Tips and Tricks…

Here are some tips and tricks approved by our Encino nutritionist to help get your diet and body on the right path to fertility.

Veggies
A tip for getting a ton of veggies and green leafy veggies into your diet is to juice. By juicing you are able to get an abundant amount of vegetables (more than you could eat) in an easy, fast, and tasty form. If you get in one large green juice per day you are getting your servings of veggies easily taken care of.

Dark leafy greens

The two best ways to get more dark leafy greens into your diet, especially if you don’t like them or eat them yet, is to add them to your smoothies or juice. If you add some spinach or kale to your smoothie you will not even taste it. Another tip is to use butter or coconut oil when cooking dark leafy greens, it makes all the difference in the world. If you have hypothyroidism make sure to only eat your greens steamed.

Fruit
A favorite way to get servings of fruit in the day is to drink a fertility smoothie. You can toss in your favorite antioxidant rich fruits with some other ingredients and fertility superfoods and you have easily taken care of your fruit, nuts/oils and some protein for the day.

Nuts
Make a trail mix combining the most important fertility nuts and seeds. You can also add nuts to your smoothies, make nut milks and add nuts to your oatmeal and cookies.

Eggs
Get creative and add farm fresh eggs to your smoothies, make custards, frittatas, fried rice, omelets, over easy, etc.

Liver
Find a recipe for pate that you love and enjoy it once a week. You can also sneak liver into pasta sauce and tacos.

Lentils and beans
Experiment with making hummus with various types of beans, especially lentils. You can also make a lentil sloppy joe, re-fried lentils for tacos. I have also seen beans used in cake and brownie recipes.