fertility-friendly recipes

Despite my deep love affair with sweets, cheese, and pasta, I have always loved healthy food. And now, in my ongoing quest to be in optimal baby-making condition, I’ve given more focus to my diet than I ever have before. I’ve tried to cut back on sugar, gluten, processed foods, caffeine, and alcohol (except for the binge that happens every month following a confirmed BFN, of course). I’ve also tried to pay more attention to how my body feels after I eat certain foods. Am I tired? Sluggish? Irritable? Energetic? I’ve found that when I’m able to sustain a tip-top diet for a period of time everything changes – I feel happier, less anxious, more energized. So I decided to share a few of the healthy dishes I’ve created over the last few years. I hope to continue adding to this list and sharing more recipes as time goes on.

These recipes all focus on foods that help fertility, such as avocado, walnuts, black beans, lentils, kale, and berries. The recipes are pretty simple, but I’ve never done anything like this before, so please let me know if any of the instructions are unclear. Click on the images below to be directed to the full recipe. Enjoy!


 Lentil and Avocado Salad

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Lentil and avocado salad - fertility-friendly recipes


  Turkey Taco Bowls with Avocado, Black Beans and Brown Rice

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turkey taco bowls with avocado, black beans and brown rice


  Full-fat Yogurt Parfait with Berries and Flax Seed

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Full-fat Yogurt Parfait with Berries and Flax Seed - fertility friendly recipes


  Tortilla, Black Bean, Tomato & Egg Scramble

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Tortilla, Black Bean, Tomato & Egg Scramble - fertility-friendly recipe

 


Steel-Cut Oatmeal topped with Walnuts, Almonds, Berries, & Chia Seeds

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Steel-Cut Oatmeal topped with Walnuts, Almonds, Berries, & Chia Seeds - fertility-friendly recipe


Lentil, Kale & Potato Soup 

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Lentil, Kale & Potato Soup - fertility-friendly recipe


Quinoa Salad

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Quinoa Salad with chickpeas and walnuts and lemon garlic dressing - fertility friendly recipe

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15 thoughts on “fertility-friendly recipes

  1. Oh my gosh those all look so good!! I admire you… I could never give up my gluten and sugars! I have always had a big sweet tooth. I really need to get back on the healthy eating band wagon, but its just so hard and time consuming! Its so much easier to throw together a PB&J or something 🙂 I really need a personal chef!

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    • Oh my gosh, I cheat all the time! I could never completely give up gluten and sugar 🙂 My husband is actually the more disciplined one with food, so he influences me a lot. But yeah it takes a lot of energy and time, so it all goes down the drain every once in a while!

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      • Same here! My husband is usually very healthy and rarely eats like me unless there is nothing else around. I need to take time to prepare meals but after work and all the other stuff I have going on, it’s just so easy to grab something unhealthy. Ugh, I need to get it together!

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