May 24, 2010

Rice is Nice! Candida Diet Recipe

About a month ago, I decided to put myself on a candida diet. I was feeling tired all the time, achy, having trouble sleeping, headaches, etc. I read the book, The Yeast Connection and Women's Health, and after taking the quiz and scoring crazy high it was decided that "your health problems are most certainly yeast-connected" I put myself on the diet.

There are several different approaches to the candida diet. I checked out several books from my local library and each one different. I chose to use The Candida Directory & Cookbook, because their recipes and menu plans looked to be the most enjoyable. (Some of the books had recipes for boiled tongue and whatnot...sorry, but I'm not a fan!) This candida diet eliminates sugar/artificial sugar, mold foods (cheeses, mushrooms, yeasted breads), fermented foods, alcohol, and caffeine.

I only lasted a couple weeks on the diet, through Phase I. Swirlz cupcakes showed up and just like that I lost all will power. But I felt so incredibly better, lost weight, and was always satisfied with my meals. I know I should start following it again. Soon.

One of my favorite recipes on the diet was "Anni's Garbanzo Rice Fiesta Salad" The recipe can be found here or below:

Anni's Garbanzo Rice Fiesta Salad

1 15-oz can garbanzo beans
2 cups wild rice, cooked
3 scallions, chopped fine
½ cup flat leaf parsley, chopped
1 teaspoon fresh jalapeƱo peppers, chopped fine
salt and pepper to taste

juice from 1 large lemon
2 TBSP olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced

Mix beans, rice, scallions, parsley, and peppers. Add salt and pepper to taste. Squeeze lemon juice on top. Combine olive oil with garlic and pour over all.


Recipe excerpted from The Candida Directory & Cookbook (Celestial Arts, 1994)

This post is one of the many great healthy recipes on
Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays (for April 17, 2012) over at Simple Sugar and Gluten Free.


recipes candida diet said...

It is not easy to come up with an array of recipes for a candida diet, particularly since the diet calls for simple recipes with limited number of ingredients. Candida is prevented from multiplying by good bacteria that are also found in the body. If the growth of candida is not checked, it can result in a variety of health complications due to the intolerance of the yeast. In such cases, it would be best for the sufferer to go on a candida-free diet for around six weeks in order to give time to the body to start re-functioning normally. But your recipe sounds good. I will try it if it really works.

paul said...

Thanks for sharing that recipe. Eating such food can definitely help you boost your health.

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