Food Gallery

Vegan food gallery

Here are some dishes that I’ve been able to enjoy over the years.  All of these are vegan and all were consumed while I had Crohn’s Disease.  I can enjoy most, if not all, of these meals with my ostomy.

I hesitate to post these photo, knowing that many of my friends with IBD can’t enjoy food the way I have been since getting my ostomy.  

With active Crohn’s, I wasn’t even able to drink water without being in tremendous pain,  so part of me hopes that if eating has been hard for you, that things will eventually get better.

For the lucky ones who don’t have IBD, I hope these dishes illustrate just how nutritious and enjoyable a plant-based diet can be!

Updated Nov 1, 2018 (added 33 new photos!)

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Nikki
Nikki
1 year ago

I have had my colostomy for 2 yrs now shes a lifer . awesome! I know right ..? Smurfette is her name . I did have Daisy first but she died too small.
Anyways I am thinking about doing vegan some and still eat some meats not alot bc my keeping what I need in my body to help it works sucks. B12 on shots even . vit d and many more . im always hungry. And protein is the staple of my diet bc sleeved and bypassed .

Fullon
Fullon(@fullon)
1 year ago

Such a big amount of various dishes. All of them look really tasty. I’ve always wanted to have a business in the catering field. I know that you can run a restaurant franchise in Canada but are there options for vegan cafes? I would like to undertake it.

Last edited 1 year ago by Fullon
Ms1337
Ms1337(@amanda)
4 years ago

All this stuff looks great! Can’t wait to try adding more of these foods into my diet. If you’re ever in New Orleans, LA they have a vegan restaruant called Seed that is absolutely amazing!

VeganOstomy
4 years ago
Reply to  Ms1337

That’s for the recommendation! I’d love to visit New Orleans at some point – I honestly never would have suspected they’d have a vegan restaurant there, but I’m glad to hear that they do!

pinkpistol00
pinkpistol00
6 years ago

I have tried everything and it STILL doesn’t work! I will chew it until its NOTHING. I would love to have a nice salad. Veggies/Fruits. ANYTHING healthy! I’ve had this for over 7 years now and it hasn’t gotten any easier with food. Any tips I may of haven’t tried?

VeganOstomy
6 years ago
Reply to  pinkpistol00

Sorry that you’re struggling :( What exactly is the problem? Blockages?

Do you have an ileostomy or colostomy?

The foods listed in this page are foods recommended post op, and should be safe for most people, assuming there aren’t any secondary issues: https://www.veganostomy.ca/ostomy-diet-what-to-eat-first-six-weeks/

Feel free to send me an email and we can discuss this in more detail. veganostomy@gmail.com

Serina Taylor
Serina Taylor
7 years ago

Hey there!
Just wondering, how do you eat raw fruits and veggies with an ostomy? Doesn’t this cause you to have blockages?

Cindy
Cindy
7 years ago

Awesome looking food cant wait to have broccli again