SCD - The Specific Carbohydrate Diet

What is SCD (the Specific Carbohydrate Diet)?

From the Cleveland Clinic:

"A specific carbohydrate diet eliminates select carbohydrates from your diet. This eases symptoms of digestive disorders like inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). People who follow a specific carbohydrate diet don’t eat grains or grain products. They avoid bread, pasta and cereal. The diet is also very low in sugar and lactose (a sugar naturally found in milk and dairy products)."

Learn more here:

This diet is not for everyone but has shown to help many people with digestive problems and I have found success with it in treating Mast Cell Activation Disorders.


SCD Recipes

DIY Pudding

This has fast become one of my favorites!

2 cups dairy free milk. I have used coconut milk and oat milk with great results. (You could also use regular milk.)

1/4 cup honey

1 Tbsp vanilla

2 egg yolks (only yolks)

1/8 tsp salt

1 Tbsp plain, unflavored gelatin

1 Tbsp dairy free butter (You can also use regular butter.)

Whisk together the milk, honey, vanilla, yolks, and salt in a saucepan. Sprinkle the gelatin on top and let it bloom/soak up moisture.

After the gelatin has bloomed, turn on medium heat and slowly bring to a boil while stirring. Boil for only about 10 seconds - this will cook the egg through but will not break down the gelatin. Remove form heat and add the butter - stirring until fully melted and mixed in.

Pour into a dish and put in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight.

Recipe Credit:

This was found as part of another recipe on Lila Ruth Grain Free and changed slightly to meet our needs. See the original entire recipe and support the site here:

Homemade Marshmallows

This is a new favorite recipe of mine!

These homemade marshmallows are so easy and yummy!

All you need is:

Find the full recipe over at Mommypotamus!

Easy Banana Sheet Pancakes

These remind me a lot of crepes! I have tried a lot of SCD pancakes and they have tasted more like an omelet instead of a pancake. But these taste really airy and have more banana flavor than egg. And they are super easy to make. I am so happy with how they turned out! I found this recipe in the SCD Facebook group. 



Cut and serve! Top with whatever you would like! There are endless options. I did mashed raspberries with a dollop of SCD Yogurt. But here are some other ideas to get your creative juices flowing:

Eggs & Avocados

Sometimes simple ideas get overlooked, but this is extremely fast and easy! Just eggs and avocados topped with salt and pepper. Add cheddar or other toppings. 

We like to use the Dash mini pancake and waffle makers to make super fast eggs. You can buy them on or Amazon for under $15. If you have a Target RedCard you save an extra 5% + Free Shipping. (And no I don't get paid to say that.)

Bonus tip if you have food allergies in the home, we just write on the lid with a sharpie so we know which ones are the safest to use for my two youngest.

Cauliflower "Hashbrown" Patties

2 cups cooked cauliflower rice

1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese

2 Eggs

Salt to taste

Pepper to taste

Optional: Onions, Mushrooms, etc.

Squeeze as much moisture out of the cooked cauliflower rice as possible. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and fry as you would pancakes.

Adapted from the original recipe here:

Butternut Soup 

4 cups broth of choice

1.5 cups coconut milk

3 cups seeded, peeled and cubed butternut squash

1 small onion (or 1/2-3/4 of a large onion), diced

1/4 cup honey

2 tsp salt

Dashes of pepper and cinnamon.

Bring all ingredients to a boil, then lower the temperature and simmer until the squash is tender. Use an immersion blender while still in the pot or pour into a regular blender.

Adapted from:

DIY Jello

4 cups apple juice (or other fruit juice)

1/4 cup plain gelatin

1/4 cup honey

Add the fruit juice to a medium sauce pan. Sprinkle the gelatin over the top of the juice and let it bloom. After blooming, add the honey and hit the mixture over medium heat until both the gelatin and honey are fully dissolved. Make sure to not let the mixture come to a full boil as this can break down the gelatin. Pour into an 8x8 pan and refrigerator for 4 hours or overnight.

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