Day 6

When possible, I have included recipes, pictures of the meal or no-sodium products used. To save time, I often prepared a large portion to have leftovers available for lunch or other meals.


-Regular old fashioned oatmeal (zero sodium content) with brown sugar and 2 teaspoons of unsalted/dairy free Fleischmann's margarine
-Fresh orange slices
-Low sugar apple juice


-Matzos (zero sodium) crackers with natural peanut butter (see Day 1 entry for peanut butter product used)
-Fresh green grapes
-Diet Coke

-Cinnamon Toast organic rice cakes (see photo below)
-Edy's frozen real fruit bar- strawberry flavor (see photo in Day 4) No sodium; no red dye.


-Fresh Corn and Black Bean Salad with Basil-Lime Vinaigrette (Have made this recipe many times- just delicious! Click for Giada's recipe.  For LID, used no-salt canned black beans and chick peas- purchased from Whole Foods. If you don't have access to inexpensive mangoes, no worries- will still be terrific. Also, I sometimes use the fresh basil but, often sub. fresh cilantro instead.)

-Encore (i.e. leftover) seared chicken

-Unsalted tortilla chips (see earlier product entry)

-Encore (i.e. leftover) homemade guacamole  

-Dessert:  Frances' Brownies from the Thyroid Cancer Survivors free LID cookbook- see page 115.  Click for link.  These are very tasty- a chocolate fix!

New Products Used Today

Purchased at Whole Foods.

Purchased at Whole Foods

No salt, gluten free, 18g whole grain, sugar 3 g. Purchased at Whole Foods.


  1. Did you make the vinaigrette dressing in Giada's recipe? All ok for the LID diet?

    1. Hi- use unsalted beans and chick peas and kosher salt. The olive oil and balsamic vinegar were on my husband's doctor's approved to eat list.

  2. Checked out the rice cakes and, while they show 0% sodium, sea salt is listed as an ingredient!