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Posted by The MAB Team on 5/5/2011 to Nutrition
As stated numerous times, by numerous people; diet is so crucial when trying to conceive.  Although you already know this, are you still in the dark on how to prepare healthy foods?  Well look no further, here is a small collection of recipes, the homework was done for you

Women need 75 mg per day of vitamin C, while men need 90 mg a day.  We all know that vitamin C is crucial; it’s a strong antioxidant, sustains blood cells….etc.  Thanks to Martha Stewart here is a delectable Mashed Sweet and Russet Potatoes with herbs for your side dish.

Ingredients

Serves 4

4 garlic cloves (do not peel)
½ tsp extra-virgin olive oil
2 med. Sweet potatoes, prick with a fork
2 med. Russet potatoes, prick with a fork
1 tbsp unsalted butter
2 tbsp coarsely chopped parsley (fresh is best)
1 tbsp of sage (fresh)
1 3/4  tsp salt
Pinch of ground pepper
½ cup plain low fat yogurt

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Place garlic in a piece of foil; drizzle with oil.  Fold and place with the potatoes on the center rack of the oven.
  • Bake, flipping halfway through, until the sweet potatoes are tender (45 min).  Remove sweet potatoes from the oven and set aside.  Continue to bake the russet potatoes (another 15 min).  Remove from the oven and let cool slightly.
  • Peel potatoes.  Mash in a medium bowl.  Squeeze garlic from skins into the bowl and stir in the butter, parsley, sage, salt and pepper.  Don’t forget the yogurt and serve.
  • Compliments of Sunkist we have our main course;
  • Asian Chicken and Orange Lettuce Wraps – serves four
  • Ingredients

    Serves 4

    ½ lb. ground chicken and turkey
    ½ cup finely chopped red bell pepper
    ½ cup finely chopped onion
    2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    1 ½ tsp finely chopped fresh ginger
    2 tbsp lemon juice
    2 tbsp hoisin sauce
    2 tsp brown sugar
    1 ½ tsp sesame oil
    1 tsp. low sodium soya sauce
    7 srops red pepper sauce
    2 oranges, washed, peeled, seeded and chopped
    2 tbsp cilantro or Italian parsley leaves
    1 head of iceberg lettuce

    Directions

  • In a large skillet, sauté chicken, crumbling and cooking until brown.  Then sauté pepper, onion, garlic, and ginger for 2 minutes.  Add meat to mix.
  • In a small bowl, blend lemon juice, hoisin sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil, soy sauce and red pepper sauce.
  • Pour sauce mix into pan and coat chicken, simmer until sauce is absorbed.  Stir in orange pieces and cilantro.  Serve with lettuce cups.
  • So there’s two recipes to get you well on your way to your daily intake  of Vitamin C.  Enjoy!

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