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All About Ease

Nourish yourself and your growing baby with simple dishes and our 5-day eating plan.


Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Meanwhile, place a large skillet over medium heat. When hot, add oil and garlic; cook until garlic turns golden, about 1 minute. Add peppers, broth, salt and pepper flakes. Cover and cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

    Cook penne according to package directions (approximately 12 minutes). When penne is cooked, add frozen peas and stir. Drain penne and peas. Add penne, peas, prosciutto and basil to pepper mixture in skillet. Gently toss to mix; season with salt and red pepper to taste.

    Top each portion with grated Romano cheese and serve.

Nutritional information per serving (1 2/3 cups): 381 calories, 24% fat (10 g), 56% carbohydrate, 20% protein, 9 g fiber, 3 mg iron, 210 mg calcium, 85 mcg folate.

Rotisserie Chicken Salad

Serves 4

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: None

    2     bags packaged mixed baby greens

    1     cup fat-free herb croutons

    2     tomatoes, cut into wedges

    7     teaspoons olive oil, divided

    7     teaspoons balsamic vinegar, divided

    2     cups skinless, rotisserie-cooked chicken, shredded

    1/2  cup crumbled, pasteurized goat cheese

       Salt and pepper, to taste

Place greens, croutons and tomatoes in a large salad bowl. Add 3 teaspoons each oil and vinegar; toss to mix.

Place equal amounts of salad on 4 plates. Arrange chicken and goat cheese over greens; drizzle each salad with 1 teaspoon each oil and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper and serve.

Nutritional information per serving (4 cups): 312 calories, 49% fat (17 g), 17% carbohydrate, 34% protein, 4 g fiber, 4 mg iron, 100 mg calcium, 241 mcg folate.

Cod Ranchero

Serves 4

Prep time: 6 minutes

Cook time: 18 minutes

    2     tablespoons olive oil

    1     medium onion, peeled and chopped

    2     garlic cloves, minced

    2     10-ounce cans diced tomatoes with green chiles, drained

    1     teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

           Salt and pepper, to taste

    4     6-ounce cod filets

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; sauté for 3 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and Worcestershire sauce; season with salt and pepper.

Place filets in tomato mixture; spoon a small amount of sauce over fish. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes, or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Drizzle fish with remaining sauce.

Nutritional information per serving (1 filet and 1 cup sauce): 231 calories, 32% fat (8 g), 13% carbohydrate, 55% protein, 2 g fiber, 1 mg iron, 42 mg calcium, 17 mcg folate.


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