In need of PCOS lunch ideas to make meals less drab?
So what would it take to achieve this beloved balance in our PCOS friendly lunches?
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24 Tasty PCOS Lunch Ideas
Chicken Pita with Peanut Sauce
A stuffed pita makes for a great sandwich option. You can choose whole wheat pita if you want a little extra fiber. I love these chicken pitas because the peanut sauce is tasty and adds fat to the meal (making it more satisfying). Pair with some fruit for a little color!
Cucumber Noodle Greek Salad + Chicken + Pita Chips
Delicata Squash Salad with Cranberry Balsamic Dressing + Chicken + Crackers
Crunchy Sesame Salad + Tofu
Egg Roll in a Bowl + Fruit
Honey Sesame Chicken + Rice + Broccoli
Hummus Crusted Chicken + Salad Kit + Pretzels
English Muffin Pizzas + Raw Veggies + Dressing
Mexican Street Corn Salad + Cheese Quesadilla
One Pot Mexican Quinoa + Salmon
Pumpkin Turkey Chili
Refried Bean and Avocado Quesadillas + Salsa + Sour Cream
Roasted Vegetable Quiche + Fruit + Yogurt
Chicken Salad in Lettuce Cups + Chips
Sausage And Kale Soup
Salsa Verde Chicken Enchilada
Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup
Sweet and Spicy Chicken + Rice + Roasted Brussels
Sweet Chili and Sweet Potato Salmon Cake on Bun + Broccoli Slaw
A salmon cake or salmon burger on a bun is a tasty alternative to a regular burger (though a beef burger is perfectly great too). Serve with some slaw for a full meal.
Tuna and Pasta Salad
Mason Jar Salads
Mason jar salads are a solid option for meal prep. You can prep a week’s worth of salads and they stay fresh for the whole week. You can really make any salad into a mason jar salad as long as you layer it well. Here are three of my favorites:
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