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Sarah Bruning

Features editor Sarah Bruning lives in Brooklyn and has contributed to CNTraveler.com, Cosmopolitan, InStyle and Family Circle. When she's not writing or editing stories for Fit Pregnancy and Natural Health, she devotes her time to baking, photography, volunteering (She's the First and Ed2010) and exploring the world bit by bit.

Grilling sun-kissed fruits supercharges their natural sweetness, making them the stars of this dessert. They also supply vitamin C, which aids in Baby’s brain development. First trimester bonus: The potassium in bananas helps quell morning sickness.Recipe by Matthew Kadey, M.S., R.D.

Kale brings vitamins A, C and K to the carb-bomb that is traditional potato salad. Beyond bolstering your immunity and digestive health, probiotics in yogurt can slash the risk for preeclampsia by about 20 percent, according to a study in the American Journal of Epidemiology.Recipe by Matthew K...

Burgers are a summertime mainstay, and there’s nothing fishy about swapping out the traditional ground beef patties for ones made with omega-3- packed salmon. Studies show that this nutritional hero may decrease the risk of prenatal and postpartum depression. Plus, slathering on the punchy avocado...

Tenders cook quickly so you can spend time chatting with friends instead of fussing over the grill. You’ll also benefit from their payload of protein, a building block for Baby’s development.Recipe by Matthew Kadey, M.S., R.D.

Rather than spooning out a mayo-heavy and calorie-laden packaged slaw, try this easy, spicy-sour Asian rendition. A cornucopia of crunchy vegetables provides fiber to squash unhealthy cravings and keep things moving.Recipe by Matthew Kadey, M.S., R.D.

This mush will be thicker and chunkier than a Stage 1 purée, but the lumps must be soft.For babies 7 to 9 months and up

Avocados are particularly high in the antioxidant lutein, which promotes healthy eyes and skin, while carrots are rich in vitamin A (also great for Baby's eyes) and disease-fighting antioxidants.For babies 6 months and up

Picking the right baby name can feel like an exercise in opposites: You want one that’s likable, but not ubiquitous—special, but not weird. Moniker maven Laura Wattenberg offers tips for striking a balance.Eye Local TrendsIf you want to ensure your kid isn’t one of five Ethans in his pre-K, lo...

Pregnant women have tons of demands on their time and energy, not the least of which is work. Day-to-day responsibilities seem that much harder when you’re also scurrying to a prenatal checkup or trying not to heave because of horrible morning sickness, but everything’s about to get mega-managea...