For PCOS management, diet and lifestyle changes are often the first step to help improve symptoms. In fact, eating a balanced diet has been shown to lower inflammation and stabilize blood sugar. We realize this can be challenging, but we hope to help by sharing PCOS-friendly recipes with you!
This Peach Yogurt Bark recipe created by our health coach, Simona, is a quick and easy recipe to prep with ingredients you probably already have at home. It also keeps well in the freezer, so you can have a yummy and satisfying snack at any time. Made with only three ingredients, you can easily build more flavors into this recipe with just a few adjustments, which we will go over in this article!
What you need to make this recipe
First, let’s go over the 3 ingredients you will need to make this yogurt bark and how they can benefit your overall health.
- Greek yogurt: Greek yogurt is a great way to include probiotics and protein in your diet if you can tolerate dairy products. Greek yogurt is also rich in vitamin D, which can help alleviate PCOS symptoms.
- Granola: Granola is packed with fiber which can help with promoting satiety and provide carbohydrates to fuel your body. Simona recommends choosing granola with whole grains and seeds, such as quinoa, chia seeds, flax seeds, and amaranth. If you are insulin resistant, you may also want to keep tabs on the sugar content.
- Peaches: Peaches are a good source of vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants and help keep your immune system strong.
Other ways to make this recipe
You can always swap out any ingredients in recipes to suit your personal taste! Below are a few alternative ingredients that would also be incredibly yummy to try.
- Add maple syrup or agave for more sweetness
- Swap out strawberries or blueberries for the peaches
- Sub coconut, cashew, or oat milk yogurt for a dairy-free alternative
- Sprinkle chia seeds or flax seeds onto the bark for extra fiber
How to make this recipe
- 2 cups vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1 cup peaches
- ½ cup granola
- Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper.
- Spread yogurt across parchment paper to create a thin layer.
- Spread peaches and granola evenly over yogurt.
- Add to the freezer to set for at least 3 hours (or overnight).
- Once yogurt is set, break into pieces and store in a ziplock bag in the freezer.
To read more about nutrition and PCOS, click here to read an article written by Registered Dietitian, Stephanie Paver.