Joy Bauer's PMS Potato

Do the symptoms of PMS slow you down every month? OB-GYN Dr. Lisa Masterson explains that caffeine and salt can contribute to PMS symptoms. Calcium, magnesium and vitamins B and D can help reduce those symptoms. Registered dietician and author of Food Cures, Joy Bauer, shares a recipe you can try tonight to ease your aches during that time of the month.

“Every layer is strategically designed to zap symptoms associated with PMS,” Joy says.


• One medium-to-large potato
• Canned, organic black beans
• Low-fat shredded mozzarella cheese
• Salsa
• Low-fat sour cream
• Scallions for garnish


• Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
• Rinse and scrub potato, then pierce with a knife several times on either side.
• Once oven is preheated, bake potato for approximately 60 minutes, or until tender when pierced with a fork.
• Once potato is baked, split open carefully with a knife.
• Top potato with remaining ingredients and garnish with thinly sliced scallions (green parts only).

Eat for lunch or dinner to help alleviate your PMS symptoms!