Alex Fioroni, the owner of Bod Nutrition known as the Nutrition Chef, has designed special diets for many of his San Diego clients who are trying to conceive. Fioroni credits a good diet for his healthy family. He and his wife have seven children between them, with an eighth on the way! Here are Fioroni’s favorite foods and a chili recipe for couples trying to have a baby.
Goji-Maca Sweet n Spicy Chili
Alex M. Fioroni, The Nutrition Chef
1.25 lbs. turkey breast; boneless and skinless, ground
5.75 ozs shallots, chopped
3/8 tsp garlic clove
2.75 ozs green bell pepper, chopped
1.25 whole jalapeno pepper, diced
1.66 cans black beans, organic
0.75 lbs diced tomatoes
2.75 tsp chile powder
7/8 tsp cumin
7/8 tsp thyme
3/8 tsp sea salt
3/8 tsp cinnamon
2 3/8 tbsp agave nectar-organic-cucamonga
1 tbsp arborio rice
1 7/8 ozs goji berries
2.5 tbsp Maca Root Powder-organic
3.75 tbsp grapeseed oil
Heat grape seed oil over medium to high heat. Sautee shallots, garlic, green pepper and jalapeno until translucent and aromatic.
Add ground turkey and sautee with vegetables until no longer pink. Then add black beans (don't drain), diced tomato, chile powder, cumin, thyme, sea salt, cinnamon, agave nectar, arborio rice, goji berries and maca root powder.
Bring to a boil, then turn down to a simmer and cover. Cook for 20-25 minutes.