I know some people who don’t really need to snack and others who feel like a snack keeps them going during the day. I have one snack during the day between lunch and dinner and then something small after dinner.
Sometimes I think it can be a habit but I also feel better when I have something small to tide me over until dinner since I feel it keeps my blood sugar more stable.
Also, snacks just taste good!
You’ve probably seen a lot of Kale Chip recipes all over the web but I wanted to share this one with you just in case a) you may not have seen this recipe before and b) it may inspire you to make these, like now!
I really, really dig Kale Chips.
They are crunchy which is my fave and also salty another fave. I also like eating them with or in a salad.
Since giving up pretzels, potato chips, crackers, and other crunchy, salty, and otherwise unhealthy snacks I was glad to have tried Kale Chips.
If you’re just now transitioning to a more whole foods diet and are ready to give the regular chips the ole heave-ho may I caution you to wait a bit to try Kale chips.
They are sometimes an acquired taste but if you season them correctly they can be a fantastic replacement for the snacks that are loaded with harmful fats, refined salt, and high in carbs.
Be aware of this.
Another thing to be aware of is that our taste buds usually adjust to the change in diet after about 3 weeks and then they’ll be ready for some yumminess that is Kale Chips.
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A delicious, healthy alternative to chips, crackers and pretzels.
Following in the footsteps of my last post about Immune Boosting Foods I thought I would share an Immunity Boosting Soup recipe that is so yummy and good for you! It’s full of ingredients that will help keep your immune system humming along this fall and winter season.
If you are dealing with Candida and are in the initial stages of the cleanse then you’ll want to leave out the mushrooms. You could substitute another one of your favorite veggies like cabbage or celery if you like.
The reason to leave out the mushrooms may not be what you think. Yes, mushrooms are a fungus but they don’t feed Candida, however, those who have Candida overgrowth can be very sensitive to a lot of foods and mushrooms are one of them. They can cause allergic-type reactions in someone who is experiencing Candida. So I always err on the side of caution and leave them out when doing a Candida cleanse.
Then after things have settled down and your gut is more balanced I would start with a small amount of mushrooms and see how you feel. If you have any type of reaction to them (headaches, fatigue, bloating, gas, rashes, etc.) that can happen up to 4 days after eating then it’s recommended to leave that food out of your diet. You could wait a few months and try this again to see if you indeed do have an intolerance to this food.
This immunity-boosting soup is made with a virtual garden of powerful ingredients that contain beneficial nutrients for your immune system:
Turmeric adds a subtle flavor and a beautiful yellow color. The active ingredient is curcumin, a powerful antioxidant.
Black pepper also has antioxidant properties.
Cayenne pepper can clear congestion due to the main active compound capsaicin, which has anti-inflammatory properties.
Shiitake mushrooms are rich in vitamins and minerals and contain unique phytonutrients that contribute to good health.
The question I get asked most about the Candida diet is “what can I eat for breakfast?”
It’s one of those things where the diet can leave you scratching your head as to what’s left if toast, oatmeal and cereal are out! I was such a cereal “junkie” that it was a challenge for me to find something I could get excited about eating for breakfast on the Candida diet.
After much trial and error I now have my go-to meals and like to offer up my choices to my clients as well. I’ve been amassing my Candida diet recipe ideas (which I will be sharing more of in future posts) for well over 15 years now. I know what I like but it has been a challenge for me to come up with ideas for the all the different tastes that people do have and is part of what makes my job fun!
I love hearing that the recipes I shared were delicious and easy to make. If I can help take some stress off of what otherwise is a very stressful time for those healing from Candida then I’ve done my job.
These two Candida diet recipes for turkey sausages are a favorite of mine for breakfast. I like that they can be made ahead of time and kept in the fridge or frozen and defrosted for those busy mornings. Just add some sauteed veggies and a half an avocado and you’ve got yourself a hearty, nutritious Candida diet friendly meal. You’ll also have lots of energy and focus until lunch.
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl; mix well. Shape mixture into 4 patties and chill at least one hour. Coat a large skillet with cooking spray; place over medium heat until hot. Place patties in skillet; cook 5 minutes on each side or until done. Place cooked patties on paper towels to drain; serve warm.
This makes 4 servings but I usually double the recipe and put the leftovers in the fridge for another day’s breakfast.
Also I have made these and not put them in the fridge to chill and they came out fine.
**Always choose the highest quality meats when possible.
Adapted from Simply Colorado Cookbook
Adapted from Simply Colorado Cookbook
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Looking for a sugar detox diet plan. You’re in the right place. I’m excited to announce my Ditch the Sugar Fall Clean Eating Program coming soon! I’ve been putting the finishing touches on this sugar detox program and I can’t wait to share it with you. If you are wanting to crush those relentless sugar cravings this program will be the jump start you need to take control of your health so you can feel amazing. Does dropping unwanted weight and sleeping like a baby excite you? Um, it does to me. Sleep is high priority for me, how about for you? Digestive troubles? Candida wreaking havoc on your hormones? Immune system not kickin’ into gear? All of these things can be a sign of toxicity and inflammation. Refined white sugar is inflammatory and also highly addictive for many people. Inflammation is what is now known to be the instigator in most, if not all, health conditions.
I will admit that I was a sugar addict once upon a time. I had to take control of my health and how I was eating because my health was suffering. It was really hard to do but I did it and I’m really glad I did. It has changed my life in a myriad of ways; clearer skin, more energy, stronger immunity and best of all no more Candida! This is why I created the Ditch the Sugar Fall Clean Eating Program. I’m going to share with you what I have learned and how this program can help get you started so you can break free from those nasty sugar cravings, drop some unwanted “lb’s” and get your energy mojo back. Subscribe to my newsletter or my feed to get all the juicy details in your inbox on how you can get started.