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Vegan Candida Diet Meal Planning

In my last post Vegan Candida Diet I explained the reasons behind the decision to take on the Candida journey. I also wrote about my first experiences as well as difficulties. In this post however, I want to concentrate on compiling balanced vegan candida diet meal plans.

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Struggles With the New Way of Eating

Most importantly, I was determined to stay on whole food plant-based diet during my fight with candida overgrowth, i.e. I would not consume any oils as well as refined sugars or flours, which are to be avoided in any case while on candida diet.

As you most probably know, the energy that you consume is divided between fats, carbohydrates and protein. Therefore, every day you get a percentage of calories from each group. Normally I’d try to keep the relation as follows:

  • 65% or more calories from carbohydrates
  • 20% or less calories from fat
  • 15% or less calories from protein.

While I was eating everything including fruits and starchy vegetables the above was very easily achieved. However, here’s what I saw when I started to insert my vegan Candida diet meal plans into nutritional database – it was very difficult to get the same level of energy while keeping to those percentages. The reason was not that I wasn’t capable of eating non-starchy vegetables in an amount that’d keep the percentages where I’d been used to.

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Simply put, my nuts’, seeds’ and protein rich foods’ intake relatively increased, consequently raising the percentage of calories from fat as well as protein. Most of all, the rise came on the expense of carbohydrates.

At the same time I noticed one thing – I actually didn’t need as many calories as I was consuming before. Even with 1500-1700 kcal per day (sometimes 1400 during the cleanse) all my nutritional needs were met and most of all, I felt lighter, more awake and alert.

Macros and Micros on Vegan Candida Diet

Inserting my vegan candida meals into a database was a crucial step as otherwise I might have lacked on some of the nutrients and/or energy in general. It is most noteworthy that with the vegan Candida diet meal plans that I have established I am getting all the necessary macros and micros. Furthermore, I’m beyond the RDA with most vitamins and minerals.

P.S. You can have both Candida Cleanse and Reintroduction Plans here.

Macronutrients of my vegan Candida diet meal plans divide as follows (approximately):

  • Carbohydrates – 210 grams, 56%
  • Fats – 42 grams, 25%
  • Protein – 71 grams, 19%

The fats are divided as follows (percentage from calories):

  • Monounsaturated fats (olives, hazelnuts, almonds, avocados) – 9.2%
  • Polyunsaturated fats (sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, walnuts, flax seeds, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds) – 10%
  • Saturated fats (coconut, Brazil nuts) – 7.2%

Ratio of omega 6’s and omega 3’s

It is especially relevant to remember that within polyunsaturated fats there are omega 6’s and omega 3’s and their healthy ratio is 1:1 – 4:1, i.e. you shouldn’t get omega 6’s more than 4 times of the amount of omega 3’s.

Here’s the ratio of omega 3 to omega 6 of some foods:

  • Flaxseeds – 4:1
  • Chia seeds – 3:1
  • Hemp seeds – 1:3
  • Walnuts – 1:16
  • Grape leaves – 6:1

Next, the following cocktails have a good ratio of omega 3 to omega 6:

  • Omega 3/6 ratio 1:3 – 1 tbsp of flax seeds, 1 tbsp of hemp seeds, 1 Brazil nut, 1 tbsp of sunflower seeds, 3 tsps of sesame seeds
  • Omega 3/6 ratio 1:3 – 1 tbsp chia seeds, ¾ avocado, ½ tsp tahini, 3 green olives, 2 Brazil nuts
  • Omega 3/6 ratio 1:4  1 tbsp flax seeds, 1 Brazil nut, 1 tsp poppy seeds, 3 tsps sesame seeds, 1 tbsp sunflower seeds, 2 walnuts

