Epilepsy Foundation

Recipes & Resources


Recipes & Resources

For people to share favorite recipes, tips and information. For epilepsy diets; Ketogenic, MAD and LGIT.

Members: 105
Latest Activity: Jan 18


Hopefully this group will become another resource for sharing our recipes as well as our experiences, lessons learned, and (maybe some) wisdom. We've started by adding a few of favorites (and a few carry-overs from the old forum).

Please join, add your favs, comments, etc.!

Low Glycemic Index Treatment -Sourced from: Matthew's Friends
Ketogenic Diet & Carnitine -Sourced from: Matthew's Friends

Discussion Forum

Epilepsy and Coconut Oil...

Started by Jasmine Galvez. Last reply by Arena Daugherty Dec 10, 2013. 7 Replies

Exercise and the keto diet

Started by Amy Biviano Dec 7, 2013. 0 Replies

Favorite Recipe Sources

Started by elsasmom. Last reply by elsasmom Mar 4, 2013. 6 Replies

Allergic to Nuts

Started by cc kittell. Last reply by Karen S Dec 11, 2011. 3 Replies

New to LIGIT

Started by hollymom. Last reply by hollymom Oct 25, 2010. 3 Replies

Beverages - what do you or your kids drink?

Started by elsasmom. Last reply by Nicole Jung Mar 1, 2010. 6 Replies

Cookies & Desserts

Started by elsasmom. Last reply by elsasmom Sep 13, 2009. 4 Replies

gaining weight on LGIT diet!!???

Started by Jennifer Wolf. Last reply by elsasmom Sep 6, 2009. 1 Reply


Started by DannysMomSusan. Last reply by DannysMomSusan Aug 25, 2009. 5 Replies

new to LGID diet

Started by Jennifer Wolf. Last reply by elsasmom Aug 5, 2009. 1 Reply

Coconut Recipes & Ideas (Ice Cream, etc!)

Started by elsasmom. Last reply by elsasmom Jul 24, 2009. 1 Reply

Condiments & Basics

Started by elsasmom. Last reply by elsasmom May 7, 2009. 1 Reply

Side Dishes & Salads

Started by elsasmom. Last reply by elsasmom May 7, 2009. 6 Replies

Birthday party recipes...coming soon

Started by Moxie :^^:. Last reply by Moxie :^^: May 3, 2009. 4 Replies


Started by elsasmom. Last reply by Moxie :^^: Apr 29, 2009. 8 Replies

Tips & Tools

Started by elsasmom. Last reply by m21 Apr 5, 2009. 1 Reply


Started by elsasmom Apr 3, 2009. 0 Replies

Comment Wall


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Comment by Angie Sussdorff on January 9, 2013 at 1:05pm

Hi I've been on the site but not here.  My 3 year old has been dx with Myoclonic Astatic Epilepsy and has been intractable for almost a year so he is know on the M.A.D. (only just started it on Saturday) and funny thing is I can't seem to get carbs in him.  The first step was 60 grams of carb per day and I can't bearly get 20 grams in him.  And I thought this was going to be so difficult.  It is but not in the way I had thought.  So I'm here needing lots of information and recipes. My husband is a celice and I also have a 10 month old.  So things are getting interesting and did I mention I really don't like to cook.....

Comment by JMO on August 13, 2012 at 10:24am
Great breakfast options are quinoa or Irish oats with a few TBSP heavy cream and cinnamon. Or some homemade flax bread with cream cheese. (I use a cookie cutter to cut this into circles like a bagel)
We also do French toast with oopsie rolls.
Try switching from cow milk to almond milk. It cuts carbs fast and easily!
My daughter loves tacos in a lettuce wrap. Any protein you choose- fish, chicken, beef or tofu all work, with salsa, guacamole, sour cream and cheese all rolled in a romaine heart. The lettuce gives that satisfying crunch and if you set out a buffet of toppings the family can choose their own.
I've found that searching paleo recipes has yielded a ton of new ideas. Paleo is grain free so uses nut based flours. They use honey which isn't low GI but you can sub agave because it's the same texture.
Comment by Sara Pena-Gonzalez on January 27, 2012 at 8:56pm

Im wondering if there are any good gluten free recipes out there for breakfast because im thinking of going gluten free

Comment by Amie on December 22, 2010 at 3:36pm


I need help! I am 31 y.o. with intractable absence and generalized ideopathic epilepsy. Started LGIT 1 week ago and have gone over carb count every day by about 30 grams. The nutrionist is going to try to help me next week, but I am having a hard time figuring out what to eat for breakfast lunch and dinner that is not steak or bacon or egg. Any advice?!

Comment by Kristine on April 17, 2010 at 11:20am
Hi everyone, I just wanted to introduce myself. My daughter, Delia, was diagnosed with epilepsy at 4 weeks of age. We are currently on the LGIT diet and are looking at possibly going full Keto if the latest adjustments don't work. Any help or great new main dishes would be great. I am looking forward to connecting with all of you.
Comment by Tina E. Muhs on March 10, 2010 at 10:40am
I heard about the staying away from the sage thing, does anyone know why that is???
Comment by persephone on March 10, 2010 at 10:02am
well i need help starting the LGID diet
Comment by Violet on September 23, 2009 at 11:23pm
Hello everyone. I have always been a firm believer that diet controlled every aspect or our lives. For years I was a vegetarian and when I started eating flesh again my life fell apart. Now that I am being treated for epilepsy I have gradually started going back to my vegetarian diet. I started by eliminating beef from my diet in February of this year. I feel much better. One of my church members told me that people with seizure disorders should stay away from sage. Is anyone aware of that?
Comment by elsasmom on August 25, 2009 at 10:28am
capital "T" refers to tablespoon. small "t" refers to teaspoon. I really should be more careful to spell them out!
Comment by Jennifer Wolf on August 25, 2009 at 10:09am
Ok bear with me here... I'm working on cooking for Ava. When you put T (ex. 2 T Agave nectar) what does T mean?? Thank you!!! Jenn

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