Falafel Peanut Quinoa Salad

Falafel Peanut Quinoa Salad. Quinoa, (pronounced KEEN-wa), is the powerhouse of grains and has quickly risen in popularity due to its excellent nutrition profile, texture and ease of use.Quinoa seeds are small, flat and rounded, similar to that of sesame seeds. It has a nutty taste with a soft, crunchy texture. Quinoa provides all essential amino acids, making it a complete protein, and has approximately twice the protein as regular grains. Rich in B vitamins, vitamin A, magnesium, phosphorous, iron, fiber and calcium, this food is relatively high in unsaturated fat. Quinoa is technically not a grain but a fruit and is a great alternative to couscous or rice.

 

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Health Benefits of Chocolate for PCOS

Here’s some sweet news: Chocolate is good for you, especially if you have PCOS. Women with PCOS have been shown to have higher cravings for sweets. In fact, chocolate was the most frequently craved food item reported among women with high androgens and menstrual disturbances. What’s unique about chocolate is that it’s rich in flavanols, which provide numerous health benefits to those with PCOS. Flavanols are a group of antioxidant molecules that occur naturally in foods like tea, fruits, vegetables and chocolate. Chocolate also contains a rich supply of minerals such as magnesium, copper, zinc, and calcium which have been shown to be low in women with PCOS. Here’s what to know about chocolate and its health benefits for PCOS.

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Instapot Chipotle Chicken Tortilla Soup

If you love your Instapot and enjoy a little spice, you’ll love this Chipotle Chicken Tortilla Soup! Super easy and warm on chilly days.

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Tips for a Great Kitchen Renovation

Looking for tips to make your kitchen renovation go great? Follow my advice.The moment the kitchen lid came crashing down on top of my head was the last straw: It was time for a kitchen renovation. I couldn’t take it anymore. Living through a pandemic with my husband and two boys full time at home took its toll in many ways, but the reality was our kitchen wasn’t functional in the way we needed it to be.My kitchen was 30 years old. The cabinets would slam shut but wouldn’t stay shut. Clear packing tape held them closed and prevented a cabinet door from constantly hitting me in the face as I made my coffee every morning. The original oven still worked but we feared would die at any moment. And the stove! A tiny electric stove with four burners, two of them sized small but only three burners worked after my son melted a Lego on one of them (one of the big ones!) to see if it would melt. It did. Did I mention the teapot tile backsplash? It was definitely time for a change.

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Maple Walnut Apple Crisp

Does Fall have you craving a warm sweet treat? This Maple Walnut Apple Crisp is sure to satisfy!  We’ve powered up this dessert with  cinnamon, walnuts and almond flour, and antioxidants, along with omega-3 fats, fiber, and protein. Walnuts are also high in minerals like magnesium, zinc, potassium, calcium, and iron which help balance hormones and promote health.

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PCOS Snack Ideas

Snacking is important and helpful to any eating plan, particularly for someone with PCOS. Here are some ideas, recipes and tips to help you build the right snack for you.

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