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Diet recipes for gout sufferers

Updated February 21, 2017

Having gout doesn’t mean you have to start eating a bland diet. There are still many tasty foods that actually aid your body in keeping your uric acid levels low. Fresh fruits, rice, whole wheat bread are all great for gout sufferers and should make up 40 per cent of their diet. Lean meats like fish, turkey and chicken breast are also allowed.

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Food Preparation

Since salt is discouraged, try using other herbs and spices to flavour your food. Garlic, in particular, is a good choice because it is known to lower uric acid levels. Bake or grill your meats rather than frying them in oil. Drink lots of water or prepare fruit smoothies or fruit juices for a drink. Ingredients like bacon, creams and cheeses can be used in moderate amounts.

Noodles with Parmesan Cheese Sauce

Ingredients: 0.454kg thin noodles, 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, 2 crushed cloves garlic, 4 tbsp finely chopped fresh coriander, 6 tbsp olive oil, ¾ tsp salt, ½ tsp black pepper.

Preparation: Place noodles in pot of boiling water for 11 minutes or until cooked. Drain noodles and place in bowl. Stir remaining ingredients into noodles and serve while warm.

(recipe from Backwoods Home Magazine)

Cole Slaw

Ingredients: 1 cup shredded cabbage, 2 tbsp mayonnaise , 2 tsp white distilled vinegar, salt, black pepper.

Preparation: Mix ingredients. Add salt and pepper to taste.

(recipe from Gout-aware.com)

Taco Salad

Ingredients: 4 chicken breasts (boiled), 1 large yellow onion (diced), 1 can black olives, 1 can rotel tomatoes with green chillies, 1 head iceberg lettuce, shredded low-fat cheddar cheese, chilli powder, cumin, 2 tbsp olive oil, low-fat sour cream, guacamole.

Preparation: Shred the chicken with a fork. Heat olive oil in skillet over medium heat. Sautee a quarter of the onions. Add chicken, cumin, chilli powder and tomatoes. Simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. While mixture is simmering, shred lettuce and place in bowls. When chicken is done, add to lettuce in bowls and top with cheese, olives, sour cream and onions and guacamole. Serve with salsa.

(recipe from Gout-aware.com)

Salsa

Ingredients: 1 large can peeled tomatoes, 1 small bunch cilantro, 1 medium onion, garlic salt.

Preparation: Combine ingredients in blender. Serve over taco salad.

(recipe from Gout-aware.com)

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About the Author

James Rada, Jr. was a newspaper reporter for eight years and earned 23 awards from the Maryland Delaware D.C. Press Association, Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists, Maryland State Teachers’ Association and CNHI. He also worked for 12 years as a marketing communications writer, earning a Print Copywriter of the Year Award from the Utah Ad Federation. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications.

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