Enjoy lighter spring fare while boosting your thyroid health!
With warmer weather, you’re likely craving some lighter, perhaps even floral and fruity recipes. This list of spring treats captures the flavor of the season, but keeps things thyroid-friendly with healthy fats, proteins, and limited goitrogens.
In addition to proteins, fats, and veggies that support thyroid health, you’ll find ingredients like seaweed, shrimp, and salmon, which are rich in iodine. This mineral plays a huge role in keeping your thyroid functioning optimally. (1)
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These recipes go easy on most goitrogenic foods, though enjoying moderate portions of goitrogens like broccoli and sweet potato are perfectly fine for thyroid health, especially if you have enough iodine in your diet. (2, 3)
To round out all of the veggies, we’ve also included some simple and light dessert options made with healthy fats like coconut.
Take any of these recipes to a springtime picnic, or whip them up for an outdoor gathering. Enjoy their bright and floral notes while also nourishing your thyroid.
Savory Thyroid Recipes
No-Rice Beef and Shrimp Spring Rolls
Spring rolls are a must for any springtime recipe list, and these low carb beef and shrimp rolls don’t disappoint.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | No-Rice Beef and Shrimp Spring Rolls with Almond Butter Sauce
Marinated Chicken with Tabbouleh and Rosewater Dressing
Garnish this chicken tabbouleh with dashes of bright pomegranate and floral notes of roses. It’s springtime on a plate.
Recipe: Healing Family Eats | Marinated Chicken with Tabbouleh and Rosewater Dressing
BLT Avocado Stack
These little stacks quench a bacon craving, while avocado, lettuce, and veggies freshen it up
Recipe: PaleoHacks | BLT Avocado Stack
Low Carb Sushi
Wrap raw or smoked fish and tasty vegetables in crunchy seaweed for an easy, light, and cooling recipe.
Recipe: Grass Fed Girl | Low Carb Sushi
Vietnamese Shredded Chicken Salad
This salad is light and refreshing, with bright Vietnamese flavors.
Recipe: Autoimmune Wellness | Vietnamese Shredded Chicken Salad
Tuna Avocado Poke Boats
Cold tuna poke hits the spot as soon as warmer temperatures arrive. The fact that they’re nestled in buttery avocados is simply a bonus.
Recipe: Anya’s Eats | Tuna Avocado Poke Boats
Portobello Mushroom Tacos
This super easy and light recipe requires no tortillas. Simply grab your lettuce and wrap up a delicious portobello mushroom with your favorite toppings.
Recipe: Healthy Nibbles and Bits | Portobello Mushroom Tacos
Meat and Veggie Tray Bake
This tray is filled with colorful orange butternut squash and green veggies, with plenty of ground lamb throughout.
Recipe: Healing Family Eats | Meat n’ Veggie Tray Bake
Indulge in hash browns, without the potatoes. These are made with spaghetti squash, giving them a perfect salty-sweet flavor.
Recipe: Autoimmune Wellness | Squashbrowns
Stacked Beet Salad with Crispy Shallots
Layers of colorful beets are drizzled with an herb-infused oil for a savory, earthy, lightly sweet stack of goodness.
Recipe: Heartbeet Kitchen | Stacked Beet Salad with Crispy Shallots & Herb-Infused Oil
Herbed Shrimp with Dairy-Free Tzatziki
Shrimp gives your thyroid a nice dose of nourishing iodine, while the tangy flavor of tzatziki nourishes your taste buds.
Recipe: Grazed and Enthused | Herbed Shrimp with Dairy-Free Tzatziki
If you’re avoiding nightshades like tomatoes to heal your thyroid, you might miss spaghetti sauce. Try this tomato-free version instead.
Recipe: A Squirrel in the Kitchen | Nightshade-Free Nomato Sauce
Garlic-Amino Chicken Kebabs
Move over peppers: The nightshades get replaced with mushrooms and zucchini on these kebabs.
Recipe: Autoimmune Wellness | Garlic-Amino Chicken Kebabs
Asparagus Roasted with Blood Oranges
This is a gorgeous yet simple side option featuring sweet roasted blood oranges, asparagus, and rosemary for a burst of unique flavors.
Recipe: The View from Great Island | Asparagus Roasted with Blood Oranges
Paleo Shrimp and Mango Wraps
These wraps use Paleo tortillas to wrap up refreshing mango and savory shrimp for a bright, light meal.
Recipe: Rubies and Radishes | Paleo Shrimp and Mango Wraps
Grilled Pineapple Salsa with Chilli and Coriander
Pineapple replaces tomato with this sweet and spicy twist on traditional salsa. This pairs extremely well with grilled meats.
Recipe: Eat Drink Paleo | Grilled Pineapple Salsa With Chilli & Coriander
Pesto-Stuffed Artichoke with Anchovy
This fresh and pretty stuffed artichoke is a decadent side option for dinner or a light lunch.
Recipe: Tasting Page | Pesto-Stuffed Artichoke with Anchovy
Orange Chicken Teriyaki Meatballs
Nothing says spring like the zesty flavor of citrus. These slightly sweet teriyaki chicken meatballs are filling, but bright.
Recipe: AIP Lifestyle | Orange Chicken Teriyaki Meatballs
Sweet Thyroid Recipes
Key Lime Cheesecake Bites
These tangy cheesecake bites taste so fresh you’ll think of sunshine and flowers with each bite.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Key Lime Cheesecake Bites
Apple and Turmeric Jellies
These sweet jellies are a refreshing snack you’ll want to carry with you on a spring picnic.
Recipe: Autoimmune Wellness | Apple and Turmeric Jellies
When the sun comes out, the froyo should too. This three-ingredient frozen yogurt will quench any sweet springtime craving.
Recipe: Autoimmune Wellness | Frozen Yogurt
Energizing Green Breakfast Smoothie Bowl
This smoothie bowl contains layers of colorful springtime fruits like avocado, mango, and berries. We won’t tell if you make it every morning.
Recipe: A Squirrel in the Kitchen | Energizing Green Breakfast Smoothie Bowl
“Chocolate” Carob Bread with Date Caramel Spread
Swap carob for chocolate in this rich yet fluffy bread that’s also made with nutritious cassava flour.
Recipe: Heartbeet Kitchen | “Chocolate” Carob Bread with Date Caramel Spread
AIP Lavender Shortbread Cookies
Decorated in edible flowers and herbs, these cookies are the epitome of a springtime snack.
Recipe: Thriving on Paleo | AIP Lavender Shortbread Cookies
Thyroid Drink Recipes
This vibrant smoothie combines cranberries with fresh ginger for a sweet and tangy breakfast or snack.
Recipe: Hypothyroid Chef | Cranberry Zinger
Tangy Mango Smoothie
This smoothie looks and tastes like spring sunshine in a cup. A dash of lime gives this sweet smoothie a tangy twist.
Recipe: Real Plans | Tangy Mango Smoothie
Rhubarb and Honey Soda
Fermentation makes this “soda” bubbly like its traditional cousin. The lightly sweet flavor of honey mingles with rhubarb on your tongue for a refreshing sip.
Recipe: And Here We Are | Rhubarb & Honey Soda
Wondering what else you should eat for thyroid health? Try working in some of these 15 healing foods that are good for your thyroid.