Recipes for Your Hormones
We’ve been eating Chica for a long time! And even though we love Chica’s flavor all on its own, we still enjoy mixing it up. Use these recipes as an excuse to eat Chica for breakfast, or a chance to make Chica even more delectable than handmade dark chocolate truffles already are. We’d love to hear what recipes you have created with Chica!
Muffins with a Chica on Top
When baking with Chica, it is important to remember that we decided to put Chica in truffles for a reason, which is that we want to share a serving size of herbs with you daily. We discourage baking an item that will involve your Chica Week melting together, however, muffins are a fantastic option for making sure you still know how much Chica you’re biting into.
These muffins are pumpkin spice, based loosely off of this Minimalist Baker recipe. I added the spice myself, estimating 1/2 tsp for each spice (cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cardamom, cloves). No matter what time of year it is, pumpkin is a beautiful food for your hormones. Pumpkin itself is rich in vitamin B6–one of the essential nutrient players in how our periods feel, because it supports progesterone production. Upping your B6 game can help with breast tenderness, mood swings, bloating, and acne. Pumpkin seeds are convenient to include as a garnish, and these seeds contain zinc, a mineral that also supports increased progesterone production.
Yogurt + Chica
This is one way that I eat Chica for breakfast. Yogurt is my go-to on a rushed morning, and plopping a Chica in the bowl makes sure that I don’t forget to eat Chica that day. Sprinkled on top of this bowl are sunflower seeds, which are conveniently packed with selenium, making these seeds little power houses for hormone balance.
Nut Butter + Chica
Throwing a spoonful of peanut butter on top of Chica recreates my go-to munchy–peanut butter cups. I can’t believe I don’t have a photo of Chica atop a glorious spoonful! If you don’t have a strong preference, Sunflower Butter is delicious, on the cheaper end of the nut butter spectrum, and will give you the same hormone balancing benefits as sunflower seeds.
Chica Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies
We also love to call these Peanut Butter Boobs with Chica Nipples.
We’re drifting into dessert land here with some extra sweet glory. For these cookies, we followed this recipe from NY Times Cooking. Some words of caution: consider setting some of your Chica supply aside before you top ever cookie–otherwise you might want to eat your entire Chica Week in one go!
If you decide to use one of these recipes to remix Chica, please share pictures! We can be found @chicachocolatechicks on Instagram, and we are on Facebook too. We’d love to hear any of your recipe ideas as well–especially ones that are friendlier towards dietary restrictions! Let’s make the (menstruating) world happier and tastier together.