Recipes for Your Hormone Cycle

A great way to care for your hormones is through nutrition. Did you know that what you eat can reduce your luteal phase symptoms, while boosting mood and energy? 🍽️✨

With Aavia, you get daily personalized recommendations tailored to your cycle and symptoms. You can even add food preferences, allergies, and hormone conditions!

It's lutealgirl here, sharing my favorite cycle syncing recipes and foods. Each week, I take my  cycle syncing grocery list to the store to inspire a few different meals. Here's some of my favorites!:

🩸 First week of follicular: period

  • Breakfast: Spinach and feta omelette 🥬 spinach is high in iron, which can help replenish blood loss & eggs provide protein for energy
  • Lunch: Quinoa salad with mixed vegetables 🥗 quinoa is rich in iron and magnesium, which can help with cramps
  • Dinner: Salmon with sweet potatoes and greens 🐟 salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which can reduce inflammation and cramping, while sweet potatoes provide vitamin B6, which may help with bloating and mood swings

😇 Second week of follicular

  • Breakfast: Eggs & kimchi 🍳 the protein in eggs give a boost of energy & kimchi is a probiotic to support gut health
  • Lunch: Avocado and chickpea wrap 🥑 avocados are rich in healthy fats and fiber & chickpeas add a protein boost
  • Dinner: Grilled chicken with quinoa and asparagus 🐓 chicken provides lean protein & quinoa offers a complete protein source and fiber

😆 Luteal Phase

  • Breakfast: Banana and peanut butter on whole grain toast 🍌 bananas are rich in vitamin B6 and magnesium, which can help with mood regulation and bloating! Peanut butter adds healthy fats and protein, making you feel fuller, longer
  • Lunch: Lentil soup with a side of leafy greens 🥣 lentils are high in fiber and protein, helping with satiety and mood stability & leafy greens provide calcium and magnesium, which can help reduce PMS symptoms
  • Dinner: Baked tofu with broccoli and brown rice 🍘 tofu is a good source of calcium and protein, while broccoli is high in vitamins A, C, and E, and brown rice provides B vitamins and magnesium, supporting overall well-being especially before your period

I hope my favorites inspire your own creations! Food is fuel and taking this knowledge to improve our hormone health can significantly reduce symptoms, improve mood, boost energy, and more!