Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation and Nestlé Health Science launch Gut-Friendly Recipes, a free new online recipe finder tool with 500+ recipes

Gut Friendly Recipes offers dietitian-approved recipes for people with digestive issues, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) patients, and for general nutritious eating

NEW YORK, NY – The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation and Nestlé Health Science today announced the launch of Gut Friendly Recipes, a free new online recipe finder tool with more than 500 easy recipes for gut-friendly and nutritious meals. The easy-to-navigate recipe finder can be found at Gut Friendly Recipes offers a broad selection of delicious recipes for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) patients, people with chronic digestive issues, and for anyone seeking nutritious and gut-friendly meals. The recipe finder is designed for use by patients, caregivers, nutritionists, dietitians, and physicians caring for patients with IBD or other digestive and gastrointestinal issues who need help with meal choices and planning what foods they can eat. All recipes offered are evidence-based and approved by dietitians for gut-friendly eating.


The first such resource of its kind, Gut Friendly Recipes fills a critical need for IBD and chronic digestive disease patients. For these patients, a gut-friendly diet is usually a significant part of managing their condition. “What can I eat?” is the number-one information request received by the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for IBD patient support and advocacy. With a wide variety of dietitian-approved recipes across meal and diet types, Gut-Friendly Recipes is a critical new free tool that makes mealtimes easier and more enjoyable. The recipe finder platform, which uses a machine-learning algorithm and nutrition data to generate personalized meal plans, was developed by Nestlé Research using its expertise in digital health and nutritional science. The recipe selection and educational components are managed by the Foundation. 


Chronic digestive issues are common among people of all ages. According to a recent survey by the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, as many as 30% of general U.S. consumers have had chronic, ongoing gastrointestinal (GI) or digestive problems.


Gut Friendly Recipes enables users to customize meals for their needs and features extensive, varied recipes for all meal types. The site allows users to select from recipes for multiple diet types, including Crohn’s Disease Exclusion Diet, as well as Low FODMAP, Mediterranean, and Specific Carbohydrate Diet. Users can also filter recipes according to specific dietary exclusions, including dairy, gluten, meat, and many more, as well as filter to exclude specific ingredients, such as peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, and more. In addition, users can create 7-day gut-friendly meal plans, save favorite recipes, find ingredient substitutions, and more.


“We’re thrilled to partner with Nestlé Health Science to launch Gut Friendly Recipes, a comprehensive free digital tool that will make preparing tasty and gut-healthy meals easier than ever before,” said Michael Osso, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. “People dealing with IBD or other chronic gut issues often have to carefully consider what they can or cannot eat. As the nation’s leading organization dedicated to advancing IBD research and improving patient quality of life, we know that our patient community will absolutely benefit from the delicious and dietitian-approved healthy meal options on Gut Friendly Recipes. We also hope that this recipe finder will be a trusted, easy-to-use tool for not only IBD patients, physicians, and nutritionists, but for everyone with an interest in gut-friendly eating.”


“People who have chronic digestive problems can often feel at a loss about what they can eat,” said Amir Sakandas, global category head at Nestlé Health Science. “As dietary therapy has become a credible treatment option for people with digestive issues, including for Crohn’s Disease, the Gut-Friendly Recipe site encourages an evidence-based approach to recipes including resources for patients following the Crohn’s Disease Exclusion Diet which is now in The European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN’s) guidelines.”


Gut Friendly Recipes is available online at


About the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation is the leading non-profit organization focused on both research and patient support for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), with the mission of curing Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and of improving the quality of life of the millions of Americans living with IBD. The Foundation’s work is dramatically accelerating the research process through investment in research initiatives, while also providing extensive educational and support resources for patients and their families, medical professionals, and the public. For more information, visit, call 888-694-8872, or email [email protected].


About Nestlé Health Science (NHSc)

Nestlé Health Science, a leader in the science of nutrition, is a globally managed business unit of Nestlé. We are committed to redefining the management of health, offering an extensive portfolio of science-based consumer health, medical nutrition, pharmaceutical therapies, and vitamin and supplement brands. Our extensive research network provides the foundation for products that empower healthier lives through nutrition. Headquartered in Switzerland, we have more than 12,000 employees around the world, with products available in more than 140 countries.

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation is a non-profit, volunteer-fueled organization dedicated to finding the cures for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improving the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. It was founded in 1967 by Irwin M. and Suzanne Rosenthal, William D. and Shelby Modell, and Henry D. Janowitz, M.D.