Recommending the best thyroid recipes isn’t always easy.

Most people today are wrongly led to believe that a healthy diet is simply a matter of eating healthy foods and avoiding unhealthy ones.

But that’s just not the case.

Take water for example…

Everyone knows that we need water to live, and that water is healthy.

But too much water can also be dangerous and even deadly, resulting from an electrolyte imbalance commonly referred to as water poisoning.

With a truly healthy diet there are many other factors to account for, such as the balance of nutrients… macro-nutrients and micro-nutrients included.

It’s more like chemistry than anything…

It requires the right combinations of ingredients, in the right amounts, combined at the right times, and oftentimes in the right order for the end result to be truly successful.

But that doesn’t mean it has to be complicated.

That’s what we do for our clients.

We remove the head-scratching, misinformation, and confusion so you can just enjoy eating healthy and delicious thyroid recipes and meals without having to even think about it.

So, today we’re sharing seven simple and delicious thyroid recipes, some of which can be used together for an even greater thyroid-boosting effect.

(Note: not all of these thyroid recipes are our recipes, so we have made very minor tweaks where needed to make them Forefront Health approved.)

Let’s jump right in (and start with dessert first because dessert is always our favorite)…

1. Orange Creamsicles



Orange Creamsicles

Source: Ingredients

  • 1 cup orange juice (fresh or not-from-concentrate)
  • 1 cup heavy cream (gum and carrageenan-free)
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • ¼ teaspoon orange extract
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions In a medium bowl, whisk all ingredients together. Pour mixture into popsicle molds. Let set for 30-60 minutes, then add popsicle sticks. Freeze for another 4-6 hours or until frozen. When you’re ready to serve, run some warm water along your popsicle mold to loosen the popsicles and serve immediately.

A few things we like about this recipe…

Summer heat is here (in the northern hemisphere), so it’s nice to enjoy a refreshing treat in the heat.

The fructose content from the orange juice and honey is very therapeutic, even for diabetics while the cream helps to slow the digestion of the fructose, making it even more beneficial.

The special value of fructose is that it can be oxidized even by diabetics, lacking insulin, and that it increases the metabolic rate, causing calories to be burned at a higher rate.” – Dr. Raymond Peat

(Note: most commercial creams today use carrageenan or other gums as a thickening agent, so make sure that your cream is free of gums and carrageenan.)

2. Honey Baked Custard



Honey Baked Custard

Source: Hypothyroidism Revolution Cookbook Ingredients

  • 16 oz. (480 ml) whole milk
  • 6 tbsp. (90 ml) honey
  • 3 large eggs
  • 4 tbsp. (60 ml) collagen protein powder
  • 1 tsp. (5 ml) vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp. (0.6 ml) salt

Directions Note: If you are using raw milk in this recipe, you must first scald the milk. To do this, slowly heat the milk until bubbles begin to form around the edge of the pot. Be sure to let milk cool before proceeding with the recipe. Bring a pot of water to a boil and preheat your oven to 325°F (163°C). Add all ingredients to a blender and blend thoroughly. Pour the custard mixture into a 1½ quart glass baking dish or 6 to 7 small ramekins. Place the custard dish or ramekins inside a larger glass baking dish. Fill the larger baking dish with the hot boiling water, surrounding the custard dish. Be careful not to get water into the custard or overfill the large baking dish. Place in the oven for and cook for 60 to 90 minutes. When the custard is set, a knife will cut the custard and come out cleanly. Allow to cool and store in refrigerator.

A few things we like about this recipe…

It’s extremely nutrient dense with everything needed to support healthy thyroid function.

This is actually one of our thyroid recipes we use in our Hypothyroidism Revolution Program as a dessert or snack.

And it really does taste amazing.

There are too many benefits to cover, such as the calcium from the dairy to help balance the phosphates in your diet, which helps regulate parathyroid hormone while helping to lower and regulate the inflammation caused by your hypothyroidism.

3. Homemade Ricotta Cheese



Homemade Ricotta Cheese

Source: Hypothyroidism Revolution Cookbook Ingredients

  • 2 Quarts (1.9 L) whole milk
  • 1 cup (240 ml) heavy cream (gum and carrageenan-free)
  • 3 Tbsp. (45 ml) fresh lemon juice
  • ½ tsp. (2.5 ml) salt

Directions Note: You will also need a large strainer and fine mesh cheesecloth. Line the strainer with the cheesecloth and place inside a large bowl. Add the milk, cream, and salt to a large pot and slowly bring to a rolling boil over medium heat, mixing slowly to avoid burning the milk. Add the lemon juice and reduce to low heat and simmer. Stir constantly for at least 2 minutes while the mixture curdles. Pour mixture into the strainer and drain for 1 hour. Discard the liquid, cover the cheese, and refrigerate. Ricotta will keep fresh for 2 weeks.

What we like about this recipe…

Hypothyroidism oftentimes leads to dairy intolerance, which is something we always work to correct with our clients.

(Note: Do you struggle with dairy? If so, then make sure to read through this article on “How to Overcome Dairy Intolerance Once and For All“.)

This is an extremely safe and delicious cheese that can oftentimes be tolerated by even the most sensitive of people.

And again, the calcium is essential for overcoming your hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.

This recipe doesn’t use any harmful enzymes, nor contain any of the harmful thickeners used in just about all of the store-bought ricotta cheeses you’ll find on your grocery store shelves.

