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Easy Food list while on low iodine diet

CherylMike
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Joined: Oct 2009

Does anyone have a list of "convient" foods while on the iodine free diet? I looked on the Thyca website at the cookbook. I know about meat portions and fresh fruit and veggies. I am hunting more for "quick" foods - eg Kelloggs Frosted mini wheats have 0 sodium. Are Hebrew National beef franks ok to eat? I read they are Kosher foods which means the salt is coarse and contains no iodine? Does this hold true for all Kosher foods?

sunnyaz
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Joined: Oct 2010

I would not use any type of processed meats. Remember also that sea salt is not iodine free, in fact, it has more iodine than iodized salt. I enjoyed no salt Matzo crackers with Hazelnut spread (check the label for salt content). I made muffins from the thyca cookbook and kept them on hand each week. Blueberry was my favorite. Blue Corn chips made by Garden of Eatin without salt. I also made fresh salsa using tomatoes, green chili peppers, onion and cilantro with some non iodized salt, black pepper and balsamic vinegar. Add the balsamic vinegar to taste. Chop everything small or use a food processor and eat with the no salt Blue Corn chips. I made food on the weekend and froze in meal size containers. Check pasta labels for salt content, most don't have a lot, if any salt. Make a big pot and use it with no salt butter as a quick snack. I even sprinkled a small amount of Parmesan cheese on it. I made tomato sauce with fresh tomatoes. I just sauteed fresh tomatoes with fresh basil and garlic in a pot with a little olive oil, non iodized salt and pepper. It was delicious! Some popsicle's are okay especially the juice type. I like the fruit cups that you buy and freeze. I found them in the grocery store near the regular fruit cups. Some of the other dishes I prepared ahead of time were; Stuffed Cabbage (or Bell pepper if you prefer). Use your favorite recipe and change the ingredients to include no salt substitutes. Hope this helps.

LizP
Posts: 17
Joined: Aug 2010

A few of my staples during LID were:

bagged salad greens, add dried cranberries and salt free almond slices
lots of fresh fruit
egg whites in the milk type container. Season with mrs dash, chopped peppers onions & tomatoes
matzoh crackers
air popped popcorn

CherylMike
Posts: 118
Joined: Oct 2009

Thank you all so much for your responses. Did you find a low iodine salad dressing or did you make an oil and vineagar dressing? I made a spaghetti sauce last night that was really good (or I am just hungry :)

sunnyaz
Posts: 582
Joined: Oct 2010

I made an oil and vinegar dressing. Never found one that was iodine free on the grocery store shelves.

Seri
Posts: 14
Joined: Aug 2010

You are probably done with the LID now, but the thyca.com LID cookbook is good. They have a really easy balsamic vinegar honey mustard dressing that was SO good and I swear I dipped EVERYTHING in it. I also snacked on peanuts and fruit snacks, drank fruit smoothies, and I marinated a bunch of chicken breasts in sprite and different mrs dash seasonings or balsamic vinegar and my hubby grilled them all up and we chopped them into little pieces and I added them to rice, pasta, salad, and "sandwiches". My friends made a couple of the bread recipes for me at the end, which was a huge treat. Hope all is well!

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