Blog A Day June | PCOS Food Swaps

Today I thought I’d show you a few things you can swap for your favourite foods, or things you can look out for in the supermarket.

 

White Rice

A staple for curries, or as a side dish. I love to eat rice in all different varieties. But you can easily swap this for wild rice, brown rice, cauliflower rice or quinoa.

Pasta

Who doesn’t love a bowl of spaghetti and meatballs, or a nice pasta salad. You can subsititute Free From wheat and gluten pasta, or to get more of your vegetable intake you can also use courgetti, or carotti and heat it in a frying pan or wok before serving.

Wraps

I love a good chicken ceasar wap, but now that I have PCOS this is a big no-no, with the cheese, and dressing and not to mention the wraps. Wholemeal Pittas are okay, but even better are lettuce leaves, especially Iceberg leaves. They have a nice good crunch to them, plus they don’t have any calorie intake for you calorie counters out there.

Crisps

I love having a packet of crisps with my lunch, just something crunchy to finish it off. You can make your own crisps, which I’ll do a recipe on soon. But if you just use a potato peeler on different vegetables, sweet potato, carrots, maybe some parsnips spray them with some frylight and bake them for ten-twenty minutes when they come out and cool down you have your own baked crisps! Yummy!

Flour

When your making cakes, biscuits or cookies, flour is an important part of it. You can swap normal white flour for a gluten or wheat free one, or try almond, coconut or rice flour.

 

So there you have five subsitiutes for favourite foods. Are there any other foods or ingredients that you miss now that you have been diagnosed with PCOS? Leave a comment below and we’ll see if we can work together and find a subsitiute.

Also, don’t forget to leave a comment in the contact page for a post you would like to see on here in the future!

See you soon

Beth

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