13 Great Recipes If You Have Gout
Add purine-rich foodssuch as seafood and red meatto the list and it can seem hard to find something you can eat. (Purine gets broken down into uric acid in the body.)
Still, gout shouldn’t keep you from enjoying your food. Stick to low-purine fare, like that in the following recipes, to have a tasty meal without triggering an attack or making a flare-up worse.
Curried Carrot, Sweet Potato, and Ginger Soup
Carrots, sweet potatoes, and spices are a few of the foods with the lowest amounts of purine. To make this soup even better for avoiding gout, try using vegetable stock instead of chicken broth.
Try this recipe: Curried Carrot, Sweet Potato, and Ginger Soup
Updated Waldorf Salad
Use low-fat mayo mixed with apples, grapes, dried cranberries, celery, and walnuts for this chunky salad that renews a classic and curbs mid-afternoon hunger.
This dish delivers a serving of low-purine nuts and fruits. Plus, apples, grapes, and cranberries all contain malic acid, which may counter gout-promoting uric acid in your body.
Try this recipe: Updated Waldorf Salad
Warm Eggplant and Goat Cheese Sandwiches
To boot, veggies tend to be alkaline (the opposite of acidic), meaning they may help neutralize uric acid.
Try this recipe: Warm Eggplant and Goat Cheese Sandwiches
Try this recipe: Tomato Crostini
Lemon-and-Sage Roasted Chicken
This easy recipe enhances the flavors of roasted chicken with lemon and sage. The roasted parsnips, carrots, and turnips on the side are rich in flavor, not purine!
Try this recipe: Lemon-and-Sage Roasted Chicken
Blood Orange and Duck Confit Salad
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Zesty Zucchini Spaghetti
Just be sure to stick to the serving size so you don’t get too many caloriesbeing overweight is a risk factor for gout.
Try this recipe: Zesty Zucchini Spaghetti
Rosemary-Roasted New Potatoes
Try this recipe: Rosemary-Roasted New Potatoes
Vanilla Bean Pudding
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Peaches With Berry Sauce
Plus fruits like peaches and berries are a delicious, low-purine way to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Try this recipe: Peaches with Berry Sauce
Mini Raspberry Tarts
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With these pumpkin pancakes, you can have your "cake" and eat it too!
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Cornflakes, Low-Fat Milk & Berries
Research suggests that low-fat dairy may decrease your risk of getting gout, not to mention that dairy products are a good, meat-free source of protein.
Try this recipe: Cornflakes, Low-Fat Milk & Berries