When you are trying to conceive, it’s especially important to nourish your body with Real Food to optimize fertility and stock your body with the materials it needs to make a healthy baby. While this sounds logical, you may be surprised by some of the suggestions below.
These nutrient-dense foods offer an abundance of fat-soluble vitamins, antioxidants, minerals and wholesome fats in six main categories: seafood, liver, full fat dairy, eggs, animal/coconut fats and bone broth. It is essential to source these foods from good quality sources including pasture raised animals, sustainably harvested fish, and organic, preferably unpasteurized dairy.
- Oysters on the half shell
- Butter on everything
- Liver and onions
- Sushi with extra masago, tobiko, and ikura
- Fermented cod liver oil with high vitamin butter oil
- Bone broth
- Homemade whipped cream
- Pastured eggs scrambled with cream or fried in butter
- Salmon with cream sauce
- Clams with drawn butter
- Mussels in their own broth
- Pate and Cheese Plate
- Fried chicken liver
- Foie gras
- Milk shakes made with egg yolk and cream
- Ice cream made with egg yolks and cream
- Homemade mayonnaise
- Clam chowder-made with lots of cream
- Cream of ___ soup
- Cheese fondue
- Taramasalata (greek dip made with carp roe)
- Caesar salad with extra dressing (egg yolk, anchovies)
- Fried Sardines
- Veggies sauteed in bacon grease
- Full fat yogurt
- Cheese burgers (Grass fed beef with ground liver mixed in)
- Spaghetti bolognese (Use grass fed beef and add ground liver and heart)
- Coconut oil, cream, butter
- Roasted potatoes in duck fat
- Flan or custard
- Homemade ranch dressing (mayo, buttermilk, creme fraiche)
- Meatloaf with hidden ground liver and heart
- Cured salmon with creme fraiche
- Fish pie (with oily fish and lots of cream)
- Popcorn slathered with ghee or butter
- Mixed of Seafood Paella
For more information on eating Real, Nutrient Dense Food for optimal fertility, pregnancy and birth, and the healthiest child possible, read this post on the alternative to prenatal vitamins and check out the awesome Beautiful Babies E-Course by Food Renegade. Bon Apetit!
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