Candida can cause a lot of restrictions in the variety of food that you are allowed to have. Take it from me, when you don’t have variety, you’re going to get bored of what you’re eating each day and you’re probably going to blow off the diet and forget all about it.
The most important meal of the day is breakfast (At least that’s what we are continually told), and I enjoy a good hearty breakfast in the morning to get the engine started.
With grains out of the picture, I begin each day with the breakfast king on the candida diet, eggs.
Eggs and the Candida Diet
I love eggs. If you do not like eggs, then I do feel sorry for you, because eggs are enormous on the candida diet.
I eat eggs all of the time (because you can and because I love them). They are a really good healthy protein. They are also a good source of vitamin B2, selenium, vitamin D, B6, B12 and minerals such as zinc, iron and copper.
Eggs are not only good for you, but they have secret weapon when it comes to the candida diet that people often overlook. Notice the secret below.
This is where my favorite candida breakfast comes into play. This breakfast is so simple it will blow your mind – I love to eat hard-boiled eggs. I know right!
There is a little more to it then just eating hard boiled eggs, so what makes this breakfast so simple and fast?
I use an egg cooker. You don’t have to spend a ton of money on one, but they are convenient to have around. You just place the eggs in a tray, turn on the egg cooker and that’s all there is to it.
C’mon! You put your eggs on the tray, you turn it on, and then you do your normal morning things until the eggs are cooked. They make beautiful hard-boiled eggs every single time. You don’t need to boil water, get out any pots and you don’t need to sit there and make sure that the water doesn’t boil try.
I paid about $25 on Amazon for mine, and I certainly love using it. Here is the one that I bought, click here to head over to Amazon and check it out for yourself.
My Simple Candida Diet Breakfast You Need to Try
So here is what I do.
I cook about four eggs in the egg cooker (You can check out the one that I purchased from Amazon above), which takes about 10 minutes. I always choose to cook my eggs at “hard” because I find that medium or runny eggs give you less to eat which doesn’t leave you feeling full (this is just personal preference).
It takes a couple of minutes to shell the eggs, but it’s not terribly long. You could purchase a shelling knife that may make it easier. The more you make hard-boiled eggs the easier shelling them becomes.
I take those eggs and crush them with a fork with a little bit of butter. This may be a little bit controversial, but I believe in balance when fighting candida. You have to let your body do the talking, and don’t be so extreme that you don’t stick with any diet at all. Plus, it’s my body, so it’s my rules. If I find that eating a little butter makes the candida symptoms worse, then I would cut out the butter.
I take a little bit of butter and use some salt and pepper. I sometimes add some onion chives or celery bits for flavor, but that’s if I have the time to spare. You could also add some sugar-free bacon if you have some lying around. Just take a couple of stripes and throw them in the microwave, chop it up into small pieces and mix in with your eggs.
Next, I eat them with a small cup of black coffee on the side. This breakfast isn’t a super complicated one, but I sure do love it. It’s easy enough that I can make it in a rush, and it tastes great.
This easy-to-make candida breakfast gives me the energy to start the day off right.
Why Candida Thrives
For most people, this includes me, candida is an issue because of stress. When we allow stress to rule our lives, it weakens our gut flora and allows candida to thrive.
Then we decide to go on the candida diet, which can create even more stress.
We often skip breakfast because, let’s face it, there isn’t anything good or fast to eat on the candida diet for breakfast. All of these factors just lead to creating a bigger problem than merely solving the one that you have.
This is why you cannot overthink the candida diet, and a simple go-to breakfast is essential.
After reading this post, you may be asking – do you eat eggs every day?
No. Any good doctor will tell you that eating anything too much will cause complications in the end. I understand that.
I do not eat hard-boiled eggs every day, but I do eat them several times a week.
Sometimes I will add eggs to my salad for lunch or dinner. The key to this whole experiment is making sure that you don’t get bored with your meal plan, and that you enjoy what you’re eating.
The purpose of this post is for you to create an easy-to-make breakfast that can be your go-to candida breakfast meal when you’re rushing out the door.
For me – it’s hard-boiled eggs.
I am not suggesting that you adopt my “fav” candida breakfast, but I do believe that you should have one.
You need to Plan For Success
I know that if I don’t eat a good breakfast each morning, then I’m not going to stick to any diet. Breakfast isn’t just an important meal for me; it’s my favorite meal.
This is why I had to create an easy to make breakfast that I could make without effort on those days that I have to run out the door. This is my go-to candida breakfast, and it works.
Take some time and think about some simple go-to meals that you can create in a pinch. Make sure that you have everything that you need to make them when life gets busy.
This is the point of this post. Make sure that you have a plan for success. For me, because breakfast is so vital to my daily routine, I had to create a good, hearty breakfast that I could make quickly.
That’s it, folks.
This is my candida breakfast plan. What’s yours? What is your favorite meal of the day? What is your go-to candida friendly meal?
As far as the hard boiled eggs, give it a try. I think you’ll agree it’s pretty easy and tastes great.
Learn everything you need to know about the Candida diet here.