As you all know, I’ve been dealing with Candida for awhile now. I’ve been on phase 1 of the diet for about 16 weeks. Candida is a yeast overgrowth in the body. When you have it, it can make you feel like crap, give you brain fog, major fatigue and so much more. There are so many symptoms you can have and everyone is different. The diet itself is very strict. Candida feeds off of sugar and starch (including grains) so both of those need to be eliminated. Since I’ve been on the diet so long, I’ve gotten the hang of it and found some delicious recipes I want to share with you!
First thing I want to talk about what you can and cannot eat on the diet.
The only fruits allowed are:
- Green Apples
All other fruits need to be avoided.
No starch whatsoever. So no potatoes, beets, corn, etc.
Vegetables you can eat: Basically all of them except for starchy kinds.
I’m allowed raw honey on the diet and I know some aren’t. I also use a lot of zero calorie sweeteners like stevia, monkfruit and bochasweet.
Coconut Flour Biscuits
These are my most made recipe. I love making them for dinner and putting raw honey on them. And when I have leftovers, I will use them to make an egg breakfast sandwich in the morning. I want to try the suggestion of adding cinnamon and vanilla to make a snickerdoodle like biscuit.
Keto Berry Mug Cake
This has become one of my favourite quick and easy desserts when I’m craving something sweet. Sometimes (most of the time), I’ll add it a teaspoon of cacao. I also stopped using the sweeteners because the fruit is sweet enough for me. Sometimes, I’ll just do the stevia drops.
Candida Diet Pancakes
This is one of the 2 pancake recipes that I’ve made. This one is made in a blender. I do not like them plain. The arrowroot powder leaves an aftertaste but you can’t tell when you pair them with the frozen fruit.
Via Recipe Girl
I’m not a big cauliflower fan but I will eat it riced and it other recipes. These were pretty good and stayed in tact.
Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Bites
Via Whole New Mom
These are delicious and really easy to make! I did Stevia instead of Xylitol.
Lemon Coconut Loaf
I dream about this loaf. It has the perfect amount of lemon and coconut.
Paleo Lemon Cookie Dough Bites
Via Plenty and Well
Such a delicious, and refreshing treat. I love the crunch of the macadamia nuts.
I mix and match these 2 recipes. And I use coconut oil instead of butter since I cannot have dairy. I also use frozen fruit since I always have it.
Coconut Flour Chocolate Cupcakes
Via Health Extremist
I made these for Reika’s birthday (for me, not for her). They were delicious. So fudgy and not overly sweet. These are sweetened with raw honey and nothing else. For the frosting, I used the cream part of coconut milk, and added some almond butter.
Chocolate Almond Flour Cookies
Via Power Hungry
This recipe can make so many different cookies based on their add ins. I added coconut and I loved them. Also want to try almonds. I actually used raw honey instead of coconut sugar. I also use BochaSweet too!
Coconut Flour Pancakes
Via Mum Ship
These have a more eggy texture versus the other ones but still delicious. Since I cannot have sugar, I use raw honey or BochaSweet.
90 Second Keto Bread
Via Eating on a Dime
I made this once when I need a hamburger bun and it was perfect in a pinch. Of course I substituted coconut oil instead of the butter.
Thai “Peanut” Sauce
Via Fit Mom Journey
This recipe doesn’t contain peanut or peanut butter. It’s actually almond butter. This is my favourite sauce. I know the recipe by heart I’ve made it so many times. Sadly, I found out I’m allergic to garlic and I use onion powder instead. I also don’t add the sriracha because of the ingredients.
Even if you don’t have Candida, a lot of these work for Paleo and Keto diets! And as you can tell, I have a sweet tooth.