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PatchAdams
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I searched for this info because I knew I'd seen it here but didn't want to respond because everyone except the op has since died.  Kim (Annabelle41415) posted in 2009......


 

Kim Posted:    If you can't eat popcorn because of an ileostomy/colostomy, diverticulitis, or for whatever reason, the following is a good substitution. My son mentioned it yesterday and I had forgotten all about it. You put some butter in the bottom of a pan (or margarine - I use the spray "I can't believe it's not butter" because it has no calories, or anything else). Put some Cheerios in pan so they are lightly coated with the butter/margarine, but not soggy. It take more Cheerios than you think. Fry them until they become crispy and add a little salt to taste (they will become really small when they are done). Yummy they are so good. I could eat the whole box.

If anyone tries it let me know what you think.

Hugs! Kim

 

 

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With some diverticular pouches, my gastro has not allowed me to eat Popcorn for the last few years.  It's sooooooo hard because I love popcorn and used to eat it almost every night.  Thanks Kim! 

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Annabelle41415
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Was just thinking about those yesterday when seeing them in the cupboard.  Usually I've got a container made all the time even when I'm able to eat popcorn now.  Have you tried them - they are delicious.  Thanks for bringing this post up again.  It's a good reminder for those that can't eat popcorn yet want something similar.  Heck they should start making these at the theaters :)

Kim

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KathiM
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Thanks for bringing it to the front!!!!  And thank you, Kim, for the excellent receipe!  

 

(I was told by my gastric surgeon that the only thing I could never, ever have again was popcorn.  He said "It would be for you like eating broken glass".  So, of course, I needed a test...at Disneyland, where it smelled soooooo good, I had ONE handful.  Lesson learned...NO MORE POPCORN!!!!!)

 

Hugs, Kathi

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Helen321
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I just ate popcorn, we're about to find out!  lol  The only way to know it is to try it.  I chewed it very well.  After I did well with corn, I figured eh, I'll give this a try. I've been hooked on the stuff for years, it would be hard to give up.  At least I know there's a substitute and I do love Cheerios. 

Chelsea71
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How are you feeling, Helen? I guess if you feel like eating, you must be feeling some better. Hope so.

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