Today we share a recipe for an incredible lunch/dinner. A meal that contains a mixture of high-quality and magical fats , carbohydrates and protein - for a balanced menstrual cycle . Who doesn't love the combination of sweet potatoes, black rice, feta cheese, eggs and vegetables?
Craving different foods during the menstrual cycle
Depending on where you are in your menstrual cycle, hunger , cravings and nutritional needs can shift. It is quite natural that part of the month you feel extra hungry and crave different things, while in another part you hardly think about food. How many of you recognize that part of the month feels like an empty hole, that is, it doesn't matter how much you eat because you still don't feel full or satisfied? Because in another phase you only eat because you "have to". It is a natural part of being a woman to be cyclical. Syncing nutrition to your menstrual cycle is simply about listening and adapting what and how much you eat based on what your body needs right now. It's simply about working with your cyclical changes instead of against them. There is so much power to draw from.
When we create recipes for the menstrual cycle, the focus is always on getting in a variety of high-quality fats, protein and carbohydrates. By eating a variety of these, you reduce the risk of crazy blood sugar swings and sweet tooth. You also stay full longer and feel more satisfied.
Recipe sweet potato bowl with black rice, hummus, baked vegetables, feta cheese and eggs
Now for the recipe. This is really a recipe that is quick, easy and so good. A magical sweet potato bowl with homemade sweet potato hummus, black brown rice, fried/oven-roasted broccoli and white cabbage, oven-roasted sweet potatoes, crumbled feta cheese, boiled organic egg and salt-roasted seeds.
Recipe for about 2 servings
Black rice (tip to make it extra good is to cook it in country broth from Renee Voltaire)
2-4 organic boiled/fried eggs
2 handfuls of white cabbage
Feta cheese to taste
Roasted pumpkin and sunflower seeds (about 4-6 tbsp)
Spices to taste
Sweet potato hummus
1 sweet potato
1/2 packet of chickpeas
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon
1 clove of garlic
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp water
1 sweet potato
Turn on the oven at 200 degrees. Cook the black rice according to instructions and pour about 1-2 teaspoons of country stock into the water. Slice and season the sweet potato and put it in the oven for about 15-20 minutes until it has colored and become soft. Then mix approx. 1-2 dl of sweet potatoes together with chickpeas, garlic, lemon, olive oil, water and salt. Season to taste with salt, pepper and possibly a little water for a perfect consistency. Dry roast the seeds in a dry frying pan with a little salt until they color and start to "pop". Then fry the broccoli and white cabbage in real butter and optional spices until softened. In the meantime, you take the opportunity to boil or fry eggs, depending on what you want.
Pour the black rice, sweet potatoes, broccoli, cabbage, hummus, eggs and top with crumbled feta cheese, herb salt and the roasted seeds. Tip for extra creaminess is to make this magical basil dressing or serve with mashed avocado. It is of course possible to replace the feta cheese with salmon, halloumi and chicken if you prefer.
A meal that creates magic for the menstrual cycle, regardless of the day of the month.
Picture and recipe come from fantastic Alva.
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