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Pack a Picnic: Tarragon & Grape French Chicken Salad

One of my favorite things about summer is picnicking on the beach, at outdoor concerts, or just in the park hanging out with my daughters.

While you’re pregnant it’s usually recommended you stay away from processed deli meats (seemingly everyone’s “go to” sandwich for picnics). This week I’ve got a crowd-pleasing, easy to make, healthy, upscale alternative to share with you that’s perfect for packing to go.

Love Those Leafies: Easy Ideas to Get More Greens in Your Diet

You gotta love those leafies! Packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber, and proven disease-fighters; leafy greens are something we should ALL be eating more of—pregnant or not.

This is the first in a series of posts I’ll be doing on leafy greens to help you incorporate more of them in your diet for your own and your baby’s benefit.

Family Cooking Secrets from Mario Batali

 

Not many teenagers can say they have a world-famous chef at home to prepare meals, but Benno and Leo Batali are just that lucky.

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.

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