View Full Version : Candida diet salad dressing???
06-03-2010, 10:31 AM
:help:My dh *says* he's going to do a candida diet for suspected overgrowth. I am trying to come up with things he can eat. The diet he is planning to follow consists mainly of meat (which I'm hoping he'll limit) and low-carb veggies. He can eat one serving of high-carb veggies OR whole grains with each meal. He can also eat dairy "cautiously", but not moldy cheeses. Soooooo, I'm wondering how to make him a salad dressing with lemon as my only choice for an acidic flavor. Does anyone have a good dressing that does not have no-no ingredients?
06-03-2010, 12:41 PM
This is our all time favorite salad dressing.
Not sure about no-no ingredients, but I bet you can make it work.
1/2 c oil, olive tends to be a bit heavy, so we usually use something else or a mix
1/2 c fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 pkt real lemon powder is you have it, if not skip or add more lemon juce
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
tsp dijon mustard
1 lg garlic clove
We serve this with a crisp lettuce, iceburg or romaine, tomatoes, onion slivers,
kalamata olives if we have them and feta. I know feta is allowed on *some* candida diets.
As for the vinegar in mustard... Just add more lemon, LOL! Sugar? Is there any
sweetener that is allowed???
Anyway, it could be a start. We *love* lemon!
06-03-2010, 02:57 PM
Thanks, Lori. He can have Stevia, but that's it for sweeteners. The more I think about it, the more I think I'll just do a basic lemon vinaigrette. If he finds he can't take it another day before he's done with the diet, I'll worry about it then! I will keep this one in mind for when he can go back to a less restrictive eating plan, though.
06-03-2010, 03:08 PM
I've always used one part lemon juice to 2 parts Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and salt and pepper to taste and voila! it's delicious.
06-03-2010, 03:53 PM
Anti-candida diets vary widely. I'm surprised the one your husband is doing allows for high carb veggies at all. When I did it, it was no high carb veggies, and *maybe* a whole grain serving once a day.
Some say raw undistilled vinegars are fine. Some say bragg's Apple cider vinegar is acceptable. Most allow xylitol. I found small amounts of raw vinegars didn't aggravate my candida, and I ate a lot of xylitol.
You have to be careful w stevia, as most commercial brands have additives that aren't candida friendly at all.
If he wants a creamier dressing, use egg and oil and lemon juice to make a mayonnaise base, and season however you wish- sundried tomato and basil, lemon tarragon, roasted red pepper and garlic, etc., etc..
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