Sometimes you just want a lunch or dinner that is quick, simple AND good. Today we recommend a meal that contains several of our favorite foods! How about a quick lunch of fried egg, oven roasted potatoes, roasted kale, broccoli, pumpkin seeds and chickpeas topped with feta cheese, hummus, olive oil and lactic acid greens? A meal that contains a leaf of fibre, good bacteria for the gut, protein, fat and carbohydrates. Win-win for taste buds and menstrual cycle !
Lactic vegetables will make your gut and menstrual cycle happy
Is there a connection between the menstrual cycle , hormones and intestinal flora? Yes, there is! In order for you to have a functioning menstrual cycle, it is important that you have a functioning bowel. How is it that? Yes, because when the intestine does not function optimally, you cannot absorb the nutrients in what you eat. When you cannot absorb the nutrients in what you eat, the body does not get the building blocks needed to produce enough hormones, which can lead to hormonal imbalance.
The gut also helps you to:
- Getting rid of leftover and used up hormones that otherwise continue to circulate in the body and disrupt the natural hormone balance.
- Produce one of your important neurotransmitters, serotonin (which helps you feel increased feelings of happiness and well-being). When the gut is healthy and functioning, it affects your well-being.
So this bowl simply makes your gut happy as it contains lactic acid vegetables that provide your gut with live bacterial culture + fibers from the potatoes, chickpeas, kale and broccoli that become food for the good bacteria. A plus on the side is that the acidification process helps preserve vitamin C in the vegetables and improves the absorption of iron .
Potatoes (can also be replaced with root vegetables, rice, sweet potatoes or quinoa)
Real butter for frying
Herbs such as thyme or rosemary
Lactic acid vegetables (eg cabbage or carrot)
Start by setting the oven to 175 degrees. Slice the potatoes and season with chili flakes, garlic powder, onion powder and salt to taste. Then heat a frying pan with real butter on a medium heat and fry the broccoli, kale, chickpeas and pumpkin seeds. Then add the spices (chili flakes, garlic powder, onion powder, herbs, salt) and fry until everything has a golden surface. Then heat up a new frying pan with butter and fry the eggs. You can of course boil the eggs if you prefer boiled eggs. When the potatoes are ready, just put them together with the eggs and the kale mix (drizzle some olive oil over the potatoes and kale mix) and then top with feta cheese, lactic acid vegetables and hummus.
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Many of our recipes can be adapted to all phases of the menstrual cycle, but our ground beef patties with accessories are already complete. Works perfectly as both lunch and dinner!