Maybe you crave salty over sweet, causing you to reach into that potato chip bag over and over… as cravings arise during stressful times and before your menstrual flow comes.
If you know you’re a salt lover and want to amp up your snack choices, I invite you to make my favorite kale chip recipe! I have been keeping this one a secret for years, planning on saving it for my cookbook… however, I am bursting to share this with you!
Or how about craving chocolate before your flow comes? Raw chocolate is high in magnesium, a mineral that many standard American diets are deficient in. Perhaps your body could benefit from more dark leafy greens such as kale, collards, arugula, etc as greens are rich in magnesium! Kale chips are a great way to increase magnesium levels while snacking.
Magnesium is vital for reducing unwanted symptoms during PMS as well as Moonpause… it helps reduce bloating, irritability & anxiousness (anti stress), as well as can increase bone density and improve sleep!
Symptoms of Low Magnesium in the Diet:
- muscle cramping
- low bone density (something to be mindful of especially in peri-moonpause and post-moonpause ages as low levels of magnesium contribute to lower calcium levels)
- irregular heart beat
- increased fibromalgia symptoms
What Causes Magnesium Deficiency?
- soil depletion
- lack of foods high in magnesium in the diet
- digestive issues
- Celiac Disease or Chron’s (as magnesium is absorbed in small intestine)
- Regular Alcohol Use
So, when considering a healthy snack, I invite you into the world of kale chips!
Crunchy, salty, and full of magnesium…
Plus, my vegan cashew cheeze sauce creates an additional thick layer of crunch and flavor…. trust me.. this recipe goes over well at any party you bring it to. I often bring it to family gatherings as my father loves them!
The main ingredient to make a vegan sauce taste cheesy is nutritional yeast. I find it in the bulk section of the health food store and it looks like yellow flakes. It is completely different than brewer’s yeast.. so it does not affect candida like regular yeast would. Plus, it’s full of B-vitamins, helping stabilize mood and energy levels!
**Note: this recipe is best made in a dehydrator. My favorite brand is the Excalibur. I have invested in a 9 tray (which is pretty large- a 5 tray should do the trick!)
Some modern ovens will go down to about 115-120 degrees as the lowest setting.
Don’t have a dehydrator? I have made the Nacho Cheeze before and eaten it with the kale raw as a salad, adding shredded cabbage and other yummy veggies! so good!
Blessings for Radiant Hormone Health!
Allie, Modern Goddess Lifestyle
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