I get some of my best ideas from other dietitians and nutritionists, so I thought it would be great to share some of what is in a thyroid dietitian’s fridge! However, my refrigerator is not perfect or ideal. My husband and daughter have many things that they like that take up space in my fridge. I also have various food sensitivities that are unique to me and may change my choices.
Typical Foods in My Fridge
- Carrots, celery, mini peppers for snacks and salads (or, other veggies I can get for snack and salads that look fresh or occaisonal farmer’s market haul)
- Mixed greens or romaine lettuce for salads
- Pre-made salad kits sometimes in a pinch for variety
- Pears, apples, or other fruit in season (organic)
- Unsweet coconut milk for smoothies
- Cheese of some type for my daughter or I eat a small amount with a meal
- Kerrygold butter (mostly grass fed and we can get in bulk at Costco)
- Natural peanut butter (I can’t eat almonds, but we keep on hand for my family)
- Avocado mayo like this
- Sometimes natural deli meat or natural sausage of some type (usually from Costco)
- Ground flaxseed (I find adding a tablespoon to my smoothies helps my skin! I think it may have to do with helping to balance my hormones)
- Some kind of pesto (we get the pesto from Costco) or tomato sauce to use with meats or lentil pasta (I get this from Trader Joe’s or the regular grocery store) for a quick meal
- Cilantro: we keep extra greens and usually have extra cilantro for my 2 bunnies! They get fresh greens every morning (collard greens, red leaf lettuce, whatever lettuce we have, herbs, and they love cilantro)!
General Thyroid Shopping and Food Storage Tips
Try to use glass containers to store leftovers, and never keep leftovers longer than 4 days. Try not to use aluminum as we are not sure if this leaches into the food (in my food picture, my husband bought a quiche in an aluminum tray which doesn’t concern him hah). Also, try to ditch plastic in other areas in the fridge. This picture doesn’t show it, but I plan to use reusable produce bags when I go to the grocery store. Just remember to wash the produce bags periodically. You can snag some on Amazon (only $8 right now on Amazon) or even at your grocery store!