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Sample Meal Plans for Gastroparesis

With gastroparesis, eating smaller meals may help you feel less full. With smaller meals, you’ll need to eat 4­−6 per day to maintain nutritional intake.

Here are sample meal plans for 6 small meals throughout 1 day. Your doctor and a Registered Dietitian can help create meal plans that work best for you. 


  • 1 cup cream of wheat cereal
  • ½ cup skim milk
  • ½ cup grape juice
  • 1 scrambled egg


  • 10 ounces of instant breakfast with skim milk


  • ½ cup vegetable soup
  • ½ turkey sandwich
  • ½ cup applesauce
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise


  • 10 ounces banana shake made with l plain or vanilla yogurt, milk and sugar


  • 2–3 ounces baked chicken or fish
  • ½ cup mashed potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon margarine
  • ½ cup spinach
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup fruit cocktail


  • ½ cup pudding, custard or gelatin

More Dietary Guidelines


Participate in our Gastroparesis Survey Online

If you have gastroparesis, your help is needed. We are conducting a survey aimed at identifying ways to better treat and improve daily life for people affected. To take part, click on this link: Participate in our confidential gastroparesis online survey.