It’s the holiday season, so you’re probably filling up on delicious potatoes, roasted meat, and pies (so many pies!). So how do you make sure you’re eating great foods to boost your fertility as well? Plan to bring a side dish or two to share, and then make sure some ingredients are great for you – even if there’s gravy involved :)
While there’s not a lot of traditional holiday food that involves, say, kale or quinoa, you can use a great regular contender to get the nutrition you need: green beans. And better yet, you can make a fancy dish that’s still easy to prepare.
Green Beans with Garlic
3 pounds green beans, trimmed
3 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Cook the beans in boiling, salted water for five minutes or just until tender. Drain well. Cook half of the garlic in 1 tablespoon of hot oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat for about one minute, or until golden colored. Add half the beans, and sprinkle with ½ teaspoon of salt and ¼ teaspoon of pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, for about three minutes. Transfer mixture to a serving dish. Then, repeat the process for the remaining garlic and second half of beans.
From Southern Living magazine, this recipe make about a dozen servings and takes less than half an hour to prepare. The beans contain valuable protein, zinc, and iron. The protein, of course, keeps your body energized and balanced. Zinc helps both you and your partner – you by helping you ovulate, and by helping to produce semen and testosterone in your guy. And iron is very important to make sure your body and any possible developing fetus is getting the oxygen it needs to function.
So this holiday season, have that turkey and apple pie, but also fill up on some great veggies and nutrition!
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