13 Quick and Healthy Snacks for Ulcerative Colitis

Good nutrition is important for everyone, but even more so if you have an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). When you have ulcerative colitis (UC), it can be difficult to figure out what to eat — which foods contain the valuable nutrients your body needs without putting you at risk for a flare up.

“Proper nutrition can improve response to medication, reduce risk for flares, and improve recovery time when sick,” says Kelly Issokson, RD, a clinical dietitian with the Nutrition and Integrative IBD Program at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles.

Healthy eating becomes especially difficult with UC when you’re on the move, and who isn’t these days?

To help keep you on the path to eating well, here are 13 dietitian recommended snacks for people with UC.