Recipe: Zucchini Slice

Looking for a delicious way to use up leftover veggies & boost your fertility? Try this easy nutritious zucchini slice. Packed with protein, choline, iron, iodine, vitamin D + so much more! It ticks all the boxes for a satisfying snack or an easy meal that can be prepped in advance.

You will need:
Dash/spray of olive oil
8 eggs 
1 large zucchini 
1 small sweet potato 
1 can of corn kernels 
1/2 cup cheese, grated
100g diced bacon
Salt & pepper. (optional)


Steps:

  1. Preheat oven to 180C and grease oven proof tray. 
  2. Add dash of olive oil to a small frypan and cook bacon until crispy. Drain on paper towel. 
  3. Prepare zucchini and sweet potato. Wash, dry and grate. Once grated remove as much moisture/water as possible. Add to a large bowl. Set aside. 
  4. Rinse and drain corn, add to the bowl with grated veggies.
  5. In a medium bowl, crack eggs and whisk. 
  6. Add cheese and bacon into the bowl with the grated veggies. Then add the eggs and mix until evenly combined. 
  7. Add mixture to an oven proof dish and cook for ~40 mins or until golden brown on the top and cooked all the way through.

Enjoy!


Notes:

  • Recipe makes 9 large slices.
  • Freeze into portions for an easy to grab meal or snack. 
  • Super versatile – any veggies can be used! 

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Recipe: Tofu Fried Rice

Looking for a way to include more plant proteins in your fertility/pregnancy diet? Try this tofu veggie fried rice for your next meat free meal! 

You will need:
Olive oil for cooking
1 block of firm tofu, cubed
Cornflour (for coating)
500g packet of frozen vegetables (I used a diced variety)
2 cups of rice (I used a mix of brown rice & quinoa)
2 eggs, whisked
Sauce: 3 tbsp each of soy sauce, sweet chilli and natural peanut butter.


Steps:

  1. Prepare rice as per instructions.
  2. Prepare the tofu: Using paper towel pat the tofu to remove any moisture and then cut into cubes.
  3. In a large bowl add the tofu and add enough cornflour to coat. Combine until coated evenly.
  4. Prepare the sauce: in another bowl combine 3tbsp each of soy sauce, sweet chilli and natural peanut butter. Set aside.
  5. Prepare the egg: In a small bowl whisk 2 eggs and set aside.
  6. Heat oil over medium heat in a large frypan or wok. Add the egg and once cooked remove from the pan (this will only take 1-2 mins). Set aside.
  7. Add the tofu and cook until browned on both sides.
  8. Add the sauce and stir through until combined and all the tofu is coated.
  9. Add the diced vegetables and cover with a lid for ~2-4 mins to help them cook through.
  10. Add the egg back in and the cooked rice and stir to combine.

Enjoy!


Notes:

  • Recipe serves 4
  • If you don’t like tofu or plant based alternatives, include your favourite meat. 
  • If you want to save time cooking you can use microwave rice but for fertility/pregnancy I would encourage you to take it out of the packet and cook it in the frypan to reduce exposure to BPA (a compound commonly found in plastics).

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