Twice Baked Spinach Potatoes has been a staple recipe in my kitchen for many years. They contain healthy complex carbohydrates, healthy fats and a bit of greens to round things out.
While the current trend is to be super low-carb, I don’t recommend that kind of diet if you have thyroid hormone imbalance. The adrenals need the carbohydrates to function properly and the liver needs the glucose so it can properly convert Ft4 to Ft3.
Eating a diet that is too low in carbs can cause further thyroid hormone imbalance, so I recommend getting around 100g of complex carbs daily.
Here’s a short list of healthy complex carbs:
- Leafy Greens
- Legumes (soaked)
- Lentils (soaked)
- Grains (soaked)
- Potatoes (all kinds)
- Root vegetables
- Bell peppers
- BerriesOf course, always make sure to eat your complex carbs with plenty of healthy fats such as butter or ghee!
And, these twice-baked potatoes freeze very well! To reheat, place in a 420ºF oven for about 45 minutes until hot.
Photo Credit: Becky Winkler