Did you know that while you may be craving ice cream and cheeseburgers during that time of the month, there are actually foods that will help ease your PMS symptoms? Imagine a period with less cramping, fewer headaches and more happiness. We’re all over it. So trade your sweet and fatty foods for some healthy essentials with these 15 delicious recipes that will make your period a breeze.

avocado almond smoothie

1. Green Smoothie: Magnesium is your BFF during your period. So if you don’t have time for an epsom salt soak, stock up on avocados and broccoli to make up the difference. (via A Tasty Love Story)

blueberry breakfast pudding

2. Blueberry Avocado Chai Breakfast Pudding: Low estrogen got you down? Whip up this delicious breakfast pudding and those blueberries will save the day. (via The Iron You)

honey roasted nuts

3. Honey and Olive Oil Roasted Nuts: Go grab a handful of these tasty roasted nuts to help stabilize your blood sugar. (via My Kitchen Affair)

spinach salad

4. Spinach Strawberry Salad: Noshing on this spinach salad is a great way to give your iron levels a boost. (via Chef Savvy)


5. Hummus: Chickpeas are another great iron-rich food. You’ll totally enjoy snacking on this hummus with carrots or crackers or whatever you can find that’s dippable. (via Smitten Kitchen)

avocado ice cream

6. Avocado Ice Cream: Still craving that deliciously sweet ice cream? Make this healthy avocado treat instead that tastes just like your favorite dessert. (via Brit + Co)

coffee maple nuts

7. Coffee Maple Walnuts: You won’t be able to stop eating these flavorful roasted nuts. Plus you’ll get that much-needed coffee buzz. (via Offbeat and Inspired)

blueberry brie waffle sandwiches

8. Brie and Blueberry Waffle Grilled Cheese: The biggest dilemma with this waffle sandwich is… do we eat it for breakfast or lunch? (via Bon Appétit)

avocado egg toast

9. Avocado Toast: Don’t use frantic mornings as an excuse to eat a Pop-Tart for breakfast. You can have this avocado toast ready in a snap and start your day feeling great. (via Passion Meets Creativity)

avocado spinach salad

10. Avocado Power Salad: Us #girlbosses don’t have time to be down with PMS, right? This salad has got all the goods with nuts, seeds, greens and avocado. (via Oh Sweet Day)

blueberry oatmeal

11. Blueberry Baked Oatmeal: This is the perfect Saturday morning breakfast to set you up for a productive weekend. (via Garnish With Lemon)

cinnamon sage almonds

12. Cinnamon and Sage Almonds: Make sure you have enough for a double batch of these almonds, because you’ll probably have to share with your SO. (via The Almond Eater)

chocolate bark

13. Salted Dark Chocolate-Orange Almond Bark: We wouldn’t mind indulging in this sweet treat whether we’re on our periods or not. (via Flavour and Savour)

avocado brownies

14. Avocado Brownies: While we’re talking about chocolate, we just can’t leave out these brownies that are made with avocado and almonds. YUM. (via My San Fransisco Kitchen)

raspberry chocolate popsicles

15. Raspberry Chocolate Yogurt Popsicle: Blueberries aren’t the only estrogen boosters in your kitchen — raspberries are great too! (via Huppie Mama)

What is your go-to PMS recipe? Tell us below!