40+ Ideas for Mother’s Day Brunch

It’s almost Mother’s Day! Will you be celebrating this year?

While the kitchen is no longer the sole domain of “Mother” nowadays, I bet she’d still love a break from cooking on her special day. Why not prepare one of these special recipes for your beloved Mama, and show her how much you care?

Here are some of my favorite brunch dishes on the blog.

Beverages:

Sugar-free, gluten-free, candida diet salad mother's day recipes

[Clockwise from large photo: Strawberry-Cucumber Salad; Creamy Basil Pasta Salad; Creamy Broccoli Salad with Garlic Crunch Topper; Kale Salad, Fully Loaded.]

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Candida Diet Myths #3: Starchy Vegetables

Can you eat starchy veg on a candida diet?

Recently, while I was going through a 10-day detox (I’ll post about it here anon), I shared some of my meals on instagram.

When I posted one of my meals that contained sweet potatoes, almost immediately, I was met with a comment: “You can’t eat sweet potatoes on an anti-candida diet. They’re too high in sugars.” (The author has since removed her comment.).

Well, it is true that sweet potatoes taste sweet. And it’s also true that there are many anti-candida diets that ban sweet potatoes--as well as all starchy vegetables–while you’re on the diet.

On the other hand, there are also many anti-candida diets (the one in my book, Living Candida-Free, included) that allow sweet potatoes as well as other starchy vegetables.

So how do you know whether it’s safe to eat them or not?

In today’s video, I talk about why you should or shouldn’t consider eating starchy vegetables on your anti-candida diet.

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Candida Diet Myths #2: How Long Will It Take?

How long will an anti-candida diet last

One of the first things I’m asked when someone signs up for a program or coaching is, “How long will I have to stay on the diet?” What they’re really asking (I know this because it’s exactly what I asked, too) is, “How long will I have to stay on the diet before I’m completely […]

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Staying Healthy When Traveling (Even Last Minute!) on a Restricted Diet

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[image source: Pixabay] I recently took an impromptu trip to the US for a dear relative’s funeral. This wasn’t my typical kind of travel when I have my packing list out a week before departure, slowly purchasing all the ingredients so I can prepare dehydrated Alkalizing Kale and Seaweed Crackers or my favorite Breakfast Cookies […]

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Sushi Bowl with Toasted Sesame Miso Dressing

vegan, sugarfree, grainfree, dairyfree sushi bowl from plant based diet meal plan

[A super easy-to-prep meal that covers all the bases for amzing taste and texture. Sushi Bowl is vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, optionally grain-free, dairy-free, egg free, optionally soy-free, nut-free, yeast-free, and low glycemic. Suitable for all stages on an anti-candida diet.] I’ve known fellow nutritionist Heather Nicholds for almost a decade now, ever since she first interviewed me […]

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Anti Candida Diet Myths #1: Weight Loss

Candida Diet Weight Loss Myth video

For many of us (like me) on an anti-candida diet, losing weight can be a welcome change. After all, if you developed candida after years of over-indulging in certain foods or after eating too much sugar over time, it’s quite possible that excess weight came along with the excess candida. And when you first begin […]

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40+ Sugar-Free Sweets for Valetine’s Day (Vegan and Gluten-Free)

Vegan Valentine's Day

It’s almost time for Chocolate Day  Long-Stemmed Roses Day  Cheesy Greeting Card Day Valentine’s Day, which means eating way more sweet stuff than you may be used to. Ever since I started an anti-candida diet back in 2009, I’ve sought out healthy, low glycemic treats for the Day of Love each year. I mean, if […]

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Coconut Macaroon Cookie Dough Butter

Candida Friendly Macaroon Cookie Dough Nut Butter Spread on rickiheller.com

[A nutbutter-based spread that tastes like macaroon cookie dough? Yes, please! This amazing vegan candida diet spread is plant-based,  sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free, optionally nut-free, yeast-free, and low glycemic. Suitable for all stages on an anti-candida diet.] It’s funny the things we fight about as children. Keeping the Barbie doll’s outfits at […]

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Does your restricted diet make you feel deprived?

Does your restricted diet feel like deprivation?

I When I first started following an anti-candida diet, having so many food restrictions made me feel incredibly deprived. I mean, no more cake? No more pasta? No more ice cream? No more CHOCOLATE???? Tweet Pin It

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Gluten Free Quinoa Pizzetta Crust

Vegan, gluten free quinoa pizza crust from EAt Dairy Free on rickiheller.com

[ This Gluten Free Quinoa Pizzetta Crust will quickly become your new go-to. So easy to make, firm enough to eat with your hands, and it’s also vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free, nut-free, yeast-free, and low glycemic. Suitable for all stages on an anti-candida diet.] Like most people who went to university, I ate a […]

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