By David Lau, BSc. | Updated April 24th, 2023

There are a lot of problems associated with PCOS, including some good ones.

Once you understand that a PCOS diet is the best way to manage your symptoms, you then have the problem of picking good recipes. The number of helpful resources is overwhelming.

So, here’s a list of the five best PCOS recipe books available online.

1. PCOS Fertility Book – Mia Collins Parker

Mia Collins is a nutritionist and dedicated writer. She authored two PCOS cookbooks following her personal experiences fighting this syndrome. PCOS Fertility Book seeks to help women with PCOS lose weight, improve fertility, and fight inflammation.

Pros:

  • 100 recipes
  • Information on PCOS, symptoms, and lifestyle treatments

Cons:

  • Focus is limited to women that are trying to conceive

Price:

  • $4 Kindle
  • $14 Paperback

2. Kym Campbell’s PCOS Cookbooks & Freebie

Kym Campbell is a PCOS health coach. She runs the well-known free 30-Day PCOS Diet Challenge and The Beat PCOS 10-Week Program.

Campbell sells three low-cost digital PCOS cookbooks. She also offers a free 3-Day PCOS Meal Plan and an additional free PCOS Cookbook which includes 21 of her most popular recipes.

While not technically a cookbook, Kym’s best offering is her meal-planning service. This platform has an index of 300 PCOS recipes. It comes with a customizable meal plan and a shopping list generator. The service also includes product recommendations, live events, and an active community group. The pros and cons below refer to Campbell’s meal planning service.

Pros:

  • All recipes have been tested and photographed by Campbell and her team
  • Kym’s online platform offers greater functionality than regular cookbooks
  • Inclusion of interactive challenges and community support

Cons:

  • Digital recipes only – no hard copy available

Price:

3. Balanced Approach to PCOS – Melissa Groves

Melissa Groves Azzaro is a registered dietitian that specializes in women’s health and hormone issues. Groves uses a functional medicine approach that combines lifestyle changes with evidence-based medicine.

A Balanced Approach to PCOS: 16 Weeks of Meal Prep & Recipes for Women Managing Polycystic Ovarian is a valuable resource for the PCOS community.

Pros:

  • Wide range of recipes covering breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Bonus smoothies, snack, and dessert recipes
  • 16 weeks of meal plans covering all four seasons

Cons:

  • Many Amazon purchasers were disappointed with the recipes
  • Doesn’t exclude gluten and dairy (learn about gluten and PCOS here)

Price:

  • $9 Kindle
  • $29.50 Paperback

4. PCOS Diet for the Newly Diagnosed – Tara Spencer

Tara Spencer is a nutritionist and personal trainer. She wrote several PCOS cookbooks between 2016 and 2018. PCOS Diet for the Newly Diagnosed: Your All-In-One Guide to Eliminating PCOS Symptoms with the Insulin Resistance Diet was published in 2017.

Pros:

  • Daily worksheets for tracking habits and gratitude
  • 2-week meal plan
  • Vegetarian and vegan options

Cons:

  • No pictures to go with the recipes
  • Recipes are a little complicated for some users

Price:

  • $7 Kindle
  • $12 Paperback
  • $25.50 Spiral bound

5. The Easy PCOS Diet Cookbook – Tara Spencer

The Easy PCOS Diet Cookbook: Fuss-Free Recipes for Busy People on the Insulin Resistance Diet is Spencer’s latest contribution to the PCOS community. In this cookbook, Spencer has focused on simple recipes suited to busy weekdays.

Pros:

  • 125 recipes
  • Simple, quick, and easy recipes
  • Affordable ingredients

Cons:

  • Limited pictures
  • Includes Greek yogurt in some recipes (learn about PCOS and Dairy here)

Price:

  • $7 Kindle
  • $12 Paperback
  • $25.50 Spiral bound

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