30-Day SCD Diet Meal Plan For Beginners We Love

    30-Day SCD Diet Meal Plan For Beginners | While the intro phase of the SCD diet is very restrictive, the SCD approved food list becomes quite extensive once you move past phase 1. There are tons of SCD legal breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipes, as well as yummy snacks and desserts for kids and adults alike. We’ve curated 90 SCD diet recipes for every palette into one master list, and we hope you love them as much as we do! #scd #scdrecipes #aiprecules #crohnsdisease #ulcerativecolitis

    Whether you’re new to the SCD Diet, or you’re an old time pro looking for fresh options to try, this 30-day SCD Diet meal plan is for you! While the intro phase of the SCD Diet is very restrictive, and it takes time to re-introduce foods into your diet and evaluate how they make you feel, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. And it’s a pretty delicious one!

    There are TONS of yummy SCD legal breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipes you can try, and we’ve curated 90 of our favorites below. From delicious breakfast cookies, pancakes, and waffles, to oven baked chicken nuggets and a delicious shaved Brussels sprouts Caesar salad, to family-friendly cauliflower pizza and pulled pork short ribs, we hope you love this SCD Diet meal plan as much as we do!

    What Is the SCD Diet?

    The Specific Carbohydrate Diet was developed by Elaine Gottschall – whose own daughter was diagnosed with severe ulcerative colitis at the age of 4 – and has helped people all over the world manage the symptoms of Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, IBS, celiac, diverticulitis, autism, cystic fibrosis, and other ailments rooted in the digestive tract.

    The SCD Diet allows specific foods based on their chemical structure. It limits the use of complex carbohydrates (disaccharides and polysaccharides) and focuses primarily on monosaccharides. Foods that are not properly digested, such as grains, sugars, starches, and processed foods, are banned on the SCD Diet as they cause bacterial and yeast overgrowth, irritation of the small intestine, and challenges with food absorption. The SCD Diet is designed to restore gut flora and stop the vicious cycle of bacteria and yeast overgrowth by eliminating the foods they feed on, thereby allowing the intestinal tract to repair and heal.

    You can find an extensive list of the foods that are and are not allowed on the SCD Diet HERE, and I urge you to read Elaine’s book, Breaking the Vicious Cycle, in its entirety as she does such a great job of describing the role diet plays in the treatment of the disorders listed above.

    We’ve written an entire post about the SCD Diet, including tips for beginners, strategies to stay motivated, and some of the things my husband and I learned through trial and error, which you can read HERE.

    Oh! And if you’re looking for more recipes, there are heaps of great SCD-friendly cookbooks you can purchase. Cooking for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet by Erica Kerwien and Recipes for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet by Raman Prasad are two of our favorites!

    30-Day SCD Diet Meal Plan for Beginners

    When you first start the SCD Diet, it can be extremely overwhelming, and it can also feel pretty restrictive and limiting. It’s a big adjustment, but if you suffer from Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, IBS, celiac, diverticulitis, autism, cystic fibrosis, and other ailments rooted in the digestive tract, it can completely transform your life. Thankfully, there are tons of people who have graciously shared their experiences and recipes online, and I took great pleasure in curating 30-days worth of yummy SCD approved recipes for this post!

    These recipes are designed for people who have already completed the introductory diet, have their symptoms under control, and have successfully re-introduced multiple foods back into their diet. While many of these recipes only include a few ingredients, do not attempt any of them until you have introduced each ingredient back into your diet and know that you can tolerate them.

    SCD Diet Breakfast Recipes

    1. Delicious SCD Banana Bread/Muffins | Lila Ruth Grain-Free
    2. Coconut Blueberry Pudding | Real Food Forager
    3. Chunky Monkey Muffins | Every Last Bite
    4. Avocado Bacon and Eggs | Lil Luna
    5. Strawberry Coconut Breakfast Cookies | Specific Health
    6. SCD Pumpkin Pinwheels | Lila Ruth Grain-Free
    7. Pumpkin Mug Cake | Every Last Bite
    8. Grain Free Breakfast Oatmeal | Real Food Forager
    9. Grain Free Pumpkin Pancakes | Wellness Mama
    10. Lemon Blueberry Pancakes | Every Last Bite
    11. Pina Colada Smoothie | Specific Health
    12. Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Cookies | Every Last Bite
    13. Paleo Pumpkin Scones | Plenty & Well
    14. Coconut Banana Protein Bars | Real Food Forager
    15. Chicken and Apple Breakfast Sausages | Gutsy By Nature
    16. Upside Down Banana Break in a Skillet | Every Last Bite
    17. Paleo and Nut Free Cinnamon Roll Bread | Plenty & Well
    18. Raspberry Coconut Pudding | Real Food Forager
    19. Hazelnut Coffee Cake | Every Last Bite
    20. Flourless Banana Zucchini Loaf | Haute & Healthy Living [replace maple syrup with honey in this recipe]
    21. Full English Breakfast Traybake | Every Last Bite
    22. Tigernut Flour Banana Bread Skillet | Plenty & Well
    23. Pecan Waffles with Pumpkin Almond Butter | Specific Health
    24. Hasselback Baked Apples | Every Last Bite
    25. Grain Free Coconut Raisin Granola | Real Food Forager
    26. Loaded Paleo Breakfast Cookies | Plenty & Well
    27. Ginger Spiced Banana Bread | Every Last Bite
    28. Banana Pancakes | Specific Health
    29. Vegan & Paleo Apple Pie Smoothie Bowl | Plenty & Well
    30. Spicy Freezer Sausage Patties | Real Food Forager

