Yummy Recipes for Couples Trying to Conceive
Getting pregnant does not easily happen for everyone. Sometimes, even if you do not have any health issues, it may still take you up to a year of trying to get pregnant before you do. As you wait, here are some fertility recipes that can help you conceive more quickly. Eating fertility foods for both women and men is one of the best natural ways to boost your chances of getting pregnant.
Here are some that you can definitely try and enjoy:
Almond Buckwheat Pancakes
Almond is rich in Vitamin E, a vitamin essential for fertility. What you need to do is add grated almond to buckwheat flour. Remember to keep the sugar to a minimum. This type of pancake is a great breakfast option for couples who are trying to conceive.
Mushroom and Herb Omelette
This dish is a great one for both men and women. The mushrooms and eggs contain zinc which greatly helps increase sperm count and vitamin D – this is required for the female reproductive system. It is best to add herbs such as thyme and parsley to spice up the omelette.
Seared Salmon Fillet
Salmon is one of the top fertility ‘superfoods’. Marinate fresh salmon with vinegar, grated ginger and pepper for 20 minutes. Grill it in the oven for 50 minutes at 80% power and voila, you have your seared salmon fillet ideal for boosting your chances of conceiving.
Cheese-Filled Open Sandwich
Cheese is rich in calcium – another requirement for fertility. Add lots of vegetables such as carrots, onions and tomatoes to make the sandwich. Grate low-fat cheese on it and grill the sandwich for 2 minutes at 60% power.
Kale Caesar Salad
Kale is rich in fat soluble vitamin K which greatly helps you in achieving conception. Use raw kale, beaten low fat curd, and citrus fruits (but avoid pineapple) to prepare this tasty Caesar salad.
If you are a smoothie lover, then this is perfect for you. Pomegranate is one of the best antioxidants especially for male fertility. In low-fat milk, mix pomegranates to make a filling and nutritious smoothie.
Chicken Salad with Leafy Greens
What contains lots of proteins but very little fat? Boiled Chicken. Add leafy greens such as spinach, lettuce, and kale to it. Without you knowing it, you will consume a lot of iron and Vitamin K – both are essential for women. You can also dress the salad with flavoured olive oil for that extra omega-3 fatty acid.
Grilled Garlic Oysters
Oysters are said to be ideal fertility foods for men because they contain zinc. In olive oil and minced garlic, marinate oysters. If it is to your liking, you may add some chilli peppers to the dish. Grill the oysters for 10 minutes on 80% power.
Happy cooking and eating!