How are you doing? No matter where you are, or how you are feeling, you are not alone.
Here is the latest update.
Testing started becoming available in more areas. As test results come back, it is almost certain there will be an exponential increase in the number of new cases. In the coming weeks, all forecasts are that we will be in a situation like Europe in terms of the prevalence. It is essential that we do the right things now.
Because you are most likely going to be eating at home for the next few weeks, I thought you would like thyroid safe, healthy meals – from my family to yours. These will be recipes you can make with ingredients on hand. They will be cost-effective, easy to make, and delicious.
The first step is to make sure you have these staples so you can keep your immune system strong, and your thyroid functioning properly.
In addition to the recipes, I’ll soon be adding in home exercise tips, and live Q&A sessions with my doctors.
Again, my team and I are here for you.
OK, here are the ingredients we will be using. I did my last outing for some time and checked the inventory of several stores so that I know what you will be likely to find. Please know that I did a quick pass just to see what they had. I did wear gloves and a mask and kept 6 feet or more away from everyone.
If you need to shop, I’d recommend using a delivery service and have them leave the groceries on your doorstep. Move all non-perishables into a dry climate-controlled place and let them sit 48 hours before putting them into your kitchen.
This is a time to make friends with good carbs. I respect those who go low carb and I do believe it can be done in a healthy fashion when we are not in turmoil.
Now is not that time.
Grains and beans have the longest shelf life, lowest cost, and best availability of any food right now. They are not all you should eat, but they will stretch out your produce and protein significantly. We will build our meals around protein, produce, and good carbs.
Normally fresh or frozen produce is best. Right now, canned and dried are also good options. Please refrigerate all fresh produce even if you otherwise would not. Keep potatoes, onions, yams, sweet potatoes, and beets in a cool dark area.