August 21, 2015

Girl Diet Recipes

In a previous post I mentioned that we were going to try to have a girl using a couple methods, you can read more about them here. One of those methods is by diet, and since it's one we are trying, I thought I'd share some recipes!

In order to increase your chances of having conceiving a girl, you need to eat more calcium and magnesium-rich foods (such as dairy, leafy greens like spinach and kale, berries, rice, tofu, nuts, oranges, oatmeal, eggs, fish, etc), and avoid potassium and sodium-rich foods. 

All the recipes in this post fit that criteria and are not that hard to make in my opinion.  Feel free to share and tweak to make them your own!


Mixed Berry Smoothie

Market Pantry Frozen Mixed Berry, Old Orchard Berry Blend,
Stonyfield Greek Yogurt
  • 2-3 Cups Frozen Berries (I like to use Market Pantry Mixed Berries, but any frozen berries will do!)
  • 1 Cup Fruit Juice (I use Old Orchard Berry Blend)
  • 1 Plain Yogurt Cup (6 ounces)
Place all items in a blender and blend! Once the liquid looks smooth, poor yourself a glass and enjoy! Depending on how thick you like your smoothies will determine just how many frozen berries you use. I like mine to be creamy, but not super thick, so I usually use around 2 1/2 cups. 

Kale Chips

  • 1 Bunch of Kale
  • Olive Oil (Get the good organic stuff for this, not the one you use for cooking)
  • Seasoning Salt or Sea Salt
Cutting Kale - Image Source
Preheat your oven to 300 degrees F. Remove the kale leaves from the stem (I just tear them off, but you can cut them). Wash and dry leaves, then place in a large bowl. Mix in some olive oil (start with a half tablespoon and work from there, you don't want them to be soggy, but you want each leaf to have some oil).  Next, sprinkle on the seasoning salt or sea salt. 

You can also spice it up a bit by adding chili powder, paprika, garlic powder or garlic salt, onion powder, etc. Play around with it and find your favorite flavor. (I personally like to add chili powder every now and then)

Bake until crisp, around 20-25 minutes, turn the leaves once at the halfway mark. Remove from oven and cool for a few minutes before digging in!

Oriental One Pot 

No Yolks Broad Egg Noodles
  • Egg Noodles (I use the No Yolk brand, and only half a bag = 6oz)
  • 32 Oz Low Sodium Chicken Broth (4 cups)
  • 2-3 Cups Water (depends on how strong a Chicken flavor you want)
  • 2 Teaspoons Sesame Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Fish Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Lime Juice (about 3 limes) 
  • Lee Kum Kee Minced Ginger
  • 3 Tablespoons Ginger (you can peel or chop, or you can buy jar of already minced ginger, easy to find at an Oriental Market/Store) and/or 2 Cloves Garlic - Minced (this is where having a garlic press comes in handy)
  • 1 Package of Extra Firm Tofu (drain out of water, dab with paper towel to get rid of as much water as possible, and cut into cubes)
  • 3-4 Green Onions 
  • 3-4 Baby Bok Choy (wash and pull of leaves)
  • 1 Package Imitation Crab or Lobster Meat (The kind I get comes in an 8 oz package, but you can use however much you want! You can also use shrimp instead!)
  • 1 Cup Spinach (wash and cut off stems)
Squid Brand Fish Sauce
First you are going to pour the chicken broth and water into a stock pot or the biggest pot you have. Bring to boil, then add in the egg noodles. Add in all the liquid ingredients (sesame oil, soy sauce, lime juice, fish sauce). Mix together, then add in the ginger and garlic. Finally, add everything else to the pot and stir. Cook until noodles are done according to the package or to your liking. Removed from heat and serve! Store leftovers in fridge.

Most of the ingredients can be found in the Asian section at your grocery store, but I highly recommend finding your local Asian store to find what you need. They have more options and usually better prices. 

I'll admit this recipe looks a bit overwhelming, but many of the ingredients are optional. It's a one pot, which is what makes it simple, you just add whatever you want to it! You can ditch the soy sauce if you want less sodium (just because you are trying for a girl doesn't mean you have to go completely salt free!). Lime juice is optional, you can even just cut up a lime and add a wedge to your bowl. 

Also pretty much everything after ginger/garlic on the list is optional since it won't take away from the flavor of the soup, but those items are good for the girl diet. However, you can choose not to use tofu and just use crab meat or vice verse, or maybe not use either and throw in something else like chicken or shrimp. You can also eliminate the bok choy and add more spinach, etc.

This one is pretty much a make it your own. I tend to use what I have on hand, but for posting on here, I included the best foods for conceiving a girl (which are also the foods I am mostly using now). I have added shiitake mushrooms, and used broccoli in the past since I didn't have spinach or bok choy on hand, so feel free to play around with this one! (that is if you aren't trying for a girl, if you are, you might want to stick to the foods listed above since they are a good source of calcium and magnesium!)

Pesto Pasta

  • 1 Box of Angel Hair Pasta (or spaghetti or bow ties or penne, etc - your favorite pasta noodle)
  • 1 Cup Spinach/Baby Spinach (or you can use kale)
  • 1 Cup Fresh Basil Leaves (grow your own!)
  • 1/2 Cup Olive Oil (again use the good organic stuff)
  • 1/3 Cup Pine Nuts
  • 2-3 Garlic Cloves, Minced
  • 1/2 Cup Grated Parmesan  Cheese
L'Estornell Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Cook pasta according to box. While pasta is cooking, grab your food processor and start making the pesto. 

First, pulse the spinach and basil till all chopped up, add in pine nuts, pulse a few more times, then add in the garlic and Parmesan cheese, pulse a few more times, finally, while your food processor is running on the lowest speed, slowly and steadily pour in the olive oil. 

Once it's all mixed in, your done! Just add the pesto to your pasta and enjoy! You can even mix in some shrimp or chicken. 


Tofu Stir Fry

Lee Kum Kee Hoisin Sauce
  • 1 Package of Extra Firm Tofu (drain out of water, dab with paper towel to get rid of as much water as possible, and cut into cubes)
  • 3-4 Green Onions
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Sesame Oil or Olive Oil
  • Sesame Seeds for Topping (optional)
  • 1/4 Cup Hoisin Sauce 
  • 1-2 Tablespoons of Low Sodium Soy Sauce 
  • 2-3 Cloves of Garlic, Minced
  • 1 Teaspoon Minced Ginger (optional)
  • 2-3 Bok Choy (can use spinach instead)
  • Rice (I usually make 2 cups in my rice cooker and save the leftovers for later)
In a bowl stir together the hoisin sauce, soy sauce, and garlic. Set aside.

In a skillet or wok heat oil over medium heat. Add in tofu cubes in a single layer, cook without stirring for about 5 minutes, then turn them and brown the other side for a few more minutes.

Poor your sauce mixture over your tofu and lower the heat. Let simmer for a few minutes (if needed, add more hoisin sauce). Then add in your bok choy or spinach and cook until tender (don't let it sit too long or your veggies will shrivel!).

Serve with rice and enjoy!

Really Simple Meals

These are recipes I don't feel the need to give the ingredients or instructions since they are pretty simple and you can easily find them yourself.

  • Blueberry (or raspberry) Pancakes and Scrambled Eggs
  • Grilled Turkey and Cheese Sandwich
  • Salad (great way to get your greens in - kale, spinach, etc, can add chicken or shrimp, cheese, etc!)
  • Tuna Sandwich (mix tuna with mayo, I like to also add in relish)
  • Peanut butter and Jelly Sandwich


For More Girl Diet Recipes - Check out My Pinterest Board Here

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