Are you hungry? Why not try this two-day IBS diet?

Apr 10, 2016

Day 5

Have you been enjoying our meal plans so far? We hope this week’s meal plan options work a treat for your IBS too!

Meal plan 1Meal plan 2

  • Chopped fruit and nuts with natural yoghurt
  • Rice bread with sugar-free jam


  • Tuna salad
  • 2 rye crackers with butter


  • Goulash
  • Rice

  • Porridge oats with milk
  • Fresh fruit


  • Barley Soup
  • Flapjacks


  • Grilled fish
  • Chips
  • Salad


Recipe: Tuna salad
1 tin of tune in brine

50g red onion

50g tomato

1 sweet pepper

Spinach leaves

¼ cucumber

Salt and pepper

Olive oil

  • Dice the tomato and cucumber
  • Chop the onion and pepper
  • Drain the tuna
  • Mix the vegetables and spinach leaves with the tuna and add salt / pepper for flavouring
  • Drizzle with olive oil


Recipe: Barley soup
1 marrow bone

2 litres of water

75g pearl barley

3 carrots

2 medium-sized potatoes

2 leeks

50g butter beans

Freshly ground pepper

  • Dice the vegetables
  • Place the marrow into the water in a pan and bring it to the boil
  • Skim the soup
  • Add the other ingredients
  • Bring to the boil
  • Then, gently simmer for 1.5-2 hours


Recipe: Flapjacks
50g of margarine

50g raisin / sultanas

25g of demerara sugar

25g golden syrup

100g oats


  • Pre-heat the oven to 190oC (375oF, Gas Mark 5)
  • In a large saucepan, heat the margarine
  • Stir in the other ingredients
  • Place the mixture into a baking tray and place in the pre-heated oven for 20 minutes
  • Cut the flapjacks into finger-shapes and remove from the tin before cooling


Recipe: Goulash
750g stewing beef

25g cornflour

1 tbsp olive oil

1 large onion

1 tsp paprika

50g pearl barley

3-4 medium potatoes

400g canned tomatoes

  • Pre-heat oven to 180o C (350oF, Gas Mark 4)
  • Chop the onion and pepper
  • Cut the potatoes into cubes
  • Dice the stewing beef into cubes
  • Roll the meat into the cornflour
  • Gently heat the oil and then add the onion and meat
  • Cook the meat until it is slightly brown
  • Place the meat in a dish and add the paprika and pearl barley
  • Cook for about 90 minutes and then add the cubed tomatoes and potatoes and cook for 20 further minutes


Recipe: Grilled fish
1 medium size clove of garlic

6 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp dried basil

1 tbsp fresh lemon juice

2 fillet halibut

Salt and pepper

  • Mix the garlic, olive oil, lemon juice and basil in a glass bowel
  • Pour the marinade over the halibut and place in the fridge for 30-60 minutes
  • Pre-heat the grill for high heat
  • Drain off the excess marinade and cook the fish for 5 minutes per side until properly cooked
  • Sprinkle on some salt and pepper for seasoning


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