- July 30, 2013 at 12:07 pm #108419
HeatherJMemberTopics: 24Replies: 34
My family doesn’t have Candida. They don’t want to try my diet-even one day a week. But I still have the responsibility of cooking for them. They still want baked goods and don’t want to change much of what they eat. They are willing to settle with having goodies less often, but not with giving them up.
I have small ways to cope with the worst of it-the baked goods:
-I bake cookies and store most of them in the freezer; only putting a few in the cookie jar.
-We have a second fridge in the garage-where I will store any cakes I bake
-I refuse to make chocolate cake because I wouldn’t be able to resist.
But how do you all deal with the day to day stuff? Last night I made Pasta, sauce and cooked baguettes. YUM! I just went away until they finished eating. If I am not around, my husband will clean-up. If not, it just depends. But I don’t want to miss every meal with my family.
Suggestions?July 30, 2013 at 11:52 pm #108462
beccana14MemberTopics: 6Replies: 21
I know what you mean. It really stinks to have to cook for others not on the diet. My husband is great and supportive but has mentioned a few times that our fridge and pantries aren”t filled with as many “good” foods these days.
Do you cook vegetables with the family meals? I always have SOMETHING along with the meals that I can sit down and enjoy with the family. Even if it’s just steamed broccoli. Also, be sure you prepare little “treats” ahead of time for yourself along with the cookies you make for them. Like candida friendly granola or (my personal favorite) coconut milk icecream. Yum!!!
To your health!
RebeccaAugust 12, 2013 at 1:06 pm #108985
lita11MemberTopics: 0Replies: 8
The whole family should have to discuss on that matter for candida cure and try to make vegetables more an more.August 12, 2013 at 5:08 pm #109000
SueSullivanMemberTopics: 18Replies: 108
A couple of ideas:
Make a list of all the dishes your family likes to eat, ask them to contribute suggestions as well. Rank them in order of how much they appeal to you as well, and only cook from the bottom 50 percent of the list.
If there’s something they crave that you love as well, send them out to eat it as a special treat for them. Take a hot bath or do something that feels indulgent for yourself while they are gone.
Always cook for yourself first. I’ve found this means I spend better than half the day cooking or cleaning up from cooking, which is a drag (but I’m fortunate as a stay at home mom to be able to do that). I set up a computer with Netflix in the kitchen and stream shows while I cook and clean. It is much easier to cook for my family after I’ve had something satisfying to eat.
Buy good quality prepared foods for them — I’ll got to whole foods and pick up some frozen foods that have quality ingredients so that I don’t have to do as much scratch cooking right now. It’s a splurge, and generally not as healthy as if I was cooking for them, but if they aren’t willing to make the sacrifice of eating with you or cooking for themselves, I think it’s a reasonable solution. Costco has some great prepared foods as well, if you have that option. Consider that expense an investment in your health, and consider that it will be cheaper than sending them out to a restaurant.
Make crockpot meals and casseroles — I find that dishes I can assemble from raw ingredients and walk away from for the remainder of the cooking time are less tempting. Instead of baguettes, which are really time consuming, make no-knead bread for them. It will still smell incredible when you pull it out, but you will have spent all of five minutes on it and will be more willing to give it away without needing to try it.
Look for more recipes like this one below, that you can tweak to the diet (in this case I’d food-process up plain coconut shreds into a meal-y texture and replace the almond meal with that) that will still appeal to your family. There are a lot of paleo recipe sites on the web for inspiration:
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