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    butters
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    I have been on a candida diet for about a week. My wonderful functional medicine doctor is treating me for it. I have been managing ok, but I’m pretty tired of what I’m eating. I don’t have much appetite anyway (which was one of my symptoms before the diet). I’ve been having die-off reactions but I am starting to feel better. I need some creative help with food. I really don’t want to “redo” things I used to eat. For example, I made coconut flour pancakes and flourless chocolate cake with stevia and they were both terrible (and it’s not for lack of trying- I am an accomplished baker!).

    Here is what I currently eat:
    Zinke almond butter (this stuff is amazing)
    Nuts and seeds except cashews and peanuts
    Homemade turkey breakfast sausage
    Plain greek yogurt with stevia, flax and frozen organic berries
    Munching vegetables (peppers, cucumbers, etc) dipped in Tahini dip or homemade guacamole
    Eggs
    Organic lunchmeat
    Hard cheeses like cheddar and parmesan (my doc said these were ok, very low lactose)
    An occasional Zevia soda
    Coconut oil (tastes best mixed with almond butter)
    Canned chicken with tofu mayonnaise
    Green salad with a couple of Annie’s Naturals dressings (vinegar and sugar free). But these dressings are average at best.
    Edamame
    Jicama Fries. I love these. http://candidacooking.blogspot.com/2012/06/jicama-fries.html
    Chicken
    Steak

    Tomorrow I am going to buy plain kefir, quinoa, and fish.

    It sounds like a lot but I am getting really sick of it. Plus, I am cooking other foods for my husband and 3 young children.

    I would love to have any ideas for simple meals. I don’t want to go buy exotic things like almond flour, etc. I am not a wimp in the kitchen (really!), I just want to keep things simple until I feel a lot better.

    Thanks a bunch!

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    raster
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    I’d try to avoid steak if possible, beef and pork take days to digest whereas chicken and fish take hours.

    Tofu is also problematic for the diet due to a variety of factors, namely it being almost all GMO.

    And the cheeses are problematic; you are one of the few on the forum that thinks its alright. As an alternative, I would get fresh cheeses such as goats milk cheese, kefir cheese (make this at home), etc. The more anything molds, the more it benefits the yeast.

    Check out rutabega…its similar to potato but is highly antifungal and has a variety of health benefits.

    Buckwheat groats is a great rice replacement.

    Rotate the foods you eat, this is a great way to develop variety. Rotate meats, soups, salads, sides, etc.

    Start making smoothies and just drink up some gunk real fast…

    Make soups and breads. These are something that can last long term potentially (can be frozen) and you can develop variety. You can also make a kefir/teff bread and kefir/buckwheat breads, etc. Make some muffins.

    When you can start eating beans, this will open up the diet as well. You can start making dips and eat bean chips, etc.

    Check out ethnic dishes and stuff from around the world. In general, most diets that aren’t american/western are quite healthy. For instance, most chinese food is fine for the diet as long as you skip the soy sauce and sugar items and white rice. Most african food is safe for the diet. Mexican food minus the corn is healthy for the diet.

    Get a freezer and make a bunch of stuff and freeze it. Then you can eat it whenever you feel like.

    Start trying out a bunch of stuff and challenge opening up your tastes…try out teff, millet, etc.

    Check out the bob’s red mill website recipes section and replace bad items with healthier items.

    -raster

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    AngelaL
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    butters;56603 wrote: I have been on a candida diet for about a week. My wonderful functional medicine doctor is treating me for it. I have been managing ok, but I’m pretty tired of what I’m eating. I don’t have much appetite anyway (which was one of my symptoms before the diet). I’ve been having die-off reactions but I am starting to feel better. I need some creative help with food. I really don’t want to “redo” things I used to eat. For example, I made coconut flour pancakes and flourless chocolate cake with stevia and they were both terrible (and it’s not for lack of trying- I am an accomplished baker!).

    Here is what I currently eat:
    Zinke almond butter (this stuff is amazing)
    Nuts and seeds except cashews and peanuts
    Homemade turkey breakfast sausage
    Plain greek yogurt with stevia, flax and frozen organic berries
    Munching vegetables (peppers, cucumbers, etc) dipped in Tahini dip or homemade guacamole
    Eggs
    Organic lunchmeat
    Hard cheeses like cheddar and parmesan (my doc said these were ok, very low lactose)
    An occasional Zevia soda
    Coconut oil (tastes best mixed with almond butter)
    Canned chicken with tofu mayonnaise
    Green salad with a couple of Annie’s Naturals dressings (vinegar and sugar free). But these dressings are average at best.
    Edamame
    Jicama Fries. I love these. http://candidacooking.blogspot.com/2012/06/jicama-fries.html
    Chicken
    Steak

    Tomorrow I am going to buy plain kefir, quinoa, and fish.

    It sounds like a lot but I am getting really sick of it. Plus, I am cooking other foods for my husband and 3 young children.

    I would love to have any ideas for simple meals. I don’t want to go buy exotic things like almond flour, etc. I am not a wimp in the kitchen (really!), I just want to keep things simple until I feel a lot better.

    Thanks a bunch!

    I’ve also been disappointed in the results of quite a few coconut recipes which have ended up in the bin. But I have found one bread which I quite like
    http://againstallgrain.com/2012/05/21/grain-free-white-bread-paleo-and-scd/
    which doesn’t have that dreadful ‘eggy’ taste – I’m sure you could substitute some other kind of nut butter for the cashew. And stevia works quite as well as honey. It keeps for quite a few days and the recipe is quite forgiving. I’ve used yoghurt instead of almond milk and not bothered to beat the egg whites separately and it still turned out fine.

    I made a really nice (but tiny) chocolate cake yesterday with almond flour and stevia and will post the recipe when I have scaled the quantities up and converted to American measures. It was meant for snacks throughout the week but sadly I’ve already eaten most of it!

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