50 PCOS Recipes: Healthy Dinners You'll Love! (2024)

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These 50 PCOS recipes are gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free. They're meals you'll look forward to making while trying to naturally reverse PCOS symptoms.

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Getting a PCOS diagnosis can be overwhelming. When I was diagnosed, I wanted to heal naturally and I knew my diet was going to make a big difference. This post is to give you inspiration for PCOS dinner recipes that will help you on your journey.

What is PCOS?

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder in women and the exact cause is still unknown. It’s just known as a “hormonal problem” at the moment that results in symptoms like: irregular periods, fertility problems, excessive hair growth (hirsutism), weight gain, bloating, fatigue, mood disorders (anxiety), headaches, thinning hair and acne.

What is the best "diet" for PCOS?

After tons of research, reading doctor's blogs and meeting with my functional CNP, they all recommended an anti-inflammatory diet as the most effective for PCOS. Chronic inflammation can cause hormonal miscommunication and is a great option for PCOS ladies. Read more about my anti-inflammatory diet here. And as always, please consult your doctor for any specific questions and what's best for you.

Why I don't eat low carb: According to The Period Repair Manual, "our bodies need carbs to ovulate." While keto does help manage blood sugar, I like to eat carbs to help with ovulation and, instead, I'm mindful of the amount I eat and when I eat them.

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My PCOS-friendly cookbook is available for pre-order!

This book is full of 100+ simple, gluten free, dairy free recipes for reducing inflammation and healing PCOS from the inside out. Ships to your door on July 13!

What should I eat for dinner with PCOS?

Chicken Recipes:

  1. Crispy Chicken Salad with Healthy Honey Mustard
  2. Crock Pot BBQ Pulled Chicken [over a baked sweet potato!]
  3. Gluten Free Fried Chicken Tenders
  4. Instant Pot Greek Chicken and Rice
  5. One Pot Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta
  6. Healthy Chicken Enchiladas
  7. One Pan Greek Chicken
  8. Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup
  9. Healthy Homemade Chicken Nuggets
  10. Crispy Baked Honey Sriracha Wings
  11. Instant Pot Honey Mustard Chicken
  12. Rice Crispy Chicken
  13. Instant Pot Salsa Chicken
  14. Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Casserole
  15. Low Carb Chicken Alfredo Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
  16. Creamy Chicken Broccoli Quinoa Skillet
  17. Chicken Salad Stuffed Avocado
  18. Crock Pot Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip [Whole30]
  19. Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup
  20. Sheet Pan Paleo Baked Breaded Chicken and Veggies
  21. Creamy Tuscan Chicken [Whole30 | Keto]
  22. Healthy Chicken Tortilla Soup
  23. Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas
  24. Crock Pot Healthy White Chicken Chili
  25. The Best Healthy Chicken Soup
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Beef Recipes:

  1. Sheet Pan Steak Fajitas
  2. Herby Garlic Steak Bites
  3. Instant Pot Pot Roast and Potatoes
  4. Instant Pot Spaghetti [Gluten Free]
  5. One Pan Garlic Herb Steak and Potatoes
  6. Slow Cooker Beef Ragu
  7. Slow Cooker Healthy Sloppy Joes
  8. Healthy Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff
  9. Grilled Hawaiian Teriyaki Burgers
  10. Korean Shredded Beef Tacos
  11. Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
  12. Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Beef Stew
  13. Slow Cooker Paleo Chili
  14. Healthy Instant Pot Mongolian Beef
  15. One Pot Taco Pasta
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Pork and Turkey Recipes:

  1. Sheet Pan Burrito Bowl
  2. Healthy Zuppa Toscana [Whole 30]
  3. Easy Turkey Taco Stuffed Peppers
  4. One Pan Sausage, Butternut Squash and Apples
  5. One Pan Sausage and Veggies

Vegetarian and Seafood Recipes:

  1. Sweet and Sticky Orange Cauliflower
  2. Sheet Pan Honey Garlic Shrimp
  3. Creamy Sweet Potato Curry
  4. Honey Glazed Salmon
  5. One Pot Creamy Cauliflower Soup

Quick PCOS Q&A

Is PCOS a serious problem?

PCOS is a hormonal imbalance and like many things, can present itself differently in each person. There is a broad spectrum you can fall on between mild and severe. Although not life threatening, it can have a major impact on your day-to-day life and could result in things like diabetes if not properly managed.

What vitamins are good for PCOS?

A few good ones are magnesium, probiotics, vitamin D, and inositol. Read more about my PCOS supplement routine here.

Is caffeine bad for PCOS?

This depends on your adrenals and how healthy they are. Caffeine can affect each person differently so it's best to do lab work or pay close attention to how you feel. You can try cutting it out and see if it makes a difference. I like to swap out my coffee for a collagen matcha latte or iced matcha latte, which has less caffeine.

