Food is all-powerful, providing nutrients that give us energy for activities, growth, and for when we are trying to conceive. It also can play a role in lowering disease risks and has even been associated with improved fertility for women trying to conceive. According to the National Library of Medicine, diets high in unsaturated fats, whole grains, vegetables, and fish have a correlation with improved fertility in both women and men. 

Recipes To Help Naturally Boost Fertility

At Carolina Infertility Institute, we understand the connection between food choices and fertility. That’s why we have compiled a list of recipes full of foods to help nourish your body, boost overall health, and help balance hormones. Here are five delicious recipes for women trying to conceive, providing vitamins, minerals, and other essential nutrients:

  1. Turkey Taco BowlsThe Hormone Dietician

Are you craving a Mexican-inspired meal that packs in healthy fats, fiber, and protein and is PCOS-friendly? Well, look no further. These turkey tacos bowls are perfect for women trying to conceive. To recreate this recipe, you’ll need the following:

  • 4 cups romaine lettuce chopped
  • 8 oz ground turkey cooked
  • 1 cup black beans, drained
  • 4 radishes sliced
  • ¼ cup black olives
  • 1 cup cocktail or cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 cup guacamole
  • 2 green onions thinly sliced

This recipe only calls for 10 minutes of prep time and is a great way to fit in all the food groups and essential nutrients!

  1. Sheet Pan Baked Eggs And VegetablesThe Mediterranean Dish

Not only are sheet pan meals delicious, but they’re quick and easy too! This sheet pan-baked eggs and vegetable recipe is colorful and chock full of phytonutrients, vitamins, healthy fats, and protein. Try this boldly flavored recipe for breakfast, lunch, or dinner:

  • 1 green bell pepper, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 orange bell pepper, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 medium red onion, halved, then thinly sliced
  • Kosher salt and black pepper
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 large eggs
  • Chopped fresh parsley, a large handful
  • 1 Roma tomato, diced

Another great thing about this recipe is you can opt for whatever vegetables you like best. Switch it up by choosing zucchini, summer squash, broccoli, carrots, beets, or sweet potatoes. Additionally, if you’re looking to add more protein or flavor, try adding chopped bacon, sausage, chorizo, or cheese. 

  1. Grapefruit Avocado SaladA Royal Daughter

This grapefruit avocado salad is not only packed full of ingredients for women trying to conceive but beautiful, too! Check out this light, fresh, nutrient-packed grapefruit avocado salad:

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 ruby red grapefruit
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1 cup lettuce, torn into bite-sized pieces
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Salt

Grapefruit and sunflower seeds are great sources of calcium, choline, fiber, folic acid, phosphorus, and vitamin A. In fact, did you know one serving of sunflower seeds contains 57% of the recommended daily value of folic acid? 

  1. Avocado BrowniesDetoxinista

Desert should never be forgotten. These avocados brownies are a great, healthy alternative for women trying to conceive. Check out these rich, fudgy, and naturally gluten-free avocado brownies:

  • 1 ripe avocado (about 6 ounces; 1/2 cup mashed)
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder (or cocoa powder)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (use a dairy-free brand, if needed)

Now that you have five recipes for women trying to conceive, it’s time to get cooking! It is important to remember that severe infertility cases cannot be cured by even the healthiest of diets or lifestyle changes. Luckily, at Carolinas Fertility Institute, we are dedicated to helping you build your family with personalized care and attention. We provide the latest and most technologically advanced treatment options for fertility. If you are struggling to get pregnant, we can work with you to devise a personalized treatment plan. Call us at (336) 448-9100 to make an appointment in the Triad or (844) 686-2233 for our Charlotte office.