Have you been struggling to find healthy but delicious meals since being diagnosed with hypothyroidism? Knowing what to eat is hard enough but finding recipes when you are already exhausted and overwhelmed can be difficult to deal with.
A meal plan for every day of the week full of easy to prepare and healthy for the thyroid takes time to create. Here is a full week of meal ideas including recipes breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Breakfast: Overnight Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding
Tasting more like dessert than breakfast, this recipe is indulgent yet easy. This recipe is naturally sweetened and gluten free and is a great choice for breakfast.
Lunch: Mason Jar Zucchini Lasagna
This recipe is perfect to take to work because everything can be prepared ahead of time and then reheated at lunch. With all the layered cheesy goodness of a traditional lasagna, you will never miss the pasta.
Dinner: Chicken Enchilada Casserole
Who doesn’t love a plate of enchiladas? But rolling enchiladas is tiring and time consuming. This easy recipe is layered in a casserole and is perfect for a weeknight meal.
Breakfast: California Sweet Potato Hash
If a savory recipe is your idea of the perfect breakfast, then you will love this! Full of sweet potatoes, eggs, and spinach you will start your day with a full stomach and energy to last through the morning.
Lunch: Portobello Pizza
If pizza is a constant craving, this simple lunch option will leave you satisfied and feeling as though you have indulged. What’s even better is you don’t have to take time to make a crust.
Dinner: Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Skip the greasy wings and make this simple and satisfying wrap. Full of spicy wing sauce and creamy avocados, you will be filling up on protein and healthy fats.
Breakfast: Low Carb Waffles
Nothing says comfort food like a warm waffle drizzled with syrup. This recipe eliminates the gluten and empty carbs that are found in traditional waffles.
Full of veggies and chicken, this pad Thai lunch option is certain to leave you full and satisfied. And with the option to refrigerate overnight, it makes the perfect take to work lunch bowl.
Dinner: Gingery Salmon Bake
Besides the health benefits of consuming fresh fish, salmon is a great dinner option for when you get home from a long day at work because it’s easy to prepare and cooks quickly. This recipe calls for soy sauce which generally contains gluten, so substituting with coconut aminos is recommended.
Breakfast: Granola Cereal
Sometimes you need a quick option in the morning when you are running late, and a big bowl of cereal has always been the quick go-to option for hectic work days. However, sugary cereal spikes blood sugar and leaves you feeling hungry quickly. This granola recipe is full of healthy fats and would be perfect over almond milk or to add some protein could be serve over naturally sweetened Greek yogurt and a side of fruit.
Lunch: Spicy Shrimp Avocado Salad
Mixed greens, avocados, and shrimp combined with a spicy and tangy sauce creates the perfect lunch salad.
If you are craving a big bowl of spaghetti but trying to avoid gluten and empty carbs, this is the recipe to try. Full of satisfying meatballs and spiralized zucchini noodles you will feel like you just had a big Italian meal without the guilt.
Breakfast: Low-carb Strawberry Smoothie
Smoothies are great options for breakfast or even afternoon snacks. Using fresh strawberries and coconut milk you won’t know if you are having breakfast or dessert. Variations to this recipe can also be made by substituting different types of fruit.
Lunch: Thai Tuna Salad
It doesn’t get any easier than canned tuna for lunch, but tuna can become boring and uninspired very quickly. This recipe includes the crunch of fresh onion, bell pepper, and cucumber with a dash of sesame oil for that distinct Thai flavor.
Dinner: California Burger Wraps
Who doesn’t love a good burger? But white bread isn’t a good choice for anyone especially those that have hypothyroidism. This low carb wrap features pasture raised ground beef, creamy avocados, and feta cheese all wrapped up in lettuce. Pair with fresh roasted vegetables and you have a hearty and delicious dinner.
Breakfast: Cinnamon Orange Keto Muffins
Muffins are so versatile and perfect for breakfast or snack, but generally are full of sugar and white flour. This muffin recipe calls for almond flour, fresh orange zest, hints of cinnamon, and a natural sweetener. These muffins are perfect for a grab and go breakfast option.
Another great salad option, this is perfect to throw together when you are short on time because the list of ingredients calls for a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken from the supermarket combined with a variety of fresh veggies.
The perfect summer dinner, this grilled chicken uses Caribbean spices and fresh peaches and is the perfect weekend dinner when you feel like firing up the grill. It sounds impressive and complicated, but this recipe is super quick and easy!
Breakfast: Low Carb Breakfast Burrito
Some days the craving for a cheesy burrito leaves your mouth watering and the temptation to run to the nearest drive thru. But with this simple burrito recipe ready in the freezer, you can quickly curb those cravings and never leave the house.
Lunch: Keto Taco Salad
Another great option to have ready in the fridge is this keto taco salad recipe. This option is great for when the mood for a taco suddenly hits.
Dinner: Slow Cooker Beef Stew
Nothing says comfort like a big bowl of beef stew. What’s great is you can have it on the table with minimal effort thanks to the slow cooker.
So, there you have it. A full week of recipes for healthy meals ideal for improving thyroid health. It can be helpful to set a plan with a specialized thyroid nutritionist to create a personalized long term meal plan.
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