More PCOS Posts:

  • I have PCOS...now what?
  • My Blood Work: What it means for PCOS
  • My anti-inflammatory diet
  • PCOS Supplements
  • All Natural Skincare Routine [Non-Toxic]
  • Seed cycling for hormones and fertility
  • The best PCOS resources for healing naturally
  • Getting pregnant with PCOS: How we conceived on the first try
  • Embrace your hormones: The importance of a healthy cycle

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  2. sarra says

    Thank you very for your blog , good quality and i am learning a lot


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      You're welcome!!


  3. Brit says

    Ughhhh thank you for this. Thankful I came across this. One week in and I couldn’t do another boring chicken/veggie meal. Do you have any breakfast recipes?


    • Brit says

      Nvm found them...but THANK YOU


  4. Kate says

    Hi Molly I have just stumbled across your site and my days I am so happy 🙂 ..I was told I had pcos in my 20s but no help or meds offered,4yrs ago my now ex Dr out me on 2000mg of Metformin 🙁 we won't discuss what happened there...now I've moved no longer on Metformin and told loss weight ! I've tried everything and was about to give up at the thought of living on salad and veg and all things yummy. I found your page and I am now writing my shopping list ready to get my cook on THANK YOU xx


    • Molly Thompson says

      Thank you, Kate!!!! This means so much to me! I'm so glad we found each other:) Please feel free to email me anytime or follow me on Instagram to connect. Thank you and happy cooking!


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    Hello everyone,

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  9. Madison Payton says

    I just want to say thank you! I was just diagnosed with PCOS yesterday and I am so grateful there are people out here like you to show us how that it is possible to eat healthy while still having wonderful tasting food.


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      You're welcome, Madison! I know how it feels when you're first diagnosed. Glad I can help you on your journey!


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50 PCOS Recipes: Healthy Dinners You'll Love! (2024)


What is best dinner for PCOS? ›

Best Foods for PCOS
  • Omega-3 rich fish, such as salmon, baked or broiled.
  • Olive oil instead of butter or margarine.
  • Beans and other protein-rich legumes instead of meat.

What foods should someone with PCOS eat? ›

Vegetables, high-fiber fruits, whole grains, lean proteins, and monounsaturated fats are the best foods for people with PCOS. Avoid processed foods, fatty foods, baked goods, sweets, and excessive salt or sugar intake if you have PCOS. How Can I Help My Partner Cope With PCOS?

Can I eat egg in PCOS? ›

Eggs, rich in protein and essential nutrients, can be part of a PCOS-friendly diet. They're a valuable component of a balanced meal plan.

What is the best dinner for PCOS weight loss? ›

So, what should I eat for my PCOS Diet?
Food GroupExamples
Lean Protein Eating meat low in fat will aid in weight loss and keep you feeling full longer.Fish: salmon, tuna, shrimp, cod Poultry: skinless chicken and turkey breast Plant-based proteins: beans, tofu, tempeh
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What does a PCOS belly look like? ›

'A PCOS belly can result in a protruding or "apple-shaped" appearance. It often feels firm and solid to the touch due to increased visceral fat surrounding the internal organs,' explains Milanova. 'This differs from regular belly fat, which is more evenly distributed and soft.

What causes PCOS belly? ›

PCOS belly refers to the accumulation of fat around the belly of someone who has PCOS. This is due to hormonal imbalance and insulin resistance. The fat will tend to build up on the belly specifically rather than the rest of the body. There isn't an easy fast fix for PCOS belly.

Why is losing weight with PCOS so hard? ›

Summary. PCOS can make your body resistant to insulin, causing your pancreas to make more the hormone. That extra insulin promotes fat storage and increases hunger, which can cause weight gain. Other hormones that regulate hunger and fullness can also be affected with PCOS.

What should I eat first in the morning with PCOS? ›

Just like every meal, it's important that your breakfast is nutritionally balanced in order to feel the greatest benefits to improving your PCOS symptoms. This means it should ideally include a balance of the following nutrients (5): Proteins: Eggs (boiled, scrambled or fried), yoghurt, tofu or salmon.

What times should I eat with PCOS? ›

Your blood glucose will rise, but it won't get used to fuel activity. The best diet for PCOS includes small healthy meals throughout the day. Dr. Mahalingaiah recommends eating your largest meals just before your more active times of day.

How many meals a day with PCOS? ›

The PCOS Diet is based around three good meals and one snack a day. You should try to evenly space these meals. Why? Grazing on food does not allow the two blood sugar balance hormones – insulin and glucagon – a chance to work effectively.

How do you balance meals for PCOS? ›

For PCOS symptom management, it is supportive to combine carbohydrates with protein, fat and fiber. These components come together to form a balanced meal that will cause a more gradual rise and fall in blood sugar, rather than a steep spike and crash.

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