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Avocado Barley Bowl

Folate-rich avocados and protein-packed almonds both boost Baby's brain development.

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First Trimester: Ginger-Lime Sparkler

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

Healthy Breakfast Recipes That Benefit Your Baby

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

Healthy Whole Grain Scramble with Greens

This recipe delivers essential nutrients (calcium, plus vitamins A, C and K) to nourish you and your growing baby.

Cranberry-Pumpkin Granola Bars

Perfect for lunch boxes, hiking, after-school snacks or breakfast-on-the-go.

Kiwi Lychee Mocktail

Safe sipping has never tasted so delish!

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.

Vietnamese Chicken Salad

The chicken for this salad is cooked in a flavorful ginger broth. Reserve the strained broth to use in another recipe (see, Curried Thai Squash Soup), or serve it in mugs on its own to drink as a simple broth, i.e., cup-o-soup.

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.

4 Romantic Dinner Ideas for You and Your Baby Daddy

Craving a bit of intimacy and a healthy dose of comfort food? Tuck into these tasty dinner recipes from Top Chef judge (and first-time mama) Gail Simmons.

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

Strawberry and Peach Ice Pops

Cool and refreshing, these ice pops are a great way to use up leftover ripe fruit. Strawberries are loaded with folate, a B vitamin that helps protect against neural-tube defects (such as spina bifida), while peaches are an excellent source of vitamin A, which helps fight infections.

Apple-Banana-Peach Baby Food

The potassium-rich banana provides a creamy base for myriad recipes, including this puree that Cooking Channel star Kelsey Nixon began whipping up for her son, Oliver (now 2 years old), when he started solids. For this recipe, Nixon says to "use a Honeycrisp or Red Delicious apple to add just the right amount of sweetness to this mash-up." (Ages 6 months and up)

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.

Vegan Blueberry Pancakes

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

Healthy Lunch Idea: Mediterranean Chickpea Pitas with Tahini Dressing

Now that you're steering clear of cold deli meat, your sandwich selection is limited. To the rescue: a delicious chickpea-stuffed pita. It's packed with protein, fiber and immunity-building vitamin C. You can also use the bean mixture in a filling salad.

Homemade Baby Food Recipe with Carrot and Avocado

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

Avocado-Banana Baby Food

The potassium-rich banana provides a creamy base for myriad recipes, including this puree that Cooking Channel star Kelsey Nixon began whipping up for her son, Oliver (now 2 years old), when he started solids. Because Ollie was premature, I spent a lot of time trying to help him gain weight. I liked offering him avocado and yogurt, particularly for the good fat and calories. Ages 6 months and up

Grilled Zucchini Salad with Walnuts, Pomegranates & Mint-Tahini Dressing

I love tahini as a base for my dressings. The pressed sesame lends a really creamy, earthy essence, and you don't need additional oil because it's high in good fat. My husband will make the dressing while I grill the zucchini - it's great teamwork.

Healthy Recipes from Giada De Laurentiis

Consider your holiday menu done with these delicious and good-for-you dishes from the Food Network star.

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