Quinoa is a pseudo-cereal, not a real grain. It tends to cause much less irritation to the gut than glutenous grains like wheat and rye, which can contribute to issues like Leaky Gut Syndrome.
Quinoa is a complete source of protein, easy to digest, and a very useful ingredient on your Candida diet. You can use it whenever you would have used rice, and you can also incorporate it into your baking. It’s a staple ingredient on the Candida diet that should always be in your refrigerator.
Many meatloaf recipes call for milk, bread, sugar and even ketchup – all loaded with refined carbohydrates, added sugars, and other ingredients from the foods to avoid list.
This savory meatloaf recipe contains none of those ingredients, but still has lots of flavor thanks to the thyme and rosemary. The quinoa makes it extra filling, satisfying, and of course very nutritious!
- 1 lb. minced beef
- 2 eggs
- ¼ cup uncooked quinoa
- 1 medium onion
- 3 garlic cloves
- 2 chilies
- 1 tsp. coconut oil or olive oil
- 1 tsp. thyme
- 1 tsp. rosemary
- ¼ tsp. black pepper
- 1 tsp. salt
- Cook quinoa as directed.
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Chop the onion finely in your food processor.
- Now add the cooked quinoa and all other ingredients to a large bowl and mix together.
- Grease a loaf tray with coconut or olive oil, then add the mixture and bake for 1 hour.
Nutritious, tasty meals like this are what the Candida diet is all about. If you’re looking for more ideas, check out our Ultimate Candida Diet program. It includes more than 100 tasty recipes for every meal and every stage of the Candida diet.