Table 2

IBD-AID food phase chart
Phase type Phase I Phase II Phase III Phase IV
Soft, well-cooked or cooked then pureed foods, no seeds Soft Textures: well-cooked or pureed foods, no seeds, choose floppy or tender foods May still need to avoid stems, choose floppy greens or other greens depending on individual tolerance If in remission with no strictures
Vegetables Butternut Squash, Pumpkin, Sweet Potatoes, Onions Carrots, Zucchini, Eggplant, Peas, Snow peas, Spaghetti squash, Green beans, Yellow beans, Microgreens (2 week old baby greens), Watercress, Arugula, Fresh flat leaf parsley and cilantro, Seaweed, Algae Butter lettuce, Baby spinach, Peeled cucumber, Olives, Leeks Bok Choy, Bamboo shoots, Collard greens, Beet greens, Sweet peppers, Kale, Fennel bulb Artichokes, Asparagus, Tomatoes, Lettuce, Brussels sprouts, Beets, Cabbage, Kohlrabi, Rhubarb, Pickles, Spring onions, Water chestnuts, Celery, Celeriac, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Radish, Green pepper, Hot pepper
Pureed vegetables: Mushrooms, Phase II vegetables (pureed) Pureed vegetables: all except cruciferous Pureed vegetables: all from Phase IV, Kimchi
Fruits Banana, Papaya, Avocado, Pawpaw Watermelon (seedless), Mangoes, Honeydew, Cantaloupe, May need to be cooked: Peaches, Plums, Nectarines, Pears, (Phase III fruits are allowed if pureed and seeds are strained out) Strawberries, Cranberries, Blueberries, Apricots, Cherries, Coconut, Lemons, Limes, Kiwi, Passion fruit, Blackberries, Raspberries, Pomegranate (May need to strain seeds from berries) Grapes, Grapefruit, Oranges, Currants, Figs, Dates, Apples (best cooked), Pineapple, Prunes
Meats and fish All fish (no bones), Sardines (small bones ok), Turkey and ground beef, Chicken, Eggs Scallops Lean cuts of Beef, Lamb, Duck, Goose Shrimp, Prawns, Lobster
Non dairy unsweetened Coconut milk, Almond milk, Oat milk, Soy milk
Dairy, unsweetened Yogurt, Kefir Farmers cheese (dry curd cottage cheese), Cheddar cheese Aged cheeses
Nuts/Oils/Legumes/Fats Miso (refrigerated), Tofu, Olive oil, Canola oil, Flax oil, Hemp oil, Walnut oil, Coconut oil Almond flour, Peanut flour, Soy flour, Sesame oil, Grapeseed oil, Walnut oil, Pureed nuts, Safflower oil, Sunflower oil Whole nuts, Soybeans, Bean flours, Nut butters, Well-cooked lentils (pureed), Bean purees (e.g. hummus) Whole beans and lentils
Grains Ground flax or Chia Seeds (as tolerated) Steel cut oats (well-cooked as oatmeal) Rolled well-cooked oats
Spices Basil, Sage, Oregano, Salt, Nutmeg, Cumin, Cinnamon, Turmeric, Saffron, Mint, Bay leaves, Tamari (wheat free soy sauce), Fenugreek tea, Fennel tea, Vanilla Dill, Thyme, Rosemary Tarragon, Cilantro, Basil, Parsley Mint, Ginger, Garlic (minced), Paprika, Chives, Daikon, Mustard Wasabi, Tamarind, Horseradish, Fenugreek, Fennel
Sweeteners Stevia, Maple syrup, Honey (local), Unsweetened fruit juice Lemon and lime juice
Misc. Capsule or liquid supplements, Cocoa powder Baking powder (no cornstarch), Baking soda, Unflavored gelatin Ghee, Light mayonnaise, Vinegar Ketchup (sugar free), Hot sauce (sugar free)

Olendzki et al.

Olendzki et al. Nutrition Journal 2014 13:5   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-13-5

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