Episode 11: Healing your Thyroid with Cruciferous

Recipe: Cauliflower Fried Rice

Are you making this simple mistake?

Do you eat raw kale salads, green smoothies, or green juices?

Then you could be giving yourself thyroid disease- what!?

Many doctors may tell you to avoid cruciferous veggies because they are goitrogens and inhibit iodine uptake in the thyroid. 


Cruciferous veggies can either contribute to thyroid disease or heal thyroid disease. 

The difference is one simple mistake that many people are doing these days. 

Watch Episode 11 to find out everything you need to know about why cruciferous veggies are so good for you and how to make sure they help you heal thyroid disease, not contribute to it! 

Join Cara + Megan in this important Episode 11 of Simply Seasonal

  • Learn the benefits of cruciferous vegetables in your diet
  • What simple mistake many people are doing which is giving them thyroid disease (*hint green smoothies)
  • How cruciferous veggies help the conversion of T4-T3 thyroid hormones!
  • Ways to incorporate these veggies into your diet
  • How to make cauliflower rice

Balance, heal, thrive,
Cara + Megan

If you find this episode helpful, please share with your friends.

Have questions after the episode?

Cauliflower Fried Rice

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Print
Simple Tip: “Always cook with Seasonal foods to balance, heal, and thrive!” xoxo Cara + Megan


  • 1 head cauliflower, chopped into small florets
  • 1 tbs sesame oil
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 inch ginger, minced
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup tamari (GF soy sauce)
  • 1 tbs toasted sesame oil
  • 2 scallions, sliced on a bias
  • 2 eggs, scrambled *optional


  1. Working in two batches, place the cauliflower florets ing a food processor and pulse until it resembles a course meal or rice. Pour into a bowl and do the same with the second half, then set aside.
  2. Place a large sauté pan over high heat and drizzle with sesame oil. Add in the carrots and toss together for about 1 minute. Then add the garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes. Toss together making sure the garlic does not burn. If you’re adding eggs, now is the time to add them and scramble them. Add the peas, toss and pour the veggies into a separate bowl.
  3. Quickly wipe down the sauté pan and again over high heat, drizzle with sesame oil and allow the pan to get back up to temperature. Add cauliflower to pan and it should make a searing noise. Evenly spread the cauliflower around the sauté pan and let it brown on the bottom for 3 minutes. Toss the cauliflower and see if you can brown it a little bit more.
  4. Then lower the heat to medium and add the vegetables back in. Pour in the Tamari and 1 tbs of sesame oil. Toss together and garnish with scallions.

If you enjoyed this recipe we would love to hear from you! Please leave a comment below and be sure to share with family and friends.


Megan + Cara

Live video answering your questions and
diving deeper into cruciferous vegetables and thyroid

Leave a Reply