Maya Feller's recipes that could help ease menopause symptoms

Women, listen up. Did you know that your diet can help with symptoms of menopause? A recent study found that 88% of women reported that switching to plant-based eating significantly improved their menopause symptoms.

Registered dietitian, nutritionist and author Maya Feller dropped by "GMA3" to cook up some dishes that could help ease those symptoms.

Red lentils with rice


1 tsp. cumin seeds

1 tsp. ground turmeric

1/2 tsp. black pepper

1/4 cup low sodium vegetable broth

1 onion, diced

2 cloves of garlic, minced

1 tomato, roughly chopped

1 serrano pepper, seeded and diced

1 cup of lite coconut milk

3 cups of water


Heat a heavy-bottomed pot, and add cumin, turmeric, and black pepper. Stir for two minutes. Add broth, onion, garlic, tomato and serrano and cook for 3-5 minutes. Add lentils, coconut milk, and water and cook for 20-30 minutes. Serve with black or wild rice.

Steamed edamame with miso soup

Cook one 10-14 ounce bag of frozen edamame to package instructions and toss with 1 tbsp. of 5 spice.

Cook your favorite Miso Soup recipe or get store bought, add in 1/2 cup or a handful of shelled edamame to one bowl of soup.

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