Supplements in Vegan Candida Diet Meal Plans

  • Vitamin C – to support my immune system during candida cleanse I took the time release formulation vitamin C; 1000 mg/day.
  • Vitamin B12 – there are two different forms of B12: methylcobalamin and cyanocobalamin. Cyanocobalamin is synthetic and created in a laboratory, whereas methylcobalamin is a natural form of B12 and therefore probably better absorbed by our bodies. It has not been proven, but I choose to use my logic.
  • As nutritional yeast contains the synthetic form I do not rely on that entirely and therefore I take the natural form supplement once a week as well.
  • Vitamin D – I take vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) in liquid form, especially in winter when there’s not a lot of sunlight. Remember, the UV (ultraviolet) index has to be at least three in order to get vitamin D from sunlight.
  • Agar-agar – it actually is food and not supplement. However, as I only add it to my food to meet the daily iodine allowance, you might as well call it supplementing. ¼ tsp. of agar-agar a day is enough to keep your iodine levels up to date. I add it to my porridge or chia pudding. Alternatively 1g of dried wakame does the job as well.
  • Apple cider vinegar – during Candida cleanse I started my day with a tablespoon of organic apple cider vinegar in a glass of warm water. I began with 1 teaspoon and gradually worked my way up to a tablespoon. Apple cider vinegar helps the liver to detoxify your body and is also told to enhance mineral absorption when consumed before meals.

Feeling too overwhelmed? Check out my tailored meals plans: Vegan Candida Cleanse Meal Plan and Reintroduction Meal Plan.

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Examples of Balanced Vegan Candida Diet Meal Plans


I usually make porridges for breakfast. My favourites are:

Another tasty breakfast is Buckwheat bread with some tahini or avocado, cucumber, tomatoes and oven-baked veggies.

In addition, I have some fats and spices:

  • Healthy fats – sunflower seed butter, almonds and/or shredded coconut.
  • Spices – turmeric, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, vanilla, and/or spirulina.

My post 5 Ways to Prepare Nutritious Porridge describes different preparation methods, including using soaked grains instead of flakes or groats. Should you want to go even deeper into porridge world, read 9-Step Guide to Preparing Balanced Porridge.

Lunches and Dinners

I usually combine myself a Buddha bowl (a huge salad bowl):

  • Protein – millet, quinoa, buckwheat, or tofu, fermented buckwheat bread.
  • Healthy fats – avocado and/or tahini-lemon juice-nutritional yeast dressing.
  • Leafy greens – lettuce + kale, pak choi, beet greens or Swiss chard.
  • Non-starchy vegetables – cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, turnips, rutabaga, eggplant, summer squash, tomatoes, red bell pepper, Brussels sprouts, green beans, leek, onions, sauerkraut.


It is actually quite easy with snacks and they don’t differ much from my regular pre-Candida diet options:

  • Buckwheat bread slices.
  • Buckwheat crackers with avocado, tomato, cucumber and salt/pepper. Or just plain crackers.
  • Raw cauliflower, red bell pepper, tomatoes, cucumber, turnip.
  • Muffins and cookies.
  • Veggie and bean/lentil spreads.


My favourites are chocolaty chia pudding and spiced pumpkin chia pudding.

Another option is to prepare delicious candies by combining nut butter, oat bran, some salt and xylitol. You might also like protein balls, homemade chocolate candies. Feel free to substitute cocoa with carob while on cleanse diet.


  • Chicory root coffee with unsweetened non-GMO soymilk which has become my morning routine instead of coffee or matcha latte. Even though it may taste awful when you first have it, you need to give chicory a chance – I threw away most of my first cup, but now I’ve grown to like it. It’s important not to prepare it too strong in the beginning, which was the mistake I made.
  • Peppermint tea – I make it with fresh leaves and drink as it is. Another option is a strong tea prepared with dried leaves and with a bit of soymilk.
  • Camomile tea – good if I want to relax myself or my stomach.
  • Ginger tea – I cut thin ginger slices and boil them in water for 10-15 minutes. This is my before-going-to-bed routine.
  • Plain water or sometime also mineral water.
  • Golden milk – turmeric-cinnamon milk prepared with almond or soy milk and sweetened with stevia or xylitol.

