SCD FAQ Section


  Being A Dinner Guest At Someone Else's Home

The food associated with picnics and dinner parties can often be a concern for people with Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, or IBD. Although people react to non-SCD foods in different ways, you can often surround yourself with choices that are gentle on your system. With a little preparation, you can forgo temptation (and trouble!) and take advantage of healthy, delicious foods.



Bring A Dish

No matter what time of year, when you attend a party at someone else's house it's not all bound to be healthy for you, but you have to eat, right? Why not bring a dish? At many parties, it's not unusual for guests to bring a dish for all to share. You will be able to eat a SCD meal that you will enjoy and no one will notice when you pass on the spicy or rich items.

  • Remember, parties and get-togethers are meant to be as stress-free as possible. Plan ahead! Including the host and loved ones in your plans will help make activities less stressful.


Share The Recipe


SCD'ers know that there are many delicious recipes in Elaine's book and on this web site. At your next office gathering, holiday party, or summertime celebration, bring along one of your favorite SCD food items. Make the dish the day before and store it in the refrigerator. Also, if appropriate, talk to the host about your plan to bring your own food.

  • Be sure to make extra portions your mouth-watering dish. It is inevitable that others will want to try it!
  • Bring copies the recipe (or the web address where you found it) to share with the drooling guests.



Grill It


When the weather is nice, grilling out often becomes the main attraction at many get-togethers. Grilled foods aren't limited to cheeseburgers and ketchup--use the grill to expand your dietary horizons! Once you make it through your first cookout, reward yourself with a new cookbook or a new set of grill tools. Try some of the following:

  • Grilled salmon fillets with Chinese garlic and black bean sauce;
  • Grilled Chicken "Tandoori Style";
  • Grilled zucchini and eggplant;
  • Vegetable shish-kebobs with tomatoes, squash, zucchini, and onions, or sear fruit like pineapple slices.

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Updated: Wednesday, 31-Dec-69 16:25:11 PST