Today we're sharing a dinner that can't go wrong: oven-baked salmon with feta cheese and sweet potatoes, potatoes and vegetables. This is a meal that contains a mixture of fats that are essential for a functioning menstrual cycle . Carbohydrates that contribute with both energy and fibers and protein that keeps us full and builds up the body. A quick meal that contains everything needed to balance our hormones so that we can feel as good as possible, regardless of the day of the menstrual cycle.
Meal inspiration for balanced hormones
Eating based on the menstrual cycle is about creating awareness of how you as a woman are cyclical and how your hunger, cravings and nutritional needs can shift depending on where you are in your menstrual cycle. All the foods we recommend can of course be varied based on your preferences and likes, for example you can replace salmon with another protein source that you prefer, add avocado to the salad if you feel extra hungry or add root vegetables if that is something you love
Carbohydrates and PCOS
A tip for those of you who have problems with insulin sensitivity, such as with PCOS , is to let the potatoes cool down before you eat them. When you eat potatoes, sweet potatoes or root vegetables cold, the sugar is converted into resistant starch, which is a form of fiber. Fiber keeps blood sugar at an even level while contributing to satiety. A simple little trick that can make a big difference for you with PCOS.
Recipe for a simple lunch/dinner with oven-baked salmon, potatoes, sweet potatoes and vegetables
For the oven-baked salmon, we serve a good salad made of spinach, potato, carrot and avocado mixed with a magical basil dressing made of frozen basil, garlic, pumpkin seeds and salt.
Recipe for about 4 servings
4 salmon fillets
1 package of feta cheese
about 8 potatoes
1 medium sweet potato
Spices to taste
0.5 dl olive oil
0.5 dl water
0.5 dl frozen basil
1 clove of garlic
2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
Set the oven to 175 degrees. Chop sweet potatoes and potatoes, put them on a plate and pour on spices that you like. Put in the oven for about 10-15 minutes.
After about 15 minutes, take out the tray and add the broccoli and salmon. Top the salmon with crumbled feta cheese, salt and pepper, it makes it melt and becomes crispy on the salmon. Put the tray back in the oven for about 20 minutes until the salmon is ready. While everything is getting ready in the oven, chop the vegetables and the salad and put them in a bowl.
We also have to recommend this simple basil dressing , which is ready in a few minutes: Mix pumpkin seeds, garlic, basil, salt, equal parts water and olive oil. It is also magically good to top the salmon and potatoes with! To make the sauce even tastier, you can toast the pumpkin seeds in a dry pan until they take on a little color.
A perfect meal that keeps both you and your hormones grounded during the day, regardless of the day of the month. Recipe and picture come from lovely Alva .
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Another recipe that has tips for you with PCOS is our Herb Baked Salmon, which has recommendations on how you can contribute. If you are looking for a faster recipe, we recommend Rårakan , it can also be varied infinitely!