Thursday, January 17, 2013

Healthy PCOS Friendly Recipes

Since healthy eating is one of the most important factors is healing PCOS I have put together a list of easy recipes that work great for leftovers as well.  If you are anything like me, I like to cook but I don't want to make 3 new recipes each day, so leftovers work great for me.  Last nights dinner just became tomorrows lunch.  Crock pot cooking and soups are by far my favorite ways to cook.  If making soup, make enough so you can package individual sizes and freeze.  Frozen Soup is a great last minute meal idea & easy for those of you who need lunch ideas for the office.

 Like Joshua Rosenthal said, “Cook like your life depends upon it, because it does!”

Crockpot Pork with Mushrooms-Asian Style 

Recipe via ~ Becky Be Cookin  

Loved this one for it's versatility, yummability, and it's one pot wonderness. I know most of those are not words, but this meal is so easy, delicious, and can be enjoyed in so many ways. Spicy pork marinated in Asian sauces and spices left my husband wanting leftovers for the next few days. Since we like things spicy in my house, we added lots of Sriracha sauce at the end for a nasal cleansing experience.


  • 2 lb lean boneless pork sirloin roast
  • salt and pepper
  • non-stick cooking spray
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth 
  • 1/2 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp splenda
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 3 cloves crushed garlic (or 3 heaping tbsp minced garlic)
  • 3-4 tbsp fresh grated ginger root (use more if you like the flavor)
  • 8 oz sliced mushrooms
For Topping
  • 1/4 cup chopped scallions
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2-3 tbsp Sriracha sauce (Got mine at Wal-Mart on the Asian foods aisle)
  • Season pork on all sides with salt and pepper and heat in a medium-high warmed skillet. Spray the pork with a little oil and brown on all sides for about 7-8 minutes.

  • In crock pot, combine broth, soy sauce, vinegar, splenda, sesame oil, cinnamon, cloves, garlic, and ginger. Add the pork and set the slow cooker to 8 hours on low.
  • Thirty minutes before the timer goes off, remove the pork and set aside to rest. Add the mushrooms to the crock pot, cover, and cook on low for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, shred the pork using two forks.
  • When mushrooms are tender, add the shredded pork to the crock pot and mix well.
  • Serve over brown rice or just as is. Top with scallions, cilantro, and sriracha sauce.

20-Minute Vegetarian Chili

Recipe Via ~ Young Womens Health

20-Minute Vegetarian Chili Nutrition Facts label for 20-Minute Vegetarian Chili
1 large bell pepper (green or red), seeded and chopped
1 medium zucchini or yellow squash, diced
1½ cups (about 4 ounces) fresh mushrooms, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 large onion, chopped
1 (14 ounce) can diced seasoned tomatoes,with liquid
1 (16 ounce) can red kidney beans, drained
1 cup canned corn, drained
Heat oil over medium heat in a large pot. Add garlic and onion; sauté for a minute or two, then add peppers, mushrooms, and zucchini. Sauté for a few more minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring constantly. Then add the tomatoes with their juices, beans, corn, and chili seasoning. Stir until combined, lower heat, and simmer for 15 minutes.

Makes 4 servings

Apple and Onion Soup
Recipe Via ~ Heal with Food
6 servings


1 Tbsp canola oil
2 medium yellow onions, sliced
1 small leek, chopped
1/2 Tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped
1/2 Tbsp fresh thyme
3 organic apples, cut into small dices
6 cups fat-free, low-sodium vegetable broth


  • Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the onions and sauté until golden.
  • Pour in the broth and bring to the boil over medium-high heat. Add the apples, and reduce the heat to medium-low. Simmer for 10 minutes.

Nutritional information

Nutritional Information

Nutrition facts for this Apple and Onion Soup are provided per 100 grams, per recipe (2321 grams), and per portion (387 grams) in the table below. The Percent Daily Values are provided in brackets.

Per 100 g Per Recipe Per Portion Comment
Energy in kcal28 (1%)639 (32%)107 (5%)Low calorie meal
Protein in g0 (0%)5 (11%)1 (2%)NA
Total Fat in g1 (1%)16 (24%)3 (4%)Low in fat
Saturated Fat in g0 (0%)1 (5%)0 (1%)Low in saturated fat
Carbohydrates in g5 (2%)127 (42%)21 (7%)NA
Fiber in g1 (4%)24 (98%)4 (16%)Good source of fiber
Sodium in mg38 (2%)881 (37%)147 (6%)Relatively low in sodium
Cholesterol in mg0 (0%)0 (0%)0 (0%)Cholesterol free


Navy Bean Soup

Recipe Via ~ Cooking Light

Yield: 6 servings (serving size: about 1 2/3 cups)


  • 2 1/4 cups dried navy beans (about 1 pound)
  • 6 cups warm water 
  • 1 small yellow onion, peeled 
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 2/3 cup chopped celery
  • 3 thyme sprigs
  • 3 parsley sprigs
  • 3 smoked ham hocks (about 1 1/3 pounds)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 cups chopped kale
  • 2 cups (1/2-inch) cubed peeled Yukon gold potato
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped Vidalia or other sweet onion
  • 2/3 cup thinly sliced carrot 
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


  1. Sort and wash beans; place in a large Dutch oven. Cover with water to 2 inches above beans; bring to a boil. Cook 2 minutes; remove from heat. Cover and let stand 1 hour. Drain beans; rinse and drain.
  2. Return beans to pan; cover with 6 cups warm water. Stud whole onion with cloves; place in pan. Add celery, thyme, parsley sprigs, ham hocks, and bay leaf; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 45 minutes.
  3. Discard onion, thyme, parsley sprigs, and bay leaf. Remove ham hocks from pan; cool slightly. Remove meat from bones; finely chop to yield 1/3 cup meat. Discard bones, skin, and fat. Add meat, kale, potato, chopped onion, carrot, salt, and pepper to pan; stir well. Cover and simmer 30 minutes or until beans and vegetables are tender. Stir in parsley.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 396
  • Calories from fat: 13%
  • Fat: 5.5g
  • Saturated fat: 1.8g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.8g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.1g
  • Protein: 22.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 67g
  • Fiber: 21.7g
  • Cholesterol: 12mg
  • Iron: 6.2mg
  • Sodium: 455mg
  • Calcium: 194mg   

Spinach Fruit Salad

Recipe Via ~ NicolinaPicolina
This is my favorite salad, I make this several times a week, I either add chicken like in the photo or some grilled salmon

The 5 ~ minute muffins are a great side to any meal muffin recipe

So there you have it,  some new healthy recipe ideas to try

Thanks for stopping by,
Wishes to all for a healthy lifestyle and Baby Dust to all TTC


1 comment:

  1. What a great collection of healthy recipes. I see a lot that my family would enjoy (and health benefits are a plus). It is so true that our food can help us and cure us. Good luck!