Welcome to another Food Friday! We love “Elana’s Pantry” and her PCOS-Friendly recipes. Here is one of her recipes that is a great substitute for other snack mixes out there that may not be beneficial to our healing process.
This weeks PCOS – Friendly recipe is: Paleo Spicy Party Mix *From Elana’s Pantry
1 cup raw cashews
1 cup pecans
1 cup sliced almonds
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon chipotle powder
1 teaspoon celtic sea salt
1/2 cup regular raisins
*Always use organic ingredients whenever possible
- Place nuts in a large bowl and toss with oil
- Sprinkle chili, chipotle, and salt over nuts, tossing to incorporate
- Spread on a large cookie sheet
- Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes
- Remove from oven and cool, then toss in raisins
Olive oil is such a healthy fat. Did you know olive oil contains a potent mix of antioxidants that can lower a classic symptom of PCOS, namely heart-damaging LDL “bad” cholesterol? At the same time, olive oil leaves your HDL “good” cholesterol untouched. Keep in mind that “light” olive oils are usually more processed than extra-virgin or virgin olive oils and are lighter in color but not in fat or calories.
A serving of almonds provides 35% of the Daily Value (DV) for vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that may help protect against the onset of the cognitive decline known as Alzheimer’s Disease. Compared with other nuts, pecans have one of the highest levels of phytosterols – a group of plant chemicals that may help protect against cardiovascular disease. Lastly, walnuts contain lots of an omega-3 fat called alpha linolenic acid, which reduces C-reactive protein (CRP), an artery inflammatory marker that is associated with heart disease.
Don’t be afraid of “healthy fats.” Their health benefits are many! Add this nutrient rich recipe to your “Food as Medicine” arsenal
Save this recipe as it’s part of the “Food as Medicine” element in the PCOS 5-Element System. Wishing you a delicious weekend!
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