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The Endoscopy Center, Inc.:

(605) 721-8121

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Address :

2820 Mt. Rushmore Road
Rapid City, SD 57701

Low Residue Diet

This list contains all foods low in fiber to help you learn how to prepare for a colonoscopy.

Foods Allowed.

Foods Allowed:

  • White bread or rolls without nuts and seeds
  • Plain white pasta, noodles, macaroni
  • Crackers
  • Refined cereals such as Cream of Wheat, Cheerios, Rice Krispies
  • Pancakes or Waffles
  • Fruit and vegetable juice with little/no pulp
  • Tender meat, poultry, fish, sausage, bacon
  • Eggs, Tofu, creamy peanut butter
  • Milk and foods made from milk – yogurt (without fruit added), pudding, ice cream, cheeses, cottage cheese, sour cream
  • Butter, margarine, oils, and salad dressings without seeds or nuts
  • Cheese pizza, spaghetti with no chunks of veggies
  • White rice (polished)
  • Applesauce or Pear sauce
  • Potatoes – instant or white varieties with no skin
  • Desserts with no whole grains, seeds, nuts, raisins, or coconut
  • Apricots (peeled)
  • Asparagus tips (well-cooked)
  • Cantaloupe, honeydew melon, and papaya (ripe)
  • Carrots (peeled and cooked until soft)
  • Bananas
  • Peaches (ripe and peeled)
  • Mushrooms (well cooked)
Foods to Avoid.

Foods to Avoid:

  • Whole wheat/whole grain breads, cereals, and pasta
  • Whole grains (oats, kasha, barley, quinoa)
  • Beans, peas, and lentils
  • Seeds, nuts, popcorn
  • Brown and wild rice
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Tough fibrous meats with gristle, raw clams and oysters
  • Coconut