I can’t write much, but a picture speaks a thousand words. The boys’ dad watched them for the weekend, and my dad took me shopping for low iodine food for the week. Then he helped me chop, dice, and grilled the chicken and meat. This was all recommended to be done before I was in the hypothyroidism state, so it was very difficult to get it done, but we did.
The diet says you can eat meat you prepare yourself, and as many fruit and veggies, as you want (no soy), but I can’t get enough protein from the fruits and veggies I need, so having the meat will help me immensely with my energy level for the week.
The website that I got some of the recipes from (you can download their free cookbook), and read up on the low iodine diet, is ThyCa- (Thyroid Cancer Survivors Association). I found it to be very helpful, and so far the recipes have turned out great. One good tip they had was to read the labels. We started to buy some organic ingredients, but found the organic black beans for instant, had sea salt in them, which is worse than just regular salt, because sea salt is higher in iodine. I would have never had know that, if I had not read through their information.
Here is a picture of most of the low iodine food we were able to prepare:
I would have never been able to do it without the help of my and my boys’ family, so thank you. I am still waiting to hear when I can take the thyroid replacement hormone. Until I can take it, I am not going to start feeling better, but as of today there is only one week to go on the low iodine diet.