The Essentials of Vegan Candida Diet Meal Plans

When compiling vegan Candida diet meal plans, remember:

  • Have a variety of foods every day – different grains/legumes, vegetables, nuts and seeds.
  • Eat a rainbow daily – something green, something yellow, something orange, something purple, something red and something white/brown.
  • If you had a grain-based breakfast, have vegetables with some nuts for your mid-morning snack.
  • Should you want to have a grain-based dessert (muffins, cookies), have fewer grains with your dinner or ditch them altogether.
  • Make sure to have a tablespoon of ground flax seeds or chia seeds a day so your body gets enough omega 3s.
  • Always have some nuts or seeds with vegetables and fruits rich in carotenoids (carrots, sweet potatoes, dark leafy greens like spinach and kale, romaine lettuce, squash, cantaloupe melon, red bell pepper, apricots, peas, broccoli, tomatoes) as the fats help absorb vitamins.
  • Don’t get more than 25% of your calories from fat.
  • Bear in mind glycemic load of foods.
  • Eat the majority of non-starchy veggies raw.

The Plate Rule for lunches and dinners:

  • ½ grains, avocado, nuts/seeds, tofu/tempeh,
  • ½ raw and cooked non-starchy vegetables.

Glycemic Load

Bear the glycemic load of foods in mind when compiling vegan Candida diet meal plans. Read more on the importance of glycemic load from my post Living Candida-Free After the Cleanse.

Even though most foods with high GL are excluded from Candida diet, you still need to be cautious with the remaining grains in your menu, i.e. millet, quinoa, buckwheat, amaranth and oat bran. The best choice from the list is oat bran having the lowest GL: 16 points per 100 grams of raw oat bran, whereas millet has 44 points, amaranth 39 points, raw buckwheat 37 points and quinoa 36 points for the same amount.

Therefore, should you have problems with blood sugar fluctuation like I do, you’d need to be extra careful with glycemic load and the points of your meals.

I myself have tackled the GL puzzle and compiled vegan Candida diet meal plans that wouldn’t exceed 100 points per day or 20 points per meal. I decided to take “scientific” approach because my blood sugar still tended to fluctuate, especially in the morning after I’d had my (obviously too big) porridge.

More Resources on Vegan Candida Diet

Should you feel that compiling balanced vegan Candida diet meal plans meeting all your nutritional needs is too overwhelming, check out my vegan candida cleanse meal plan or reintroduction plan.

Furthermore, you’re welcome to read more about my experiences and research results from the following articles:

My Experience and Results After 11 Months on Vegan Candida Diet 

Vegan Candida Diet – Staying Candida Free After The Cleanse

Download my FREE EBOOK on Candida Overgrowth!

If you are interested in reading about whole food plant-based meal planning in more detail read my post Plant-Based Diet: Meal Planning.

Most of all, keep yourself up to date with my posts by subscribing to my newsletter or following me on Facebook and Instagram where I also share my meals almost daily. I’d love to see you in my community!

Editor’s note:This article was revised on Aug 31, 2018.

Disclaimer: this information is based on my own research and personal experience and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Users should seek their own professional counsel for any medical condition or before starting or altering any exercise or diet plan. It is your responsibility to know your health and nutritional needs.


  1. Tere!
    Mulle väga meeldiks (ja kindlasti paljudele teistele ka), kui Te koostaksite candida-dieedi kohta e-raamatu, mida osta saaks. Inglise keeles on tõenäoliselt mõistlikum, sest siis saab seda üle kogu maailma müüa. Võiks olla päeva menüüd, nii et päevas saab kõik vajaliku kätte. Samuti väike kooginurk ;). Kuna elate Eestis, siis oleks tore just Eestis kättesaadavate toiduainetega raamat sel teemal.
    Ma olen candida-dieedi kohta mõnda aega mõtteid mõlgutanud, aga suureulatusliku planeerimise tõttu ei ole käsile võtnud. Selline raamat aitakski minusuguseid laisemaid :).
    Mulle väga siin blogis leiduvad retseptid ja mõtted meeldivad! Jõudu!

