You know how easy it is to reach out for just about anything when you are on the run, have little to no time and an empty fridge. Sounds familiar? Here is another recipe to show you that throwing a 15-minute lunch is totally possible. Just be sure to have some canned anchovies or sardines at home, maybe some frozen dill. For fresh produce – all you need is a zucchini and perhaps the dill. It tastes best when fresh.
Many people despair over the fact that so many vegetables are goitrogenic and need to avoided when healing the thyroid. This is true and it can be frustrating that great super-veggies like kale, broccoli, chards, etc. need to be avoided in the healing phase. But, let’s refocus on what we can eat rather than what we cannot. And, here is one: zucchini which is not only highly nourishing but great for thyroid nutrition too.
A zucchini is a good source of protein, Vitamin A, thiamin, niacin, phosphorus and copper, and a very good source of dietary fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Magnesium, Potassium and Manganese. These are all super important nutrients when you have a thyroid condition.
- 1 large zucchini, grated to slices
- 1 can anchovies or sardines, mashed with a fork
- ⅓ bunch of dill, chopped
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- juice of 1 lemon
- sea salt
- Beat together olive oil, lemon juice and sea salt into a nice vinaigrette
- Combine zucchini, anchovies (or sardines) and dill
- Pour the vinaigrette over the zucchini slides
- Mix it all together and voila!
I bet that took less than 15 minutes. No excuses not to make lunch at home. If you need some carbs, have it over some gluten free bread or rice crackers.