You know, most people seem to have a lot of complaints with the lack of variety in the Candida diet, but honestly, if you’re willing to be adventurous, it’s actually kind of awesome. The diet has forced me to try a whole bunch of new foods I would never have normally made, and I love them all!
Sure, if you limit yourself to the remaining foods that you used to each, it’ll get boring: (brocolli, green beans, repeat), but branch out! Try the weird things on the list. Since starting this three weeks ago, I’ve learned to make:
-Curry chicken (it’s become a favorite, and I’m definitely going to keep making it, even off of the diet)
-Rudabagas (How did I not know about these before? You can mash them like potatoes, or even make garlic fries out of them. Really, really good)
-Home made tomato sauce
-Coconut oil (I never want to use anything else, this stuff is so awesome. Try frying green beans in them. It’s amazing, and super anti-fungal too)
-Ginger tea (I was a heavy green tea drinker before and never really ventured too far into herbal teas. The diet made me try ginger, and I love it)
-Wild rice (not awesome, but definitely a new flavor to try)
And best of all: I’ve become a pro omelet chef. I always wanted to learn how to make a decent omelet, but never wanted to put in the time. Candida forced me to, and now I could serve my spinach, onion, tomato and peppers omelet’s at a deli.
Now, this isn’t to say I don’t constantly wish I could eat a PB&J, but still, keep your eyes on the bright side. There’s a whole world of food out there, so be adventurous!