Gout, a type of arthritis that occurs when uric acid builds up in the joints, can cause painful flareups that can happen suddenly. While watching your weight and taking medication can help with gout, sticking to a healthy diet and consuming certain foods can help ease symptoms and prevent gout flareups from occurring.
A gout-friendly diet is very similar to a healthy weight loss diet – focusing on vegetables, nuts, legumes, whole grains, and fatty fish can keep you at a healthy weight and control other conditions that tend to impact people with gout, such as high blood pressure, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. The key is finding out what foods work for you and what foods to avoid, so every meal is good for your mind and your body. Check out our guide for 15 healthy recipes for gout that are delicious, heart-healthy, and will help keep your flareups at bay.
Gout Safe Vegetable Soup
Different vegetables can cause gout flareups in different people, so if any of the ingredients used in this comforting soup don’t work for you, leave them out. You’ll still have plenty of ingredients left to build flavor.
2h 30m 266 calories Easy
One Pot Chicken and Lentil Stew
The star ingredients in this stew are all beneficial in the treatment of gout – celery reduces inflammation, lentils are low in purines which can cause gout flareups, and yogurt and lean meats like chicken are recommended in a gout-prone diet.
1h 00m 250 calories Easy
Chicken Broccoli Casserole with Cherries and Almonds
The anti-inflammatory quality in cherries can ease gout, plus they add a sweet tangy note to this hearty casserole.
35 minutes 290 calories Easy
Jam packed with nutrient-dense fruits, veggies, nuts, and spices, this salad is bound to be a delightful gift for your insides.
15 minutes 115 calories Easy
Potato Leek Soup
To make this rich, velvety soup more gout-friendly, omit the bacon crumbles on top.
30 minutes 300 calories Easy
Cherry Walnut Smoothie
Kicking off your morning with this smoothie is a recipe for success. Creamy and satisfying, the cherries provide anti-inflammatory properties, are low on the glycemic index, and help prevent gout.
5 minutes 200 calories Easy
Vegan Cajun Red Quinoa and Beans
Get all the best flavors of Cajun cuisine without any gout triggers with this hearty dish of quinoa, slow-cooked red beans, and warm Cajun spices.
35 minutes 300 calories Easy
Detox Sweet Potato Turmeric Soup with Salty Almond Croutons
Blended with coconut milk for a creamy finish, this healthy soup is packed with flavor and is an ideal addition to any detox diet.
25 minutes 342 calories Easy
Healthy Lemon Garlic Salmon
This easy, healthy salmon recipe requires only five ingredients for tasty, flaky salmon that is bursting with flavor and low in calories.
15 minutes 266 calories Easy
Cherry Chia Greek Yogurt Bowls
Packed with antioxidant-rich cherries, this yogurt bowl is ideal after a tough workout for pain relief and recovery.
20 minutes 259 calories Easy
Chicken and Vegetable Fried Rice
The best way to boost the nutrition and flavor in leftover brown rice is by loading it up with veggies and flavoring agents like sesame oil and soy sauce.
20 minutes 357 calories Easy
Layering the flavors and spices in this jambalaya will make it so hearty and delicious, you won’t even remember that it’s entirely meatless.
25 minutes 260 calories Easy
Tart Cherry Sorbet
Enjoy all the nutritional benefits of cherries with this sweet and tangy cherry sorbet, which is naturally sweetened with agave nectar.
15 minutes 140 calories Easy
Vegan Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie
A traditional Shepherd’s pie is loaded with meat which can be a trigger for a gout flareup for some. This recipe uses veggies, beans, and creamy sweet potatoes for a version that’s just as hearty, but with a healthy twist.
1h 35m 177 calories Easy
Chargrilled French Beans with Chili and Garlic
These flavorful, spicy beans make for a delectable side dish, or served with a heaping scoop of quinoa for a veggie-packed meal all on its own.
20 minutes 100 calories Easy