It doesn’t have to be a challenge to prepare thyroid friendly recipes for this upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Your thyroid diet food list is probably restricting you from taking part during a lot of dinners, but with these simple thyroid friendly meals, you can host your own Thanksgiving dinner. This list of thyroid friendly recipes has simple dishes that taste great and are suitable for any thyroid condition.
7 Thyroid Friendly Recipes For This Upcoming Holiday
1. Paleo Gravy
Making your gravy isn’t that difficult, and it’s a healthier choice than the pre-packaged cans of gravy in the stores. You only need to boil chicken stock, onions, and garlic in a saucepan for about 30 minutes and season it with salt and thyme before serving it with your mashed potatoes.
2. Kale Salad
This salad is filled with cruciferous vegetables that may be perfect for your thyroid diet. Mix the kale with Brussel sprouts, almonds, cranberries, shallots, and Pecorino cheese in a bowl and serve it fresh during your Thanksgiving dinner.
NOTE: Cruciferous vegetables like kale and Brussel sprouts contain compounds called glucosinolates which may protect you from different cancer types. These veggies are also a good source of vitamins and minerals needed by your body.
3. Salt and Herb-Rubbed Turkey
Go simple with your turkey this Thanksgiving using herbs and salt. Mix pepper, salt, thyme, sage, and rosemary and rub it inside and outside of the turkey. Leave it in the fridge for 8-24 hours to let the salt and herbs seep into the turkey then roast it uncovered with broth or pear juice in the roasting pan.
4. Raw Pumpkin Pie
This pumpkin pie is a thyroid-friendly meal, especially for patients with Hashimoto’s. Make sure to blend the pumpkin puree with coconut milk, dates, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, and sea salt until it’s all smooth. Pour the blended ingredients into your crust and let it refrigerate overnight.
5. Homemade Cola
Making your cola may taste just like Coca-Cola but without all of the sugar, coloring, and aspartame.
You need these ingredients make this thyroid friendly drink for Thanksgiving:
- Lime essentials
- Teaspoons of vanilla extract
- Maple syrup
- Liquid Stevia
6. Creamy Lime Pudding Dessert
This sugar-free dessert is still tasty and sweet because of the rosewater. This dessert contains a lot of nuts such as cashews and the best way to let your stomach digest it quickly is by soaking the nuts for 2 hours before preparing this dessert.
7. Cranberry-Pomegranate Relish
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This cranberry-pomegranate relish is a great thyroid friendly recipe for dessert because of its low-calorie content, and it’s free of gluten. Boil orange juice, orange peels, cranberries, and sugar until the berries burst and then add some rosemary leaves and pomegranate seeds. You may prepare this dessert 3 days before your Thanksgiving dinner by chilling it in the fridge.
Watch this video from Saving Dinner to find out how to roast a delicious turkey!
These thyroid friendly recipes are healthy and perfect for this holiday season. Your thyroid diet doesn’t have to stop you from celebrating Thanksgiving with your family. Offer your family some of these healthy meals and watch how surprised they’ll be at the rich flavors.
Have you tried any of these thyroid friendly recipes? What do you usually serve during your Thanksgiving dinner? Share your thoughts and experience with us in the comments below!