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5 Baby Food Recipes With International Flavor

Expand your baby's palate with these easy, colorful recipes from the cookbook Around the World in 80 Purees.

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Nigella's Chocolate Banana Muffins

The oat bran and salt are my additions to this recipe, adapted from Nigella Kitchen. Children are very handy banana mashers.

Lemony Quinoa Pilaf with Cauliflower and Pine Nuts

If you don't mind using another small skillet, toast the pine nuts in the olive oil and pour the hot mixture over the rest of the pilaf.

Avocado With Cilantro and Lime

Excerpted from Around the World in 80 Purees: Easy Recipes for Global Baby Food by Leena Saini.

Mango Oatmeal

Excerpted from Around the World in 80 Purees: Easy Recipes for Global Baby Food by Leena Saini.

Sesame Ginger Quinoa Spring Rolls

Quick-cooking quinoa (pronounced "keen-wah") has a light, nutty flavor, a slightly crunchy texture and comes in beige, red and black varieties. It's a good source of folate, a B vitamin that, when taken before conception and in early pregnancy, helps protect against neural-tube defects such as spinal bifida.

Purple Potato Mash

Excerpted from Around the World in 80 Purees: Easy Recipes for Global Baby Food by Leena Saini.

Cantaloupe With Cardamom

Excerpted from Around the World in 80 Purees: Easy Recipes for Global Baby Food by Leena Saini.

Blood Orange Basil Mocktail

Celebrate summer with this citrus beverage.

Healthy Breakfast Recipes That Benefit Your Baby

Give your ravenous self--and your bump--plenty of energy and nutrients with these delectable breakfasts.

Perfect Vinaigrette

Spruce up your salad greens--or any food--with this no-recipe recipe for an unbeatable homemade dressing.

The Best Chocolate Dessert Recipes Ever

We asked five of the country's best chocolatiers (who are also moms!) to dish on their ultimate Valentine's Day chocolate dessert recipes. The results? Pure bliss.

The Secret Way to Make Your Veggies Delicious

Even the choosiest of palates will love the results of this roasting technique.

Holiday Recipe Guide

Easy holiday dishes packed with healthy vitamins and nutrients

First Trimester: Ginger-Lime Sparkler

To combat queasiness, try popsicles, dry toast, ginger ale and citrus-flavored water.

Avocado Chocolate Mousse

Finally, a dessert that's just as good for your body as it is your taste buds. This decadent-tasting mousse gets its rich, creamy texture from avocado, which delivers potassium to fend off pregnancy leg cramps. It's also loaded with folate, an important nutrient for your baby's neural development. Look for avocados that aren't too hard or soft, and garnish your mousse with fresh fruit or coconut flakes.

Prenatal Power Smoothie

This recipe for a healthy breakfast smoothie comes from Leila Johnson, an Ayurvedic practitioner and yoga therapist in New York City - and teacher to Kourtney Kardashian, our December/January cover star. "Almonds are nourishing for mama and baby, and fat is excellent for supporting the nervous system," she says.

Sourdough Kale Strata

This casserole can be an easy, hearty breakfast if prepared for baking the day before, but it works for dinner, too. Kale contains key pregnancy nutrients calcium, folate and iron, which helps prevent your baby from developing iron-deficiency anemia. Plus, a single 70-calorie large egg contains 6 grams of protein.

Vegan Blueberry Pancakes

Heart-healthy flaxseeds and protein-rich pecans turn these flapjacks into a super stack.

7 Healthy Pumpkin Recipes to Try This Fall

Seize the season with these delish dishes.

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