Cereals to have for breakfast on the Candida diet
A friend of mine thought she read somewhere that Cheerios are okay for breakfast on the candida diet if you must eat cereal. She wonders if that’s true because now she can’t seem to find it in her book and she’s desperate for breakfast.
This is his first breakfast and this morning he tried oatmeal, a kind of waffle, a rice cake, sardines, and he eats all of them disgusting. Sardines were actually okay, but not for breakfast. And she didn’t know there were bones there. She is very hungry and she can’t wait until lunch when she can eat a potato.
I think the Cheerios still have sugar in them, so it may not be a good choice. For the cereal, I found puffed rice or puffed millet to be fine. I use almond milk (or unsweetened vanilla soy milk), a little protein powder, and then sprinkle with cinnamon. If you like tofu, the soy product, you can scramble it like eggs and add whatever spices you like. Put it on a bed of brown rice or another alternative, quinoa, which you can cook like rice. Quinoa has a nuttier flavor than most grains. I found that I like it.
Millet tastes more like corn, the other very safe alternative. All of these grain alternatives are gluten-free, which is helpful since many of us with candida cannot tolerate products with gluten (wheat, rye, barley). There are also some food allergy cookbooks that may have some good recipes for yeast-free breads, muffins, and pancakes/waffles.
I know how hard it is to find breakfast. It is about personal body. In my case I am allergic to wheat, dairy products, eggs and sugars or sweeteners of any kind except natural sugar. I only eat dry cereal that does not contain these elements.