    SCD Diet Lunch Recipes

    1. Asian Meatballs | Real Food Forager
    2. Honey Mustard Glazed Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts | Every Last Bite
    3. SCD Sandwich Rolls | Lila Ruth Grain-Free
    4. Mexican Chicken Burger | Every Last Bite
    5. Paleo Creamy Avocado Tahini Noodles & Shrimp | Plenty & Well
    6. Tuna Casserole | Every Last Bite
    7. Simple Baked Chicken | Real Food Forager
    8. Golden Beet Cinnamon Salad | Plenty & Well
    9. Spice Rubbed Chicken Drumsticks | Every Last Bite
    10. Vegan Spiced Cauliflower Cakes & Avocado Cilantro Sauce | Plenty & Well
    11. Cauliflower Faux-Tato Summer Salad | Every Last Bite
    12. Quick & Easy Avocado Tuna Egg Salad | Plenty & Well
    13. Oven Baked Chicken Nuggets | Every Last Bite
    14. Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Chicken Zoodle Soup | Wholefully
    15. Mexican Meatballs | Every Last Bite
    16. Carrot Mint Bisque | Eat Beautiful
    17. Balsamic Steak Mason Jar Salad | Gutsy By Nature
    18. Creamy Cauliflower ‘Faux’-Tato Salad | Every Last Bite
    19. Grilled Apple Sandwiches | Happy Gut For Life
    20. Cauliflower Mac and Cheese | Every Last Bite
    21. Broccoli and Butternut Squash Soup | Gutsy By Nature
    22. Vegetable Frittata | Happy Gut For Life
    23. Cheesy Cauliflower Pizza | Specific Health
    24. Green Bean and Roasted Fennel Salad | Every Last Bite
    25. Cucumber and Radish Salad | Gutsy By Nature
    26. Chicken Zucchini Poppers | One Lovely Life
    27. Chipotle Chicken Wings with Avocado Crema | Every Last Bite
    28. Turmeric Meatloaf Cupcakes | A Life of Happenstance
    29. Shaved Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad | Every Last Bite
    30. Easy Tuna Cakes | Every Last Bite

    SCD Diet Dinner Recipes

    1. Easy SCD Pasta Bake | Lila Ruth Grain-Free
    2. Grain-Free Dairy-Free Zucchini Lasagna | Real Food Forager
    3. Creamy Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna | Every Last Bite
    4. Paleo Thai Curry Soup | Plenty & Well
    5. Pumpkin Curry | Specific Health
    6. Eggplant Cannelloni | Every Last Bite
    7. Brisket in the Oven | Real Food Forager
    8. Creamy Sun Dried Tomato and Basil Chicken | Every Last Bite
    9. Gluten Free Chicken Pot Pie | Thirty Something Supermom
    10. Mexican Beef Stew | Every Last Bite
    11. Chicken Cabbage Stir-Fry | Irena Macri
    12. Roasted Eggplant with Tomatoes and Feta | Every Last Bite
    13. SCD/Keto Chicken Parmesan | Lila Ruth Grain-Free
    14. Greek Chicken Traybake | Every Last Bite
    15. Chicken Piccata | My Big Fat Grain Free Life
    16. Pork Chop and Vegetable Sheet Pan Dinner | Gutsy By Nature
    17. Seared Scallops with Mint Pea Puree | Every Last Bite
    18. Roasted Duck Breast with Mango Relish | Real Food Forager
    19. Spanakopita Fritters | Every Last Bite
    20. Pork Spare Ribs with Peach Cherry BBQ Sauce | Gutsy By Nature
    21. Bacon Cheeseburger Stuffed Peppers | Happy Gut For Life
    22. Pulled Pork Short Ribs | Real Food Forager
    23. Herbed Flatbread with Roasted Veggies and Pesto | Every Last Bite
    24. Lamb and Butternut Squash Stew | Gutsy By Nature
    25. Quick & Easy Salmon Burgers | Happy Gut For Life
    26. Brisket Chili | Every Last Bite
    27. Turkey Filled Acorn Squash | A Life of Happenstance
    28. Greek Style Roast Chicken | Irena Macri
    29. Crustless Zucchini Quiche | A Life of Happenstance
    30. Broccoli and Chicken Casserole | Every Last Bite

    I hope you find several recipes in this SCD Diet Meal Plan that appeal to your appetite, and that they help you find joy in food again!