If you’ve found yourself suffering from brain fog, fatigue, bloating, or digestive issues lately, it’s possible that the culprit behind these problems is Candida. Candida is a yeast that, when overgrown, can cause issues throughout the body and is triggered by a variety of factors like antibiotics, diet, and stress. However, recognizing the signs and symptoms of candida means you can work towards fixing it, and the most important place to start is with your diet.
A Candida diet is primarily a low-sugar diet that deprives the candida of the food it needs to grow, and believe it or not, finding recipes that are compliant with your new diet can be fun! Focus on dishes that use non-starchy vegetables, healthy proteins, herbs, spices, and healthy fats. Your candida diet plan should focus on non-starchy vegetables, low sugar fruits, healthy proteins, non-glutenous grains, herbs, spices, and fermented foods, and our guide to 15 healthy recipes for the Candida diet does just that. If you’re starting on this diet and need some inspiration, use our guide packed with tasty dishes full of flavor that will keep you on the candida-free path.
If you like dips and spreads then Eric Bakker a naturopath from New Zealand has variety of dips and spreads for those on candida diet on his website candidarecipes.com
Gut-Healing Paleo Pancakes
These good-for-you pancakes replace the typical sugary, high-calorie ingredients with eggs, flaxseed, and collagen for necessary sources of fiber and protein to leave your gut happy.
10 minutes 160 calories Easy
Carrot Cake Porridge
While you can’t enjoy your typical oatmeal on the Candida diet, you can have oat bran, which is the star ingredient in this creamy and flavorful porridge.
10 minutes 180 calories Easy
Mindful Veggie Bowl
Not only does this veggie bowl make for a tasty and filling lunch or dinner, it’s a great way to reuse leftover vegetables from your refrigerator.
20 minutes 170 calories Easy
With a few simple ingredients and a food processor, you’ll have this babaganoush ready in no time. Cut up some of your favorite fresh veggies for dipping and you’ve got a healthy and candida-friendly snack.
15 minutes 100 calories Easy
Marinated Kale Salad
Massaging your kale with key ingredients helps to break it down and soften kale’s crunchy texture, making for a well-flavored salad that isn’t overly bitter.
5 minutes 130 calories Easy
This smooth and creamy shake doesn’t use any high-sugar fruits or sweeteners, making for a naturally sweet and candida-friendly snack or dessert.
10 minutes 200 calories Easy
While cookies may not seem like they should be part of the candida diet, these sweet bites use xylitol which helps to kill the candida and speed up your healing.
10 minutes 160 calories Easy
Buckwheat and Brussels Sprouts Salad
This nutritious, crunchy salad can be served as a warm side dish with roasted meats, or on its own as a satisfying salad tossed with a light dressing.
40 minutes 235 calories Easy
Candida-Friendly Green Smoothie
If you’re feeling overloaded with too many candida diet salads, try a smoothie instead. This smoothie uses chia as a thickener instead of bananas for a slightly sweet smoothie that is still thick and rich.
5 minutes 330 calories Easy
Healthy Vegan Spinach and Artichoke Dip
A traditional spinach and artichoke dip is loaded with fat and calories, but this vegan version is anything but traditional. This dip uses whole food ingredients and nutritional yeast for a cheesy, nutty flavor so you still get that rich dip without all the extras.
1h 00m 290 calories Easy
The Best Vegan Mac and Cheese
This family favorite dish uses cashew cheese in place of dairy cheese for a sauce that is just as creamy and luscious as the traditional version but is far more nutritious.
40 minutes 350 calories Easy
Vegan Green Bean Casserole
Just 10 ingredients are all you need to bring this green bean casserole to life. Once the green beans have been boiled, the rest of the casserole is all prepared in one pan for an easy breezy side dish.
30 minutes 270 calories Easy
Vegan Feta Cheese
This “cheese” is entirely free of any dairy, and only uses almonds, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, salt, and water for a versatile and tangy spread you’ll want to put on everything.
10 minutes 70 calories Easy
Whether you serve this dip with a side of raw veggies or spread it on the rice cake or toast of your choice, you’re going to be amazed by how much you love its creamy texture and bright flavor.
25 minutes 80 calories Easy
This quick and easy guacamole is allowed on any stage of the candida diet which is a good thing, since you’ll want to eat it all the time.
5 minutes 345 calories Easy