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(@jillian)
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I love this kind if Meditteranean salad. Used to have all the time pre Colostomy. Would this cause problems or blockage?? 


   
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(@john68)
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Hi Jillian, I have to admit I had to google ? and Boy that sure looks good. I am a big salad fan and don’t have any problem. Lettuce ? does seem to pass with me pretty much indigested. Beetroot will colour output. Again try a little chew well. ?

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(@dogtalkerer)
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are you worried about a stoma blackage or an intestinal blockage?   what is your history with blockages?


   
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(@jillian)
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@dogtalkerer I am kind of confused in reading up on stoma blockage. I do get occasional large output, but no bloating, nausea or vomiting. Stoma remains fine. There have been times ( not too many) where I have eaten something that doesn't agree with me...thus the output lasting a few hours.


   
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Jillian, tabbouleh is one of my favourite salads. I have to watch how much of it I eat, just because it is so high fibre. I have had issues with loose output after eating it, but I have issues with loose output from eating anything high fibre. I wouldn’t think it would be likely to cause a blockage, especially for someone with a colostomy. I don’t know where you are in the world, but Costco in Canada has a great version of tabbouleh made with quinoa instead of bulgher. I could eat the whole thing in one sitting except I’d pay for it later.☹️ I’d try it if I were you, but like others have said, start small.

 

Laurie

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@tigerlily OMG that is my favorite dish as well and have not eaten it since I’ve gotten a stoma. It’s one of the things I miss eating. If I eat just a regular salad my bag will fill up with water for hours.


   
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Posted by: @jillian

I love this kind if Meditteranean salad. Used to have all the time pre Colostomy. Would this cause problems or blockage?? 

Hi,

I eat tabbouleh fairly often, its one of our favorites.

For me the tomatoes are what I worry about (the skin).

That said I chew the salad well and have yet to have an issue.

 

 

cygo
Ileostomy


   
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VeganOstomy
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I'm also a fan, but it is one of the more difficult salads to pass through because oftentimes the chunks of vegetables can be more difficult to chew well compared to larger pieces.

If you haven't had issues with blockages in the past, give it a try ... go slow and chew well, then adjust the amount once you feel comfortable that it's passing through OK. ? 

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.
~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


   
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Yummy!!  I often make up Barley or Brown Rice, Quinoa, Couscous, rotating thru or in 4 to 5 day choices, I love to make a big salad with grains on the bottom adding  cukes, tomatoes, a bit of fine chopped Red onion or purple whatever you prefer, sliced Kalamata Olives , those lovely tasting greek olives, & red pepper, peeled, small slices, feta cheese.  I also usually have a protien beside it, salmon, chicken, 3 or 4 small meatballs. I may also have 1 or 2 boiled eggs on the side, depending on meats.  I'll also put on top local summer fruits, the peels removed, of veggies too & frozen in clumps & pulverized into fruit smoothies the next day or so. . .  I use the bottled Greek Salad Dressing to save time & energy.  Sometimes a tablspoon or 2 of nuts or cashews, dried cranberries,  but soaked in O.J. or a bit of wine .

These kinds of salads are delicious & good for us, not to mention on a hot day... pre-made, so quick & yum! . Beware, if you eat too much & I admit I have a time or two, it occupies my time in the washroom. 

I do still stick heavily to Erics suggestion of putting my fork down between bites & If I chew till theres nothing left!...  It can be done! 

However with an ileostomy I have had to learn to prep my veggies different right down to peeling the cucumbers, red peppers, yes I peel them too, and skinning tomatoes or scoring the skin so small you don't even realize you have skin on the tomatoe.  I'Il put 1 OR 2 aspargus spears on top, cut in small rounds to avoid long strands of fibre, some celery heavy strings removed, sliced thin, radishes, small or fine grated carrot is easier to break down then slices. Theres so much you can add & change that you may never question what your eating but know its so delicious. 

Enjoy & all things moderation! 

Linda


   
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(@jillian)
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@tigerlily Thanks Laurie. Yes it's made with quinoa. I used to make it all the time...but time consuming. My favorite health food store carries it with a delicious light dressing. I think I will buy a container of it and give it a try!?


   
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