Brussels Sprouts & Chestnuts

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Chestnuts & Cranberries

Jazzed up Brussels Sprouts & Chestnuts with pecans, and dried unsweetened cranberries are so good! Every time I make this dish my family goes gaga over it. French chestnuts are common in Europe and available in the US typically from September through February. I like to use them in dishes during the holidays. You’ll find…

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Gluten Free Scalloped Sweet Potatoes

Scalloped Sweet Potatoes

Potato-based side dishes for Thanksgiving don’t have to be ridiculously high in carbs! I absolutely love this new recipe for gluten-free Scalloped Sweet Potatoes with 15 carbs per serving and 3 grams of fiber and 3 grams of protein. Plus, since the dish is #glutenfree #dairyfree and #soyfree it’s definitely safe to try. Enjoy! Print…

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Roasted Carrots with Lentils & Tahini

Roasted Carrots with Lentils & Tahini

It can be pretty isolating when gathered around the holiday table for anyone who can’t join in because of food restrictions whether it be by choice or necessity. Personally, I know how this feels. Having attended dinners in the past hosted by others who had no idea (or perhaps didn’t care) why anyone must avoid…

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Mashed Cauliflower

Mashed Cauliflower

Why didn’t we didn’t think of using cauliflower as “mashed potatoes” a long time ago! This #EasySideDish is incredibly delicious, nutritious and SO easy to make it’s almost silly. Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable in the raw should be limited for people with Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism. In its uncooked state, cauliflower (and all cruciferous veggies) contain…

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Turkey Rolls with Cranberry Sauce

Turkey Rolls with Cranberry Sauce

Are you looking to offer a main dish that’s not as intimidating as roasting a full bird? You’re in luck! Turkey Rolls with Cranberry Sauce (stuffed with spinach) not only makes a beautiful presentation but is guaranteed to please your guests. You can also make them in advance of the big day and store them…

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Mexican Chicken Tacos

Initially, when I went gluten-free, I remember stressing over the thought that I’d never indulge tacos again! Mexican foods are one of my favorite guilty pleasures so the thought of not enjoying tacos again was a “hard pill to swallow!” After giving it a lot of thought, I realized there’s no reason I can’t enjoy…

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CrockPot White Chicken Chili

Bowl of White Chicken Chili

A refreshing change than the traditional tomato-based chili with beef, you’ll love this lighter dish made with chicken breasts and chicken thighs,  poblano peppers, and green chilies.  It’s super easy and quick to put together in a crock pot or high-pressure cooker.  Approved for detoxification programs, you’ll make this crockpot white chicken chili again and again. …

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Savory Avocado Wrap

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Savory Avocado Wrap Print Recipe 5 from 1 vote Savory Avocado Wrap Prep Time20 mins Servings: 1 Author: Shannon Garrett, Certified Nurse-Nutritionist Ingredients1 butter lettuce or collard green leaf1/2 avocado1 teaspoon basil chopped1 egg scrambledSmall handful spinachSea salt & pepper to taste InstructionsSmear lettuce or collard leaf with avocado Sprinkle with chopped basil, salt &…

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Chocolate Heartbeet Smoothie

Chocolate Heartbeet Smoothie

Chocolate Heartbeet Smoothie Kick start your day with a smoothie blended with chocolate protein powder, SuperBeets®, hemp hearts, almond or coconut milk and cinnamon.  I use beet powder for its high potency (it would take a ton of fresh beets to get the health benefits packed in a single serving of this smoothie).  This chocolate heartbeet smoothie…

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Chocolate Chia Pudding

Thyroid Nurse Chocolate Chia Pudding

Chia seeds are one of the best plant sources of Omega 3 fatty acids.  The tiny seeds are also rich in antioxidants in addition to many nutrients that are important for bone health such as calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus.  It’s hard to believe but gram for gram, one ounce of chia seeds contains more calcium…

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