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I need help to make a Crohns friendly treat basket!

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TAFKAtheUrbanDryad Mon 10-Dec-12 11:36:16

Hiya! Blimey it's been ages since I was on here! smile

I have a good friend with Crohn's disease & I was thinking of making him a treat basket for Xmas. I don't know enough about Crohns (despite judicious googling!) to go ahead & make stuff so was hoping someone on here could help!

Is there anything I need to particularly avoid or will anything gluten free do? I'm guessing I need to not make anything too rich, but I wanted to put some fudge in. Is there a way to make fudge that's not too rich? My usual recipe uses a tin of condensed milk & about a kilo of butter, & anyone eating it falls into a diabetic coma almost instantly. Ok, I may have exaggerated that but you get my point.

Anyway, I'd be really grateful for any advice. Thanks in advance!

FestiveWench Mon 10-Dec-12 11:38:33

IME the 'rules' for people with Chrohns are so individual that you have no chance of getting this right. Even I'm not sure what it is that I should be eating smile

TBH I would keep away from food for a present for someone with Chrohns unless you are prepared to talk to them in detail about their diet.

TAFKAtheUrbanDryad Mon 10-Dec-12 11:47:18

That's what I wanted to avoid because it was supposed to be a surprise! Maybe I can talk to his mum?!

FestiveWench Mon 10-Dec-12 11:52:28

How ill is he?

I would find it odd to be bought food TBH. Unless I was on a particularly restrictive diet, which most Chrohns people that I know are not.

TAFKAtheUrbanDryad Mon 10-Dec-12 13:12:49

I was going to make it, am very much on a budget!

FestiveWench Mon 10-Dec-12 14:28:56

sorry. I meant "to be given food".
I guess that I'll I'm trying to say is that Crohns is so individual/variable that we can't really advise. When I'm well and my medication is working then I can eat absolutely anything smile

TAFKAtheUrbanDryad Wed 12-Dec-12 20:21:55

He's not on medication for it so I guess he can't be that ill. His mum tells me I need to avoid anything spicy or rich, so I'll make some gluten free cookies & some not too rich fudge.

Thanks for your help! I know Crohns is very individual now, so I'll know to check with him before I do anything else!

FestiveWench Wed 12-Dec-12 21:44:43

Can I have some too smile

Santa058 Wed 12-Dec-12 21:52:24

I have ulcerative colitis so not as bad as Crohns but same family of disease. Caffeine and choc and fruit (acidic) are the most likely things to cause a flare up or make one worse. Not sure if this is particularly helpful!

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