Salmon and Avocado Salad – a great recipe for your hormones and fertility

by

A couple of weeks ago I was skimming through Pinterest looking for new recipes and happened upon an infographic with different ways to “perfect your salad”. In the same few minutes, I passed another post about the health benefits of avocado and knew I needed to step out of my comfort zone when it came to eating avocados. So I came up with a salmon and avocado salad!

avocado and fertility

I grew up hating them and only in the last few years I’ve gotten to love them, but only in my tacos and Mexican fare. In my quest to keep my body functioning as it should, I’ve been stepping out of my comfort zone and trying new recipes. The first one inspired by that nifty little salad combining pic!

salmond and avocado

tuna and avocado salad

Salmon and Avocado Salad

A tasty way to boost your nutrient stores, balance your hormones, and increase your fertility through food.

5.0 from 1 reviews
Salmon and Avocado Salad - a great recipe for your hormones and fertility
 
Ingredients
  • 1 can (or about 6-8 ounces) of salmon
  • ½ avocado, cubed
  • ½ small red onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon basil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • optional - chopped almonds
Instructions
  1. Drain salmon and place in small bowl with chopped onion, lemon juice, and seasonings.
  2. Stir to combine and taste to see if you need more salt.
  3. Add avocado (and almonds if using) and gently stir until it's fully incorporated.
  4. Serve over lettuce, toast, or enjoy plain.
Notes
Variations:

Use canned tuna instead and omit basil.

Use shredded chicken and omit lemon - add minced garlic.

  salmon and avocado salad

Cooking for fertility

Avocados

Containing more potassium than bananas, avocados are a great source of nutrients like folate, vitamin E, and vitamin B6 as well as an excellent source of monosaturated fat.

Salmon

Wild caught salmon to be more specific, is full of healthy omega 3 fats that contain the ever important EPA and DHA. DHA is really important for fertility and hormone balance! It’s crucial to the formation of neurons and helps protect the brain from oxidative damage. In traditional Chinese Medicine, they believe that eating fresh wild salmon contributes to yin which is an essential factor in her ability to generate healthy follicles and ample amounts of cervical fluid. The omega 3 fats are also important for proper brain development for babies in utero and while nursing.

Almonds

A good source of monounsaturated fats, almonds also contain plenty of vitamin E, manganese, and biotin (a B vitamin). If you soak and dehydrate them first they are even better for you! And they add a great crunch to this salad.

 

Dietary variations:

Whole foods diet – you can include a piece or two of homemade bread or sprouted toast is a great addition.

Paleo/Primal/Grain-free – skip the bread and eat your salad as is or over some fresh lettuce.

THM – without the bread, this is considered an S meal, with 1 slice of sprouted toast, it’s an S Helper.

Fast Metabolism Diet – for phase 3 use fresh salmon instead of canned or use shredded chicken or canned tuna. Skip the bread and add a phase 3 fruit if you’re making it for lunch, but include 1 slice of sprouted toast, extra veggies, and no fruit if making it for dinner.

Gluten-free – swap out any gluten-containing bread with GF versions (like this gluten-free sourdough bread) or skip the bread entirely.

Donielle Baker

Donielle Baker

owner and editor of Natural Fertility and Wellness at Natural Fertility and Wellness
Donielle believes women can learn how to heal their bodies & balance their hormones through natural methods. An advocate for natural health, she has a passion for nourishing/real food nutrition and natural living. Her personal background includes both infertility and miscarriage and she started Natural Fertility and Wellness in 2008 in order to share all of the information she found helpful in her journey to heal from PCOS and overcome infertility.
Donielle Baker
Donielle Baker
Donielle Baker
Many of the links on this site are affiliate links, which mean that the owner of the site may earn a small commission from your purchase through the company. We will not recommend a company that we do not purchase from ourselves and we thank you for your support. No contributor or author on this site is a medical doctor and the statements made here have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. These statements are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure or prevent any disease. This notice is required by the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. Read our privacy policy and full disclosure here.
  • Krystal says:

    This sounds really yummy Donielle! I do something similar with tuna. Thanks for sharing!

  • Kelly says:

    What a great twist! 🙂 This looks delicious, and it could be a great way to use any leftovers from cooking fish. I’m always looking for ways to use fish leftovers, and half the time I end up throwing them away. Thanks for a great tip!

    I’m Kelly from New Chapter, a vitamin and supplement company from Vermont. We are seeking bloggers to join our Pure & Perfect Blogger Campaign and to review our Perfect Prenatal multivitamin. Because we love your posts, we’d be pleased to have you join our blogger outreach program to review Perfect Prenatal. If you’d be interested, please contact Kelly at [email protected].

    Best Regards,

    Kelly on behalf of New Chapter, Inc.

  • Fix your fertility naturally

    Fix Your Fertility ebook
    empowered charting ebook

    We Support

    Learn more about sponsoring a child.
    >