    • Nele Liivlaid

      Tere, Hanna

      Nii südantsoojendav oli su kirja lugeda 🙂 Hea teada, et kellelgi ikka minu tegemistest kasu on! Candida menüü koostamine on mul täitsa plaanis — samuti olen mainitud artikli kirjutamisest saadik juba ka veidi targemaks saanud, nii et tuleb väiksed parandused sisse teha. Ma ise ka veel mingis mõttes avastan ja panen viimaseid asju paika, kuid üldises plaanis olen praeguse tulemusega juba rahul ja menüü on väga rahuldust pakkuv 🙂 Ma ei oska hetkel kahjuks ajalises mõttes lubadusi anda, aga kindlasti tasub ka siin blogis mu retseptidel silm peal hoida ning Instagramis jälgima hakata, kuna seal jagan oma Candida toite pea igapäevaselt.


  2. Seda on tore kuulda! Eks selline projekt võtab muidugi aega, aga ma arvan, et tulemus on ootamist väärt. Jälgin Instagramis juba mõnda aega, väga isuäratavad postitused on :D. Mõned retseptid on juba ka järgi proovimise plaanides sees. 😉

  3. Tere! Äkki oleks võimalik lugeda Teie blogipostitusi ja retsepte ka eesti keeles + tulevikus candida dieedi e-raamat 🙂 Teie blogi aga on väga armas ja vahva ning ka väga vajalik. Ja mõnusad retseptid. Aitäh 🙂

    • Nele Liivlaid

      Tere, Kristi

      Nii tore on teada, et olen vajalik ja minu postitused korda lähevad 🙂 Hetkel ma kahjuks tõesti ei jõua blogi kahes keeles pidada, aga suure tõenäosusega mõtlen lähemas tulevikus midagi välja. Candida dieedi raamatu kohta küsitakse samuti juba päris tihti, nii et mine tea…

      Suured tänud veelkord südantsoojendavate sõnade eest!

  4. Hi, Nele! I am SO glad I found your site! I have thyroid problems, which have lead to a candida problem! And I had just started being vegan a bit ago, and truly did not want to give that up! Thank you SO much for making this free, and so helpful. Are you still on the diet? If not, how long were you on it? How is it/has it helped now?

    • Nele Liivlaid

      Hello Cassie!

      I’m happy to help! 🙂
      I’m still on the diet, but it’s much looser now, i.e. I can have starchy veggies, legumes and even some fresh fruit and berries. I have no health issues when I stick to the diet and it’s totally worth it!

      I wish you all the luck!


  5. Hello! You’re such an inspiro! I’m here for first time and since 5min but I love it! I’m vegan but need to start gluten free soy free anti candida diet. I’ve heard about need of eating mainly raw meals or with only one a day cooked rest raw meals. What do you think? Now I’m going to read rest.Have a nice day! Xx

    • Nele Liivlaid

      Hi Karolina!

      I’m so glad that you find my blog so helpful 🙂
      Indeed, raw is good when you are suffering from Candida overgrowth. I’ve read that at least 50% of your food should be raw. I myself think there’s a simple explanation — as raw food is crunchy, it takes more time to chew and you’ll feel satiated with less food than when you ate it cooked. Also, raw food has more volume — as soon as you cook it, it becomes smaller in size and you tend to eat more.
      Consequently, eating a big part of your food raw, the glycemic load of your meal is lower having less impact on your blood sugar levels, i.e. the level is stable, which is crucial to kill Candida.

