Medically Reviewed by Dr. Melissa Thompson, PT, DPT, MTC
Dr. Thompson is board certified and the owner of Louisiana Pelvic Health. Her expertise is in alleviating bladder, bowel, and sexual pain symptoms during pregnancy, postpartum, and throughout a woman's life.
Breakfast can be your worst enemy.
You hit snooze 2 more times than you were supposed to…
And, of course, you didn’t go grocery shopping the night before to grab ingredients to cook breakfast.
At this point you need to get ready for work and get out the door. So, no breakfast AGAIN.
But, breakfast has become my favorite part of the day with some simple hacks & amazing recipes.
Leftovers for breakfast?
No, this isn’t what you’re thinking.
It’s not that you’ll eat a rotisserie chicken, rice, and asparagus for breakfast…
It’s that you’ll batch cook breakfast recipes IN ADVANCE.
Stay with me:
You love muffins. But, most muffins contain gluten and the endometriosis diet protocol excludes gluten.
But, there’s a solution.
You find an AMAZING muffin recipe that’s endometriosis compliant.
Unfortunately, muffins take a little longer to cook… There’s NO way you can make those muffins every morning.
So, every Sunday, you use batch cooking to make a TON of muffins to last you the whole week. Then, every morning during the week, you don’t even have to think about breakfast. It’s already ready to go.
Smoothies are easy.
Easy to make. Easy to clean.
Here’s a smoothie cleaning tip:
Fill the blender about ⅓ full with warm, soapy water.
Then, turn the blender on to a low setting for about 30 seconds.
All you have to do after that is rinse!
Cauliflower in a smoothie!?
Now… Don’t go running before you try it!
Adding frozen veggies to a smoothie is a great source of gathering ALL the nutrients from the plant.
This smoothie specifically targets bloating.
Women with endometriosis often deal with bloating.
Give this smoothie a try to see if it reduces your bloating.
My favorite part about this smoothie is that there are only a couple of ingredients.
So, it’s SUPER easy to make in the morning.
Muffins are the ultimate breakfast.
I call them the “ultimate breakfast” because they’re just SO easy in the morning.
You get up. No cooking needed. Just grab your muffin and head out the door.
Here’s the problem with muffins:
In the past, I’d stop at Starbucks or my local pastry shop to grab a muffin.
99% of those had both gluten and eggs (2 things you definitely want to avoid on the endometriosis diet).
So, I was stuck.
Then, I figured out I could just make my own! I make them in bulk and have enough to last me the whole week!
When I think of muffins, I immediately think of blueberry muffins.
I’ve tried looking for a lot of gluten free & vegan blueberry muffins. But, I got to say, these are the best I’ve found.
It’s like a cinnamon roll and a muffin combined!
Most people that aren’t gluten-free or vegan wouldn’t even know either. They’re THAT good.
Bonus Muffin Recipe!
How can you eat a breakfast hash without eggs?
Sure, I’m not going to sugarcoat it.
Breakfast hashes without eggs aren’t as delicious. I love when there are a couple of over-easy eggs on top of my hashes.
But, these are still really, really yummy.
And, the best part is that they’re easy to make in bulk for easy leftovers.
The name of this breakfast hash gives it away.
Only 5 ingredients. Easy prep. Easy cooking. Easy clean-up.
This Mexican breakfast hash is like the equivalent of a breakfast burrito on the endometriosis diet.
It’s filling, easy-to-make, and can be topped with your favorite salsa or some fresh guacamole.
We saved the best for last.
Just because these are “endometriosis diet approved” doesn’t mean that you should make them a staple. They’re still sweets and can still cause inflammation for some women.
After you eat these, notice how you feel and see if your body can tolerate them.
Waffles without gluten AND without eggs….
How is that possible?
I don’t know how gluten-free, vegan waffles could be so good. But, this recipe has got it figured out.
Fluffy pancakes. Great for a Saturday morning with some bacon and fresh fruit.
There's more you can do to help your endometriosis symptoms:
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