The Truth About Chocolate and Fertility

  Today is World Chocolate Day, and I can’t think of a better time to discuss one of my favorite foods. Yes, I love chocolate so much that I have been known to eat it before breakfast (with my coffee!). But, there are so many other great things about chocolate besides it...

Top 5 Food Remedies for Morning Sickness from a Registered Dietitian

Morning sickness may unfortunately be inevitable for some during pregnancy. However, fertility specialist, registered dietitian, and our nutrition advisor, Tracy Lockwood Beckerman (www.tracylockwoodnutrition.com), shares some of her top remedies to alleviate symptoms of...

5 "Fertility Foods" from a Registered Dietitian

Trying to pick out the best foods during your pre-conception period is hard and can be extremely stressful. Tracy Lockwood Nutrition, a private nutrition practice in NYC, specializes in finding the right foods specifically for you during this period of time. During your...

What is The Fertility Diet?

Let’s get this out there right off the bat–-there is no magic diet that will ensure you get pregnant. However, with so many factors out of your control when trying to conceive, taking control of your nutrition can be empowering. The tenets of The Fertility Diet are gathe...

FOLATE vs FOLIC ACID: An expert explains...

Photo credit: @timehealth  Sarah Rueven (MS, RD, CDN, Mom, amazing advisor to FG) explains -- Folate is the natural form of vitamin B9, which helps with cell development and metabolism. Folic acid is the synthetic form of vitamin B9 (i.e. made in a lab) which must be s...

Energy Balls Recipe

Ingredients:  1 cup rolled oats 1/2 cup peanut butter or almond butter  1/2 cup ground flax  2/3 cup shredded coconut  1/3 cup maple syrup  1 teaspoon vanilla extract  Mini chocolate chips (to your liking) Instructions: Mix everything together in a bowl Refrigerate fo...

The Big "O" (Oatmeal) Flourless Pancakes

INGREDIENTS: 1 packet of organic oats (I like Nature's Path Blueberry Flax packets – extra Omega-3s!) 1 organic, free-range egg 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1/3 cup whole milk 1 teaspoon of almond butter (can adjust to taste)  I...

My Juices: Green Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients: 2/3 cup spinach 1/2 cup mango 1/2 cup pineapple 1/3 cup whole milk 1 teaspoon of chia seeds 1 teaspoon of maca powder 1 teaspoon of flaxseeds 1 handful of ice cubes (Optional: filtered water or organic apple or organic orange juice if more liquid is needed...

Chicka Boo: Healthy Chicken Finger Recipe

A healthy take on chicken fingers. Ingredients: 2 Organic chicken breast cutlets 3 Organic, free-range eggs 1 Tablespoon flaxseed 1 Tablespoon chia seed 2 Tablespoons coconut flakes 2 Tablespoons brown rice flour ½ Teaspoon cinnamon ½ Teaspoon paprika Instructions: P...