      Well, I hope I made sense 🙂

  6. Ava Mrakovich

    Hi Nele,
    When I was told that a candida overgrowth was the cause of my rash-like inflammation on my face and realized that I had to cut out the majority of foods that I had been eating for about a year (the amount of time I’ve been a vegan)…I though I was alone! You are one of the only resources out there when it comes to Vegan Candida Diets and I appreciate that so much. I love how meticulous you are with the science and the macros and the numbers because I am the same way. The difference for me is that I try match my body weight in grams of protein per day because I am a lifter and am trying to make gains haha! And I also try to stay pretty low-fat however I do eat oil. But I haven’t done much research about oils but from the looks of it I probably should cut them out, right? Anyway, love the post and this blog. Thank you <3.

    • Nele Liivlaid

      Hi Ava!

      I’m really glad that you found me!
      Protein is not a problem on Candida diet. For example, when I eat about 75 grams of protein daily and I weigh 51-52 kg, so there’s a lot of spare protein 🙂

      My view on oil is — no oil 🙂 Oil is pure fat, no vitamins, minerals or fibre. It is much better to get your healthy fats from eating nuts, seeds, avocado and olives. Even grains, legumes and veggies include fat!
      It is important to keep your calories-from-fat % low, especially when on Candida diet as too much fat causes blood sugar spikes, which in turn feeds Candida. If you include pure fats (oil, butter) in your menu, it is quite impossible to keep the percentage under 25. I get about 22% of my daily calories from fat and that is for example by consuming 1 tbsp. of coconut milk, 1 big Brazil nut, 8 almonds, 1 heaped tsp. tahini, and 1 piece of dark chocolate.

      I hope I was helpful!


  7. Too complicated, I feel overwhelmed. So many things I can’t stand, such as ANY fruits (way too sweet), any deserts, any milks no matter what, and coconut is also way to sweet – and cant bear the taste of coconut. It is a nightmare for me to find enough non-sweet foods to keep me vegan let alone a candida cleanse! Always something too sweet, or milky in every recipe. Its horrible and Im so depressed

    • Nele Liivlaid

      Hi Jane!

      I know it feels overwhelming! This is why I have actually compiled both cleanse and reintroduction meal plans. Should you be interested, I can send you more information on email.
      I don’t quite understand your concern about food being too sweet though 🙂 There’s basically nothing sweet on the menu on Candida cleanse! And you don’t need to eat coconut if you don’t like it! In fact, Candida cleanse is all about non-sweet flavours — just very simple and clean food (non-starchy veggies, quinoa, buckwheat, oat bran, millet).

      I hope I made sense 🙂

      All the best!

  8. Hi Nele. Your blog is incredible. I’m going to start the candida diet because I have run out of excuses. Is there any way you could send me information about both cleanse and reintroduction meal plans. I would appreciate it so much. And thank you so so much for this blog, it is such a help for all of us vegans suffering with candida.
    All the best,

    • Nele Liivlaid

      Hi Belle,

      I’m so glad you find my blog helpful! 🙂
      Can I send the information on your hotmail?


      • Yes thank you só much, that would be brilliant. I also tried making your buckwheat bread but it turned out very soft. Maybe I added too much water? Thank you for all your help. I started the diet yesterday 🙂

        • Nele Liivlaid

          Excellent, Belle! You’ve got mail 🙂

          About the bread — if you follow the recipe it should turn out just right. Make sure you drain the soaked and rinsed buckwheat well and measure the water with scale for accuracy. Also, ovens are different — maybe try to bake it a little longer.

          I hope it turns our better the next time!


  9. I am so glad I found this page! I have Candida, along with two other yeast overgrowths, and 3 parasites. I have been looking for a suitable regime. My nutritionist advised against oats and buckwheat too, but this could be due to the parasites. I have been using quinoa flakes as a substitute. The no alcohol thing is an issue for me though as I do like a drink.

    • Nele Liivlaid

      I’m so glad I can be helpful! 🙂 I know what you mean — I used to enjoy my glass of red wine with dinner, but I haven’t done it since August and I’m totally fine with it now 🙂 I did have a quarter of glass of organic red wine in October, but it caused immediate setback, so I haven’t made this mistake again!

