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Kristin Cavallari’s Pregnancy Diet

Get More:  See the full Kristin Cavallari cover story—with Kristin's fashion secrets—in our April/May issue, on newsstands March 31st, or download the issue on iTunes on March 28th.

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Asado: Argentinean Grilled Steak with Salsa Criolla

Iron, protein, and vitamins A and C, make this steak the perfect prenatal dinner.  Pair it with a folate and calcium-rich spinach salad for the ultimate pregnancy power meal. Bonus: It’s so delicious you won’t even miss your usual glass of Malbec. Related:   5 Ways to Rock Your Pregnancy Diet

6 Ways to Hack Your Prenatal To-Do List

When you find out you’re pregnant, you can almost feel your to-do list Growing from XL to OMG. There are books to read, rooms to redo, an almost absurd number of things to buy—and on top of it all, you’re supposed to morph into a responsible, even-keeled, fully actualized adult in nine months. Hellooo, intimidation. “Many women are afraid they’ll be found inadequate when it comes to pregnancy and being a mom,” says Laurel Schwartz, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist in Stamford, Conn.

“They end up wasting the whole nine months worrying about falling short.”

Third Trimester Nutrition: The Diet Change to Make Now!

If you indulged a few too many pregnancy cravings during your first and second trimesters, it’s not too late to turn things around in the homestretch. In fact, the third trimester is the perfect time to get on track—the foods you eat now can impact your baby’s health long after she's born, according to a new study published in Cell.

Kelsey Nixon's Grilled Vegetable Panzanella

Recipe by Kelsey Nixon  •  Photo by Sara Remington

Quick and Easy Recipe: Homemade Chicken Soup

This chicken soup gets an infusion of extra hearty, home-style flavor, with a simple trick. Simmer the rotisserie chicken and fresh herbs in store-bought stock, while you prep and cook the veggies for the soup. Then, add one of several optional ingredients to customize the bowl to your taste. Related: The latest Easy Soup Recipes on Pinterest!

Banana Pancakes the Whole Family Will Love

Every Sunday during our family summers up in Maine, we would spend the morning feasting on pancakes. Sometimes we made them with heaping handfuls of wild Maine blueberries, but the sweet caramel of bananas and buttery pecans has always been my favorite. My mom would get up early to get the batter started, and by the time my siblings and I came down, there would be perfect cakes lining the griddle. We piled them high, poured on the maple syrup, and then went back for seconds . . .

The Red Quinoa Recipe You've Gotta Try

This protein-packed whole grain dish, featured on The Chew, will keep you full for hours. Here’s how to make it at home. Related: Daphne’s Favorite Prenatal Eats

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