A Diva Sizzles in the Kitchen! If you don’t cook and you have PCOS, it is critical that you start. I love this quote from Joshua Rosenthal, “Cook like your life depends upon it, because it does!” Learning how to cook clean healthy meals is truly your first step in the healing process. I bet you will find that the act of preparing a meal from fresh healthy ingredients is as good for your soul and it is for your body.
If you haven’t taken advantage of my free PCOS menu plans -isn’t it time to start? Every Sunday I sit down and plan out my dinners for the weekday and my Monday grocery shopping list. For more meal planning tips check out my posts about how I go about meal planning. You will only see weekday dinner menus because weekends usually call for more flexibility in my house. We often have steel-cut oats on Sunday for supper and I typically make a roast chicken/pork tenderloin or some other type of meat on Sunday afternoon so I can have leftovers for lunch during the week, as I usually “automate” breakfast and lunch and have the same few foods or leftovers every day.
I get my recipes from a variety of sources but this week you can find them on eatingwell.com and myrecipes.com. I have linked the recipes for you. You will notice that Mondays are usually “Meatless Monday” in my house – it is a wonderful way to add more plant food to your diet.
MONDAY – Navy Bean Soup I have a leftover nitrate free organic ham from New Years and am going to use the bone to make this soup. I will serve it with a slice of Ezekial (Click for more info about this bread) or Udi’s gluten free bread and a salad with homemade vinaigrette dressing.
TUESDAY – Shrimp Fried Brown Rice – (10 pts) The recipe calls for white but use brown instead. Also add extra veggies like broccoli, red pepper, bean sprouts, really anything you want.
WEDNESDAY – Almond and Lemon Crusted Fish with Spinach. (6pts) I will also serve this with some roasted winter squash.
THURSDAY – Cornmeal Crusted Chicken Nuggets with Blackberry Mustard. (4pts) My kids like Trader Joe’s Sweet Potato fries and I’ll also serve with broccoli and carrots.
FRIDAY – Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili – (8pts) I will make a light coleslaw and some gluten-free cornbread to round out the meal.
Share some of your favorite PCOS friendly recipes this week in the comment section. Here’s to cooking and eating well in 2012!