Meal Planning

There are many excellent cookbooks and recipes available. We have provided a 3-week meal plan, complete with recipes to get you started.

All of the following meals and recipes provide high nutrient density, lower GI foods that are recommended for improving fertility health. Only very small amounts of dairy or wheat products are included in some of the recipes. You can enjoy these recipes as well, unless you have endometriosis or food sensitivities, in which case substitutes are recommended.

It is a good idea to look over the menus and recipes before you get started. Cooking healthy meals is much easier when your pantry, fridge, and freezer are full of the right staples. A shopping list with best brands has been included to help with your shopping. A bit of planning can make it fun and easy.

The recipes make great "planned-over" meals (new word for leftovers) that can be used for a quick and easy lunch the next day. Whenever possible, these planned over lunches have been included on the menus. The motto for these meal plans and recipes is "cook once, eat twice."

Most of the food items in the recipes can be found in your local natural food store and in the "natural foods" sections of most large supermarkets. Choose ORGANIC, LOCAL, and SEASONAL food items whenever possible and shop at local farmer’s markets when available.