Posts by Lisa Richards

Lisa Richards is the creator of TheCandidaDiet.com and the author of the Ultimate Candida Diet program.

Avocado Lime Tart

Avocado lime tart

Avocados are rich in healthy fats and other nutrients, plus they have a rich, creamy texture that adds a new dimension to many desserts and side dishes. A delicious way to reap the benefits of this versatile fruit is by making it the star ingredient of a beautiful tart. This simple Avocado Lime Tart is […]

Almond Coconut Tart Crust

Avocado lime tart

There are lots of tasty desserts to enjoy on a low sugar diet like the Candida diet. This tart crust can be used with many different combinations of ingredients, but one of my favorites is an avocado lime tart. The crust is just slightly sweet from the stevia, and has some wonderful nutty flavors from […]

Candida & Oral Contraceptives

Contraceptive pills

While the modern oral contraceptive for women has come with many benefits, such as freedom from unwanted pregnancy (with a 99%+ effectiveness rate) and increased sexual freedom, unfortunately it has come with some downsides too. In recent decades, we have discovered that one of these may be an increased risk for developing Candida infections. In […]

Quinoa Falafel with Tzatziki Sauce

Quinoa falafel

This Candida Diet-friendly version of falafel, the popular Middle Eastern street food, replaces the traditional chickpeas with cooked quinoa. These falafel are seasoned with the smokey flavors of cumin and coriander, then quickly deep fried to crispy perfection in olive oil. They can be eaten as a mezze, an appetizer before the main dish, alone […]

Hazelnut Butter Bars

Hazelnut butter bars

The blending of hazelnuts and avocado emphasizes their shared nutty richness in these Hazelnut Butter Bars. Moist, lightly sweet, and speckled with chopped toasted hazelnuts, these treats are deceptively nutritious in protein and healthy fats. Hazelnuts are actually regarded by pastry chefs as one of the prized dessert nuts. This recipe is perfect for a […]

Rutabaga Latkes

Rutabaga latkes

Latkes, or potato pancakes fried in oil, need not necessarily be made from potatoes. These Candida Diet versions use rutabaga (sometimes known as Swede) with hemp seeds for added protein. The latkes are fried in olive oil, then finished in a warm oven until crispy and ready to serve. You can enjoy these healthy snacks […]

Bircher Muesli

Bircher muesli

Developed around 1900, by Swiss physician Maximilian Bircher-Benner for patients in his hospital, Bircher Muesli is a popular breakfast dish based on raw ingredients. In this case we’re using coconut flakes, seeds and nuts, mixed with coconut milk and a squeeze of lemon. Bircher Muesli can be served right away or soaked overnight (this is […]

Getting Outside Can Reduce Your Stress Levels (And Improve Your Gut Health)

Getting outside can reduce stress

There is a clear link between chronic stress and gut health. Continued exposure to stressful situations can actually change the composition of your gut flora, affect your digestion, and lead to conditions like Candida overgrowth. By reducing your stress levels, you can not only boost your immunity and reduce the chance of Candida overgrowth, but […]

Pumpkin Seed Butter Energy Bars

Pumpkin Seed Butter Energy Bars

These simple no-bake bars are gluten-free, wheat-free, dairy-free, and contain no added sugar. They are made with protein-rich pumpkin seed butter and quinoa to provide a healthy, sustained energy boost. They are perfect for an on-the-go breakfast or just as a lightly sweet snack to get you through the afternoon. With lots of fiber and […]