PCOS Friendly Taco Recipe

by | Jan 9, 2020 | General, PCOS, Recipes | 0 comments

PCOS Friendly Taco Recipe

I have never been a huge taco fan, but once I moved to Austin, just about anything was featured in a taco! From boar to lamb to pecans! I soon realized how delicious and genius the taco concept was! A burst of flavor in one bite and a finger food.

PCOS and Your Relationship with Food

Except, I also realized that not all tacos are created equal. From quality to ingredients, things can get fishy (and trust me…I do love a fish taco too). I derail, but the point is, you might be feeling like your PCOS is holding you back from enjoying some of your favorite foods. If someone walked up to me 10-15 years ago and said.. in order to manage your PCOS you have to give up bread, your grandma’s homemade pasta and coffee with half and half…. I’d be pissed!

I mean, that essentially did happen and I developed some disordered eating patterns and fear around food for a bit. But overtime, I figured out what foods were best for my PCOS (which changed over time as I built more resilience and saw my symptoms improve!). And… I also found ways to make healthy alternatives that I was satisfied with emotionally and from a flavor perspective.

If PCOS has created some restrictive eating patterns or fear around food for you as well, it’s ok. You will be ok. And while you’re embarking on this healing journey, enjoy a taco.It won’t kill you and you will ultimately manage your PCOS as you start implementing other nutrition and lifestyle tools!

This delicious mushroom and mango taco is packed with flavor and will leave you satisfied. While also feeling in charge of your health.

PCOS Taco Benefits!

1.Shiitake Mushrooms:

These mushrooms are a powerful superfood. This variety specifically is packed with vitamin D, improves immune function and fights off infection. Low vitamin D levels may further exacerbate PCOS symptoms.

2. High Fiber Dish:

Unlike most tacos, this one is packed with fiber. I emphasize vegetables (in a tasty way), to help you feel satisfied and keep your digestion optimal. When managing PCOS,  digestion and your ability to clear out excess hormones via bowel movements is key. Who knew a taco could do so much 🙂

3. Packed with Healthy Fats and Protein:

A combination of the cashew body and tempeh offers blood sugar and insulin regulation. Fats specifically can help fight off excess cravings! So if you’re someone with PCOS and insulin resistance, you’ll likely find that dishes high in fiber and protein are extra satisfying.

Check out the full recipe below!

If you’re looking to improve your relationship with food or find freedom from PCOS, please take the time to schedule a complimentary meet and greet call with me right here! 

PCOS Mushroom and Mango Tacos

Serves: ~ 2

  • 6 oz organic tempeh, sliced into cubes
  • 1 tbs garlic powder
  • 2 cup shiitake mushrooms, chopped
  • ½ small onion, chopped
  • ½ red pepper, chopped
  • 8 Boston Bibb lettuce leaves
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • ½ cup sweet potatoes, cubed and roasted
  • 2 tbs avocado oil
  • 1/4 cup cashew butter

Steps:

1. In a skillet over medium heat, add avocado oil. Sear organic tempeh on each side for 4 minutes over medium heat, season with garlic powder, salt and pepper. Sauté mushroom, onion and red pepper until soft.

2. Transfer to a bowl. Add sweet potatoes, cilantro and coconut aminos. Toss in seared tempeh.

3. In each lettuce wrap, add a scoop of filling. Drizzle each with cashew butter.

 

Written by Eleni Ottalagana

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