It’s a real struggle to find delicious meals while being extremely limited in your diet. I searched high and low to find recipes that contain no common allergens, which means they’re anti-candida diet friendly and suitable for an elimination diet.

Not to mention many of them include large quantities of cruciferous vegetables, which are especially helpful in getting your candida under control due to their anti-fungal properties.  If you’re looking to add more cruciferous veggies to your life, try Arugula, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Kale, Radish, Turnip, or Watercress.

Most of these recipes also honor proper food combining, which is exactly what an under-active stomach needs to ensure no undigested food gets all the way down to your intestines, so you can avoid any adverse reactions and help heal your digestion.

Happy eating!

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1. Parsnip Fries

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This recipe is the saving grace for me on this program.  Deprived of popcorn, nuts and potato chips, sometimes I just need something to snack on. These crisp up nicely with little effort, and turnips are a powerful anti-fungal. If you’re feeling extra lazy, garlic powder substitutes just fine for the fresh garlic.

If possible, try to stay true to the recipe and use avocado oil to coat the fries. Avocado oil has a high smoke point and can be safely heated up to 520F without causing damage to the structure of the oil.  In Canada anyway, Costco has the best price I’ve seen for avocado oil anywhere.

I’m pretty sure that I could survive off of this stuff.  It’s that good. It’s not much to look at, but it’s so satisfying, I just excluded the peppers and used purple cabbage instead of green (although either could work, I’m sure).

Did you know that purple and deep red foods contain anthocyanins that are anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory? Plus they look pretty. Other purple food options include blueberries, dark cherries, pomegranates, acai, black grapes, beets, and any other purple vegetable variety you can find (purple cauliflower, carrots, sweet potatoes, etc).

You can get pretty creative with this one. In my first few days of on the diet, I had some bad die-off symptoms and decide to ease my way into things a little more.  So I added carrots (which breaks food combining rules, unfortunately).  But I’m sure you could add cauliflower or another non-starchy vegetable to amp this up.

Regardless, this is a delicious way to get your bone broth and not feel like you’re being deprived of a meal. I’ve been having this soup for breakfast and I find it very light and comforting in the morning. If you don’t know about the health benefits of bone broth yet, read this article from Dr. Axe.

Oddly enough, I couldn’t find this recipe anywhere on the internet, so I had to post one myself.  It has a meatloaf-type base (the way my parents always made it), which I just find is less hassle and can be sliced and served easily.  For some greens, I added kale – the combination of which actually resembles an Irish dish called colcannon.

This is a hearty dish that will definitely leave you satisfied. Carrots, again, are optional, and if included would break food combining rules.  Enjoy!

I am tremendously thankful for this recipe.  Deprived of pretty much all dessert and beverages, and desperately craving something cool in the midst of our hot summer weather, I am very thankful for this recipe for coconut ice cream.  I find coconut milk sweet tasting as-is, so I didn’t really even have to add any stevia (I don’t like the taste).

There are two recipes here. I didn’t have alcohol-free mint flavouring, so I went the vanilla route using the seeds from a vanilla bean.  If you don’t have vegetable glycerine, I bet it would work without it (I will try it in the future and update here).  Honestly, it wasn’t very scoopable after being in the freezer overnight anyway.  The tip for that is to let it sit out 10 minutes or so before serving so that it softens enough to scoop.

What are your favourite anti-candida or elimination diet recipes? Did I miss one that’s just to die for? It can be so hard to find a list of good ones, so please… Post below!