Thanks!! I have spent countless hours researching what I can and cannot eat on LID and I have never read that enriched flour is on the do not eat list. Our whole foods isn't open yet and may not be open til late fall 2012 and no Trader Joes here either. They are Organic, low organic sugar, no coloring, no sodium, etc. The Key Lime Flavor is my favorite. I have honeyed cashews and they are a great snack I almost bought them but I never seen it anywhere that anyone on a LID diet bought these products. Kens Steakhouse Zesty Italian dressing this dressing is great to have on hand for salads (and to use as a marinade). As of May 3, my iodine level was high. what an eye opener this has been. To clarify, someone posted that they contacted TJ's and the response they received indicated that the foods with the Trader Joe's label use iodine-free salt in those products with salt. recipesforsustenance If you should have any further questions please contact me. -Trader Joe's Unsalted White Organic Corn Tortilla Chips Their hummus is amazing with their whole wheat tortillas it was my go to for most of the time when I didn't feel like eating as well as their whole wheat bread and avocado. recipesforsustenance Far better than last year's LID diet. Here is a quick run down of the items so that if any one is near these stores they can run out and get this stuff too! Anyone besides me gluten free and facing the LID? I packed my headset for my music on my phone to relax if needed :) Then it was time to start packing LID foods! Beef flavor bouillon. I ate a lot of the TJ Just Clusters cereal with their Coconut Milk (I'm a guy - cereal for every meal is always appropriate!). Thank you for your email. Dried fruit (be sure to check labels, some do contain salt) and unsalted nuts are great snacks on LID. The daiya cheese substitute contains sea salt which is banned on the LID diet. They have Unsalted, Organic White Corn Tortilla Chips and they are amazing, just not salty. So knowing that, grandpa was extremely relieved knowing grandma was in the ICU now and was on her way to recovery! Anyone have Amy other easy tips? Hi everyone! I'm getting ready for the LID and love trader joes products. I'm a 29-year old vegetarian living in DC, diagnosed with stage I papillary carcinoma a few months ago, and on week 1 of the LID diet. It seems to good to be true. Thank you so much! wasnt around the first 2 times I did LID, but its a game changer. Seeing it all written out helps me to think about everything that I can have on a low iodine diet instead of what I cannot have. Water, tomato, tomato paste, vinegar, iodized salt, onion, Chilpotle peppers, coriander, soybean oil, sugar, garlic powder, xanthan gum, caramel color and spices. "It's healthy (50 calories and 2 grams of fat per cup), very tasty, and can be eaten as a main or a side." Plus, it's inexpensive at $2.99 per bag. Aug 22, 2021 @ 23:55:08. Tocopherol is a naturally occurring chemical element found in a variety of foods. Both also had a good selection of fruit popsicles and sorbet that would be LID friendly to sooth any sweet tooth. Most Thomas Bagel Thins are also LID-friendly. Hunts regular ketchup is actually fine for LID too. When do you stop driving after going HYPO? Any hints / tips would be so appreciated. Zero sodium- make sure they are "old fashioned" and not INSTANT! Take care and good luck! No Sulfur Dioxide The hashbrowns were delicious cooked in a little olive oil and served alongside scrambled egg whites. I was a nervous wreck when I started reading about the LID. Trader Joe's (all of these items are trader joe's brand) I'm going to Trader Joe's later to (hopefully) find some good snacks I'm allowed. Zero sodium.while it says Sugar Fire sauce is a dessert sauce- we used it on grilled chicken, hamburger patties, etc. And, I'm taking the advice the radiologist gave me--"Don't freak out if you accidentally have something with iodine in it". I loved the no salt chips and salsa. recipesforsustenance Thanks, Kareylynn! - Whole Foods Brand Boxed No Salt Added Chickpeas (it comes in a small box and was at the very bottom of the canned bean shelf). When possible, I have added photos of our meals, pictures of food ingredients and links to recipes. Rice. yes, iodine is naturally occurring in sea salt. Jan 19, 2022 @ 11:56:42. Jun 24, 2020 @ 21:03:43. We are starting on the LID on Monday for his second scan. I would like to think I am superwoman and will not experience any symptomsbut better check with you all. It has really helped me get ready for the LID. The Annual International Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Conference and Regional Workshops. This in no way tastes like cheese. Trader joes Dry roasted and unsalted pistachios. I did read that Trader Joes does not use iodized salt in their brand products. Should I be drinking distilled water? ~Wanda.. Jul 21, 2012 10:41 PM. 75% cacao. Is that advised? Jun 14, 2021 @ 19:06:44. ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc. Does anyone know of anywhere else maybe closer to Boise Idaho that I can get Rich's creamer (i.e. Does anyone know what it is? I worried about the salt or possible exposure to excess iodine, but since the meat did not taste like it had salt or seasoning at all I figured I should be pretty safe :) I had 16 days left before my RAI and I don't think that little bit of exposure if any will do much harm at least this far out :) I hope I am right! These last two are "finds" for the LID list :) -Poland Springs Sparkling water (raspberry lime essence) Thanks this will help. Trader Joe's I wish you the best of health in the future. Its easy to do in the crockpot. Thank goodness for Trader Joe's and kosher meat. It was great to have on hand to make soups. Their granola cereals, many breads, dark chocolate bars, guacamole-like mashed avocados, coconut creamer, toasted almonds and frozen veggies made for a very tasty LID diet. He came back and said they use uniodized salt in the their products, so they should all be ok!! Best wishes to you, as well. All feedback will be appreciated. Are you sure you want to block this member? I feel like I'm eating too many carbs and not enough protein. Hey all, I understand I can have about 6oz or less of a meat or organic chicken while on the LID. Some people do not realize that iodine is in sea salt as well as kosher salt. You are welcome! These tacos shells are fine for LID. I love rye bread and was really happy to find out that the Pepperidge Farm brand is safe. But I don't want to put my spouse at risk when he returns to the room. The mediterranean one did not, but be careful and read labels. *DrivingI stop meds tomorrow. Change). Missy Sutherland Cadwell Make sure you read labels. Thanks in advance, recipesforsustenance Today I found a product that might help you. Sour Candy/Gum Products Used After the RAI, 1st Food Request After RAI/LID Diet Ended, Tangerine Pumpkin Snack- Great for Halloween & Thanksgiving, Middle Eastern Salad- Full of Fresh Veggies, Strawberry & Kale Salad- omit cheese during LID, Chimichurri Sauce for chicken/beef/veggies, Almond Milk- quick & easy to make at home, Easy Garlic Broccolini (or use reg. I thought I would have to be extremely careful with fruits and such, but I learned shortly after being diagnosed which fruits spike my sugars and almost none do thankfully! I am having RAI next Friday.. 1st and Last!! From everything I had read, I knew I needed to do it. They have a list of safe foods. I have been going out of my mind trying to find something to eat. It's good to know, because getting enough sodium on any diet is healthy. Keep in the refrigerator to avoid oil/ peanut butter separation. recipesforsustenance I start my LID tomorrow. She was only in surgery about 2 hours maybe less!!! David Sunflower Seeds These are a great salty snack. (LogOut/ Hi everyone!! It comes in a small 7 oz box (found it on the shelf of a local health food store). Rice is a good source of energy, carbohydrates, iron, calcium, thiamin, pantothenic acid, folate, and vitamin E. They are sweet to taste, have 14g of carbs 13g of sugars but it's natural sugars! I LOVE to eat and they don't even consider the hormonal changes I'm going through! I start mine in three weeks and need to have some convenience items to have in the car - I have two children and with activities every night it is not possible to make things in the cookbook everyday. Will continue to buy these after the LID! -Trader Joe's Organic Banana Chips We then walked around a bit so he could get some air, breath a bit and then we all headed back up to the cardiac surgery waiting room. Earth Balance Soy-Free Buttery Spread This stuff tastes good. Great for soups, risotto, mashed potatoes, etc Make sure to read labels because the regular Progresso broths contain sea salt. I hope everything is going well for you. The beddo I wash the sheets, throw them awaywhat? An airbed does not seem comfortable. Turned out the diet was way worse than the RAI. recipesforsustenance The Annual International Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Conference and Regional Workshops, Download our free Low-Iodine Cookbook (PDF), Rally for Research and Thyroid Cancer Research Grants. Sweet!!!!!!! I will do everything I can for the RAI treatment to work its' best to erradicate any remaining thyroid cells in my body. I love Trader Joe's! Ill keep a good thought for him (and you). Trader Joes Unsulfured Dried Apricots I used these dried apricots in a nut and dried fruit snack mix that contained unsalted almonds, pecans, sunflower seeds, raisins, and dried apricots. Im glad to see some products on your must that I wouldnt have thought to include with my LID diet grocery list. Make sure to check out Jan 16, 2023 @ 20:14:36. Things are going to be okay. Bonne Maman Cherry Preserves goes great with peanut butter. I paid $6 for a quart-size container at Publix. The first time I did LID, I was miserable. Salt is listed in the ingredients list, but I called the company and was told that they do not use iodized salt. recipesforsustenance I made the best chicken fingers ever last week. Publix Country StyleHashbrowns Peeled potatoes are allowed on LID. I appreciate your link. If they are, which ones? Old El