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Chicken Salad Wraps

Guaranteed crowd-pleasers, these wraps are perfect for leftover grilled chicken. The distinctive salty flavor from the fish sauce is balanced by fresh mint and lemon juice.

» Chicken Salad Wraps

Lemony Lentil Salad with Salmon

Salmon and lentils are a familiar combo in French bistro cooking; here they combine in a quick and easy salad. For the best presentation, flake the salmon with a fork, then stir gently into the salad to keep it in chunks, not tiny bits.

» Lemony Lentil Salad with Salmon

Fettuccine with Shiitake Mushrooms & Basil

EatingWell reader Sidra Goldman of Washington, D.C., contributed this fresh-tasting whole-wheat pasta recipe. Lemon zest accents the basil beautifully.

» Fettuccine with Shiitake Mushrooms & Basil

Korean-Style Steak & Lettuce Wraps

These wraps should be served with lots of condiments: kimchee, for sure, but also nonfat yogurt and shredded carrots dressed with rice vinegar. Serve the various components of the dish separately and let your family or guests build their own wraps to taste.

» Korean-Style Steak & Lettuce Wraps

Cube Steak Milanese

The economical cube steak is elevated to new heights in this recipe. The salad, with chopped arugula, basil, tomatoes, onion and sharp Italian cheese, is the picture of summer simplicity; all it needs is olive oil and lemon to dress it.

» Cube Steak Milanese

Warm Green Bean Salad with Toasted Walnuts

This colorful salad makes a fine prelude to a hearty dinner. Walnut oil's distinctive flavor delivers a rich hit to the dressing.

» Warm Green Bean Salad with Toasted Walnuts

Tijuana Torta

A Mexican-style torta is just like a burrito, except the “wrapper” is a hollowed-out roll instead of a tortilla. Here it's filled with mashed spiced black beans and a quick guacamole. Take this vegetarian version to another level (and add calcium) by melting Monterey Jack cheese onto the bean side of the sandwich. Serve with: Grilled corn on the cob or Spanish rice.

» Tijuana Torta


EatingWell offers great-tasting, healthy recipes to help you sail through these important 9 months of pregnancy.

While there’s no single must-have nutrient for expectant moms, there are some—folate (folic acid), iron, calcium, omega-­3 fats and fiber—that play important roles in a healthy pregnancy. EatingWell’s food and nutrition editors have chosen recipes that provide at least 15% of the recommended daily value one or more of these nutrients. Folate-rich leafy green vegetables, beans and citrus fruits are high on our list, along with iron-rich lean red meats, fish, poultry and dried fruits and calcium-heavy, low-fat dairy. Certain fish provide safe amounts of omega-3s, and whole grains and legumes supply the fiber.

Foods to avoid are soft, raw or unpasteurized cheeses like Brie, Camembert, feta or goat cheese, high-mercury fish like shark, swordfish, king mackerel and tilefish, and alcohol. As always, go easy on saturated fats, sodium, caffeine and empty sugar calories. And ask your doctor about prenatal supplements, and about any changes to your diet or exercise program.

Enjoy these healthy pregnancy diet recipes from the EatingWell kitchen—and simplify your life in a delicious way.

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