Recipes for Menstrual Cramps

Recipes for Menstrual Cramps

Recipes for Menstrual Cramps

These recipes have provided very beneficial therapeutic results for my patients. I have been aware of the busy lives that many women lead and the time demands that so many of us face; thus the recipes are quick, simple, and easy to prepare. I''ve found that anything too complicated doesn''t work for either me or my patients. I use many of these recipes myself. I hope that you find trying these new dishes to be a delightful adventure as well as beneficial for your health.

Breakfast Recipes

  • Instant Flax Cereal
  • Rice and Oatmeal
  • Pancakes
  • Corn Muffins

Lunch and Dinner Recipes

  • Vegetable Soup
  • Potato Salad
  • Vegetarian Tacos

Breakfast Recipes for Menstrual Cramps

Instant Flax Cereal

4 to 6 tablespoons raw flaxseeds
4 to 8 oz. Vanilla-flavored nondairy milk
1/2 banana, sliced

Grind flaxseeds to a powder using a coffee or seed grinder. Place powder in a cereal bowl and slowly add nondairy milk, stirring the mixture together. The flax mixture will thicken into a cereal with a texture similar to cream of rice or oatmeal. Top cereal with sliced banana. Eat the mixture right away because the flaxseeds are sensitive to light, air, and temperature. Eat it cold. Do not cook this cereal.
Serves 1

Rice and Oatmeal Pancakes

1 1/4 cup nondairy milk
1 cup rolled oats
½ cup rice flour
1 tablespoon canola
oil 2 eggs, beaten
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 pinch of salt

Combine nondairy milk, rolled oats, and rice flour and set aside for several minutes. Slowly add canola oil, eggs, honey, baking powder, and salt, mixing as you add each ingredient. Pour mixture onto a lightly oiled hot griddle or frying pan. Cook on medium heat. Turn pancakes when they begin to brown on cooked side and when batter begins to bubble. Serve with maple syrup or fresh fruit preserves.
Serves 4

Corn Muffins

2 tablespoons canola oil
3 tablespoons honey
2 eggs, beaten
2 cups vanilla-flavored nondairy milk
2 cups cornmeal
1/2 cup rice flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Combine oil, honey, eggs, and nondairy milk. Mix well and set aside. In a large bowl, mix cornmeal, rice flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Combine wet and dry ingredients and mix until batter is smooth. Spoon batter into well-oiled muffin tins and bake for about 20 minutes. Muffins are delicious with fresh flax oil (a fine butter replacement), blackberry preserves, or raw almond butter. All these spreads are excellent for cramps.
Serves 8 to 10

Lunch and Dinner Recipes for Menstrual Cramps

Vegetable Soup

4 tomatoes, diced
1 onion, chopped
1 turnip, chopped
1/2 leek, chopped
1 cup peas
2 carrots, chopped
8 mushrooms, sliced
1 bay leaf
1/2 tablespoon thyme
1/2 tablespoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt substitute
1 to 1 1/2 quarts water
1/4 bunch parsley, chopped

Place all ingredients except parsley in a pot. Cover with water. Bring to a boil, turn heat to low, cover pot, and simmer for 2 hours. Pour the soup into individual serving dishes. Garnish with chopped parsley.
Serves 6

Potato Salad

8 medium red potatoes
1 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup finely chopped parsley
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1/2 cup chopped sweet, raw onions

Steam potatoes for approximately 45 minutes. Cool and cube. Combine celery, parsley, pepper, and onions with potatoes; mix thoroughly. Add a small amount of your favorite dressing. Both vinaigrette and low-calorie mayonnaise are delicious on potato salad.
Serves 6

Vegetarian Tacos

4 corn tortillas
3/4 pound pinto beans, cooked and pureed
1/2 avocado, thinly sliced
1/4 red onion, finely chopped
1/4 sweet red pepper, diced
1 tomato, diced
6 tablespoons salsa
1/2 head red or romaine lettuce, chopped

Warm tortillas and beans in separate pans. Place tortillas on individual serving dishes and spread with beans. Garnish with avocado, onion, pepper, and tomato; then cover each taco with lettuce and 1 1/2 tablespoons of salsa.
Serves 4