Foods for Hypothyroidism and Adrenal Fatigue

Eating healthy with hypothyroidism can be a challenge. Many people have inflammation which means food allergies or sensitivities to gluten, carbohydrates and sugar. In addition, people with hypothyroidism are advised to avoid cruciferous vegetables because they can inhibit thyroid function and iodine uptake 1. Here are the food items I like to keep in my fridge and pantry or buy for special meals.


  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Peaches
  • Lemons
  • Limes


  • Green Beans
  • Corn (Frozen is okay)
  • Peas (Frozen is okay)
  • Red Peppers
  • Green Peppers
  • Zucchini
  • Summer Squash
  • Asparagus (seasonally)
  • Artichokes (seasonally)
  • Lettuce
  • White or Sweet Potatoes
  • Onion

Herbs (Fresh are better)

  • Chives or Scallions
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Garlic

Canned or Jar Goods

  • Jelly sweetened with Fruit Juice
  • Natural Peanut Butter
  • Canned Tomotoes (crushed or whole plum)
  • Tomato Paste
  • Sundried Tomatoes
  • Fresh Olives
  • Kidney Beans
  • Red Beans
  • Black Beans


  • 85% Ground Chuck Hamburger
  • Ground Buffalo (mixed with the 85% for flavor with less fat)
  • Ham (Thick Cut for Chunks)
  • Italian Sausage
  • Bacon
  • Chicken Breast (Note: Try buying split breasts and debone yourself. It’s easy to debone and costs half the price of boneless)


  • Whole Milk Yogurt
  • Whole Milk Sour Cream
  • Whole Milk, or Raw Milk if you can find it
  • Half and Half
  • Heavy Cream
  • Kerrygold Butter
  • Omega 3 Eggs or Farm Raised Local Eggs
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Harvarti
  • Any speciality cheese that’s on sale and looks great

Nuts & Dried Fruit

  • Sliced Almonds
  • Roasted and Salted Cashews
  • Dried Dates
  • Raisins


  • Redmond’s Real Salt
  • Kal’s Liquid Stevia
  • Truvia
  • Cinnamon
  • Better than Bouillon Chicken Stock

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Miss LizzyFoods for Hypothyroidism and Adrenal Fatigue


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