Here I am finished with week one of my low iodine diet. For those of you who have been following the blog know that as part of having a full body scan. in hopes of finding where my thyroid cancer is, I have to be on a low iodine diet.
I promised I would try not to whine about it so I’m hoping this post sounds factual and possibly will share some frustrations, yet not be too whiny. An added complication for me is that I am diabetic so although I can make my own bread, muffins and the like, that don’t have salt in them, I can’t eat much of it because of the carbs. People who aren’t diabetic often think we can’t eat sugar, truthfully, carbs are almost as bad.
While doing the diet, I rarely if ever, eat anything without looking it up on the computer first. Today breakfast was strawberries and walnuts. The plainer the food, the better chances are that it’s something I can eat….but that’s not always the case.
I bought bananas without rechecking to see if I can eat them, I can’t.
I’ve grown to love this…
It’s so much cheaper than soda…and it’s something different. In fact I like it so much and it was hard to explain to Karl what I wanted (he gets most of the groceries still) so I order it HERE through Amazon now.
I was cautious about it as I can’t have certain red dyes. Well this does have a red dye but it also has SOY. Really, soy?? I would have never imagined that so this out for the duration.
After my experience with the Crystal Light, I thought I better read the label on the Diet Sunkist.
Diet Sunkist is the most favored pop around here. There’s that same red dye….but what surprised me most is that it has caffeine. I thought all orange pops were caffeine free.
I guess not.
I’m learning all sorts of stuff along the way…like this…
These innocent frozen peas and carrots…
This frozen cauliflower…
does not have salt.
As much as I whine…I am eating pretty good. I big part is due to my new stove top griddle. Oh my word. This thing has been a game changer.
I’m cooking up a few meals at once. On the right is going to be things for Salsa soup-ish. On the left stir fry-ish.
Everything is “ish” as it’s okay but isn’t quite the same as my regular recipes. I took two cans of salt free stewed tomatoes. I chopped the tomatoes. Then added a healthy dose of the Extra Spicy Salt-Free Mrs. Dash.
I added the onions, peppers, and chicken that’s on the right side of the grill. I seasoned the chicken with the Salt-Free version of Mrs. Dash chicken flavor. That was my Salsa Soup for a low iodine diet.
On the left side of the griddle I did chicken with some stir fry veggies.
It turned out really good.
I had a bowl of soup and put the rest in the refrigerator to eat another day. I’ll warm them in the microwave and it will be a quick something I can grab.
Having the griddle really has made the diet a whole lot easier….