  10. Hi Nele, how are you?
    Thank you so much for this post and all the information!
    I found out I gave a candida overgrowth yesterday, however my doctor was not pleased to know I was a vegan and gave me a diet with not a lot of information. Also, she gave me a probiotic and a multivitamin, but I read on your other post about taking antifungals too. I was wondering if you know one that I can take without a prescription, what do you think?
    I’m reading all I can find on the internet and I’m planning to start my diet on Saturday (two days from today). Is there any way you could send me information about both cleanse and reintroduction meal plan? I mean, everything you can send me I will gratefully appreciate! Here is my email: rita_tincani@hotmail.com


  11. OBS: I found out I HAVE** haha sorry about that!! And one more question: how long did you have to stay on the diet and did you feel any better?

    • Nele Liivlaid

      Hi there Rita!

      I’m so glad you find the information helpful! Next week I plan to write a thorough blog post on how it went for me and what I’m eating now 🙂 Just a quickie though — I was on cleanse for about 2 months and then started to re-introduce foods gradually.

      I will send you an email concerning the meal plans!

      All the best!


  12. Hi Nele,

    I’m so glad I stumbled upon your blog while researching candida diets. I felt like I was alone in trying to do a vegan candida diet, but thank heavens for your more than thorough blog postings about the topic! It’s a tad overwhelming but I’m determined to do as much as I can this summer while I’ve got the time before school starts. I’m starting the cleanse tomorrow morning, and I would love to receive both meal plans for the cleanse and re-introduction.

    I’m definitely going to tell some friends about your blog as they’re interested in this topic as well!

    Many thanks and all the best,


  13. Hello. Really happy i found your blog. There are so little pages that have recipes that are suitable for candida diet. And I’m feeling overwhelemed with all this information….
    I just started the diet a few day ago, but I’m wondering how do you know that it’s getting better? And how do you know you’re having a set back when introducing back food?
    I also have issues with reflux and I don’t like to eat raw vegetables because it triggers it, but with this diet it is recommended you eat mostly raw. Will not eating raw set me back a lot?
    Would also really appreciate if you could send me additional info about meal plan.

    • Nele Liivlaid

      Hi Kaja!

      Thank you, I’m glad 🙂

      You know that you get better, when your symptoms start to disappear. And you get a set back when they emerge again.
      I will send you an email about meal plans. Should I write in Estonian? 🙂

      • So my simpoms are low mood, yeast infections, brain fog and i feel like I’m tired all the time, and I have occasional digestive issues (I hope that is because of candida and not depression) 🙂 So I will see I’m getting better if these symptoms dissapear?
        I have issues with figuring out what I should eat… I mostly eat raw or sauteed veggies now and I don’t think I even get 1000 calories per day because it’s too bland for me and I’m eating the same things all the time. I’m not good at making up my own meals, not good at experimenting in kitchen 🙂 I hope I won’t give up because of that…

        I don’t speak estonian, so could you please send it in english 🙂
        Thank you!

  14. Hello, could you advise if Vegan BCAA and Melatonin are safe for a vegan candida diet? I have read that vegan bcaa supplements are derived from mainly corn, but can not find another way of getting them in my diet. Thank you

    • Nele Liivlaid

      Hi there!

      To be honest, I just searched online because I have no experience with those supplements. As much as I saw, some also contain citric acid, which you should avoid on Candida diet.
      But my question is — why do you think you need to take them? Are you an athlete? Otherwise you can get all the amino acids from balanced diet. I only take B12 and vitamin D as supplement.

      I wouldn’t be worried about the corn though, as you’d get a really-really small amount when taking the supplements.

      All the best!

