Best Recipes for PCOS: 10 Nutritious Dinner Ideas and Recipes
The world of nutrition can be overwhelming – online, there are countless people recommending different diets that all promise to improve your health and wellbeing, while friends and colleagues frequently tout their latest eating fad.
All of that confusion is compounded when you have conditions like PCOS. While nutrition can be a brilliant starting point for managing symptoms of the condition, finding the right advice is hard.
It’s important to remember that we all feel best with different eating styles, and there’s never a one-size-fits-all when it comes to nutrition. But, the research shows that people with PCOS best manage their symptoms with well-balanced meals that contain decent portions of protein, fats and fibre, as well as minerals like magnesium and zinc.
Here, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite, no-fuss meals that are packed full of nutrients to support your hormone health and PCOS symptoms.
PCOS Three Bean Chilli Recipe
Better weather might be on its way but until it’s time to get your legs out we have to deal with the typical British weather. Which means chilly evenings for a while!
Well, I have a hearty, healthy dinner on hand which fits brilliantly into a PCOS diet and will get you through to those warmer days. I’m trying to cut beef out of my diet, so this is a great alternative to a beef chilli. You will need a slow cooker for this, or if you don’t just leave on the hob for at least 2 to 4 hours.
This recipe is quite mild, but if you like it hot then add more chilli powder and don’t deseed the jalapenos.
MyOva Summer Greek Salad Recipe
Greek salad is so easy to make and really reminds us of balmy summer evenings somewhere in the Mediterranean. Unfortunately, living in the city we have to make do with this delicious salad substitute, which has been a brilliant healthy addition to any PCOS diet.
Salmon With Asparagus For PCOS
This is such a simple and quick salmon recipe for PCOS and a great source of omega 3. We always use organic fresh water salmon and defintley not farmed. Did you know farmed salmon had hardly any omega 3 in it? That's every reason not to buy the farmed version.
This is a throw it all in the dish kind of dinner, so no excuses for not having a delicious and healthy supper as part of your PCOS diet.
Feta, Tomato & Mint Omelette
Omelettes are so delicious and easy to make - plus they are full of protein ensuring that you will stay fuller for longer.
The ingredient options are endless and the great thing is you can pretty much throw in anything from the fridge that needs eating up!
Avoiding dairy is advisable if you suffer from PCOS, so we love this omelette because you can still get your cheesy fix from the feta. Feel free to add or remove any ingredients, but this is our go-to quick family dinner recipe at the moment.
Here are some our favourite PCOS friendly dinner recipes from around the web
Spicy Butternut Squash, Sweet Potato And Coconut Soup
A creamy soup is the perfect dinner for chillier months, and this recipe can also be batch cooked for easy lunches. The squash and sweet potato are brilliant sources of vitamin A for skin health, while coconut yoghurt provides some zinc and magnesium. Pair with a source of protein, like chicken or beans, to support your blood sugar levels.
Read the full recipe from Rebel Recipes.
Pan-Seared Cod In White Wine, Tomato & Basil Sauce
Cod is packed with protein but is also a source of selenium, a mineral shown to support hormone health in people with PCOS. This light dinner also contains antioxidants and vitamins from the tomato and lemons that can help reduce inflammation.
Read the full recipe from Baker By Nature.
Chicken And Avocado Salad
Made with lean chicken breast and avocado, which is an amazing source of magnesium and fibre, this salad is filling and satisfying. Fresh herbs and ginger are also a brilliant way to support gut health which can support your mood and overall health.
Read the full recipe from Gimme Some Oven.
One-pot Creamy Lentil Pasta
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with traditional pasta, but if you can find a penne or fusilli made from lentils it will pack in extra iron, fibre and protein without you having to peel, chop and cook other veggies or meat. In short, this recipe is a perfect lazy dinner that’s packed with nutrients.
Read the full recipe from Tedi Sarah.
Vegetable Fried Rice
The combination of brown rice, fresh plants and eggs makes for a better-balanced twist on the classic meal. The slow-release energy will stop spikes in blood sugar to support insulin and hormone health.
Read the full recipe from Cookie + Kate.
Spicy chicken and chickpeas
With two sources of protein and loads of fibre, this low GI meal is a quick lunch you can make at home or meal-prep for the week ahead.