- Collect LID recipe ideas as early as possible and make a tentative meal plan and grocery list. If you have ingredient questions/concerns for the recipes you have found, call your physician's office and speak to the nurse.
- Shop for needed grocery items as early as possible in order to stock your pantry and refrigerator. I found I had to visit multiple grocery store chains to purchase needed items- very time consuming and sometimes I could not find a LID ingredient for the recipe I was considering...Always have a Plan B recipe ready.
- Cook and freeze as much as you can ahead of time- so much easier to defrost something than prepare something when you are not feeling well or pressed from time. You are less likely to make a LID ingredient mistake, if you prepare ahead of time.
- If there is a recipe you think you will enjoy, prepare a double batch and freeze in meal size portions.
- Ask friends and family to prepare recipes for you. Give them a bag of LID approved ingredients and a recipe and ask they use only the ingredients you have provided.
- For variety, think of ways you can prepare ingredients once for multiple meals- ex. if you are making hamburger patties, also saute a portion of the ground beef that you could later add to pasta sauce or use for a LID version of nacho toppings- all of this could be frozen for later.
- Be good to yourself. This is a LOW iodine diet not NO iodine. You may make a mistake- it happens. Do the best you can and it will be fine. If you are concerned about an ingredient mistake, call and talk with the nurse in your physician's office.
|Zero sodium; I added kosher salt to the jar. Keep in the refrigerator to avoid oil/ peanut butter separation.|
|Zero sodium; no Red Dye #3.|
|Zero % sodium. This granola is delish! Will be using after the LID. Best price is at Wal-Mart.|
|Frozen Hash Browns. Zero sodium; 80 calories/serving.|
|My favorite ingredient from the LID. Plan to use this seasoning after the LID! NO salt.|
|No sodium; no harmful dyes.|
|Zero sodium in these cranberries; zero red dye #3.|
|See the overnight way to cook these steel cut oats on Day 7 Breakfast Tab!|
|Also, available in Beef flavored bouillon- both are sodium free. In the soup section near broth and other bouillon products.|
|Lots of sorbet options out there- most with zero sodium. Sugar is little higher than we generally prefer, but when on the LID....go for it!|
|Used this product as base for pasta sauce.|
|Used for the Homemade LID Snack Bar recipe. Zero sodium/zero sugar. 18 g whole grain.|
|Zero sodium...while it says Sugar Fire sauce is a dessert sauce- we used it on grilled chicken, hamburger patties, etc. It is made from mangoes, papaya, oranges, brown sugar and habanero peppers. Purchased at Whole Foods.|
|Beef flavor bouillon. Salt free, gluten free and no MSG. Used when making crock pot beef roast. Purchased at Harris Teeter grocery store- found in soup/stock section.|
|No sodium; 50 calories, 11g whole grain, gluten free. 3g sugar. Purchased at Harris Teeter grocery store.|
|Looked forever for a bar of chocolate...This was it! No sodium; no milk products. 75% cacao. Purchased at Whole Foods.|
|That's right- we're from the south! Zero sodium- make sure they are "old fashioned" and not INSTANT! The instant ones have sodium. 150 calories per serving.|
|Zero % sodium; low sugar. Apple Cranberry juice. No red dyes.|
|Zero sodium; 40 calories/serving. Purchased at Whole Foods.|