4. Parmesan Baked Potato Halves



Parmesan Baked Potato Halves

Source: Ingredients

  • 6 small potatoes, scrubbed and cut in half
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) butter
  • grated parmesan cheese
  • garlic powder
  • other seasonings (to personal preference)

Instructions Preheat oven to 400F/ 204C. Melt butter and pour into a 9×13 inch pan and spread evenly across the bottom. Generously sprinkle parmesan cheese and lightly sprinkle other seasonings all over the butter. Place potato halves face down on the butter and seasonings. Place in preheated oven and bake for 40 to 45 minutes. Cool for at least a FULL 5 minutes before removing from the pan, otherwise the parmesan crust won’t stick to the potato. Serve on a plate with a side of sour cream for dipping.

A few things we like about this recipe…

If you’ve tasted these potatoes then you don’t even need to ask.

Parmesan cheese is one of the most nutrient dense food sources there is.

And being traditionally made with real rennet makes it one of the safest cheeses there is… even for those with dairy sensitivities.

(Note: I believe in all my years I’ve only had one client who had to wait before re-introducing Parmesan cheese.)

Potatoes themselves are also a great source of very high quality nutrition.

However, they are starchier so those who are diabetic or insulin resistant may need to be cautious.

Although, when used with the creamsicle it becomes safer and helps provide a better balance.

We do address these very issues of diabetes and insulin resistance with our clients, which you can learn more about in this article on “Hypothyroidism and Diabetes: How to Reverse It and Why Sugar Is NOT the Problem“.

5. Shrimp Saganaki



Shrimp Saganaki

Source: Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) onion (chopped)
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1.25 ml) red pepper flakes
  • 1 clove garlic (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) tomato (chopped)
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1.25 ml) oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 pound (115 g) shrimp
  • 1 handful parsley (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) feta (crumbled)

Directions Heat the oil in a pan. Add the onion and saute until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the red pepper flakes and garlic and saute for 30 seconds. Add the tomato and oregano and simmer until the sauce thickens, about 5 minutes. Add the shrimp and simmer for 30 seconds per side. Remove from heat and stir in the parsley. Transfer to a baking dish and top with the feta cheese. Bake in a preheated 425F/220C oven until the sauce is bubbly, about 10 minutes.

A few things we like about this recipe…

Shrimp is a great source of selenium that is necessary for the conversion of thyroid hormone in your liver. It’s also a great source of zinc that can help to improve estrogen dominance.

Because of hypothyroidism effects on your glucuronidation pathway, hypothyroidism sufferers quickly develop issues with estrogen dominance that further suppresses thyroid function.

6. Parmesan Eggs


Parmesan Eggs



  • 1 Tbsp (15 ml) butter, melted
  • 2 Tbsp (30 ml) parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tbsp (15 ml) Heavy Cream (gum and carrageenan-free)

Directions Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Butter an individual ramekin, and then dust with 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of cheese. Break egg into ramekin and cover with cream. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 10 to 15 minutes, until white is set. Serve hot in ramekin.

What we like about this recipe…

This is an amazing delicious and amazingly simple breakfast recipe that is packed with thyroid-healing nutrition.

Parmesan cheese still requires that it be made using traditional rennet, not the harmful microbial rennet found in most cheeses today.

This means that it’s extremely safe to eat, and most will tolerate it perfectly fine.

And being a dense hard cheese, it’s difficult to find a more nutrient-dense thyroid-healing food anywhere.

Are you seeing the recurring theme of the importance of calcium?

7. (Almost Perfect) Chicken Liver Pate


Chicken Liver Pate

Source: Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) pastured, chicken or duck livers
  • 1 (240 ml) cup chopped grassfed bacon
  • 1/2 organic onion, chopped (spanish or white)
  • 1 organic garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) butter
  • 1/2 Tbsp. (7.5 ml) Sherry
  • 1 Tbsp. (15 ml) dried cilantro
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions Melt butter in a saucepan and lightly saute chicken livers until just pink in the center. In a separate saucepan, saute the chopped bacon for a few minutes and then add the onion and garlic. Saute until the onion is slightly carmelized and the bacon is cooked through. Transfer the contents of both pans to a glass bowl and mix in sherry and cilantro. Let cool for 10 minutes. Transfer to a food processor and blend until very smooth. Taste. Add sea salt and pepper if needed and pulse the food processor a few times to mix. Transfer chicken liver pate to a small, glass bowl with a lid and chill for 1-2 hours until set.

What we like about this recipe…

Not everyone has an acquired taste for liver. In fact, most are right out afraid of it. But this recipe amazingly masks the strong and oftentimes unpleasant taste of liver.

We call it “almost perfect” for two reasons.

  1. Soaking the liver in milk prior to use will help further mask the livery taste.
  2. The bacon should be partially cooked, fat drained, and then cooked to completion in coconut oil in order to help minimize the thyroid-suppressive PUFAs of the bacon fat.

The thyroid-healing benefits of liver are too many to pass up without a fight.

For example, it’s extremely rich in high-quality and usable vitamin A, which is essential for your body to use thyroid hormone properly.

Vitamin A is so important to thyroid health that studies have shown that it can help reduce TSH by up to the 33% while increasing T3 up to 61%.

The effect of vitamin A supplementation on thyroid function in premenopausal women. “Vitamin A caused a significant reduction in serum TSH concentrations in obese (p = 0.004) and nonobese (p = 0.001) groups. Serum T3 concentrations also increased in both obese and nonobese vitamin A-treated groups (p < 0.001). Serum T4 decreased in all 3 groups after treatment.”

It’s best to have liver with some coffee to help prevent the absorption of too much iron, which in excess is extremely toxic.

But, a few ounces of liver once or twice a week can result in a drastic improvement in your thyroid health.

So, there you have it.

Bon Appétit!

Just make sure you make enough for leftovers.

You can thank me later.

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