5 great resources for thyroid-friendly recipes
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The thyroid does not work independently. No, it’s a little organ that’s part of a larger system which impacts and is impacted by our body, lifestyle, environment, and more.
A huge factor in managing thyroid health is diet.
And unfortunately, there is not just one, catch-all diet that works for all thyroids. I can’t just say “go gluten free or paleo or all organic and your thyroid will wake right back up!” (Wouldn’t it be nice if life were that simple??)
That’s why when I’m helping women get their sexy back by managing their thyroid health, I take an individual, customized, holistic approach for every client.
Each person needs different macronutrients (fats, carbohydrates and proteins) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) based on their body and a load of other factors. So, I base specific dietary recommendations based on my client’s own functional lab work.
But, whether you already have your personalized thyroid-health diet recommendations, or if you’re just looking for some great recipes that support a happy thyroid, I wanted to share a few of my favorite websites to inspire you in the kitchen.
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So, here are five great resources for thyroid-friendly recipes:
Pinterest is an amazing source for all kinds of yummy recipes… if you know what you’re looking for. Search for “thyroid-friendly recipes” in the search bar, or follow me and my boards for my favorite Air Fryer recipes, breakfasts, mains, side dishes, soups, and so much more.
The author of this blog, Carrie Vitt, is an inspirational woman in the world of thyroid health, as she has been able to manage her own Hashimoto's disease through food. She has recipes for all different diet types, special occasions, and even recipes for kids.
While I don’t prescribe to a one-sized-fits-all diet for my clients, one thing I do recommend to everyone is eating as clean as you can. That means whole, unprocessed, healthy foods, as much and often as possible. Clean Eating Magazine is a great source for so many different types of recipes, again sorted by nearly any category you could think of. So many of their recipes are beautiful, too, so they’d be a great addition to any potluck or picnic you have this summer!
This is another blog dedicated to wholesome, healthy food. I find this a little more homestyle, with recipes such as Warm Rice Salad, Instant Pot Lentil Soup, and Grandma’s German Potato Salad. There are lots of options here that’ll feel like a hearty, warm hug, while still supporting a happy thyroid.
I don’t typically recommend straight vegetarian or vegan diets for thyroid health, but if that is a decision you have made, this website is an excellent resource for easy yet incredibly delicious sides, meals and treats. If you’re omnivorous, look at some of these recipes for incredible side dishes to add to your meal. Or, if you are gluten-free (like me!) you must check out the gluten-free section, especially if you have a craving for some baked goods.
If you’re looking for more information on thyroid-friendly diets, I have a ton of YouTube videos that may help: including The Best Thyroid Diet for Females 30+, Foods to Avoid with an Underactive Thyroid, Should I Eat Carbs with Hypothyroidism?, and more!
There are so many excellent resources available for thyroid-friendly meals, and these are just a few of my top picks. What’s your favorite place to find thyroid-friendly recipes? Tell me in the comments below!