Fiber-Rich Recipe to Help Ostomaty Patients Thicken Stool
In order to have stool that is well formed, ostomates need fiber to bind waste material together. This recipe contains plenty of fiber-rich veggies and is a perfect alternative. Cooking the vegetables until soft and adding a bit of sauce helps with fiber digestion and avoiding constipation. As always, chew your food well. Having an ostomy doesn’t mean sacrificing delicious meals, as this delightful yummy Asian meal.
Preparation Time: 45 min
- Chicken breast fillet, cubed around 150 gm
- 1 medium sized carrot, cut into 1-inch strips
- A handful of snap peas, ends and veins removed
- 1 medium head of broccoli, florets
- Around 12 pcs. baby corn, sliced diagonally (about 3 a piece)
- Around 15 pcs. button mushrooms, sliced (optional)
- 1/2 medium onion, sliced
- 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
- 3 tbsp. oyster sauce
- 1 cup of water
- Sprinkle of salt
- In a wok or a large pan, heat oil. Add onions and sauté until transparent.
- Add chicken and sauté until it loses its translucent color.
- Add carrots and baby corn and sauté. Add water let boil for about 5 minutes.
- Add button mushrooms, broccoli and snap peas, sauté until almost tender.
- Mix in salt and oyster sauce and sauté for a further 2 minutes.
- Serve over a bowl of hot rice.
- Make sure that all the vegetables are properly cooked. Some cookbooks might suggest keeping some of the veggies like the snap peas and carrots a little crunchy, but as an ostomate you want to be sure that your meals are properly cooked to ensure good digestion.
- Onion can cause increased odor in the stool, so use sparingly.
- Snap peas and mushrooms have a tendency to not completely digest, so make sure that you chew carefully before swallowing.