Paso Crunchy Taco Shells Old El Paso products do not contain iodized salt. I just made a big pot of LID soup with tap water and hoping its still ok! Oct 14, 2022 @ 01:15:26, You are so welcome! Mashed Butternut Squash - Cut a butternut squash into cubes. recipesforsustenance 6 weeks is a long time to be on this diet. They never tested my iodine before RAI (therapeutic or testing doses). Also wondering about flavored non-dairy creameris it safe? , recipesforsustenance Also, Pomi makes a box of chopped tomatoes with no salt added. The amount varies by type of rice and where it was grown. recipesforsustenance Sep 08, 2017 @ 13:05:04. The only ingredient is coconut. I have heard that Trader Joes products are ok to use on the LID. Today was my first day and I was feeling SO overwhelmed. There is a brand I saw yestereday at wal-mart called Good Karma and its main ingredient is canola oil. There are several Kens salad dressings that are suitable for LID>. Their fresh ciabatta bread, too. The Smart Balance with Olive Oil should be fine for the low iodine diet. Progresso Unsalted Chicken Broth contain no added salt. You are so welcome! Oct 14, 2022 @ 00:24:58. They are till cheaper on a lot of things but they have also had to raise their prices because of the catastrophes going on in the USA in recent years (floods, droughts, bird flu, etc.). This blog was a time and life saver!! I also ate out at Chipotle and had grilled veggie burritos without dairy. Zero % sodium. if iodized salt is used, it's supposed to be listed as such. I know there was a cream that was nondairy and LID safe, for coffee, in the freezer section in whole foods but I don't remember the name. 3g sugar. No Corn Syrup SO good that I'm planning to continue with these products and a few others found at other stores such as: Daiya brand cheese shreds, Kirkland's Dark Chocolate Super Fruits (at Costco) and a product called Just Mayo. Second thank you, thank you and thank you for all of your research and phone calls. Jun 30, 2017 @ 14:29:40. I'll ask the grocers at Whole Foods and Trader Joes for helpbut just throwing this out thereI'm also bummed about saying a goodbye (for a few weeks) to soy milk and I see my favorite almond milk has sea salt in it! recipesforsustenance Purchased at Fresh Market. I recently read that they don't like you to use the canned no salt added tomato products because of the way they treat the can. Karey, - Oregon, or Salt Lake City, or even somewhere else in Idaho?) Thank you so much for posting this. Trader Joe's does not use any iodized salt in our product labels. I found on another site that the chicken chile verde burritos were safe for LID, but looking at the ingredients, it has enriched flour and I thought that was on the do not eat list. By researching which type of salt food companies use allowed me to add a lot more products to my LID diet the next time I did it. Is that good? I do have Trader Joe's close, if anyone has a list they would like to share I am willing to take all the help offered. I am so glad you are finding my blog helpful! Went to Trader Joes. I start my LID tomorrow, and am now reading about distilled water. Daiya dairy free cheese substitute shreds (mozzarella) Not all Daiya products are suitable for LID. Fresh fruits and vegetables are always a safe bet. See the overnight way to cook these steel cut oats on Day 7 Breakfast Tab! I hope all goes well with LID and your RAI. You can ask questions and even post pics of food products for confirmation if they are allowed on the diet. (Didn't think to ask.) I really appreciate how detailed this is! Feb 26, 2017 @ 16:00:55, Thank you for this posting this. Also, available in Beef flavored bouillon- both are. Plus, frito-lay posts it on their website in FAQs that they do not use iodized salt. Other lists (NIH) say foods with milk ingredients are allowed in very small amounts. Regular, Double Stuff, Golden Oreos are all great little pick-me-ups. Hi Suzi, We do not used iodized salt in our Thai Kitchen or Simply Asia products. However, it's likely very safe for the LID. most companies respond very quickly. Of course, you should follow the directions for LID your doctor gave you. *Sodium Free Whole Wheat Bread - totally free of salt, dairy, and soy - is heavy and dense but, call things considere, taste pretty good - plus it is nice for those of us w/o bread machines! It is NOT iodized. Yes!!! I do most of my shopping at Trader Joe's and only get a few from the local markets. The ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association Support Community connects patients, families, friends and caregivers for support and inspiration. Ive learned so much and am glad I can share my recipes and experiences with others. My isolation was a great little vacation from real life. Best wishes! We get home and at my moms/grandparents I needed to fill my mom's pill box for the week so she could take her pills. Tomatoes in a can? I think I was so hypo the first time I made a few mistakesNow that I'm doing my 6 month WBS I guess I'll find out how bad those mistakes were! I read and re-read the ingredients list.