Behold, the most delicious, science-backed hormone balancing recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert! Here you’ll find a mix of my favorite hormone friendly recipes designed to help balance your system for better energy, sleep, digestion, anxiety, fertility, and stress. Plus, we get into the science behind exactly how these recipes are designed to support hormone balance, as discussed in my most listened to Healthier Together Podcast: Ask the Doctor episode with world-famous hormone expert, Dr. Aviva Romm.
Do you feel like you’re consistently lacking energy but can’t sleep well either? Are you experiencing weight gain, new skin conditions, bloating, low libido, anxiety or depression? These could be clues that your hormones are out of whack–and no amount of calorie counting is going to get them in check. Luckily, a proven way to balance your hormones is by using food as medicine. And great news, some of the most powerful hormone balancing foods might already be in your pantry!
It is CRAZY how much of what we eat impacts our hormones (aka our body’s natural blueprint for wellbeing). Yes, friend–your gut microbiome plays a HUGE part in it all! To dive into the specifics, like the individual foods that make the biggest difference in hormone health, listen to this Healthier Together Podcast episode with Dr. Aviva Romm. She answers your biggest questions, like:
- what hormones are and why they matter for women
- common signs of hormone imbalance
- how to care for your hormones to boost energy
- ways to support hormones to lessen anxiety
- how hormones impact weight gain
- steps to optimize fertility
- natural remedies for PMS
- and more!
Whether you’ve been diagnosed with hormone imbalance or just aren’t feeling right, these hormone balancing recipes inspired by my Ask the Doctor episode with Dr. Aviva Romm will equip you with smart eating choices from breakfast to dessert. Oh, and if you’re on your period and need some relief, check out my Period Survival Kit with all of my wellness essentials to get through this time of the month!
All of the recipes below are refined sugar free, and you can follow this key to make picking diet-friendly recipes easy!
GF = Gluten Free
DF = Dairy Free
V = Vegan
VT = Vegetarian
What makes the best breakfasts for hormone balancing? Fiber, Omega-3, protein and whole grains! Basically, aim for a breakfast recipe that’s blood sugar balancing. And before you enjoy your hormone balancing breakfast, drink this Cinnamon Apple Cider Gut Tonic which is proven to improve the gut microbiome and help regulate hormone levels.
Strawberry Blueberry Crisp with Vanilla Oat Crumble GF, V option
Rosemary Sweet Potato Breakfast Burritos GF option
Sweet and Spicy Thai Satay Freezer Burritos V, GF option
Falafel Spiced Freezer Burritos V, GF option
Sweet Potato Black Bean Burritos V, GF option
Curry Spiced Cauliflower Chickpea Freezer Burritos V, GF option
Pizza Freezer Burritos DF, VT, GF option
Pesto Freezer Burritos DF, VT, GF option
Lunch & Dinner
For hormone balancing lunches and dinners, macro bowls are a great way to get get in the nutrients that keep our bodies’ production of chemicals flowing smoothly. For PMS symptoms, Dr. Aviva Romm specifically recommends eating more whole grains about five days before your cycle because that’s when a natural serotonin drop happens! Also, you want to make sure you’re eating lean proteins and healthy fats, which are the building blocks of all hormones, and probiotics, which help restore the gut microbiome!
Soba Noodle Mason Jars GF, V
Hot Girl Summer Salad VT, DF
Roasted Date and Crispy Chickpea Salad GF, VT, DF
Elote Corn Chickpea Bowl V, GF
Roasted Garlic and Red Pepper Protein Pasta V, GF option
Sun Dried Tomato Protein Pasta V, GF option
Beyond making sure a hormone balancing recipes for dessert includes protein, fat, and fiber, the easiest hack is to skip the refined sugar and processed ingredients which cause inflammation and disrupt your hormones. Luckily, it’s super easy to make delicious healthy desserts from scratch that tick these boxes and are so easy to make.
Fudgy Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches GF, V option
Birthday Cake Batter Milkshake GF, V option
Sugar Cookie Dough Bites GF, V
If you make any of these hormone balancing recipes, tag me on Instagram (@lizmoody)! I can’t wait to see your creations!