Sample Candida-Free Menu

Bag_of_GroceriesSample Candida-Free Grocery List

It can be hard to know what to cook when you are new to cleansing. Even experienced cleansers can have blah days,  feeling uninspired in the kitchen.

Here’s a sample menu for the first few weeks of the candida cleanse. Most of these recipes can be found in 366 Delicious Ways to Cook Rice, Beans, and Grains by Andrea Chesman. I modified a few of them to fit the cleanse; I will post more, full-length recipes in the future as I modify and try them out.

Candida Menu/Grocery List:

Sushi  (Sushi rice, Seaweed sushi wraps, Avocado, Pickled ginger, Cucumber, Crab meat, Candida-friendly mayo, Green onion)

Polenta (Medium-grind cornmeal, Butter/olive oil, salt)

Crunchy Chickpea snacks (Uncooked chickpeas, Hot sauce, Ground cumin, Garlic powder)

Carmelized Onion & Kidney Bean Spread (olive oil, salt, pepper,onions, hard-boiled egg, cooked kidney beans)

Smokey Corn & Kidney Bean Salad (can corn, can beans, 3 colors of bell peppers, scallions, 2 tomatoes, lime, parsley/cilantro, chipotle en adobo)

Risotto with Butternut Squash(onion, garlic, rosemary, Arborio rice, butternut squash, miso, salt and pepper)

Chinese Fried Rice  (2 eggs, black sesame oil, onion, Chinese cabbage, carrot, garlic, white rice, braggs amino acids, bean sprouts, peas, scallions, pork or shrimp)

Blackbean & Sweet Potato Cakes (3 sweet potatoes, can blackbeans, chives or scallions, cilantro, 2 eggs)

Chilli  (Onion, green pepper, garlic, chili powder, cumin, can red kidney beans, can crushed tomato, ground beef)

Lentil Burgers (Dry green/brown lentils, brown rice, cumin, onion, carrot, garlic, coriander)

Granola (Rolled oats, barley, and spelt; toasted wheat germ, slivered almonds, nuts, coconut shreds, coconut milk, vanilla extract)

Hummus (Garlic, chickpeas, tahini, lemon, scallion/green onion, parsley)

Rose Sauce (Can of tomato paste, coconut milk, can peppers, garlic powder, onion powder)

Tomato Coconut Cream Soup (Coconut milk, basil, can tomato paste, garlic/onion powder)

Pizza Popcorn (Popcorn kernels, Butter, Tomato paste, Garlic powder, Italian seasoning)

Sauteed Brocolli and Cauliflower with Chickpeas (Broccoli, cauliflower, garlic, olive oil, 6 anchovy fillets, parsley, cooked chickpeas)

Coconut Squash or Mushroom Soup (Coconut milk, squash, candida-friendly soup stock, onions, miso, shitake, enotaki, lion’s mane mushrooms)

Tomato, Bean Arugula Salad with Garlic Vinaigrette (garlic, ACV, can white kidney beans, 4 large tomatoes, large bunch of arugula, sweet onion, capers)

Apples & Onions (Apples, onions, salt, pepper, chipotle powder, butter)

Green Chips (Leafy greens, olive oil, s&p, spices, almond butter)

Kim chi (chinese cabbage, green onions, ginger, garlic, non-iodized sea salt, daikon radish)

Additional foods stuffs to buy: raw nuts (for nut milk) – almonds, cashews; pistachios, plain almond yogurt, frozen corn, frozen peas, bacon, tuna, rotisserie chickens, easy to cook meat pieces, 1 pot roast, spinach to wilt and freeze, coconut meat for vegan bacon, coconut oil, apples, fresh vegetables, chia seeds, coconut oil, coconut milk, tomato paste.

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