I cant believe it is December already! It seems like we went from the fourth of July directly to Thanksgiving and no pause in between.
Once Thanksgiving hits, I tend to be a rollercoaster of work, family, and event obligations all of which lead to stress, late hours, and, often, no thought to what Im eating, let alone eating for my hormone type.
So, this year, I decided to make it easy on myself. I came up with three easy breakfasts that I could grab-and-go. I also made a standing grocery list so I could be sure I always had easy, yet healthy, foods on hand.
And to make it easier for you too this holiday season, Ive listed the breakfasts that work for me, and anyone else that is estrogen dominant, in early menopause or premenopause, or those suffering from perimenopause symptoms. Ive also included three simple breakfast options for those of you who are estrogen deficient and may be suffering from menopause symptoms such as hot flashes or night sweats.
Easy Breakfast Options (Estrogen Dominant/Premenopause)
- Plain soy or coconut milk yogurt with fresh berries and two tablespoons flaxsee
- A hard-boiled, organic egg with a cup of pineapple
- A high-protein, high-fiber snack bar (Ruths Maca bar or Zoes Peanut Butter bar)
Easy Breakfast Options (Estrogen Deficient/Menopause)
- Whole-grain oatmeal with mango and two tablespoons of flaxseed
- Wheat-free flaxseed bread (Glutino brand) with almond butter and a cup of papaya
- Wheat-free granola with soy milk and banana
Must-Have Grocery List
To make the holidays even easier, print out the following grocery list and take it to the store with you. Keeping these staples on hand make meals (and your hormone health) a breeze no matter what your hormone type!
- Brown rice
- Raw almonds and/or walnuts
- Soy or almond milk
- Almond butter
- Green and/or herbal tea
- Olive oil
- Canned wild tuna and/or salmon
- Bagged organic lettuce
- Ground flaxseed
- Fresh fruits and pre-cup vegetables
- Soy or coconut milk yogurt
- Snack bars
- Amys frozen entrees
- Imagine soups