PCOS friendly snacks consist of natural, minimally processed, balanced foods. As a registered dietitian working with women with PCOS, I emphasis focusing on fiber and whole-food products. Focusing on fiber aids in blood glucose regulation, and choosing mostly whole-food ingredients helps eliminate added sugars and saturated fats which can promote inflammation which is already a concern for PCOS patients. Choosing foods that are high in protein to pair with sources of carbohydrate can also have a positive effect on insulin resistance seen in PCOS.
This can be a lot of manage and plan out, so we wanted to help! We outlined our favorite 8 PCOS friendly snacks just for you!
In a hurry and only have time for hand-held snacks? This recipe is for you!
If you have time to prepare a satisfying pudding snack for the next day, give this recipe a go!
We created this recipe for those who like to finish a meal with something sweet, but in a balanced way! Eating 1-3 of these cookie bites could also work as a balanced snack.
Some people out prefer salty over sweet, and we know that! So, here is a recipe on our PCOS friendly snacks list that satisfies a salty craving.
This dip recipe is a great contribution to any potluck! And the best part is you know that it will be filling and satisfying with fiber and protein!
Here is another recipe that isn’t overtly sweet to satisfy that ‘3-o’clock snack time’ feeling.
Roasted chickpeas are easy to make and have a long shelf life. Find the recipe here for another salty PCOS friendly snack.
Toast isn’t only for breakfast time! You can enjoy toast any time of day, find the recipe here!
Rebecca Bitzer loves to empower Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) and their clients. Co-author of Welcome to the Rebelution: Seven steps to the nutrition counseling practice of your dreams and Taste the Sweet Rebellion: Rebel against dieting.