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Also called "Forbidden Rice," tender Chinese black rice has a nutty, floral taste and a high level of the same anthocyanin antioxidant that gives blueberries their superfood status and dark hue. High intakes of antioxidants during pregnancy can help boost your immune system and may reduce the risk of type II diabetes, obesity and wheezing in your child.
To combat queasiness, try popsicles, dry toast, ginger ale and citrus-flavored water.
With fresh tomatoes and legumes, this medley offers vitamin C and protein. For babies ages 8 months and up
Finally, a dessert that's just as good for your body as it is your taste buds. This decadent-tasting mousse gets its rich, creamy texture from avocado, which delivers potassium to fend off pregnancy leg cramps. It's also loaded with folate, an important nutrient for your baby's neural development. Look for avocados that aren't too hard or soft, and garnish your mousse with fresh fruit or coconut flakes.
Give your ravenous self--and your bump--plenty of energy and nutrients with these delectable breakfasts.
Get the party started with these adorable and delicious baby shower cakes, well worthy of sharing. (The ideas, not the cake. You'll want that all for yourself!)
Expand your baby's palate with these easy, colorful recipes from the cookbook Around the World in 80 Purees.
Spruce up your salad greens--or any food--with this no-recipe recipe for an unbeatable homemade dressing.
Even the choosiest of palates will love the results of this roasting technique.
The OBGYN made famous by the TV series The Doctors came on Fit Pregnancy and Baby's Facebook page to broadcast a live video with two recipes that are perfect for quelling those early pregnancy waves of nausea: a mommy mix snack and a ginger peach Soothe-Me Smoothie. Here's how to make them...
To get the best texture, use only frozen berries when making this smoothie recipe.
If you don't mind using another small skillet, toast the pine nuts in the olive oil and pour the hot mixture over the rest of the pilaf.
Craving a banana beverage - without the mess? New moms should try Jamba Juice's Triple Revitalizer; it's part of their new line of freshly squeezed juices. (Preggos will need to wait, since the juices are non-pasteurized.)
A touch of fresh ginger in this creamy peach blend can help ease a queasy stomach.
The oat bran and salt are my additions to this recipe, adapted from Nigella Kitchen. Children are very handy banana mashers.
It gets its kick from ginger, which has been shown to calm queasiness and nausea.
Cool and refreshing, these ice pops are a great way to use up leftover ripe fruit. Strawberries are loaded with folate, a B vitamin that helps protect against neural-tube defects (such as spina bifida), while peaches are an excellent source of vitamin A, which helps fight infections.
We asked five of the country's best chocolatiers (who are also moms!) to dish on their ultimate Valentine's Day chocolate dessert recipes. The results? Pure bliss.