Establishing a healthy diet is critical when you’re trying to conceive. Both you and your partner need a much higher amount of macronutrients (energy) and micronutrients (vitamins) during your fertility journey! Now, this doesn’t mean that your meals have to be bland, or stressful to prepare. However, your meals should include whole grains, lean protein, fruits + vegetables (preferably organic) + full-fat dairy products.
Don’t stress. We’ve put together a super quick, easy, and totally delicious meal to give you and your partner the nutrients you need to boost your chances of conception!
Steak and Skillet Tomatoes:
- 3 tsp. olive oil
- 2 strip steaks (1-inch thick)
- Salt and black pepper (desired amount)
- 2 pints organic grape tomatoes
- 1/4 cup of fresh oregano leaves
How does this meal help you conceive?
Well, let's break it down!
Olive oil is rich in antioxidants–this helps protect your eggs from damage. It’s also packed with omega 3 fats, which pumps blood to your uterus and improves fertility hormones! Yay!
Steak is an amazing food choice to help with sperm quality. Red meat has been known to boost L-carnitine, CoQ10, zinc, protein, and vitamin B12. It should be a staple in your TTC diet.
Grape Tomatoes have a high content of lycopene. Lycopene has been found to increase sperm count by 70%. (In other words, eat lots of grape tomatoes.)
Now, let’s make it!
In a large skillet, add 2 tsp. of olive oil over medium heat. On both sides of your steak, season to your liking with salt and pepper, then add to the skillet. Cook your steak until it is to your liking. Let the meat sit for 5 minutes before slicing up.
Wipe the skillet, and add in your grape tomatoes. Add 1 tsp of olive oil to the pan to coat it, and increase the heat to medium - high. Once the tomatoes begin to soften, add in the oregano, give it a stir and serve with the steak.
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