  15. Hi Nele! Through lots and lots of research I’ve come to the conclusion that my “acne” is due to candida. Everything makes sense now that I know what the cause behind my symptoms are. I’m already taking multiple probiotics along with an herbal detox to flush my body of parasites and toxins. But I feel as though changing my diet for the time being would really boost the process. Unfortunately I’m very overwhelmed by the lack of foods I usually eat not being in this diet. I’m currently weight training and in a “bulk” to gain weight and a lot of the foods you can’t have (beans, potatoes, oats, etc.) are what I eat to gain and maintain my weight. I’m not looking to lose weight at all in fact I just got my period back from being underweight and in general I like my body better with a little extra fat. I really can’t afford to be losing anymore weight right now but this diet is literally just vegetables and very low calorie 🙁 I want to get rid of the candida but I’m not sure if this diet is for me, any tips?

    • Nele Liivlaid

      Hi Leah!

      Thanks for reaching out!

      I understand you, but in order to get rid of Candida you need to make some sacrifices 🙂 You most probably won’t be doing any weight training in the beginning of your cleanse. I personally had die-off symptoms and felt quite weak and dizzy. However, this will pass and you’d regain your energy.
      I will send you detailed information on my Vegan Candida Cleanse and Re-Introduction Meal Plans on your email, so you can see whether this would be of help to you!

      I really hope you can become Candida-free as it’s so worth it!


  16. Hi, I have had issues with candida overgrowth and a fungal skin condition for a long time now, but haven’t been able to find a resource towards acandida diet while remaining vegan until now! I’d love to receive your detailed plans, I’m very optimistic it could help me a lot. Thanks a lot!

  17. Hi! I feel so low now that I’m willing to try everything I can to get better. Allergies, yeast infection, sinus infection, weak immune system, acne, digestive issues, dizziness.. you name it, I’ve got it. On the daily basis I used to eat a whole lot of legumes, potatos and carrots, so no more! I’m so glad that I found your website! There is not much information about vegan anti-candida diet. Thank you so much for putting it together.
    I’d love to konw more about your detailed plans 🙂

    • Nele Liivlaid


      Thank you so much for reaching out! I really enjoy guiding people on this journey 🙂 It is especially motivating when I receive their emails full of gratitude!
      I have sent you an email with detailed information about the plans. Let me know if you didn’t receive it!

      Talk to you soon!

      P.S. I removed your email address from the message so that it’d not be publicly viewable!

  18. Thank you very much for everything. It’s hard to find a lot of info about vegan candida diets. I want to start the diet soon and having your meal plans would be very helpful. Thank you very much for you help 🙂

  19. Hi Nele

    I am struggling to find a good meal plan for candida.

    I am trying to create an account on your website http://themealplans.com/ so I can try the 2 day sample, but it says my email already exists? but is not possible. Please let me know if there is another way I can access it.

    Thank you 🙂

  20. I am so excited to read through your entire blog! There is really nothing else out there like it. I have started and failed various candida diets a few times now, but without any guidance. I find a lot of information I read over the internet contradicts one another, so I’m just in general confused which led me to give up. I had a bad week so I will have to start again from the beginning. So much brain fog and fatigue I’m afraid I will loose my job. I’m going to start the candida diet again. Is there any way you could send me information about both cleanse and reintroduction meal plans. I would appreciate it SO much. And thank you for creating this blog!

    • Nele Liivlaid

      Hi Sheema!

      I’m so glad that you reached out! I really hope I can help you out! I will send you the info on your email right now!

      Talk to you soon!

  21. Hi, i tried the candida diet before for 6 months, no sugar no starch no fruit, i had legumes and veggies and quinoa , a lot of fat, i know you follow a low fat diet but I believe its not necessary, anyways, i lost a lot of weight , and i dont think it contributed much, i had oregano oil and probiotics, glutamine, a lot of stuff!!!! and is was soo overwhelmed and stressed also. After 2 years , im still struggling with ibs and horrible facial fungal acne, bloating and constipation, tired etc.. I really dont want to go through it again, but i guess i have to, but i dont want to eat soy as it bothers me, also a lot of fiber hurts me hence raw veggies and bran and legumes even!! Im really stuck and it just seems not worth it because there are a lot of things that might not be good for me.

