My name is Nicky, aka “Boredom Baker,” and I have created some delicious recipes that also help to ease those annoying menopause symptoms. I mean, who has time for a hot flash when you’re stuck somewhere undesirable for a long time, like on an airplane for several hours?

Easing menopause systems with a delicious feta chicken salad

My feta chicken salad recipe focuses on the benefits of the food to reduce menopause symptoms, and the overall goodness found in leafy greens, legumes and dairy.

Leafy greens are essential sources of manganese, boron, and calcium in menopause—minerals that help to ward off osteoporosis.

Dairy products are also high in calcium, and are a great source of tryptophan, an amino acid that can help to elevate moods and encourage a restful sleep.

And last but not least, legumes are a fantastic, (and delicious!) way to combat dry skin. Legumes are high in Vitamin E and zinc, elements that help to fight skin dryness from the inside.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of lettuce
  • 1 cup of spinach
  • 2 oz of grilled chicken
  • 2 tablespoons of hummus
  • ½ a medium sized cucumber
  • Half a medium-sized carrot
  • 1 oz feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar dressing

Directions:

  1. Line your bowl with a bed of lettuce, followed by a layer of spinach.
  2. Chop carrots and cucumber and arrange on top of your greens.
  3. Top with feta cheese, hummus and chicken.
  4. Drizzle bowl with your desired amount of balsamic vinegar.
  5. Enjoy!

Nutritional info:

Calories: 358

Carbs: 18.2g Protein: 41.8g Fat: 13g Fiber: 4.9g Sugars: 3.1g

Vitamins (Based on an average adult’s daily recommended intake*)

  • Vitamin A: 226%
  • Niacin: 90%
  • Selenium: 45.3%
  • Maganese: 39.1%
  • Calcium: 23.2%
  • Zinc: 20%
  • Vitamin E: 6%

For more deliciousness, follow me on Instagram @BoredomBaker!

*To calculate the nutritional value of your recipes, check out the calculator on SparkPeople.

 

Author

Shannon Perry

July 6, 2017
Director of Programming & Media

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