A low-iodine diet is used to prepare patients to receive radioactive iodine in the treatment of thyroid disease and thyroid cancer. The diet can seem pretty restrictive at first, but really there are so many things you CAN eat, including these yummy and protein-filled peanut butter cookies. Plus, they are gluten free when you use gluten-free flour. This recipe is based on a recipe found on the www.thyca.org website where you can also find a free low-iodine cookbook to download.
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 egg whites
- 1 cup natural peanut butter - no salt added
- 2 tablespoons gluten-free flour (optional)
In one bowl, mix egg whites, sugar and peanut butter with a spoon until well combined. Add 2 tablespoons of gluten-free all purpose flour. I used Trader Joe's brand.
Roll batter into ball about 2 teaspoons size. Place balls on ungreased cookie sheet.
Place a small amount of gluten-free flour on a plate. Dip a fork into the flour and then press onto cookie balls, flattening the balls and making a criss-cross with the fork.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Enjoy!