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Low Iodine Diet Recipes

Delicious Low Iodine Recipes

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Updated February 09, 2011

A low iodine diet doesn't have to be frustrating! Low iodine recipes can easily be found or created with a little effort and creativity. The low iodine recipes below were not created specifically for those on the diet, but are free of forbidden ingredients, such as canned foods, seafood, and dairy.

When preparing these recipes, there are a few things to keep in mind. You must not use regular, iodized table salt in the recipes! Always use non-iodized or kosher salt. Second, remember that you can only have 5 ounces of meat per day. Finally, always use fresh meat and read the meat packaging label. Avoid meats that contain injected broth and salt.

Low Iodine Appetizers

These appetizers make great low iodine snacks. Make a few batches and use throughout the week. Some of the salsa recipes are great accompaniments to add flavor to meats, like baked chicken.

Low Iodine Chicken Recipes

These are great lunch and dinner recipes if you are cooking for one or for a whole family. They make great leftovers and pair well with many of the appetizers above.

Low Iodine Beef Recipes

Like chicken, beef is versatile and makes for great leftover meals. The carne asada steak is great wrapped in corn tortillas with the homemade salsa recipe above. Experiment, have fun, but remember to stay within the low iodine diet rules.

Low Iodine Pasta

When making pasta on the low iodine diet, make sure it is egg free. The diet excludes egg noodles, of course, but there are several varieties on grocery store shelves that can be consumed on the diet. Grilled chicken pairs well with the recipes below if you want to add more protein to your meal.

Low Iodine Vegetarian Recipes

Even though the diet appears to be vegetarian friendly, it still can be difficult for those who don't eat meat. Avoiding salt in take-out, prepackaged, and processed foods is almost impossible these days. These vegetarian recipes are great because they are hearty, filling, and don't require a lot of preparation.

  • Low Iodine Side Dishes

    So what if you can't have mashed potatoes! With these low iodine side dishes, you won't be missing a thing!

  • Low Iodine Breads

    You don't have to go without the ultimate comfort food: bread. You may not be able to buy it off the shelf, but you can make it at home. The good news is that most bread recipes can be low iodine by replacing regular salt with non-iodized salt.

    Low Iodine Desserts

    This is everyone's favorite low iodine category! Just because you have to give up chocolate and commercial baked goods, doesn't mean you can't satisfy your sweet tooth. The cocoa sorbet recipe below is perfect for those who are craving chocolate.

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