5 Foods That Soothe Your Stomach

We all get belly aches from time to time, but if your stomach is causing you real pain, the new 21-Day Tummy book could help you soothe (and shrink) your stomach. Here are five foods that soothe stomache aches and pains.

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Foods That Soothe Your Stomach: Multigrain Hot Cereal With Maple Nuts
Hot cereal is a food that soothes stomach aches. Soothe your belly with walnuts, which deliver a nice dose of magnesium and omega-3s, two key belly-calming nutrients. Coconut milk is free of lactose so is gentler on your digestive tract. You’ll find roasted brown rice couscous in the gluten-free section of most grocery stores.

Foods That Soothe Your Stomach: Parmesan-Crumbed Kale
While any type of kale can be used in this recipe, Tuscan kale (also called lacinato, dinosaur, or black kale) is called for because it’s easier to strip the long leaves off the stems. It’s also a food that soothes your stomach. Kale is rich in flavonoids, key anti-inflammation busters that help calm and flatten the belly. Ground corn tortillas along with Parmesan cheese and a little olive oil make a nice, crisp topping that can be used on other vegetables, such as broiled tomato slices or sautéed green beans.

Foods That Soothe Your Stomach: Beef And Red Quinoa-Stuffed Eggplant
Beef and quinoa soothe your stomach. When shopping for eggplants, look for those that are firm and shiny, without any soft spots. Both the filling and the eggplants can be made ahead and refrigerated separately. Or the eggplants can be filled a day ahead, refrigerated, and baked when ready to serve. This satisfying recipe includes lots of belly-friendly fiber to keep you full, while chia seeds provide an extra kick of omega-3 fats for a soothing boost.

Foods That Soothe Your Stomach: Chipotle Veggie Burgers
Healthy food like veggie burgers can soothe your stomach. Vinegar, chipotle chile powder, and oregano combine with a little tomato paste to replicate the flavors of chiles in adobo sauce, but without all the garlic and onion.

Foods That Soothe Your Stomach: Paprika-Spiced Fish Cakes
Soothe your stomach with fish cakes. To make ahead, you can form the fish cakes and freeze: Place the cakes on a baking sheet or platter and freeze solid. Once frozen, wrap each individually, transfer to a resealable plastic bag, and keep in the freezer for up to 3 months. You can serve these at a moment’s notice, because you can actually cook them straight from frozen. To do that, brown the cakes as directed in the recipe, but then transfer them to a 350°F oven and bake for 5 minutes, or until piping hot.

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