Low Residue Diet Food List

Food Items With Low Residue

Food SourcesFood Items AllowedFood Items Not Allowed
Beverage Food ItemsLow Caffeine Coffee, Herb Tea, carbonated beverages, fruit juice without pulp and seeds, flavored water or drinks.Alcohol drinks, fruit juice with pulp or seeds. High caffeine Coffee or Tea.
VegetablesCooked or canned vegetables. Beets, Carrot, Chard, green Beans, Bean sprouts, Mushrooms, Potato (no skin) pumpkin. Fresh and cooked tomato (no seeds or skins), stewed, pastes, tomato juice. All other high fiber vegetables, raw, strongly flavored vegetables (cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, turnips, onions, corn, baked beans, etc.)
FruitsFruit juice without pulp or seedsCanned: applesauce, cherries, fruit cocktail, etc.Fresh bananas, cherries, grapefruit, melon, peaches, plums, etc. Fruits with seeds or pulp. Canned: pineapple, pears Fresh: apples, apricot, avocado, berries, mangoes, pears, dried dates, figs,raisins, etc.
Cereals And BreadsWhite Bread, Soda Crackers and all other ready to eat refined items like oats, corn, wheat, etc.Whole wheat  or brown bread, dry cereals with nuts or seeds, coconuts, etc.
Dairy ProductsMilk (2servingsper day)Cottage CheeseCheeseEggsYogurt (lactose free if intolerant)Limit milk to 2 cups per day and don’t take any of these things with seeds or nuts in it.Limit eggs 1 per day and avoid dishes of eggs with ingredients.
Non- Veg SourcesLean protein sources like Tender, boiled, stewed or creamed roast beef, lamb, pork, poultry, fish, chicken, etc. Fried meats, fish, chicken or poultry; noo-ver sources containing whole spices like sausages,strong cheeses or those containing seeds. 
Refined ProductsRefined food items like pastas. White rice, noodles, etc.All other including brown rice, whole wheat pasta, etc.
Good FatsButter, Cream milk, Salad Dressings, mayonnaise, bacon, Creamy peanut butter, etc.Nuts, olives like peanuts, almonds, cashew nuts,dried peanut butter etc.
Some Other Food SourcesSugar, honey, plain candySalt, pepper, flavoring extracts, herbs andSeasoningsGravies and Cream sauces like barbecuesauce, mustard, tomato ketchup etc.Jam, fruit preserves, plain chocolate, chili pepper, curry powder, seed spices, popcorn, pickles, salsa, chutney, all seeds such as sesame, carway, etc.

Food Options You Can Choose

Food Groups Low Residue Foods
Protein Lean meat, fish, boiled chicken, pork, roast beef, lamb, pork, and poultry.
CarbohydratesWhite bread, Low fibre cereals, White pasta, White rice or Crackers – rice cakes, water biscuits, crispbreads (white), rice crackers.
Dairy Products Low fat milk, custard, creamed rice, skimmed milk drinks, plain yoghurt, cottage cheese, soy milk products and eggs.
VegetablesTomato (with no seeds or skin), clear strained vegetable juices, mashed choko or squash, well cooked pumpkin, peeled potatoes, carrots, canned vegetables, mushrooms, etc.
Drinks Water, Flavoured Drinks, Gatorade, PB fluid & electrolyte Sustagen Sport, Protein Plus, tea, coffee with less caffeine. 
Fruits Ripen bananas, Fruit juices without pulp or seeds, papaya, grapefruit, canned applesauce, peaches, watermelon etc. 
Preserves Honey, fruit spreads with no fruit bits salt, some herbs and seasoning, pepper, etc.
Soups Homemade soups, pumpkin or tomato soups with no pieces of vegetables or barley, beans or lentils in it.
SweetsMarshmallows, jelly beans/snakes, sugar 
DessertsJelly, low fat yoghurt without any seeds or nuts, custard, low fat creamed rice, low fat ice cream or sorbets, rice puddings etc.
Gels Dextrose Tablets / Carbohydrate Gels