Chicken broth/stock is an ingredient I use often in my yeast free cooking. It really is best to make your own chicken broth/stock from scratch, so that you can ensure it contains all candida diet friendly ingredients but there are a few brands that I have decided to use in a crunch.
The issue with most store bought chicken broth/stock for the candida dieter is that these products usually contain different forms of sugar and preservatives. The most common problematic ingredients are monosodium glutamate (MSG), cane sugar, honey, high fructose corn syrup, evaporated cane juice and autolyzed yeast extract. These ingredients are so common in store bought chicken broth/stock brands that after reading what seems like every chicken broth/stock label in the supermarket I could only find 3 varieties that seemed okay. As I learn more about MSG and the way manufacturers disguise the fact that their products do contain it, I fear that even these brands may not be completely yeast free. These brands are however unsweetened and that is very important to the candida diet. Remember that making homemade broth is the only way to make sure you are not consuming any ingredients that are offensive to the candida diet.
Candida Diet Friendly Broth and Stock
Imagine Foods Organic Free Range Chicken Broth (Low Sodium and Regular)
Ingredients: Organic chicken broth (filtered water, organic chicken), organic onions, organic celery, organic carrots, sea salt, natural chicken flavor, organic spices, organic expeller pressed canola oil and/or safflower oil and/or sunflower oil.
Highlights: Organic Gluten Free, Unsweetened
Where to Buy: Seems to be in most supermarkets. If it is not next to the regular chicken broth look in the organic section.
Trader Joe’s Organic Free Range Chicken Broth
Ingredients: Organic Chicken Broth (Filtered Water, Organic Chicken), Organic Onions, Organic Celery, Organic Carrots, Natural Chicken Flavor (Natural Chicken Stock, Natural Chicken Flavor, Salt), Sea Salt, Organic Expeller Pressed Canola Oil and/or Safflower Oil, Organic Flour
Highlights: Organic, Free Range, Low Fat, Low Calorie, Gluten Free, Unsweetened
Where to Buy: Trader Joe’s
More Than Gourmet Chicken Stock
Ingredients:Chicken Stock, Mirepoix Stock, (made of carrot, celery and onion stocks), Sea Salt, Gelatin, Chicken Fat, Chicken, Chicken Skin, Tapioca Starch
Highlights: All Natural, Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Low Fat, Lactose Free, Unsweetened
Where to buy: Whole Foods
Cost: $3.00 – $3.99 (They run a 2 for $6 sale at Whole Foods Sometimes)
Yeast Free Living Candida Diet Recipes Using Chicken Stock or Broth
Homemade Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup
Easy Chicken Noodle Soup
Creamy Spinach Soup
Shrimp and Brown Rice
Brown Rice Pilaf
Egg Drop Soup