Looking for a Candida diet dessert recipe that will satisfy your sweet cravings?
Here’s the perfect little treat to do just that. These Carob chips are rich, creamy and taste great. Bonus: they are healthy for you!
I have a confession…I am a chocoholic.
The problem? Many years ago I did an Elisa test that tested my blood for food intolerances and chocolate was on the “avoid” list.
This meant that my body was reacting negatively to all the delicious chocolate I was eating.
“How in the world am I going to live without chocolate!” was my first thought after receiving the news.
This was many years ago and I didn’t completely stop eating chocolate. My mind took over and told me it’s really not that big of a deal.
The chocolate-eating saga continued and so did the suffering.
After years of struggling with Candida, the chocolate had to go. I finally took control and brought my gut back into balance.
Does this sound like you? Are you having a hard time stopping the chocolate binges and cravings?
I had to come up with alternatives that would help me through the sugar and chocolate withdrawals.
That’s when I found carob. I was thrilled to find something that was similar to chocolate but wouldn’t harm my body.
A lot of people don’t like carob and I can see why. If you are a chocolate lover then carob is probably going to be a letdown.
I found that once you stop eating foods like chocolate and sugary treats your taste buds change within about 2-3 weeks and then you feel satisfied with carob’s rich “chocolate-like” flavor.
As you introduce alternative foods into your diet you end up really liking the new foods after a period of time and won’t want to go back to the other unhealthy foods.
Plus there are many health benefits that come with eating carob.
Carob is caffeine and fat-free, free of a migraine-triggering compound and has twice the amount of calcium compared to cocoa
Cocoa, on the other hand, is high in sodium and fat, can trigger migraines for some people and contains oxalic acid, which interferes with calcium absorption.
Carob is also a source of Vitamin A, B2, B3, B6, and the minerals, copper, calcium, manganese, potassium, magnesium, zinc and selenium.
You will need to test for yourself to see how you react to carob. I would start with a small amount and see if you have any issues with it.
These little chips are perfect as an after-meal treat to quell those sugar cravings.
You can add them to any recipe that calls for chocolate chips. Also, try them on sugar-free ice cream or with a spoonful of almond butter. Yum.
Have you tried Carob? Did it take a while for your taste buds to adjust?
Other Candida diet desserts and articles you might like:
Sugar-free Coconut Cupcakes
Candida Diet Approved Sweeteners
20 Candida Diet-Friendly Snacks