Now that you’ve gotten to know Kasha or toasted buckwheat groats, here’s a hypothyroidism-friendly recipe you can use to introduce this gluten-free grain to the rest of the family. My four-year-old has been a fan of these Sesame Carrots with Kasha since he was in his high chair, especially straight from the fridge the next day. But you know how it is with little ones– I make no guarantees about what they will or won’t eat!
Coconut oil adds healthy fat and flavor to these tender carrots while a kiss of sesame, ginger, and tamari make this dish easy to love. The addition of groats– which is totally optional– adds sparks of texture and flavor to each bite. We licked the platter clean when I served these alongside some fresh grilled salmon, but I think any seafood or simple grilled meat would work well as a sidekick.
- 1 cup of carrots contains 3.6 grams of fiber, which can help relieve constipation sometimes caused by hypothyroidism. They are also low in calories and a good choice for weight loss.
- 1 cup of carrots provides 428% DV of Vitamin A, which may be a key factor in preventing hypothyroidism.
- Consumption of unrefined coconut oil has been touted for it’s benefits to hypothyroidism sufferers, including weight loss, increased metabolism, increased energy, and reduced inflammation.
- A cup of kasha or buckwheat groats has 4.5 grams of fiber and a very low glycemic load, which can aid in weight loss.
- Kasha or buckwheat groats provide 7% RDI of Tyrosine, and 7% DV of Zinc, which are key thyroid nutrients.
If you’d like to learn more about kasha or whole buckwheat groats, you can read my primer on how to buy, store, and cook them.
Wishing you good health,