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Your Thyroid is Amazing!

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Your thyroid has a massively important role as a master-controller of your metabolism (the biochemical reactions in your body). When it doesn’t work very well, it can result in lack of weight loss (or weight gain), fatigue, feeling cold, and other symptoms.

As I shared with you earlier this week, of course, there are certain foods and nutrients (and lifestyle upgrades) that love and support your thyroid.

And if you're feeling a bit sluggish, I have a quick and delicious thyroid-friendly stir-fry dinner recipe for you.

Recipe (thyroid-supporting): Shrimp and Veggie Stir-Fry

Serves 4

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 lb fresh Brussels sprouts, halved

2 cups mushrooms, sliced

1/4 tsp  salt

½ pound shrimp, fresh or defrosted

Sauce: 1 tsp honey2 tbsp coconut aminos or tamari (gluten-free soy sauce alternative)2 cloves garlic, minced2 dashes cayenne pepper, optional

Instructions

  •  Heat wok or large skillet with oil.

  • Add Brussels sprouts and fry until they're golden (4-5 minutes).

  • In a bowl, make the sauce by combining the honey, aminos/tamari, garlic, and cayenne, if using.

  • Add mushrooms and salt and fry for 1-2 minutes.

  • Add shrimp and fry until they're cooked and turn pink.

  • Add sauce to skillet. Toss and cook until heated through.

Serve & enjoy!

Tip: Serve on a bed of cooked rice or quinoa.