Healthy Meal Ideas

Daphne Oz, host of The Chew, tells us her favorite preggo-friendly dishes—recipes included

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Nutritious Noshes

Daphne Oz, host of The Chew and author of Relish, has her fair share of pregnancy cravings, but she keeps them in check: "I get a good balance of the nutritious and the indulgent," she says in our February/March issue. (Exhibit A: Daphne in Palm Beach with a croissant and green juice, shown here.) Follow her lead for a healthy, happy pregnancy, starting with these nutritious noshes.

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Moroccan Lentil Soup

Daphne's been making this twist on traditional Turkish lentil soup throughout her pregnancy—she calls it "super nutrient-dense" and adds that "you can't f--- it up...sorry, screw it up." It's cozy and filling and, yep, super easy. 

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Healthy Whole Grains

Goat cheese? Check. Maple syrup? Check. Dried cherries? Check. This protein-packed whole grain dish, featured on The Chew, will keep you full for hours.

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Smoothies, Smoothies, Smoothies

"Smoothies are a great way to get a huge dose of nutrition and not think about it," says Daphne, who suggests including yogurt, kale and other greens. Tip: "Sour cherries do a great job of masking strong flavors." 

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The Basics, Made Healthy

"For lunch I do sandwiches with avocados and cheese or hummus. Or a big salad," says Daphne.

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The Perfect Pancake

The Oz Family Banana-Pecan Buttermilk Pancakes recipe is a healthy way to curb pregnancy cravings. "The sweet caramel of bananas and buttery pecans has always been my favorite," adds Daphne.

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