    Im trying to go through the fodmap diet to figure what fodmaps really bother me, but maybe i will reconsider the candida diet again, any help or suggestion would mean soo much

    • Nele Liivlaid

      Hi there!

      Thanks for reaching out!
      It seems to me that you need to concentrate on healing your gut. I suggest you turn to a naturopath or functional medicine doctor for thorough analysis. He or she can then recommend the best diet and supplements to get your health back!

      All the best!

  22. Hey Nele,

    is it possible to workout and gain muscle while on a vegan candida diet? I don’t want to loose weight, so can i just bump up the calories with a higher volume or is it counter productive?


    • Nele Liivlaid

      Hi Julian,

      You can eat as much energy as you need given that you choose your foods wisely. I’d also suggest adding plant protein powders into your diet (almond, coconut, sunflower, hemp, pumpkin seeds). Choose powders without any additives.

      • But what about the glycemic load maximum of 100? If I eat more calories, I will inevitably exceed this number.

        • Nele Liivlaid

          If you don’t have a history of blood sugar fluctuations and spikes you should be fine given that you don’t consume any refined foods and/or foods with very high GL. Aim for plant protein powders as well as nuts and seeds.

  23. Hey Nele, Im trying to find some info about chicory root coffee, mine arrived yesterday and I really enjoyed it, it reminds me of honey comb and so this morning that thought worried me a bit and I read the label, it seems chicory root is quite high in sugar and so I did a search on google but it says it doesn’t affect blood sugar, is this why it is okay to drink? I was a little worried that maybe it is a hidden ingredient but it seems right, its pure organic chicory root coffee and nothing else, the grains are sticky and smell sweet… the brand is prewetts. Thanks again! ps….. I made the fermented bread and it was so good.

    • Nele Liivlaid

      Hi Holly!

      Yes, no worries — chicory root is even beneficial to drink as it’s a natural prebiotic. As long as there are no added sweeteners, it is totally OK. I have not tried Prewetts. Mine was a paste and it actually tasted a bit bitter, but enjoyable.

      I’m so glad you liked the bread!

  24. Hey Nele! I have been more and more suspecting that my blood sugar levels stay quite high for a long time after meals. How do you control your blood sugar levels? Do you a little device like diabetics do? TIA

    • Nele Liivlaid

      Hi Lucia!

      I do have a glucometer and I use it every now and then when I feel the need. For me it’s a problem if I eat a food with high GL or simply eat too big portion of grains (for example) — my blood sugar goes up too quickly and then rushes down which causes weakness, false hunger and irritability. If that continues on daily basis it affects immune system and consequently feeds Candida as well.

  25. Hi Nele! I’m so glad to have come across your blog!
    I’ve been suffering with candida overgrowth for the past two years and I find it so difficult to maintain a proper Candida diet! I just kept slipping in and out of the diet T_T
    And it’s especially tough with me being allergic to eggs as most of the candida meal plans include lots of eggs… and i have reached a point where i just felt I’m not getting anywhere with all this… and Tada! there comes your blog! You made me feel confident in restarting the whole Candida curing plan again!
    If you could share with me your meal plan information or any information or guide on candida diet, i would appreciate it so much!!!

  26. I feel like you’re experiences parallel mine! I used to be anorexic and am now obsessed with WFPB. Lately I’ve had issues with sugar crashes, sore mouth corners, splitting skin on my hands. Then very recently whenever I eat something sweet I bloat immediately. I usually eat WFPB muffins etc to keep my blood sugar stable and whenever I eat these, or even just fruit or sweet potato, I look pregnant within half an hour!
    Thank you for this article. It explains some things.
    One quick question though, is oat milk ok?
    Thanks again, Vikki

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