This post was updated on July 26th, 2022

 
I often see participants of my free 30-Day PCOS Diet Challenge discussing which restaurants are most suitable for a PCOS diet. A Mexican restaurant is usually a safe bet!

As someone that grew up in the U.S., I’ve always loved Mexican food, and the fact that it can be PCOS-friendly makes it even better. If you hold the rice, cheese, and wheat tortilla, include plenty of guacamole, and keep the corn and bean servings modest, you basically have a nicely balanced meal that’s mostly meat and salad. It’s for this reason that in the rare instances I get to eat out, I often gravitate towards Mexican restaurants.

While most Mexican restaurants don’t offer a breakfast menu, there’s no reason you can’t create something with these tasty flavors in the morning!

PCOS Breakfast Tex-Mex Skillet

Here’s everything you’ll need to make this Tex-Mex inspired PCOS breakfast skillet:

  • Ground beef (beef mince)
  • Eggs
  • Olive oil
  • Salsa
  • Ground cumin
  • Chili powder
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Zucchinis
  • Onions
  • Red bell peppers
  • Fresh cilantro/coriander
  • Scallions

This skillet is essentially a keto dish as the carbohydrate count is low enough to pass muster. With this in mind, feel free to add in a small amount of black beans on the side, as this will only make the recipe even better.

xo Kym

P.S. If you are struggling to make the switch to a PCOS diet, I run a free 30-Day PCOS Diet Challenge every quarter which is the perfect way to really kickstart your health transformation. This live event includes weekly meal plans, recipes, shopping lists, and video lessons, all within a supportive community environment. However, if this recipe has inspired you and you want to get started right away, then I recommend downloading my free 3-Day PCOS Diet Meal Plan as well. It’s a 15-page PDF ebook that contains some of my most popular PCOS recipes, a shopping list ready to go, and some additional information about how to use food to heal your PCOS.

Try this PCOS breakfast recipe if you’re feeling the need to switch things up a bit!

PCOS Breakfast Tex-Mex Skillet
Yield: 4 SERVINGS

Tex-Mex Breakfast Skillet (PCOS-Friendly)

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

This skillet is essentially a keto dish as the carbohydrate count is low enough to pass muster. With this in mind, feel free to add in a small amount of black beans on the side, as this will only make the recipe even better.

Ingredients

Protein

  • 1 1/2 lb Ground beef (beef mince)
  • 4 Eggs

Pantry

  • 1/2 cup Olive oil (divided)
  • 1 cup Salsa
  • 1 tsp Ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Chili powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper

Vegetable

  • 1 lb Zucchini (or yellow squash, sliced into thin half-moons)
  • 1 Onion (diced)
  • 1 Red bell pepper (cut into strips)
  • 1/2 cup Fresh cilantro (minced)
  • 3 Scallions (sliced)

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet over a medium-high heat, add a generous amount of olive oil and fry the onion for about 5 minutes until soft.
  2. Add the squash, bell pepper, cumin, and chili powder, and cook for another 5 minutes until just tender before setting aside in a large bowl.
  3. Put the skillet back on the heat, add more olive oil and cook the meat, breaking it up with a spatula or spoon until completely browned. Transfer the meat to the same bowl as the vegetables and season with salt and pepper before combining thoroughly.
  4. Turn the heat down low and return the skillet to the stove with another good serve of olive oil. Whisk the eggs with a little extra salt, add to the skillet, and stir to scramble. 
  5. Once the eggs are almost set, add the meat and vegetables back in along with the salsa and mix well to combine.
  6. Serve topped with cilantro and scallions.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 835Total Fat: 62gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 40gCholesterol: 337mgSodium: 1287mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 4gSugar: 7gProtein: 55g

Please note that the nutrition information above isn’t always 100% accurate.

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