Women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) often have weight problems due to insulin resistance–a defect in the way the body processes sugar. This can ultimately disrupt hormone balance thus interfering with the functioning of the ovaries, ovulation, and the menstrual cycle.
Therefore balancing your insulin is essential to controlling PCOS and ultimately maximizing fertility and this can be accomplished through eating a low-carb diet absent of junk food, processed food, and added sugars. A typical PCOS friendly diet consists of fresh fruits, vegetables, lean protein, and whole grains. Not pizza, lasagna, cheeseburgers, french fries, or Dairy Queen Blizzards. But that doesn’t mean you have to continually munch on lettuce and carrots like a rabbit either. There are some great low carb/PCOS friendly recipes that will help satisfy your cravings, as well as, keep your insulin levels in check.
For instance, I love pizza. In fact, I could eat it several times a week, therefore saying no to pizza was hard until I found this yummy recipe that I just have to share with you. Does it taste like Pizza Hut, Papa Johns, or Dominos. NO! Let me repeat again…NO! But it does satisfy your pizza craving on a Friday night.
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- 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature (crust)
- 2 eggs (crust)
- Pepper to taste (crust)
- 1/8 tsp. garlic powder (crust)
- 1/4 C Parmesan cheese (crust)
- 3/4 C Marinara
- Pinch cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tsp. oregano
- 2 C shredded mozzarella cheese
- Less than an 1/8 tsp. garlic powder
- Toppings as desired
Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9×13 baking dish. Blend together cream cheese and eggs and then season with pepper and garlic powder. Next, add Parmesan cheese and stir to combine. Pour into buttered dish and bake for 21 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Take the crust out of the oven and let it cool for ten minutes before adding your sauce and toppings.
Increase your oven temperature to 400 degrees.
While your crust is cooling and your oven is heating to 400 degrees, mix together marinara sauce, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and oregano. Next pour the marinara mixture on top of the crust and spread evenly. Lastly top with cheese and your choice of toppings. Bake for approximately 11 to 14 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly. ENJOY!