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Cranberry-Pumpkin Granola Bars

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

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.

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.

Perfect Vinaigrette

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

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.

The Watermelon Mocktail That Boosts Your Immune System

The watermelon in this fruity beverage is packed with lycopene and vitamins A and C.

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.

Healthy Breakfast Recipes That Benefit Your Baby

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

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

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.

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)

Vegan Blueberry Pancakes

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

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.

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

First Trimester: Ginger-Lime Sparkler

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

Make Your Own Mocktail: The Non-Alcoholic Frozen Watermelon Mojito

Stay cool this summer with this booze-free beverage.

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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