When you’re feeling run down, stressed or simply want to boost your health, the best thing you can do for yourself is keep your tank on full. Running on empty will only further deplete you. This means not going more than 3-4 hours without a nourishing snack or meal.
I talk a lot about eating enough and fueling frequently (fertility is NOT the time for intermittent fasting).
Here’s why: your body needs consistency. It needs to trust that there is steady fuel coming in, so it’s safe to reproduce 🤰🤰🏾🤰🏻.
That’s where frequent fueling and nourishing, energizing snacks come in. For your fertility, your goal is to nourish yourself every 3-4 waking hours. This will keep you feeling good and keep your body feeling ready to make a baby.
The Key to Energizing Snacks for Fertility
The key to an energizing snack or meal is FFP: Fat, Fiber & Protein. This combination of macronutrients ensures a snack will fill you up, give you energy and keep you feeling full for longer.
There are so many ways to combine fat, fiber and protein to create energy dense snacks.
- Grabbing an apple (fiber)? Add almond (almonds) + protein (turkey jerky)
- Oatmeal (fiber) for breakfast? Add fat (flax & chia seeds) + protein (scoop of collagen or egg on the side).
Need more fertility snacks inspiration? Keep reading for some of our favorite options, featuring some of the best foods for fertility and pregnancy.
7 Healthy Snacks for Fertility
Try one of these easy, energizing snacks the next time you’re hungry.
Zesty Avo Cake:
Fiesta Popcorn Mix:
Blend up 1/2 cup cashews (fat) + 1/4 cup shredded coconut (fat) + 2 scoops collagen powder (protein) + 2 tsp matcha powder (antioxidants) + 4 pitted dates (fiber) + tiny pinch of real salt. Roll into balls.
Spread organic ricotta cheese (protein ) on whole grain toast (fiber). Top with slices of fresh figs or peaches (fiber & yum 🙂 and chopped up pistachio (fat). Make savory with fresh basil + a spritz of lemon. Make sweet with a drizzle of honey.
Top plain Greek yogurt (protein) with fruit (fiber) + nuts and / or seeds (fat).
Create a snack bowl with grass fed jerky (protein) + bell pepper (antioxidants) + nuts (fat) + fruit (fiber).
Dip Mary’s Gone Crackers (fat) in hummus (fiber) + nuts (protein) + veggie sticks (antioxidants).
Eat apples and berries (fiber) with all-natural peanut butter (fat and protein). Sprinkle with cinnamon for an extra flavor boost.
What Are the Best Foods for Fertility?
If you’re looking for energizing snacks that don’t just taste delicious but also boost your odds of conceiving, then it’s important to include fertility-boosting foods in your snack combinations.
Try some of these fertility superfoods in your snacks:
- Dark Leafy Greens
- Pumpkin Seeds
- Grass Fed Beef
- Chia Seeds
Come up with your own creative ways to incorporate these foods into your energizing snacks and get an added fertility boost.
Are you ready to make a baby?
Are you looking to get healthy in preparation for pregnancy?
Are you frustrated that you’re still not pregnant and want to make sure you do everything humanly possible to have a healthy pregnancy?
I can help.
I offer fertility nutrition coaching to give you custom solutions, designed for your unique physiology, to get you healthy & pregnant.
Rooting for you,
PS Want more fertility-friendly recipes? Download this free 2-week Ultimate Fertility Meal Plan.