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Grilled Peach and Steak Chimichurri Bowl

One of the most challenging recipes to find is one that feels light and refreshing while keeping you full and fueling your body. This bowl does just that, making it the perfect summer bowl!


Ingredients for your luteal phase: beef, peach, brown rice, kale, garlic, onion. During the luteal phase, you want to focus on fiber-rich foods to support the large intestine in flushing out excess estrogen and consume nutrient-dense food as your body's metabolism naturally speeds up.


I typically like to cut down on my red meat consumption, but beef is a great source of iron and protein which nourishes your body around the time of your period. When you bleed, your body is losing iron very quickly so you want to make sure to replenish this nutrient to maintain healthy levels of iron. It should also curb cravings by regulating your blood sugar and filling you up!


Peaches are great for the luteal phase, because they are hydrating, high in Vitamin C, and are loaded with antioxidants. Many women experience bloating and increased water retention in this phase, so eating hydrating fruits (and drinking more water, of course) allows your body to actually stop holding onto water, reducing bloating. Being high in antioxidants, it also helps prevent inflammation. Lastly, Vitamin C plays an important role in progesterone production which is a key part of this phase.


Brown rice is a slow-burning carbohydrate which is a great addition to your diet in the luteal phase when your metabolism naturally speeds up so you may find yourself getting hungrier faster. It also will boost your mood and energy levels, which many women find themselves lacking as they get closer to their menstrual phase.


Kale is high in vitamin E which helps flush out estrogen and is an antioxidant that calms inflammation. Just make sure to cook it because otherwise it contains contain goitrogens (which suppress thyroid function) and can contribute to PCOS. Vitamin E also contributes to healthy progesterone levels, which is important at this time of your cycle.


Onions are one of the easiest ingredients to add to a luteal phase recipe! They are high in antioxidants, help regulate blood sugar levels, and are a great source of manganese and potassium.


Garlic is filled with anti-inflammatory properties, and studies actually show that the consumption of garlic helps significantly reduce premenstrual symptoms with a confidence interval of 95%!


 

Grilled Peach and Steak Chimichurri Bowl

Serves: 3 Active Time: 45 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes

 

Ingredients

  • 2 peaches

  • 1/2 red onion

  • 3/4 lb Steak

  • 3 cups Roasted kale

  • 1/2 cup Brown rice

Chimichurri:

  • 1/4 cup mint

  • 1/4 cup parsley

  • 1/4 cup cilantro

  • 1/4 cup olive oil

  • 1/8 cup ACV

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • Serrano pepper (I did 1/2 but up to you)

  • Salt and pepper to taste

Process

1. Prepare brown rice according to instructions. You’ll want to wash your rice and then cook it for roughly 40 minutes, so do this first


2. Make chimichurri by adding all the sauce ingredients into a food processor or high-speed blender


3. Season steak with 1 tsp salt and a few twists of pepper


4. Preheat oven to 400°


5. Heat up a cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add your onion and let it cook for 15 min, stirring often. 5 minutes after the onions start cooking, add peaches to the skillet so they cook for 10 minutes.


6. Remove the peaches and increase heat to medium-high heat


7. Pat the steak fry then cook 3-5 min each side or to your liking.


8. Let steak rest for 5 min. While you’re waiting, put the kale on a baking sheet with a light drizzle of oil and some salt and pepper. Massage it in then bake the kale for 5 min.


9. Cut the steak into thin strips before serving


10. Assemble the bowl. Add rice, kale, steak, peaches, onions, and chimichurri. Serve with basil and mint

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Maggie Fuhr
Maggie Fuhr
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I made this tonight for my husband and I. It was SO delicious and colorful. I’ve made three of your recipes in the last 48 hours and I’ve enjoyed each one. Thank you for putting the time and effort into making and sharing these recipes (:

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