I am so in love with Tofu Chic’n Nuggets, I eat them most every week (too much, I know)! So tasty! I really enjoy them with broccoli (my favorite vegetable)! If you can have sweet potatoes, they make a very nice addition to the meal. But I think they would go well with whatever vegetable you choose. They are also a tasty addition to salads. I’ll even eat them cold straight out of the fridge!
A Word on Tofu
I know that most Anti Candida Diets discourage the use of soy products but it does not seem to be strictly prohibited. I understand that tofu is a processed food, but it is also a very good source of protein. As a vegetarian, I like having tofu as a protein option in my diet. I think the greatest problem with soy products (barring any soy allergies) are the risk of GMO’s. Therefor I only use organic. Yes, it is possible I’m still getting some GMO’s even if the tofu is organic, but that can be true for almost any food item these days. I do the best that I can and consuming tofu does not appear to be an issue for me. Moderation should be exercised when using tofu to reduce any chances of developing a soy allergy.
A Word on Nutritional Yeast
Most Anti Candida Diets also recommend avoiding nutritional yeast. However, my understanding is that the yeast in this product is not live and therefore is not considered to be a problem like other types of yeast. I like its flavor and enjoy using it in my recipes. It also does not appear to cause any issues for me. Listen to your body, if you believe it is causing issues, then avoid it.
I modified this recipe at The Vedge because it called for frying the nuggets in oil, which I’m trying to avoid. They were also a bit too spicy for me. The result is crispy oven baked nuggets that are simply delicious!
I like to make a double batch, which gives me 4 large servings (I like to have the leftovers), but you could certainly cut the recipe in half if you don’t want a whole baking sheet full of them.
I would classify this recipe as Stage 1 since you could have garbanzo beans on Stage 1. My Candida was so severe that I wasn’t able to tolerate any beans in the early stage of my diet. Lately I have been enjoying these while still not technically on Stage 2 yet.
What do you think? Is it ok to eat organic tofu and nutritional yeast on a Candida diet? Is this a recipe you would try? If you have tried it, did you like it?