Improving the quality of your diet is a vital factor in correcting your PCOS symptoms.
But what precisely should you be eating?
A lot of what people read online is at odds with one another. In my opinion, finding out what’s triggering your PCOS symptoms is the first order of business. Insulin resistance (i.e., difficulties managing blood sugar), elevated inflammation, poor gut health, exhausted adrenals, and metabolic exhaustion rank high on the list. All of these can also coexist in one person. To get more such recipes, click here.
Here are a few simple PCOS recipes that can help alleviate the condition’s most common underlying causes.
- Balancing Blood Sugar \sReducing Inflammation
- Facilitating Digestive Health
- Adrenal support
- Delaying the Onset of Metabolic Fatigue
- Breakfast \sSuper busy, need something quick…
1 cup of plain greek yogurt, skyr, kefir, or plant-based yogurt with live cultures + 1 tablespoon grain-free granola (I use Purely Elizabeth) + 1 tablespoon chia seeds and walnuts (drizzle honey optional) + 1 handful of raspberries + 1 cup of milk thistle tea
Smoothie with Anti-Inflammatory Ingredients (to be blended):
1–2 cups of milk (whole, skim, or nondairy) plus more if desired
One serving of protein powder (I recommend Bob’s Red Mill Whey Protein).
1/2 cup almond or other nut butter
12 of a natural banana
organic blueberries, 1 cup
The equivalent of 2 teaspoons of flaxseed (I like Manitoba ground flaxseeds)
1 sweet Medjool date, soaked and pitted
1/2 tbsp cinnamon
1 tablespoon of tahini
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
“Bodhisattva Bowl for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome”
2–3 handfuls of both raw spinach and spiralized zucchini
One cup of tomatoes, either raw, steaming, or roasted
Chop 1 cup of raw radishes and set aside.
A single hard-boiled egg
Chopped raw carrots, 1/4 cup
Sprinkle liberally with sunflower and sesame seeds
Season with salt and pepper to taste (I recommend Everything But The Bagel Seasoning from Trader Joe’s) and a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil.
Meals During the Day
I’m swamped and require an immediate solution…
One Quinoa Cowboy Veggie Burger from Trader Joe’s served on a whole wheat bun with a dollop of guacamole, some tomato salsa, and a leaf of lettuce.
Trader Joe’s Kettle Cooked Chicken Soup, 2 cups, with 2 toasted cauliflower thins.
Two 8-ounce containers of Hodo BBQ Cubes (or, for a spicier option, Harissa Cubes) Tofu Bowl (for two) Include 1/2 cup of black beans that have been drained and washed, along with chopped romaine lettuce, cherry tomatoes, 1 tablespoon of sour cream, and a pinch of minced cilantro.
Add one package of Vana Life Foods Green Chickpea Superfood Bowl to four ounces of rotisserie chicken and half a cup of precooked quinoa, and you have a healthy, filling