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Cinnamon Apple Chips

A simple and delicious LID-friendly snack.

(Contributed by the Thyroid, Head and Neck [THANC] Foundation)

These apple chips are easy to whip up in the oven.

4 servings–0.052 mcg of iodine per serving


  • 2 large apples

  • ½ tsp cinnamon

  • 1 ½ tsp granulated sugar


  1. Using a mandoline or a sharp knife, carefully cut apples into very thin slices. Discard any seeds.

  2. Arrange on a baking sheet prepared with parchment paper. Do not overlap apple slices.

  3. Preheat oven to 200°F.

  4. Mix cinnamon and sugar together in a small bowl.

  5. Sprinkle cinnamon-sugar mixture over apples.

  6. Bake for 1 hour. Using tongs, gently lift apple slices to release from parchment paper.

  7. Return to oven to bake for another 1-2 hours or until no longer moist.

  8. Allow to completely cool before storing in an airtight container.


We hope you enjoy! Please "like" this recipe below and let us know how yours turned out. Share photos and videos of your culinary creations with the thyroid cancer community by including the hashtag #TruthAboutTC on your social media posts!

Typically, those following a low-iodine diet (LID) are recommended to consume no more than 50 micrograms (mcg) of iodine per day. One serving of this recipe as stated does not exceed 15 mcg of iodine.

Talk to your doctor before making any dietary or lifestyle changes and to determine if these recipes are healthy choices for you.

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