It’s not easy to find great SCD recipes, but I’ve written hundreds since going on this diet in 2001!

The Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) is a diet created by my late friend, Elaine Gottschall, whose views on gut health were well ahead of her time, and are detailed in her book, Breaking the Vicious Cycle.

The SCD eliminates grains and other starchy foods containing complex carbohydrates such as potatoes. On this diet simple carbohydrates that require less time in the digestive system are consumed in order to restore health, and reduce inflammation, in the gut and the entire body. The premise of the SCD is to eliminate gut dysbiosis, which is a disturbance of the microbial community in the digestive system, that takes place when good bacteria are destroyed and bad bacteria take over.

The SCD is used to treat a variety of GI disorders including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), irritable bowel disease (IBD), celiac disease (CD), Chron’s, and ulcerative colitis (UC). I have hundreds of SCD compliant recipes with everything from SCD bread recipes, to SCD desserts, SCD dinners, and so much more!

Specific Carbohydrate Recipes

Tired of empty-calorie, high carb foods filling your plate? My Cauliflower Mexican Rice recipe is a fantastic nutrient-dense side dish... read more
If you need to know how to make Perfect Roast Chicken in the oven, I’ve got you covered! Perfect Roast... read more
Summer is here and we’re going bonkers for my Asparagus Salad with Tomatoes and Basil, making it just about every... read more
Keto Crackers with Salt and Pepper are the perfect gluten-free low carb snack. Keto Crackers with Salt and Pepper Made with... read more
This Gluten-Free Orange Cake recipe, made with six healthy ingredients, is one of our favorite desserts. Every time I serve... read more
My show-stopping Low-Carb Keto Spiced Nuts Recipe is a healthy snack that’s good for you! This spiced nuts mix also... read more
This Low-Carb Almond Flour Pie Crust recipe is made with four ingredients total! All you need to make this easy... read more
The tradition of roasting a fresh pumpkin is one the boys and I have had for years. 🎃🎃🎃 We love... read more
Who would’ve thought the subject how to prepare kale would get me all teary and sentimental? Kale is a fairly... read more
I’ve made bone broth on the stove top and in my slow cooker for decades. It’s delicious, but it makes... read more
This simple Paleo Pumpkin Pie is a classic Thanksgiving dessert for the whole family. Food allergies or not, it’s so... read more
I’m obsessed with this Keto Huevos Rancheros Skillet Casserole. It totally reminds me of the chile rellenos casseroles that showed... read more
When I was a yoga teacher in New York City in the early 1990’s, I studied Ayurveda. As we went... read more
Fans say my Keto Chipotle Lime Salmon is “so delicious” and “so easy” that I had to re-share this low-carb... read more
What’s the one question we all ask ourselves the day after Thanksgiving? What to do with those turkey leftovers! Throughout... read more
I don’t give a darn what conventional doctors say about diet and MS. I’m sticking with my amazing Turmeric Tea... read more
With 6 ingredients total, my Green Goddess Dressing is a cinch to throw together. Like all my recipes, it’s super... read more
Cinnamon Apple Cake is a fabulous fall dessert and super easy to make. This paleo cake recipe calls for 8... read more
This 2-ingredient Basil Oil is super easy to make and tastes like summer. Basil oil packs one of my favorite... read more
With 7 healthy low-carb high-fat ingredients, this Keto Strawberry Lime Smoothie recipe is a cinch to make! Just throw coconut... read more
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