Truth time – I absolutely hate to cook. I mean, sure maybe if I had all the time in the world I would enjoy it more. But with the prep, shopping, and cleaning – on top of also trying to find time to workout, run a business, be a mom, keep the house up AND have some downtime for myself. It certainly ranks low on my priority list.

Can you relate?

But here’s the thing, as much as it can be annoying, it is literally one of the most important habits for your hormone health. Nutrition is medicine and the nourishment that you put in your body literally influences every single system and aspect of your hormone health.

You have multiple chances to fuel your body each and every day – so we can’t skimp on this. Luckily, it really doesn’t have to be complicated.

In fact, I have actually mastered the art of simple, delicious, hormone-friendly recipes that take less than 15 minutes to prep and cook. Even better, these recipes and strategies deliver insane results and are family approved.

Pro Tips for Delicious & Easy High Protein Meals

First and foremost – keep it simple. Instead of trying to find “replacement” recipes that are complex, learn to create delicious recipes that are efficient and effective for your family. Once you master this and keep making it a mindless routine then it is that much easier to experiment with “black bean brownies” or whatever the newest dessert craze is. I’ve shared my favorite three (3) recipes below!

Second – delegate (and I am not talking about the cooking lol). I do not grocery shop. There is literally not enough time in the day, I really don’t want to drag my 2-year-old daughter with me, and the time I do have I want to spend it actually enjoying my time with her. Our family absolutely loves HungryRoot for this reason. It is hand-picked groceries and meals sent directly to our door. It accommodates every dietary need we have (we are gluten-free, dairy-free, and peanut-free). The best part – is we actually SAVE money compared to grocery shopping (go figure).

Each week we pick our groceries and recipes that align with what we need and my cycle phases so it is seamless. Try it out for yourself with 40% off your first order using code TASHA40 (or just use the link here).

Meal 1: Chicken Sausage & Lentil Pasta

This is one of my favorite recipes for lunch and dinner! It is so easy, light, and refreshing. Plus you can even add extra veggies to hit more phase food goals.

Ingredients (serves 2):

  • 4 chicken sausage links
  • 1 box lentil pasta
  • 1 red bell pepper diced (could do frozen)
  • 1 yellow bell pepper diced (could do frozen)
  • 2 cups broccoli (could do frozen)
  • 1/2 white onion sliced
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

In a medium saucepan, simmer a little olive oil, garlic, and onions. Once they start to brown, add in the peppers and broccoli. As those get brown, add in the diced chicken sausage links and cook through (I like to wait until they are charred on each side). Meanwhile, bring water to boil in a separate pan and cook noodles as directed from the box. Once done, measure out the noodle serving top it with the sausage and veggie mix, and enjoy!

Meal 2: BBQ Chicken Tacos 

These tacos literally slap. They are so good! They are easy to make, basically zero mess, and the best part is the chicken can be reused a ton of different ways with one giant batch of protein!

Ingredients (serves 2):

  • 1 lb. chicken breast
  • 4 tbsp Sweet Baby Rays BBQ Sauce (recommend sweet and spicy flavor)
  • White corn tortillas
  • Cole slaw mix
  • 1/4 cup white onion diced
  • Pickled jalapenos

Directions:

In a crockpot, slow-cook the chicken breast in BBQ sauce for 6 hours on low. Once cooked, pull apart with forks to get a shredded consistency. Take corn tortillas and warm them with a wet paper towel for 30 seconds in the microwave. Plate tortillas and measure out chicken serving for each taco/meal. Add coleslaw mix, white onions, and pickled jalapenos to taste and enjoy!

Meal 3: Zesty Korean Chicken Bowl 

Ingredients (serves 2):

  • 1 pack of Kevin’s Korean Chicken
  • 1 whole zucchini
  • 1 cup broccoli (can be frozen)
  • 2 cups rice

Directions:

Cook rice as directed (I am all about minute rice over here) and in a large saucepan prepare the chicken as directed on the package. In a separate pan, sear the zucchini and broccoli until brown (can season with salt). Once everything is done, mix together in a bowl and enjoy!

Cooking high protein meals doesn’t have to be complicated! 

Especially when when you have the right tools it is SUPER simple.

These are the types of recipes that we map out for you in our customized coaching programs. It’s not just cookie-cutter recipes, we take into account your personal preferences, dietary needs, hormonal imbalances, medical history, and actual life!

Because when it is designed for you with your every need in mind, it works for you!

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Or if you are ready to start your hormone balance journey, enroll in one of my Hormone Balance Coaching Programs for tailored support.

Tasha is an Integrative Clinical Nutritionist, B.S., CPT, Pilates Instructor, and Founder of Happy Hormone Health. She has coached 2000 women in reclaiming their energy, living symptom-free and transforming their health through hormone balance nutrition. Start your hormone balance journey with customized hormone balance coaching. 

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