I have rounded up the BEST period comfort food recipes I know you will love! Easy dinners are a must when Im menstruating. I am tired, ornery, and I could cry then get into a wrestling match all in the same minute. This is why I am going to share with you my absolute favorite recipe to make for dinner and they are super easy!
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These Easy Dinner Recipes are tailored to help you feel your best when energy is low and cravings are high. You and I both know on your period comfort food is The best way to support your hormones – with some added nutrition of course!. All these comfort food recipes are made with wholesome ingredients. The menstrual phase requires the most nourishment because as a woman, you are loosing nourishment through blood. You need to replenish that. Secondly, you must make sure your body is not deprived because with restriction comes intense cravings. Since you are already craving more chocolate and ice cream at this time, controlling cravings is defiantly on the priority list when building meals! However, I believe in soul food so period comfort food recipes are the main focus of these meals!
What types of foods should you be focusing on?
To start us out, what types of foods should you be focusing on when on your period? That is a great question, I’m glad you asked! It is important to focus on iron because you are loose a lot through bleeding. You can find iron in beef and red meats and dark leafy greens. I also like to get plenty of foods that are rich in omega 3’s to help flush our any excess estrogen’s that may be hanging around a little longer than we would like. For more information on what foods you should be focusing on, check out my cycle syncing post!
In addition to iron, it is important to get a variety of carbs, fats, and proteins. So keep all your meals balanced! This will also help with blood sugar levels that you may find are fluctuating during your menstrual phase. Imbalanced blood sugar levels are likely the culprit of intense cravings.
Alright! The educational portion of this post is out of the way, time for some FOOD:)
Disclaimer: This is not medical advice and should not be taken as such. I am not a doctor and do not claim to be as these are solely based on my experiences. Please consult your family doctor before considering any recommendations listed in this post. Thanks!
10 Easy comfort food Dinner Recipes for your menstrual phase
1. Did some one say Tacos Tuesday?! The ultimate period comfort food recipe
First up are these Delicious Tacos from so fresh and green . I can vouch for the tastiness of this one! I make this more times than id like to admit! The freshness and comfort is exactly what you need on a cozy night in. Tacos to me, are the definition of comfort food!
Recipe from: sofreshnsogreen
2. Seed cycling pesto for some CARB-ilicious PASTA!
Who doesn’t love pasta? Anyone? That’s what I thought! So here is a great pesto recipe to throw in some pasta, or you could even use it as a salad dressing on your favorite bed of dark leafy greens! A lot of comfort food vibes for a nice easy dinner you can make with your man (woman!).
Recipe from: hormonesbalance
3. Intapot chickpea Dhal. the Ultimate easy dinner
OMG OMG OMG I tried this recipe the other night and it is to die for! Not literally but your taste buds will be singing happily when you try this recipe out! Insta pots are underrated in my opinion, I use mine more often than I would like to admit:)
Recipe from: Goodto
4. Buddha Bowl – Another one of my best period comfort food recipes!
I love me a good buddha bowl, I mean, Who doesn’t! This one in particular has a special place in my heart. I make this every time I’m on my period (and even when I’m not!) It is extremely nourishing and comforting.
Recipe from: Gundersenhealth
5. Kale and Sweet potato Salad
Typically, I do not enjoy salads on my period as I like to have something easier for my stomach to digest (because I and many of you get bloated). However, this one is Devine. It has the perfect amount of fat and carbs to satiate my cravings!
Recipe from: Skinny taste
6. Avocado Sprout Toast
I love me some good Toast for Dinner! am I weird for eating breakfast for dinner? I sure don’t think so. And don’t try and kid yourself, I know you like toast too, so lets just forget about your Keto diet for a minute! Here is my favorite avocado toast for my menstrual phase. Not only is avocado toast a comfort food for me, Its also HIP! Get on the avo toast train and you wont regret it!
Recipe from: cooking light
7. Crispy Kale and Beet salad
again, usually im not one to make a salad when im on my period. I know you are probably thinking “then WHY HAILEE are you eating salads?!”. Well, this one has so many amazing ingredients in it. It just makes me feel good and nourished!
recipe by: Kateslyon
8. Black bean and Quinoa stuffed pepper – More mexican comfort food!
I am a sucker for anything Mexican food, So you know I love these too! the beans and quinoa give it a comfort factor while the peppers give it a great crunch! And to top it off, its Mexican COMFORT food.
Recipe from: Vegfamily.com
9. Broccoli and feta pasta salad
Broccoli contains a component called Sulforaphane, which is actually an amazing detoxifier. Sulforaphane, in accordance to your hormones actually helps balance out estrogen levels if you are someone who struggles with estrogen dominance. Eat your broccoli!
Recipe from: Thekitchn.com
10. EASY beef and Broccoli
Last and certainly not least is beef and broccoli. We have the iron from the beef and estrogen detoxification from the broccoli, makes for the perfect recipe for hormone support on you menstrual phase.
in conclusion, It is important to keep a well balanced diet during all phases of your cycle. However, some foods such as the ones above help your body digest, and absorb the nutrients it need during menstruation. I hope you found some amazing ideas from this post!
Until next time, xx