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Beetroot Hummus and Tahini Recipe

Beetroot Hummus and Tahini Recipe

Print Recipe Beetroot Hummus and Tahini Recipe Yum Course Meal, Snack Cuisine Mediterranean Prep Time 3 minutes Cook Time 0 minutes Passive Time 2 minutes Servings Persons Ingredients Tahini recipe 30 g sesame3 tablespoon vegetable oil Roote Beete Hummus 2 beetroot about 250g1 can chickpeas […]

Adas Polo Recipe – Lentil Rice – Persian Dish

Adas Polo Recipe – Lentil Rice – Persian Dish

One of the easiest dishes in Persian cuisine is Adas Polo.  The primary ingredients in this dish are rice and (green) lentils.  The dish can be prepared with significant variations, as in this example, served with raisins and almonds.  My mom likes to prepare this dish […]

My low-carb PCOS breakfast including asparagus

My low-carb PCOS breakfast including asparagus

Low-Carb PCOS Breakfast

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.

 

 

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My low-carb PCOS breakfast Yum
Course Breakfast
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
Course Breakfast
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings
Person
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Spread asparagus on baking sheet and add olive oil and garlic powder. Place in preheated oven at 180 degrees Celcius for 12 - 14 minutes.
  2. Boil eggs.
  3. Bring it all together and enjoy.
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