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This is one of my favorite brunch frittatas to make. It is SO easy and a total crowd pleaser.
A frittata is also an easy way to get in all the components of the nourished plate to support a blood sugar balance breakfast.
Keeping blood sugars stabilized is a number 1 bedrock of healthy hormone foundations. When you start your day with a balanced breakfast that includes protein, fat, and fiber in adequate portions to satisfy you, you are ANCHORING your blood sugar for better management at the start of the day. If you are looking for other blood sugar supporting breakfasts, check out my instagram post here!
As popular as intermittent fasting is these days. I really don’t recommend it for women experiencing hormone related symptoms, trying to conceive (TTC), or in their reproductive years. This is why.. when you skip a meal, your cortisol increases because your body thinks it’s starving, triggering a stress response. Increased cortisol has a negative impact on the release of thyroid hormone. Both infertility and miscarriage are more important when the thyroid gland in not functioning properly and this can also contribute to or worsen conditions of PCOS.
Blood sugar stability practices are essential of supporting the relative etiology of PCOS and the 3 main driving factors- stress, inflammation, and blood sugar dysregulation . A recent study looking at PCOS displayed that the group who prioritized a big breakfast (in comparison to the other group who prioritized a big dinner) showed 56% less insulin resistance as well as a 50% fall in testosterone levels!
Blood sugar stability is also essential to support stress resiliency, the way your body “perceives stress”. Check out my post on tips to increase stress resiliency for hormone health and how to know if your hormones are hurting related to stress.
But, frittatas don’t just have to be for breakfast. In college, they were one of my favorite go to meals for budget friendly and balanced eats.
The great thing about frittatas is that you can treat this formula below as a template (my favorite kind of recipes).
Feel free to swap the selected veggies and cheese for your favorites OR omit the cheese and bacon entirely for your favorite substitutions like black bean and sun dried tomatoes! I recommend picking 2 vegetables, 1 leafy green, and 1-2 flavor/hearty components like herbs, cheese, beans, or meat so that the frittata does not get watered down.
You will love this recipe. You will love using this as a template. I can’t wait for you to become a frittata fan too.