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Breakfast & Snacks
You need to break out of the rut of believing there are only grains & fruit
for breakfast. Remember that this planet is FILLED with foods that we can eat
at any time of the day. Your stomach doesn't care what time of day it is when
it's hungry. It just wants to be fed. So what's wrong with having a bowl
of soup for breakfast? What's wrong with boiling up some asparagus during
asparagus season, and having butter & seasoning salt on it? That's what
I did. In fact, to this day, I still try to avoid fruit & grains for
breakfast... I notice I don't have any sweet cravings in the mornings, and it
helps me to control my weight, too.
I eat ANYTHING for breakfast... stir fry, reheated leftovers, soups,
salads, homemade eggrolls.... whatever. I tell people OPEN THE FRIDGE and see
what's there, rather than opening the pantry cupboard. See some
eggs? Have an omelet. See some leftovers? Cook 'em
up! See some soup? Heat it!
We have been brainwashed, or conditioned into believing we need grains,
grains, grains, and fruit, fruit, fruit... well, I don't eat much of either.
Don't tell me I'm going to get scurvy, that's crap (pardon me). I hardly have
had any fruit in my entire life and I'm deathly allergic to apples so fruit is
a big turn-off for me. I have to be sooo careful in case there is
apple-anything in my food (pot lucks are a killer!). My dad is slim and
healthy and hasn't eaten any fruit in his whole life. I guess I get it from
And grains? Well, don't we all just love homemade bread... mmmmm....
yeah, well, consider that all those grains are making you heavy!
What??? Yes, it's the same ol' saying I tell everyone that Dr. Piller
told me: What do you feed a pig when you want to fatten him up??
If you HAVE to have your share of grains for whatever reason, then you CAN
have it. Remember whole grains are allowed, they must be well
cooked/heated/toasted and eaten hot. They are allowed in SMALL quantities and
in moderation... So you CAN have your slice of toast if you insist.
But you won't see me eating it for breakfast if I can help it.
Remember that when you eat grains to start your day, you're affecting your
insulin levels. You are also tantalizing your tastebuds for carbs (which
convert to sugar, don't forget)... and you will crave even more carbs before
lunch time rolls around.
So do yourself a favor. Try to eat something else for breakfast.
Remember - there are a million foods on the planet... so keep out of the
breadbox and see where your imagination takes you. Your body will thank you
for it. I promise.
I'm not a snacker.
And remember you should not be eating more than 50 gm of carbs per
day. So if you want "snacks" make sure you are still within the carb
Here are my suggestions:
Raw veggies with a dip made from plain yogurt (allergy to dairy??) with
spices... Remember that yogurt is not all it's cracked up to be
when it comes to the candida diet - it contains lactose and naturally
occurring sugars. READ THE LABEL on the yogurt. In Canada we can get
plain yogurt that has a nominal sugar count, but I have found NOTHING in the
USA that even compares. Try to avoid it or eat it sparingly. You
can always dip your fresh veggies in a salsa-type dip - if it has vinegar in
it, heat it up. If it has sugar, avoid it. But make your own with a food
processor - put some green & red peppers in it, some lemon juice, a zuccini,
an onion, some fresh tomatoes ... mmmmm...
Potato chips (no preservatives)
Home popped popcorn
Corn chips with homemade sugarless salsa
Trail Mix - make your own with cashews, almonds, unsweet carob chips, pumpkin
seeds, sunflower seeds
Homemade Trail Mix is awesome! (Click for enlarged photo)
Try my carob oatmeal cookies from my recipes link...
Now. The thing about snacks is - what's so different from a snack than
from a small meal? Why not make a batch of mini muffins... muffins are
easy and fast and you can make them with no sugar or use sugar substitute...
make them healthy, i.e. with wheat bran and oatmeal.
Have a piece of toast with homemade mayo and sliced tomato, with a sprinkle of
salt, pepper and basil...
Have a bowl of soup!
Make some gaspatcho (sp?) and have it on hand in the fridge all the time...
just keep adding to it...
Fry up some zuccini, put onion salt on one side, flip them at half time and
put basil, celery seed and pepper on the other... mmmm....
There are a million foods on the planet. I'm sure if you open the fridge, open
a cupboard, take a walk down the food aisle in the grocery store, you can come
up with something.
How about a triscuit with melted cheddar (in the microwave)?
How about a triscuit, with some canned salmon mixed with homemade mayo, some
celery, some green onion & spices?
How about opening a can of smoked oysters?
I think when people think of snacks, they think of junk food.
But omit that from your mind and think of all the foods that exist... and pick
Hope this generates some ideas for you.