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3 Delicious Mocktail Recipes

Now that you’re pregnant, it can feel like you’re missing out at dinner and cocktail parties. But that doesn’t mean that you have to sip a boring glass of water or cranberry cocktail at every gathering. “There are a lot of innovative non-alcoholic cocktails,” says Ryan Koemans, the general manager and sommelier at The Farm at Canyons Resort in Park City, Utah. “Even if there’s no options on the menu, ask the server if the bartender can suggest some options.”

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.

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).

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.

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.

Should You Eat Fish During Pregnancy?

Of all the food dilemmas you face when pregnant, seafood might be the most slippery. Fish contain nutrients essential to the developing fetal brain, but they can also be contaminated with brain-damaging mercury and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). The ecological questions are similarly confusing. Many wild fish are being fished to extinction, but fish farms can be a major source of environmental destruction as well.

Guide To Drinking Tea During Pregnancy

The ritual of making and drinking tea has been practiced for thousands of years, and for good reason. Tea contains polyphenols to protect your heart, antioxidants that may lower your risk of cancer and other nutrients that boost your immune system. When you’re expecting, the benefits get even better. A comforting cup may ease morning sickness, and even make for a shorter labor. However, some teas are potentially dangerous during pregnancy and should be avoided.

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