Updated: Jun 14, 2022
PCOS or Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome is a hormonal disorder commonly found in our country. One in every ten women has PCOS in our country, a hormonal condition resulting in high testosterone levels, irregular menses, excessive facial hair or obesity. While in most cases, it remains undiagnosed, it is essential to detect it at the early stages and begin the treatment as soon as possible. However, with regular consultations with a trusted gynaecologist, a healthy balanced diet is also recommended to keep the symptoms in check. At Sortizy, we take immense pride in prioritising you before everything else so that you can celebrate a healthy lifestyle every single day. In addition, we have curated a list of healthy recipes that will aid you in this journey and provide the essential nutrients without compromising on the taste! Share it with your friends, sisters and other family members so that they too can avail this fantastic blog to plan their meals!
Pro Tip: Avoid consuming processed foods, red meat, fried foods, and sugary and carbonated beverages to help balance your hormonal health!
1. Green Apple Banana Smoothie
Can healthy smoothies be tasty? This is not a joke; we at Sortizy bring Green Apple Banana Smoothie, a fresh concoction of seasonal fruits with necessary vitamins and minerals to give you the right energy without any artificial sugar! Besides being great on the body, honey is also known to give glowing skin! This drink is a great way to prep up your mornings before going to work, so click on the link below, avail the recipe, and get the superhuman energy you’ve always needed!
2. Bajra Roti
A variety of millet grains like jowar, ragi and bajra are essential for the PCOS friendly diet. They control sugar levels and cholesterol, but they also are gluten-free and easy to digest, which prevents the sensation of bloating post meals. Plus, it’s rich in calcium, amino acids and iron, which help maintain the hormonal levels. Pair this nutritional bread with fresh seasonal vegetables and a salad for optimum benefit. Click on the link below to avail the recipe by PV Iyers Kitchen on Sortizy, and make healthier changes to your diet now!
3. Quinoa Upma
Quinoa is becoming an increasingly popular grain nowadays. The reason is; its superfood properties. Quinoa (pronounced keen-wa) has a consistency similar to sesame seeds. It is round and has a nutty taste to it. Quinoa is a versatile ingredient that can be used for starters and the main courses. To give a spiced Indian twist to it, Dassanas Veg Recipe on Sortizy brings to you Quinoa Upma, a healthier alternative to the traditional Indian breakfast. Loaded with mixed vegetables and an excellent South Indian taste, this Quinoa Upma will become your favourite breakfast recipe! Serve it hot, and make the most of your day! Click on the link below to avail the recipe and create this tasty dish!
4. No-Cook Overnight Chia Seed Oatmeal
Oatmeal is similar to Holy Grail in organic superfoods for feminine health. In a PCOS diet, it is essential to have an optimum combination of carbohydrates and proteins to keep the insulin levels in check. For a healthy PCOS diet, it is recommended to incorporate steel cut oats in your diet, as these are minimally processed and are highly fibrous. Eat a nutritious meal and keep your insulin levels in check by making Overnight Chia Seed Oatmeal at home! A recipe by The Little Epicurean on Sortizy, this recipe will make your breakfast a breeze! This dish is a quick and easy recipe that doesn’t require cooking, so that it could act as a healthy and power-packed snack for you! Best served chilled. To avail of this recipe and switch to a nutritious diet, click on the link below and watch it become your favourite!
5. Black Chana Salad
Sometimes we may be fussy about cooking elaborate meals and instead would want an effortless meal or snack for the day. Here, salads are a fantastic snack in-between the meals that give you the necessary nutrients, but if prepared the right way, they can also keep you full, thus preventing you from reaching out to processed and sugary snacks. This Black Chana Salad Recipe by Sortizy is a low effort dish which spices up the salad using traditional Indian spices, and the tangy lemon juice is the cherry on top! So feel free to add your favourite iron-rich vegetables to customise it as per your choice! Click on the link below to avail the recipe and have a healthy snack at any time of the day!
6. Moong Dal Idlis
Are you an avid idli lover but cannot give up due to its classic taste? Feat not! At Sortizy, we strive hard to give you healthy alternative recipes so that you can indulge in a guilt-free diet without hard compromises! This Moong Dal Idli Recipe by Foodies at 40 on Sortizy is gluten-free and contains no rice! Spruce it up by adding your favourite vegetables to the idli batter and serve it hot with steamy vegetable sambhar! Click on the link below to avail the recipe and say Vanakkam to a healthy you!
7. Orange Walnut Bites
Having desserts while maintaining a PCOS diet is nothing short of Mission Impossible because, let’s face it, no sugar, refined flour or dairy products cancel out almost every dessert possible! At Sortizy, we believe that steps towards a healthy you shouldn’t mean cancelling out your favourite courses; just a healthy twist of alternative ingredients is enough to work their magic effectively! This recipe of Orange Walnut Bites by “Baked Diaries by Sugandha” on Sortizy is nothing short of wholesome goodness! Being dairy-free and gluten-free, this snack is a perfect answer to your mid-day hunger pangs or cravings. So pair it with a seasonal fruit juice or a smoothie; the choice is yours! Click on the link below to avail the recipe and snack away!
8. Garlic Spinach Dal
Another great addition to your PCOD diet is lentils. Moong Dal or Green Gram is a highly fibrous and low-fat lentil rich in essential vitamins and minerals, which help combat harmful PCOS weight. Garlic Spinach Dal by Dassana’s Veg Recipes on Sortizy is a power-packed PCOS dish you can have during your mealtimes. Serve it hot and pair it with bajra roti or a helping of brown rice. Click on the link below and enjoy this nutritious curry!
9. Green Goddess Vegan Acai Smoothie
Are you looking for a perfect detox recipe which also tastes delicious? Your search ends here! Green Goddess Vegan Acai Smoothie by CoupleofKneads on Instagram offers you a beverage rich in antioxidants, protein and fibre. This smoothie is also vegan, dairy-free and sugar-free and is a guilt-free drink which keeps your body happy and makes your skin glow! So make it a part of your self-care routine because you deserve only the best! Click on the link below to avail the recipe and get ready to say hello to a new you!
10. 3 Ingredients Gluten-Free Sugarless Cookies
Herbal Teas are excellent for managing PCOS traits as they contain the essential nutrients and antioxidants, which can help alleviate the symptoms. If we look at a traditional tea-time, tea would always be accompanied by snacks. To encourage guilt-free and tasty snacking, we bring you three ingredients Gluten-Free Sugarless Cookies. A recipe by My Kitchen Treasures on Sortizy, these cookies are healthy, delicious and packed with essential elements! Click on the link below to avail the quick and easy recipe, and watch it become a classic recipe in your household!
Guacamole is a flavourful dip which is authentic to Mexican Cuisine. A staple with Tortilla Chips, guacamole is equally delicious when paired with fresh veggies or healthier alternatives like Baked ragi chips. This Guacamole recipe by Foodiesat40 on Sortizy is nothing short of a delectable dip. Instead, serve it fresh and pair it with your favourite healthy snacks or veggies! Click on the link below to avail the recipe and make avocado your favourite superfood!
PCOS, if unguided, can lead to a lot of dangerous assumptions and unnecessary panicked thoughts. A well-meaning professional, healthy exercise and a healthier diet can help you balance out the symptoms and give you much more control over your body. PCOS is a hormonal disorder that is much more common than you think, so never feel alone and remember to make guided decisions for your health. At Sortizy, we believe that this journey towards a healthy you shouldn’t be done all by yourself. Install our app and follow us on our LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook pages for more recipes, hacks, smart meal planning, exciting updates and brand collaborations. Have a happy and healthy creation!
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