pancreatitis menu

Pancreatitis is a disease of the pancreas, during which the cells of the pancreas are destroyed by their own enzymes. In the exacerbation phase, gland cells are destroyed; in the remission phase, connective tissue is formed in place of dead cells. This greatly disrupts the functioning of the pancreas. The most common causes of pancreatitis are alcohol abuse and eating disorders and therefore treatment should be started with nutrition.

Nutritional recommendations for each patient must be selected individually, depending on the severity of the condition, the stage of the disease, food intolerance and concomitant diseases. The menu below for pankteatitis is suitable for the remission phase (ie, the period when there is no exacerbation) and will help to avoid the next exacerbation.

The basics of the pancreatitis menu:

  • The purpose of the diet is to improve the functioning of the pancreas, to reduce the burden on the digestive system.
  • Restriction of simple carbohydrates - sweets, baked goods, sugar. Sugar is partially replaced by xylitol or sorbitol. Of allowed sweets - jelly, honey, jelly.
  • Fractional diet - 5-6 times a day.
  • Cooking - steamed, roasted and boiled. It is necessary to clean fibrous meat and vegetables rich in dietary fiber (carrots, broccoli, cabbage, fresh herbs).
  • The temperature of the dishes is normal, cold dishes are excluded.
  • During the remission period, the menu may include vegetable soups and cereals in the diet. At the same time, vegetables must be well boiled.
  • You can use meat, skinless poultry, low-fat, boiled and baked fish varieties. Do not use offal (liver, kidneys, brains), smoked meat, salted fish, caviar, sausage, canned food.
  • From allowed milk products - cottage cheese (up to 20%), milk, sour milk drinks, sour cream on dishes.
  • It is recommended that eggs be used in the form of omelets or boiled. It is best not to use fried or hard-boiled eggs.
  • In the remission stage with pancreatitis, it is necessary to include various vegetables and fruits in the raw, roasted, cooked and cooked diet. During the flare-up period, fresh vegetables and fruits are excluded.
  • Drinks - weak tea, coffee with milk, rosehip broth and fruit juices diluted in half with water, unsweetened fruit juices. Excluded - black coffee, cocoa, soft drinks.
  • Do not use foods that stimulate the digestive system: spinach, sorrel, radish, radish, garlic, mushrooms, pickled vegetables, sour fruits.
  • Be careful with spicy seasonings - horseradish, mustard, pepper. You can use - dill, parsley, basil, cinnamon.
  • Alcohol with pancreatitis is strictly contraindicated.
  • Fresh fruits can be added to the menu below for pancreatitis, eg apples, pears, bananas, peaches, apricots, non-acidic plums, etc. and supplement the diet with fermented dairy products - kefir, yogurt, yogurt, fermented cooked milk.

    Weekly pancreatitis menu, ready-made and proven recipes, shopping list for the whole week.



    Breakfast:sweet pilaf with dried fruit;

    Dinner:chicken noodle soup; zucchini and eggplant baked in the oven with cheese;

    Afternoon snack:strawberry and banana milkshake;

    Dinner:Halibut fillet in the oven.

    Nutritionist comment:

    To make sweet pilaf suitable for a patient with pancreatitis, exclude walnuts and cranberries and reduce the amount of sugar to 1 tbsp.

    We put vegetables in the soup without frying it, this will reduce the load on the pancreas.

    Hot spices should be excluded from recipes.

    I recommend choosing milk for a cocktail with a fat content not exceeding 2. 5%, and as for coffee, it is better to exclude it from the recipe, it is not advisable to use this product in pancreatitis.

    You can use either method to prepare halibut fillets, both are suitable in case of illness. You can choose a side with grains, for example, cooked buckwheat or vegetables - cauliflower, broccoli, potatoes, zucchini, etc. Choose a method of cooking vegetables that does not overshadow the fish's flavor or cause harm, for example, boil or steam the vegetables.



    Breakfast:sweet pilaf with dried fruit;

    Dinner:chicken noodle soup; zucchini and eggplant baked in the oven with cheese;

    Afternoon snack:baked apples with cottage cheese;

    Dinner:Halibut fillet in the oven.




    Dinner:rice soup with meatballs; zucchini stuffed with vegetables;

    Afternoon snack:flourless cheesecakes;

    Dinner:Chicken souffle with steamed carrots in a crockpot.

    Nutritionist comment:

    In the porridge recipe, it is recommended to reduce the amount of sugar, or use sweeteners.

