/or vegetables can be added in stage 1. The homemade juices should have all pulp removed and be diluted by at least 50% when first introduced.

Again, this chart was created in an effort to help parents remember to introduce foods slowly and feed only well-tolerated foods.

Intro

FRUITS
Legal Juice
or Gelatin Only


Grape Juice
(100% grape, any color, not frozen, not with calcium)
Link to the legal juices

Apple Cider
(non-alcoholic cider only, brown, refrigerated; commercial apple JUICE IS NOT legal)



Stage 1

FRUITS
Peeled, deseeded
& well cooked


Homemade Applesauce

Homemade Pearsauce

Raw
Banana
(very ripe with spots)


Stage 2

FRUITS
Peeled, deseeded
& well cooked


Apricot
Avocado (cooked)
Peach
Pineapple
Plum
Tomato

Raw
Avocado

Stage 3

FRUITS
Peeled, deseeded
& well cooked


Blueberry
Blackberry
Cantaloupe
Cherry
Date
Elderberry
Fig
Gooseberry
Grapefruit Kiwi Kumquat
Lemon
Lime
Mango
Orange
Papaya
Passion Fruit
Strawberry
Tangerine
Watermelon

Dried Fruit and Raisins
(well cooked in water and soft. Note : raisins
are more advanced than other dried fruits)

Stage 4

FRUITS
Raw, peeled
* (see note above
the chart)


Apple
Apricot
Avocado
Cantaloupe
Cherry
Date
Elderberry
Fig
Gooseberry
Grapefruit
Grapes* (see note)
Kiwi Fruit
Kumquat
Lemon
Lime
Mango
Orange
Papaya
Passion Fruit
Peach
Pear
Persimmon
Pineapple
Pomegranate
Plum
Tangerine
Tomato
Watermelon

Stage 5

FRUITS
Raw

Apple
Apricot
Blueberry
Blackberry
Cherry
Date
Elderberry
Fig
Gooseberry
Grapes
Olive
Peach
Pear
Persimmon
Plum
Raisin
Strawberry
Tomato

Dried Fruits
(All dried fruits that have not been cooked in water should be eaten sparingly.)
Raisins
(try cautiously)

VEGETABLES
Peeled
& well cooked


Carrot
(cooked for 4 hours
and pureed for moderate
to severe symptoms)
VEGETABLES
Peeled, deseeded
& well cooked


(although not
required, pureed is a great
way to start)

Acorn Squash
Buttercup Squash
Butternut Squash
Spinach
Zucchini (and
other summer squash)
VEGETABLES
Peeled, deseeded
& well cooked


Artichoke-french
Asparagus
Cucumber
Garlic
Green Beans
Mushroom
Peppers
Pumpkin and other winter squash varieties
(excluding spaghetti squash)
Watercress
VEGETABLES
Peeled
(as appropriate)
& cooked


Beet
Bok Choy
Broccoli
Brussels Sprouts
Cabbage
Cauliflower
Celeriac
Celery*(see note)
Chinese Cabbage
Collards
Eggplant
Kale
Leek
Lettuce
Lima Beans-Fresh
Olive
Onion
Parsley
Pea
Peppers
Rhubarb
Shallots
Snow Peas
Spaghetti Squash*
Sugar Snap Peas
Swiss Chard
Watercress
VEGETABLES
Raw



Bok Choy
Broccoli
Cabbage
Carrot
Cauliflower
Celeriac
Celery
Chinese Cabbage
Collard
Cucumber
Daikon Radish
Kale
Leek
Lettuce
Mushroom
Olive
Onion
Peppers
Radish
Rhubarb
Shallots
Snow Peas
Sugar Snap Peas
Spinach
Swiss Chard
Watercress

MEATS
Roast/Boiled
or Broiled

Chicken
Beef
Turkey
Lean Pork
Lean Game Meats
(NO Ham or Bacon)

MEATS
Roast/Boiled
or Broiled
MEATS
Baked

MEATS
Pan Fried

Crisp-fried pork
or LEGAL bacon
can be added

MEATS
Battered/Deep Fried
MEATS
Dried Jerky
NUTS
Homemade Nut Milk
(see note above chart)

Blanched Almond Milk
Pecan Milk
Homemade Nut Milk yogurt
NUTS
Nut Butters

Blanched Almond
Pecan

Homemade Nut Milk

Coconut Milk
Blanched Cashew Milk
Blanched Hazelnut Milk
Macadamia Nut Milk

NUTS
Nut Flour

Pecan Flour
Blanched Almond Flour
(Pecan flour and Blanched
Almond Flour are the

easiest to digest)


Nut Butters

Blanched Cashew Butter
Blanched Hazelnut Butter
Macadamia Nut Butter

NUTS
Nut Flour

Blanched Hazelnut Flour
Cashew Flour
Macadamia Nut Flour
Walnut Flour
Coconut flour

Nut Pieces

Blanched Almond
Pecan
Nut Pieces
Shredded Coconut
NUTS
Whole Nuts
(chewed well)

Blanched almond
Pecan
Blanched Hazelnut
Cashew
Macadamia Nut
Walnut
Shredded Coconut

EGGS
Any Style
When cooking,
k
eep fats
to a minimum
because they are
harder to digest

EGGS
Any Style


BEANS
Cooked
(prepared according
to BTVC)


Haricot Beans
Lentils
Lima Beans
Navy Beans
Split Peas
BEANS
Cooked
(prepared according
to BTVC)


Black beans
Kidney Beans



 

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