How is Medical Monday & infertility about salad? That question is simple to ask and answer.
The answer is that infertility and food have a relationship that is complex and layered. Sort of like the food art that Laura Wolfe, RDN, CDN, CDE has put together here for us.
It’s really pretty, isn’t it?
It’s healthy. And delicious. And easy. And relatively inexpensive. And guilt free. And well balanced. And nutritious. And easily adapted. And multi-layered. And can be what’s all ready in your refrigerator. And trendy. And perfectly proportioned. And designed just for you. And designed by you.
And! Laura Wolfe and Ellie Downs, BSN, RN, will be presenting a “What Can I Eat?” event at Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT)'s Stamford office on June 7. This workshop will offer reliable and specific ways to optimize eating on a fertility food plan to ensure that you know that you are making the wisest choices possible in trying to become healthier and ultimately, pregnant. This event is free and open to the public.
Fertility Foods & Salad Art
It’s Spring! Think Salads!
(Makes One Serving)
Add the ingredients in layers into a Mason Jar:
¼ cup black beans
Juice from one small lime
2 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp fresh cilantro
¼ cup corn
½ chopped red or green pepper
4 large red leaf lettuce leaves, torn into bite size pieces
5-6 black baked corn tortilla chips, slightly crumbled
Store in refrigerator until ready to serve.
When ready to eat, pour salad contents onto a plate, so the oil and lime juice are distributed evenly over the vegetables. Serve immediately.
Fat: 15 grams
Saturated Fat: 3 grams
Trans Fat: 0 grams
Monounsaturated Fat: 12 grams
Carbohydrates: 41 grams
Fiber: 9 grams
Protein: 8 grams
What's Your Favorite Fertility Food?
Thanks Laura, for providing such a beautiful example of how to eat in a healthy and still delicious way.
My own hint?
I do 5 jars every Sunday, so lunch is made for Monday through Friday. I prefer the salad dressing on the bottom and then I shake gently to mix.
Sort of like a martini, without the alcohol, sugar or guilt.
Send us a picture of your Fertility Food concoction.
And tell us what your favorite ingredient is- mine’s not in this one.
Ask me if you want to know mine.
And, since we’re on and’s today- send us your favorite recipes. I can submit them to Laura and Carolyn Gundell, MS (fertility nutritionist at RMACT) and see what they have to say. They may have some suggestions to make your recipe fertility friendlier.