It is so much easier to form new habits at the beginning of the year so why not eat healthier while boosting fertility? Add these three power foods for boosting fertility to your diet- lentils, garlic and honey. The following recipes have one of these ingredients and are super-easy for anyone to make. Bon Appetit and Baby Dust to you!
Hearty Lentil and Root Vegetable Stew
2 cans (about 14 ounces each) chicken broth
1 1/2 turnips, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 cup dried red lentils, rinsed and sorted
1 medium onion, cut into 1/2 inch wedges
2 medium carrots, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 medium bell pepper, cut into 1 inch pieces
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 slices bacon, crisp-cooked and crumbled
1/2 cup finely chopped green onion
Combine broth, turnips, lentils, onion, carrots, bell pepper, oregano and red pepper flakes in a Crock-Pot; mix well. Cover; cook on LOW 6 hours or on HIGH 3 hours or until lentils are tender.
Stir in oil and salt. Sprinkle each serving with bacon and green onions.
Recipe from Crock-Pot, The Original Slow Cooker Recipe Collection
40 Cloves of Garlic Chicken
1 whole chicken (broiler/fryer) cut into 8 pieces
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil
10 sprigs fresh thyme
40 peeled cloves garlic
Salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Season chicken with salt and pepper. Toss with a 2 tablespoons olive oil and brown on both sides in a wide fry pan or skillet over high heat. Remove from heat, add oil, thyme, and garlic cloves. Cover and bake for 1 1/2 hours.
Remove chicken from the oven, let rest for 5 to 10 minutes, carve, and serve.
Recipe from http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/40-cloves-and-a-chicken-recipe/index.html#!?oc=linkback
Honey Cocoa Bites
2 Tablespoons Honey
3 1/2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
4-5 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
Grease mini muffin tins. Mix ingredients until smooth (if lumpy, heat until smooth). Pour into muffin tins. Refrigerate until hard. Store leftovers in refrigerator.
Recipe from my friend Paulina