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Day 29: Two Great Menopause Diet Recipes

on July 5, 2013

Today I had some delicious food!

It is interesting how since I have been doing this diet I have enjoyed the taste of food much more. I noticed when I was eating lots of junk, particularly high sugar/fat I felt that ‘real’ food tasted bland and uninteresting. This was because my palette was attuned to the taste of high fat and high sugar and when that’s what you want, nothing healthy matches up to it.

Today for lunch I made a quick mackerel salad that was fast, easy and very tasty and very good for skin, hair, anti-aging, joints, blood pressure and heart!

mackerel salad

This is what the salad contained:

Peppered mackerel – great source of Omega 3

Half an avocado – anti oxidants, Vit E, monounsaturated fatty acid, carotenoids

Sprouted Alfafa  – antioxidants, vitamins & protein

Hummus – chickpeas are a great source of phytoestrogens – essential in combating menopause symptoms

Olives – monounsaturated fats

Tomatoes – vitamins, antioxidant lycopene

Beetroot – antioxidants, vitamins and minerals

It was from a diet point of view probably fairly high in fat – but all the ‘good’ kind and half my plate was vegetables/fruit.

For Dinner I made a wonderful red lentil and sweet potato dahl – see dinner recipe page – full of phytoestrogens & protein (lentils)  and antioxidants, fibre, vitamins, complex carbs (sweet potato), plus mushrooms, onions, garlic and miso!

red lentil and sweet potato dahl

so heres my Day 29 Food Diary:

Breakfast: Menopause Muesli – see breakfast recipe page

Lunch: Peppered Mackerel salad – see above

Dinner: Sweet Potato and Red Lentil Dahl

Drinks & Snacks: herbal tea, pear, slice of menopause cake – see snack recipe page – with tahini

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