    It's best to exclude garlic from the soup recipe and add vegetables without frying.

    When cooking zucchini, try not to use spicy seasonings and garlic, and it's best to simply sauté the vegetables for the filling in a little water or broth.

    You can complement your dinner with vegetables, fresh or steamed.



    Breakfast:flourless cheesecakes;

    Dinner:rice soup with meatballs; zucchini stuffed with vegetables;

    Afternoon snack:Strawberry smoothies;

    Dinner:Chicken souffle with steamed carrots in a crockpot.

    Nutritionist comment: In the smoothie recipe, I recommend reducing the amount of sugar a little, there should be no more than 1 teaspoon per serving, if it seems too little, you can use sweeteners.


    Breakfast:omelet with milk;

    Dinner:salmon ear; casserole with pasta, broccoli and cheese;

    Afternoon snack:cottage cheese with sour cream;

    Dinner:stew in a crockpot.

    Nutritionist comment:

    You can add some grated cheese, herbs or boiled tomatoes to the omelet.

    Once again, I remind you that hot spices and garlic must be excluded.

    As an additive to cottage cheese, you can choose sweet fruits or berries, herbs, herbs, carrots or pumpkin. Beware of sour nuts and fruits, as they are not recommended for patients with pancreatitis.


    Breakfast:oatmeal in milk in a crockpot with apples and raisins;

    Dinner:salmon ear; casserole with pasta, broccoli and cheese;

    Afternoon snack:Carrot and apple salad;

    Dinner:stew in a crockpot.

    Nutritionist comment:

    For spice porridge, you can just use cinnamon, it's best to refuse ginger and nutmeg.

    Unfortunately, you will also have to give up nuts in carrot salad, this is a heavy pancreas food, but you can add dried fruit to the salad, for example, dried apricots or a handful of raisins.


    Breakfast:poached egg;

    Dinner:kulesh; zucchini stuffed with rice;

    Afternoon snack:banana smoothie with oatmeal;

    Dinner:pangasius fillet in crockpot.

    Nutritionist comment:

    You can add fresh vegetables or a few tablespoons of cooked rice to breakfast.

    To make kulesh more suitable for our menu, vegetables should be cooked with a little water or broth. Try to choose meat without streaks and bales.

    When cooking zucchini, refuse the garlic and not fry the vegetables, but sauté them with a little water or broth.

    Weekly shopping list (for 2 people)

    Vegetables, fruits, dried fruits, herbs:

    • zucchini - 6 pieces;
    • eggplant - 2 pieces;
    • tomatoes - 3 pcs. wide;
    • greens (parsley, dill, basil) - 5 bunches;
    • onions - 700 g;
    • Bulgarian pepper - 2 pcs. ;
    • carrots - 10 pcs. ;
    • cauliflower - 1, 5 heads of cabbage;
    • potatoes - 15 pcs. ;
    • broccoli - 200 g;
    • green peas - 100 g;
    • corn - 100 g;
    • leeks - 70 g;
    • sun-dried tomatoes - 3 pcs. ;
    • apples - 4 pcs. ;
    • raisins - 150 g;
    • dried apricots - 50 g;
    • plums - 50 g;
    • strawberries - 200 g;
    • banana - 2 pcs. ;
    • raspberries - 2 tbsp

    Meat, fish, eggs:

    • eggs - 9 pcs. ;
    • pangasius - 1 filet;
    • meat - 200 g;
    • chicken fillet - 500 g;
    • whole chicken - 0. 5 pcs. ;
    • halibut fillet - 400 g;
    • salmon - 800 g;
    • turkey - 500 g;
    • minced meat - 300 g.

    Milk derivatives:

    • butter - 110 g;
    • milk - 1500 ml;
    • cottage cheese - 750 g;
    • mozzarella - 120 g;
    • feta cheese - 30 g;
    • hard cheese - 100 g;
    • sour cream - 170 g;
    • kefir - 300 ml.

    Edibles, seasonings and more:

    • buckwheat - 1 cup;
    • rice - 500 g;
    • oat flakes - 250 g;
    • spaghetti - 70 g;
    • mass - 250 g;
    • sugar - 180 g;
    • millet - 80 g;
    • vegetable oil - 100 ml;
    • olive oil - 1 tablespoon;
    • cinnamon - 1 pinch;
    • dried herbs - 1 tsp;
    • bay leaf - 4 pcs. ;
    • wheat flour - 35 g;
    • starch - 1 tsp;
    • honey - 1 tablespoon