Summer salads are a great way to get the nutrition your body needs during fertility treatment without eating heavy. Many people enjoy summer salads for lighter eating or the ability to have a healthy meal and not have to turn on the stove. Foods like leafy greens and brightly colored fruits and vegetables pack the largest nutritional punch and can also enhance your fertility.
Use the following salad recipes to help boost fertility:
Arugula, Grape, and Sunflower Seed
This salad is packed with nutrition! Use the following ingredients and a red wine vinaigrette for a delicious salad that’s different than the norm:
- Baby arugula
- Red grapes
- Toasted sunflower seeds
- Chopped thyme
- Salt and black pepper
This salad includes a number of antioxidants, as well as folate, vitamin E, and vitamin A.
Melon and Prosciutto Salad
There is so much flavor in this salad. It can be used as part of an appetizer course or as a standalone meal. Ingredients include:
- Honeydew melon
- Fresh mint
- Lemon Juice
- Thin slices of prosciutto
- Fresh Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
Watermelon Cucumber Salad
This salad is made from everything that is great about summer. The following ingredients combine to make a great salad while keeping things light. Make the salad using:
- Cubed watermelon
- Chopped watercress
- Thin slices of Vidalia onions
- English cucumber
- Chopped fresh mint
- Chopped cilantro
- Fresh lime juice
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Kosher salt
- Reduced fat feta cheese
Maintaining your health during fertility treatment is key. Monitoring your weight, exercising regularly and eating healthy foods can boost your fertility and help to ensure you’re most likely to have positive outcomes. Additionally, preparing these healthy salads with your spouse can provide much needed closeness and communication during fertility treatment. Both of you will be healthiest and most likely to get pregnant when you’re communicating well and having time with one another.
For additional tips on foods and salad recipes to help boost fertility, contact the experts at New Hope Fertility Center. Please click the link below to enter your information and New Hope will contact you, or simply call 212-517-7676. Thank you.