Bacon and Chive Scalloped Potatoes
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!
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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.