Easy Dinner Bowl
This is a great recipe to prepare during the luteal phase of your cycle, if you are supporting your body in order to conceive, and for preventing PMS symptoms.
Tahini is high in Vitamin B6 which has been shown in research to prevent PMS and support progesterone levels.
Quinoa is high in protein and fiber, which means it is great for blood sugar balance. This grain is high in magnesium which also prevents PMS symptoms.
Sweet potatoes are high in betacarotine which supports progesterone production. The presence of betacarotine in food is often easy to spot because of orange colour. Make sure to include lots of orange-coloured foods in your luteal phase for this reason; you need to support your progesterone levels in this phase.
Nutritional yeast also has B Vitamins to balance moods and spinach is high in Vitamin E to help your body metabolize estrogen.
This Sweet Potato Quinoa Bowl is generally a wonderful alternative to traditional comfort food- eat it to keep your blood sugar stable and provide your body with the nutritional building blocks needed to balance hormones!
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Sarah Steffens is a Personal Chef based in Los Angeles. She specializes in Paleo, Autoimmune, and Whole30 cooking and believes food is the starting ground for practicing kindness to one’s body, mind and spirit. In addition to cooking for private clients, she also creates recipes and photography for Whole30. She shares recipes and kitchen tips at Savor & Fancy.