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Healthy Snacks

Zesty Tzatziki Sauce Made With Greek Yogurt

This flavorful sauce transforms simple grilled chicken in a pita, for example, into something special. It’s also amazing drizzled over poached salmon, as a dressing for a chickpea chopped salad or enjoyed as a dip for veggies, baked pita chips, or poached shrimp. There are tons of great ways to use and cook with Greek Yogurt, a.k.a. your “secret-weapon” ingredient in the kitchen.

More Ways You Could be Using Greek Yogurt

Some foods are so flexible and multi-purpose they’re perfect to keep on hand every day. But “staple” is almost too small a word for the amazing versatility that is Greek yogurt. For starters, there’s the creamy texture and rich taste.

Greek yogurt is also a pre- and postnatal nutrition slam dunk: The low-fat variety clocks in at 170 calories, 23 grams of protein and a whopping 25% of most women’s daily calcium requirements for one cup. 

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.

The Best Pre- and Post-Workout Snacks

Hydrating adequately before, during, and after workouts is hugely important for the safety of pregnant women and their babies.

But if the idea of gulping down even more water each day sounds like a chore to you, you’ll be comforted to know that what you eat can help you stay hydrated as well.

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.  

No-Cook, No-Bake Recipes for Summer

Between the rising temperatures and your growing belly, chances are you’re struggling to keep your cool these days. When you can’t bear the idea of turning on your stovetop, don’t resort to yet another PB&J.

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.

Pumpkin Perfect

Craving something sweet? Here’s a low-fat bread that’s gorgeous, plump and brown, studded with prunes and walnuts. It also packs a nutritional wallop, being exceptionally high in vitamin A and fiber. Taking less than five minutes to mix by hand, it’s a snap to make.This moist, homey loaf is good for breakfast, as a side dish alongside savory soups or simply as a snack, especially when spread with low-fat cream cheese.

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