Archive for January 2013

5 Yeast Free Lunch Ideas!

If you’re participating in the Yeast-Free with Me Challenge you may find lunch to be difficult. Between business lunches and forgetting to pack your lunch each morning, it can be very easy to fall off of the wagon. . Here are five of my favorite yeast-free lunch ideas:

1) Vegetable and meat stir-fry: On Sundays I will heat up my wok, use a little bit of coconut oil and seasonings and stir fry a variety of seasonal vegetables along with chicken, beef or shrimp. I then package my stir-fry in easy to-go containers so I can grab it in the morning on my way out the door!

2) Bagged salad: I usually keep a few bags of salad in the refrigerator at work. I especially like the Dole varieties that have an assortment of vegetables in them such as sugar snap peas, grape tomatoes and radish! In place of dressing try tossing your salad in hummus and lemon juice!

3) Sandwiches: You may have thought sandwiches were off of the list since you are not allowed to have bread, but think outside the box! Large leaf lettuce such as Romaine makes a wonderful wrap that you can fill with meats and vegetables. Avocado also makes a wonderful spread to replace mayonnaise.

4) You pick the lunch restaurant: Plenty of restaurants have Yeast-Free options. When the office decides to go to lunch pipe-up and you pick the place! Restaurants such as Chipotle, Freebirds or Mongolian Grills that allow you to pick your own ingredients and put them on top of a bed of lettuce make for a filling and excellent lunch.

5) Make your lunch Eggcellent: Hardboiled eggs make great and portable salad toppers and even make delicious fillings for lettuce-wrapped sandwiches. I usually boil half a dozen eggs on Sunday night and pack them along for my lunch.

Please share with us in the comments section any Yeast-Free lunch ideas you love!

Yeast Free With Me!

It’s the New Year and our annual Yeast-Free with Me is right around the corner! This is where we invite all of you to join us for a month of delicious, healthy yeast-free eating! It officially starts January 14 and will last until February 14. To sign up and get e-mails full of recipes and tips just follow the instructions here.

Hotze Pharmacy will be offering $15 off of Nystatin during Yeast-Free with Me, simply mention the coupon code “YF” in the comments field when placing an online order, or to the technician over the phone when placing a phone order.

I thought I would share one of my favorite and easy yeast-free recipes with you all!

Yeast-Free Turkey Taco Wraps:


  • 1 package of ground turkey
  • 1 package of taco seasoning (Make sure it does not contain sugar, I like Penzey’s Bold Taco Seasoning)
  • 1 onion, diced (reserve ¼ of onion)
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 pablano or jalapeno pepper, dependent on your heat preference, diced
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • ½ cup of chicken stock
  • 1 small fresh tomato
  • Large leaf lettuce, like iceberg or romaine
  • Guacamole, either store-bought (but check the ingredient list) or homemade


Brown your ground turkey in a pan until browned. Turn your Crockpot on low and place onions, peppers, tomatoes, chicken stock, browned ground turkey and taco seasoning into the Crockpot. Stir, and allow to cook on low for 6 hours. When the taco meat mixture is finished cooking place two large leafs of lettuce on your plate. Use a slotted spoon to scoop out a mixture of taco filling, draining the excess liquid, and place a scoop in each taco. Top with fresh onions, diced tomato and guacamole!

I hope you enjoy this delicious recipe! I look forward to doing the Yeast-Free eating plan with all of you this month!