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Bacon and Chive Scalloped Potatoes

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This recipe comes to us by way of thyroid pharmacist and author, Dr. Izabella Wentz. Here's what she has to say about this scrumptious recipe (reprinted with permission from her latest cookbook): 

I’ve included so many of my favorite recipes in Hashimoto’s Food Pharmacology. I share a part of my heart in this cookbook, and this recipe is one of my absolute favorites. 

To avoid gluten, dairy, and soy, which are the top three food sensitivities in those with Hashimoto’s, I always recommend preparing meals with whole foods. and avoiding pre-packaged goods. Depending on your food sensitivities, you may have to find alternative options to certain staples.

Coconut milk is a wonderful dairy and soy milk alternative. And when combined with sweet potatoes and bacon in this satisfying gratin, the results are divine!

If you’re utilizing the incredible power of food on your healing journey (and I hope you are), take heart and stick with it. I know it can be difficult to make these changes, but once you find delicious gluten, dairy, and soy-free recipes (like this one :-)), you’ll stop missing these foods!

 

Thyroid-healthy Recipe Highlights:

  • Sweet potatoes are loaded with complex carbohydrates that can help fill you up and stabilize blood sugar levels. They’re also a rich source of thyroid- and immune-supportive antioxidants beta carotene and vitamin C, as well as the minerals copper and manganese.
  • Coconut products such as coconut milk contain a wide array of vitamins and minerals, in addition to healthy fats known as MCTs (medium-chain triglycerides) or MCFAs (medium-chain fatty acids). Consumption of these fats has been touted for various health benefits such as brain health, weight loss, and cholesterol balance. Coconut can also be a positive dietary substitution for refined carbs and sugar, which can diminish thyroid and overall health.

 

 

Bacon and Chive Scalloped Potatoes

Bacon and Chive Scalloped Potatoes

Yield: 6
Author: Izabella Wentz, PharmD, FASCP
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 35 MinTotal time: 45 Min
Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Paleo, AIP.

Ingredients

  • 8 oz bacon, chopped
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 small onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • sea salt or pink Himalayan salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste, if tolerated
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, minced
  • 1 cup canned full-fat coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon for 10 minutes until crispy. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate. Cool slightly and chop.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the bacon with sweet potatoes, onion, coconut oil, salt, pepper, and thyme. Pour the contents of the bowl into a 12x12-inch baking dish (or equivalent).
  4. Pour coconut milk over the potato mixture. Cover and bake for 35 minutes, or until the potatoes give easily when pierced with a paring knife.
  5. Serve warm and garnish with chopped chives.

Notes:

You may wish to quickly broil the top at the end of baking to give it a bit of crust. 

Nutrition Facts

Calories

349.07

Fat (grams)

25.90

Sat. Fat (grams)

15.42

Carbs (grams)

14.96

Fiber (grams)

2.19

Net carbs

12.77

Sugar (grams)

4.15

Protein (grams)

14.94

Sodium (milligrams)

824.81

Cholesterol (grams)

37.42
 
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