I like to eat Nutella for breakfast. Sometimes for dinner. Certainly also throughout the day. I am one of those people who likes to eat it with a spoon. Yep, guilty. So I badly needed a healthy hazelnut-cocoa alternative of this sugar loaded spread. This […]
In case anyone out there is not yet convinced that green smoothies can be delicious, has to try this green summer smoothie recipe. I get to combine the tropical, sweet, summer flavors of Kiwis and Mangos. You get the sweetness of the fruit combined with the nutritional […]
The background story to my Low-Carb PCOS breakfast: I had been reading about PCOS for a long time and know of friends who have it. I know I have many of the common symptoms of PCOS (which I will not explain in detail). That said, I have no problem sharing with you that we are trying to conceive using IVF. This morning at the doctor’s office, I saw “PCOS” on my papers for the first time. It didn’t bother me – in fact, I felt relieved.
I learned that PCOS can be well managed through a well balanced, low-carb diet. High insulin levels can cause ovaries to produce more androgen hormones such as testosterone.
Why this matters to me… well, if you have seen my YouTube channel then you know I love to bake. Really bake, flour, sugar and all and I definitely don’t resist as much as I should. So it makes sense to me that my body isn’t managing insulin as it should.
So I read a little bit about how to improve my nutrition and started with the first meal of the day. That’s how this low-carb PCOS breakfast came about. I integrated Asparagus into this, because it is known to control blood sugar levels and boosts the body’s production of insulin. Avocado and olive oil (the healthy fats) are also recommended as well as egg whites.
Now reviewing my breakfast (which 4 hours later, still keeps me absolutely full), I think I could have omitted the second egg, the crispy bread thin and that cheese. This would have reduced the total caloric intake by about 150. Anyhow – it is a learning process.
Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. I do enjoy eating throughout the day and love preparing a warm meal. However, there’s just something special about the first meal of the day. A few times a week, I create dishes like these. I call these dessert […]