Modified Elimination Diet

Food Group



Meat, Fish, Poultry



Chicken, turkey, lean lamb

All legumes, dried peas, and lentils

Cold-water fish (salmon, halibut, mackerel, trout, tuna, swordfish

Egg replacements

Red meat, cold cuts, frankfurter, sausage, canned meat, eggs, cholesterol-free egg substitutes


Dairy Products Milk substitutes such as rice milk, nut milks, and soy milk

Casein-free soy yogurt

Milk, cheese, cottage cheese, yogurt, ice cream, cream, non-dairy creamers
Starch Sweet potato, arrowroot, brown or wild rice, tapioca, buckwheat, millet, gluten-free products All gluten-containing products, including pasta, all corn, and corn-containing products
Bread/Cereal Any made from whole grain rice, quinoa, amaranth, buckwheat, teff, millet, soy, potato flour, tapioca, arrowroot, or whole-grain gluten-free based products All made from wheat, oat, spelt, kamut, rye, barley, or gluten-containing grains
Vegetables All vegetables, preferably fresh, frozen or freshly juiced; especially garlic and onions Creamed or made with prohibited ingredients. Corn.
Fruits Unsweetened fresh, frozen, freshly juiced, or water-packed canned fruits, excluding citrus and non-organic strawberries Fruit drinks, ades, cocktails, citrus, strawberries (non-organic), and dried fruits preserved with sulfites
Soup Clear, vegetable-based broth, homemade vegetarian soup, chili made with ground chicken or turkey Canned or creamed soup

Any with gluten-containing flours or grains

Beverages Freshly prepared or unsweetened fruit or vegetable juice, pure water, non-citrus herbal tea, green tea. Milk, dairy-based products, coffee, tea, cocoa, Postum, alcoholic beverages, soda pop, sweetened beverages, citrus drinks, cold drinks
Fats/Oils Cold, expeller pressed, unrefined, light-shielded canola, flax, olive, pumpkin, sesame, and walnut oil, salad dressings made from allowed ingredients. Coconut oil. Margarine, shortening, butter, refined oils, salad dressing, and spreads
Nuts/Seeds RAW almonds, cashews, flax seed, pecans, pumpkin, sesame, squash seeds, sunflower seeds, walnuts, nut-seed butters made with allowed ingredients Peanuts, pistachios, peanut butter and ALL roasted nuts/seeds
Sweeteners Brown rice syrup, fruit sweetener, raw honey, molasses, Stevia, maple syrup Brown sugar, corn syrup, fructose