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Fuel1212
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I haven't had a chance to buy any of the Lyme diet books yet so sorry if I am not utilizing my resources completely.

It seems like everything we eat has carbs and is so frustrating.

I would love to hear some alternatives for example:
What do I eat a Turkey Burger on?

Breakfast foods?

I have heard that fiber is very important and can actually raise body temperatures, which is great for most Lymies.

Thanks all be well
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Turkey burger is great wrapped in big lettuce leaves, there is a whole grain gluten free bread by Schar too.
I have oat bran with raw honey, walnuts and blueberries. I read some where that oat bran is a toxin binder, I don't know if that is true or not.

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My daughter just made me some delicious Banana bread with rice flour and honey. Sugar is still to high to eat regularly but it was a nice treat.
I eat fruit and yogurt for breakfast. fruit has a lot of fiber.

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I don't put my turkey burgers on anything. I saute some fresh spinach with olive oil and garlic. I saute some shiitake mushrooms sometimes too then top the burger with the spinach and the shrooms. On occasion I sprinkle some goat's milk feta. It actually tastes very good.

For breakfast I do green smoothies, egg omelet with various veggies, hot quinoa or millet, almond flour pancakes, or zuchini muffins made with almond flour.

Here is the recipe for the muffins. I actually brought some into work the other day and even though most were hesitant to try them....they are gluten free and candida safe...they loved them! They really are quite tasty and help curb any cravings I may have for carbs.

http://gfbff.com/breads/zucchini-muffins

There is a recipe for bread on that site somewhere. You can see if you can find it. I believe it is made with almond flour.

The muffin recipe uses flax meal which is high in fiber. I grind mind in a coffee grinder just prior to making the muffins.

Boston or bibb lettuce works well for wraps.

I do eat yogurt roughly twice a week for breakfast. The brand I get is Siggi's. It is a cultured yogurt that has beneficial probiotics. It is a bit pricey though which is why I only eat it twice week.

I get the plain. Nutrition facts can be found at the following link.

http://www.skyr.com/skyr.html

I will sprinkle freshly ground flax meal and add some fresh blueberries. Berries are one of the lower sugared fruits.

I did save a recipe somewhere for wraps that are allowed on the candida diet. I have not tried the recipe but I'll look around and see if I can find to post for others who may want to give it a try.

Have you ever had spaghetti squash? It is actually pretty good. You can make whatever type of sauce it is you like on pasta and top the spaghetti squash with it. I usually make a fresh marinara.

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I make a 'mim' from the Atkins program, Muffin In a Minute. But make it wetter and fry like a pancake. When it cools I cut in half and use as 'bread'. Not perfect but it gives sort of the texture of bread and helps with the cravings for sandwiches or similer.
Its ground flax, baking soda, beaten egg, melted butter. Sometimes I put grated cheese in.

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WOW... this is awesome stuff...

So many ideas now. Did you get these from any particular resources online, or do you have a book?

I would love a great resource kind of go-to for more ideas to broaden my horizons and taste buds.

I need to build my immune system and I think eating right cannot hurt

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I use Ezekiel bread which is not gluten free but it is made from sprouted grain (no flour) and lower on the GI. My son, who is diabetic has no problem with it raising his blood sugar like he does with all other breads.

That looks like a good muffin, almond flour recipe. I love almond flour. It is a great substitute for regular flour with a wonderful flavor and texture.

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I bake mostly with nut flours. Check out Elana's pantry online. She has lots of recipes using nut flours and coconut flour.

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I was just going to ask.. where do you guys buy all this stuff.

I am in the midwest and our food supply is definitely industrialized.

Is there any other place to buy these types of things other than Whole Foods and Paycheck?

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I get my almond flour on amazon. This is the brand I use. It is cheaper than buying at the store.

http://www.amazon.com/Blanched-Almond-Meal-Flour-lb/dp/B0006ZN538/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1312234489&sr=8-1

I would think you can buy a lot of the items online.

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We have had good luck with Fruitful Yield, some at Trader Joe's and Meijers too. I need to get better at finding new recipes to try and keep it interesting, if only I liked to cook [Smile]
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Bob's red mill is a really good brand of flour and various other ground products. if you can't get it at the local supermarket, you could definitely get it online. Some of these flours make tastier treats than your typical wheat made stuff. you can make pancakes with rice flour and coconut flour, they are fantastic.
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When I was treating lyme, I ate a quoina flake porridge nearly every day. Here is the recipe:

http://bodyecology.com/recipes/porridge.php

It tastes great. Make a big batch. Then, you just heat up a serving in the microwave when you want it.

Quoina is a seed, so it is allowed on low carb diet. Buy the quoina flakes in a health food store.

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TF that looks very good.

Can't wait to go grocery shopping now [Smile]

Wheat is a no no right? = Gluten

I should stick with almond flour, rice flour, etc?

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P. 35 of Burrascano says to avoid/limit rice, so I didn't eat rice. That means no rice flour either. My lyme doc said I could have "a little brown rice once per week." So, I just didn't bother.

Almond flour is fine because it is simply powdered almonds and almonds are an OK food. Eat as much as you want.

Almond flour pancakes are good! Watch what you put on them, however. You can put butter and cinnamon, for example.

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Wheat is a no no because it is a carbohydrate. It is a simple sugar inside the outer husk. So, wheat flour is a definite no no to avoid yeast.

Whole quinoa is a great substitute for noodles or pasta in many cases. So, for example, if you make beef stroganoff, put it over cooked quinoa instead of over noodles. A lot more nutrients in quinoa and we love it. I made this substitution for my husband who is borderline diabetic and it is all we eat.

Same if I make veal picatta. The quinoa is substituted for the rice. We love the lemon sauce in this recipe. I add mushrooms to it and we put the lemon-mushroom sauce over the quinoa. Yummy!

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There are two issues
#1 Gluten, which means no wheat, barley, rye-- and probably oats.

#2 Carbs: higher carbs allow yeast and some think feed bacteria. Most carbs essentially turn to sugar in your body, so its basically eating sugar. Check low glycemic grains/ starches (think potato). Lower carbs can also help with blood sugar (which can be super important) and weight managment)

SOOO-- If you have any blood sugar issues I'd work with almond flour or coconut flour, which are very low carbs, and you can bake up a storm. There are a few good websites with recipes. Just because there is no gluten does not mean its healthy. :-)

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quote:
Originally posted by RC1:
there is a whole grain gluten free bread by Schar too.
I have oat bran with raw honey, walnuts and blueberries.

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Just wondering... Why buy gluten free bread and then eat oat bran, which contains gluten???

Fuel... do you have a health food store anywhere near you?? You can buy a lot of gluten free foods online.

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Fuel - Have you looked into Atkins? They have a great new book out (low carb) with a lot of recipes. I think low carb can be very difficult but once you get started the energy level increases and you no longer crave all that bad "white" stuff. Just a thought.
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Hi there,

@Lymetoo - I have a TraderJoes but it is about 40miles away. I could go there when we do our Costco run?

@ItsMyTurn - I have not looked into Atkins but I received some good resources on anti Candida diet from a member on here Thanks!

Also, I don't have blood sugar issues, but I don't want yeast and I want to increase my fibers.

Thanks so much for all the awesome info
Fuel

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Trader Joe's should have Bobs red mill and other brands.... good luck and post some good recipes when you make something!
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