Low Iodine Diet (LID) Recipes

Main Dishes:

Southwest Chicken (Crockpot Freezer Meal)
Crockpot Chicken
Chicken and Noodles
Pollo con Arroz
Cavatappi with Rapini
Chicken Hash
Saag Chole (Spinach and Chickpeas)
Pad Thai
Mushroom and Asparagus Risotto
Chicken Fajita Street Tacos
Rotini with Zucchini and Tomatoes
Red Curry with Vegetables
Beef Fajitas
Chicken with Balsamic Blueberry Sauce
Baked Chicken Taquitos
Nachos with Black Beans and Veggies

Crockpot Recipes:

Southwest Chicken (Crockpot Freezer Meal)
Crockpot Chicken (and Chicken Broth)
Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Soup
Beef Stew
Crockpot Beef and Barley Soup
Crockpot Black Bean and Barley Chili with Mushrooms and Kale
Crockpot Pepperoncini Pot Roast


Egg Whites Migas
Baked Veggie Egg White Cups
Cinnamon Rolls
Overnight Oats

Side Dishes

Roasted Root Vegetables
Squash Hash Browns
Spicy Roasted Okra
Squash Ribbons
Refrigerator Dill Pickles
Los Tios Mexican Rice
Roasted Cauliflower
Roasted Ratatouille
Spiced and Roasted Kombocha Squash
Stewed Yellow Squash and Tomatoes

Soups and Stews:

Sopa Ranchera
Lentil and Barley Stew
Chicken Stock
Pasta e Ceci
Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Soup
Cajun Okra Soup
Chiang Mai Curry Noodle Soup with Vegetables
Beef Stew
Ribollita (Italian Vegetable Soup with Bread)
Mexican Lentil Soup
Samosa Soup
Vegetable Gumbo


Spicy Thai Cucumber Salad
Cucumber Salad
Warm Barley Salad with Swiss Chard
Avocado Citrus Salad
Southeast Asian Cabbage Salad
Broccoli and Apple Salad


Beer Bread
Crusty Bread
Zucchini Bread
Easy White Bread

Sauces, Salsas, Seasonings, and Dressings:

Spaghetti Sauce
Lemon-Garlic Salad Dressing
Enchilada Sauce
Umami Sauce
Quick Mole Sauce
Balsamic Vinaigrette
Avocado Cream
Corn Salsa
Cilantro Chutney
Tamarind Chutney
Everything Bagel Seasoning

Appetizers and Snacks:

Carrot Hummus
Baba Ganoush
Buffalo Cauliflower


Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes
Apple Pie
Peanut Butter Cookies
Peach and Blueberry Crumble
Cherry Crumble


Strawberry Margaritas

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. D.Lee
    Aug 06, 2020 @ 23:12:41

    Just found this site. Will be going through another round of RAI 2 year in a row. Total thyroidectomy Aug 2019. Cancerous lymph nodes confirmed last week. Neck Dissection scheduled for September 2020. I struggled with the LID diet last time. This time i know what to expect and I want to meal prep and be prepared so its not so much like a chore. Last time was overwhelming. Thank you for this!! Sending love and light to you.


    • recipesforsustenance
      Aug 10, 2020 @ 13:26:58

      Thank you! So sorry you are going through this again. LID was overwhelming for me the first time I did it too. It gets easier. A couple of years ago, I discovered http://www.lidlifecommunity.org and it was a game changer. Finding out so many products were LID-safe was so helpful. The last time I did LID, I didn’t have time to plan and was so busy with work, kids, and life, that I ended up making the same meals over and over. That’s okay, it’s only for a short period of time. Planning and meal-prepping will make the diet easier for you. Best of luck to you! I hope your neck dissection goes smooth and you are finally thyca free! ❤


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