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How To Grill Fish On A Cedar Plank

When I teach cooking classes I always try to cover a few grill techniques because I’m a huge grill fan. It’s such an easy, tasty, low-mess, healthy way to cook. What’s more, you can toss a few things on the grill at once and have dinner done in a flash.

In The Rough: Easy Ways to Get Fiber on Board

Heartburn, constipation and indigestion are all too common during pregnancy, thanks to progesterone, a hormone produced by the ovaries that relaxes your stomach muscles and slows digestion. Luckily, there’s an easy way to ease these unpleasant side effects of expecting: up your fiber intake.

Superfood: Kale

Packed with nutrients, kale is one of the best prenatal foods around. But it can also taste like health food—especially to expectant mothers.

“When cooked, kale can smell like sulfur, which some pregnant women find unappealing,” explains Stephanie Pedersen, M.S., a holistic health nutritionist and author of Kale (Sterling Press).

Much-Requested Turkey Meatballs

The recipe for my meatballs is a perennial favorite among my personal chef clients, students in my healthy cooking classes, kids of all ages, picky eaters, carnivores… just about everyone!

I’ve probably made these for more people than any other recipe in my repertoire. Bonus: They happen to be ridiculously easy to make and super-healthy.  

Healthy Meals for $10 (or Less!)

We demand a lot from our dinners: They need to be tasty, easy to make, and packed with important nutrients for a growing belly. Oh, and they to fit within a tight grocery budget. Sound like an impossible order? Not if you choose the right ingredients, says Sharon Richter, R.D., a nutritionist in New York City. By building meals around wallet-friendly ingredients, like beans and ground turkey, you can whip up a dinner that's nutritious, delicious, and convenient, too.

Make Your Own Greek Goddess Salad Dressing

We love this idea for a Yogurt Greek Goddess salad dressing from our sister site SHAPE.com.  It uses simple ingredients that you likely have at home, it's quick and simple to make, and it's delicious! Try your dressing with one of these salads: • Chickpea Salad with Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, Corn and Black Beans

1 Food, 3 Ways: Affordable and Healthy Family Dinners

We love these ideas to "Maximize Your Meals" from our sister site  SHAPE.com.  Learn healthy ways to stretch your dollar at the supermarket and make three dinner variations with one main ingredient—chicken.

10 Simple Ways to Upgrade Your Diet

With a baby on the way, chances are your to-do list is plenty long: Get the nursery in order. Sign up for childbirth education classes. Speak with your benefits manager. It may seem like there aren’t enough hours in the day, which can make the task of prepping and eating healthy meals and snacks seem overwhelming.

Eat Better For Less

By now, you’ve probably gotten an earful of healthy eating advice. So you already know that loading your plate with fresh produce, whole grains, and lean protein is best for you and baby.

The problem is that this nutritious diet can be tough on your wallet. But that doesn’t mean that you have to go broke at the supermarket. With smart shopping strategies and a little preparation, eating right doesn’t have to cost a cent extra, says Paola Mora, R.D., a dietitian who works in the division of Maternal Fetal Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York.

Getting Into Shape After Baby. Or Not.

We hear a lot of talk in our culture about getting back into shape after baby. As a mother of two, I laugh ruefully at such talk, mumbling things like “Round and kinda bumpy is a shape.”

But it has recently come to my attention that my baby is, well, 2. As in years old. And that I haven’t taken an exercise class since the super gentle You-Just-Had-A-Baby-A-Second-Ago mom-baby yoga class so many years ago.

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