My go to breakfast is(gluten free cause it tastes just the same) oatmeal made with water & I add cinnamon, shredded apples, almond milk when it's done. Another is a smoothie made with almond milk, papaya, banana, cinnamon, honey, & a tbsp of almond butter & some ice. Lunches: chicken noodle soup, plain turkey sandwich on whole wheat, cut up melons, homemade red lentil squash soup (made with no dairy).I bought the dropping acid cookbook and there are some nice recipes I've tried...my husband & I both enjoy the things I've made. But they might be better if you're not in a middle of a flare.
I love smoothies...current fave is: lowfat plain yogurt( you don't need to use if you don't tolerate dairy), almond milk, sliced banana, frozen chunks of papaya, cinnamon, unsweetened almond butter, honey, spinach leaves. Quite tasty. Home roasted chicken, salmon or cooked in a bit of olive oil or ghee, oatmeal, rices, homemade chicken noodle soup, homemade butternut squash/red lentil soup. But I am on the upside of feeling good. I do stay away from dairy, tomatoes, cherries, coffee, wine.
Chicken soup agreed with me...so are a lot of it....I just used Swansons low sodium chicken broth, chopped carrots, some parsley for color and chopped chicken from baked or poached chicken breasts(or from a rotisserie chicken). I added noodles, but you could add rice if you don't tolerate gluten. I also added frozen green beans. Ate it with saltine crackers(again, if u tolerate gluten)
I've been brewing fennel tea with water in which I've simmered ginger slices and sweeten it with a bit of honey.
What do I stay away from?
Also, try and pay attention to fat intake...Fritos, doritos, cornbread are different a 'grain' than oatmeal and other whole grains like couscous, whole wheat breads and low fat/no fat added granolas, even rice which is easier to digest-but also a little binding, so be careful if you have constipation.
My Elimination Foods:
Eliminated coffee, tomato sauce, strawberries, alcohol, chocolate , fatty dairy, increased foods recommended on the drop acid diet. I still feel a little like a ticking time bomb because I have been pain free before having done nothing with my diet. Taking it one day at a time! You will get there!
Why do I want to share my story?
I am symptom free and my diet includes all foods that I ate before the gastritis. By January 2017 I was feeling normal..So, unlike so many others, I was only not well for about 10 months...but at the time it felt like forever.
If it inspires someone to keep the faith and continue to find a cure for themselves, absolutely. Please know, that unlike others who are battling serious chronic illnesses like Crohn's or celiac or colitis or a myriad of other very serious digestive issues, I truly only had gastritis and gerd. No ulcers or anything else like that. It did attack overnight, without warning which was perplexing. But that's the nature of the human body I guess!
I think I'm on the way to being 'healed'? 'in remission'....I have found that diligently watching my diet was THE biggest contributing factor to feeling better. It's the toughest piece of the puzzle to follow, but for me was the most effective.