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Healthy Snacks Whoever invented these instant-gratification treats has my gratitude this long, lazy weekend. If only everything in life came together as pleasingly as hundreds of rice crispies glued to each other with chocolate-mallow glop. about 50 1 ½-i

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Healthy Lunches 4 plus leftovers for lunch 5 minutes 15 to 45 minutes (depending on whether you have pre-cooked rice)

1 quart low-sodium chicken stock

3 cups thinly sliced green or savoy cabbage

2 carrots, slic

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4 2 minutes 8 minutes

2 tablespoons olive oil (or 1 each butter and olive oil—my preference)

1 ½ pounds boneless chicken breast, sliced against the grain into ½-inch thick medallions (it&rsquo

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Also called “Forbidden Rice,” tender Chinese black rice has a nutty, floral taste and a high level of the same anthocyanin antioxidant that gives blueberries their superfood status and dark hue. High intakes of antioxidants during pregnancy can help boost

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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 prot

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Related to rhubarb, buckwheat has a grassy flavor and tender texture. It has laudable amounts of fiber to help quell pregnancy cravings. Plus, it's got magnesium, a multipurpose mineral that supports your baby’s bone development, may reduce your risk

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A relative of wheat, spelt has a pleasantly chewy texture and tastes both nutty and sweet. The ancient whole grain is packed with fiber—8 grams in each cooked cup—to help alleviate pregnancy constipation and stabilize blood sugar levels. Other nutritional

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A diminutive South American grain, amaranth has an earthy flavor and is naturally gluten-free. The seeds of the amaranth plant are rich in iron, a mineral that helps deliver oxygen to your baby for proper development. Amaranth can be cooked in liquid simi

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Healthy Lunches A meaty chicken salad sandwich on 9-grain bread is a serious challenge to the 3pm blahs. 4 10 minutes NA 2 cups chopped cooked chicken 1 small crisp apple, cored and chopped ¼ cup pomegranate seeds 2 to 3 tablespoons mayonnaise, (or substi

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I doubled the fry recipe and froze half, serving the rest with turkey burgers and green peas for Leo, quickly sautéed collards for us.

4 under 5 minutes 20 minutes

1 pound sweet potatoes, scrubbed and cut into ¼-inc

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This gluten-free, high-protein grain salad, like my usual tabbouleh, is based on Jane Brody’s excellent recipe in Read More

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