Most of us know that hot dogs really are not that good for us. The candida diet warns against consuming hot dogs due to the preservatives it contains, particularly sodium nitrate. Most hot dogs contain sodium nitrates which some research suggests increases the risk of cancer. So can we possibly find a hot dog that does not contain sodium nitrates or other icky stuff? I have found such a hot dog and while I believe they are a little pricey Applegate Farms Uncured Hot Dogs are what I feed my family. These hot dogs contain no nitrites and are gluten and casein free. They are available in organic and non-organic and in beef, turkey and chicken varieties. Oh yeah and they taste pretty good too, but I do prefer the beef over the turkey and have never tried the chicken. I am happy that I found these and can enjoy an occasional hot dog on the grill without cheating on the candida diet. This does mean eating them without a bun but I don’t mind. I have only found these at Whole Foods and the price ranges from $3.99 – $5.99. There are some other Candida Diet Friendly Meat Products.
Canned food products that do not contain any extra additives or preservatives are really hard to come by but I was lucky enough to stumble upon this gem while at Trader Joe’s. I was actually looking for canned crabmeat but could not find any without preservatives. I noticed a few different varieties of canned salmon and started to read labels to see if any were candida diet friendly. Trader Joe’s Alaskan Pink Salmon is wild caught, skinless, boneless and has no salt or preservatives added. The only ingredients are Alaskan Pink Salmon and Water. This salmon was the key ingredient in my very first batch of yeast free salmon cakes this week and they were very tasty. If you are looking for canned salmon that is okay for the candida diet be sure to give Trader Joe’s Alaskan Pink Salmon a try.