Your body needs a healthy lunch. While breakfast may get all of the attention for being the most important meal of the day, lunch is needed to refuel your body and keep things functioning at an optimal level.
Not only is stopping to eat lunch a good way to de-stress and take a break from your day, but it also provides nutrition for your body to ward off afternoon drowsiness and prepares your brain to tackle the next project on your to-do list.
Taking a few minutes out of your day to eat lunch is more than worth it when you consider your body and brain will work much more efficiently when it has the fuel it requires. However, keep in mind your body doesn’t need just any old fuel. Living with candida means that it is especially important for you to take care of your body and feed it, while being careful not to feed the candida.
This means, you will want to avoid sugar and white flour and focus on whole foods that have higher vitamin content and are going to give you the energy-boost you need to finish out your day.
Instead of loading up on junk from the vending machine or whatever the office decided to order-in, plan your meals in advance in order to make sure you always have a candida-friendly alternative.
What Can I Eat?
Check out some of the meal ideas below for candida lunch-on-the-go to help you get started on your grocery list. These simple candida diet lunches will show you that putting together the right kind of lunch is not difficult and the results are rather appealing!
Tuna Salad on Yeast and Sugar-Free Bread
Make a tuna salad out of canned tuna in olive oil, hard-boiled eggs, and a splash of red wine vinegar. Spread the tuna mixture on a slice or two of the bread. Add lettuce or other vegetables to complete the sandwich if desired.
Turkey and Cheese Roll-Ups
Roll turkey and swiss or cheddar cheese and secure with toothpicks. Serve with vegetable crudites, cup of chicken broth, and an apple. Dip the roll-ups in mustard if desired.
Bacon and Eggs
Yep, that’s right—for LUNCH! Take hard-boiled eggs, wrap in bacon, and secure with a toothpick. Serve with a piece of yeast-free, sugar-free toast and an orange.