4 hours ago
COCONUT LIME LENTIL SPAGHETTI✨
Sometimes you just want pasta – but maybe it doesn’t always make you feel the best right after you eat it. This isn’t because pasta is bad. No one food is ‘good’ or ‘bad’ – labeling food just leaves us feeling stuck, confused, and restricted.
The reason is the effect it has on our blood sugar (or if you are sensitive to gluten). If we eat any carbohydrate/starchy food without some protein or healthy fat we can experience a blood sugar spike then crash (that’s when we don’t feel good).
An easy swap I like to make is lentil pasta – it has a ton of protein compared to regular pasta (don’t get me wrong I don’t completely shun away regular pasta, but when we’re talking about balancing blood sugar which is often at the root of a lot of hormone + stress-related issues, this is a great swap).
When building a hormone-friendly meal you want: protein, fat, & fiber so you feel satisfied and prevent the blood sugar rollercoaster. Try this super quick + easy COCONUT LIME LENTIL SPAGHETTI next time you’ve got pasta in mind. 🌱
cook @traderjoes yellow lentil + brown rice pasta (it’s GF too!)
sauce: blend together 1 can full fat coconut milk, 1 Tbsp olive oil, splash apple cider vinegar, small handful peanuts, squeeze of lime, salt + pepper
add sauce to pasta
stir in several heaping handfuls of spinach, serve with extra lime + top with peanuts
(can’t do peanuts? sub sunflower seeds!)
About a fist size = about 1 cup, a great portion size if you’re needing to balance your blood sugar (like with PCOS or elevated cortisol levels), pair with some lean protein like grilled chicken or shrimp + add some extra spinach.
Leave a 🙋🏻♀️ in the comments if you’re going to try this recipe!