Low-fiber foods

This list may help if your loved one has diarrhea. Full credit goes to the American Cancer Society’s “Eating Hints.”


Main meals and other foods

  • Chicken or turkey (skinless and baked, broiled, or grilled)
  • Cooked refined cereals (such as Cream of Rice®, instant oatmeal, and grits)
  • Eggs
  • Fish
  • Noodles
  • Potatoes, without skins (boiled or baked)
  • White bread
  • White rice


Fruit and vegetables

  • Carrots (cooked)
  • Canned fruit (such as peaches, pears, and applesauce)
  • Fruit juice
  • Mushrooms
  • String beans (cooked)
  • Vegetable juice



  • Angel food cake
  • Animal crackers
  • Custard
  • Gelatin
  • Ginger snaps
  • Graham crackers
  • Saltine crackers
  • Sherbet
  • Sorbet
  • Vanilla wafers
  • Yogurt (plain or vanilla)