Eating for Two and Beyond

Annabel Karmel makes eating well during pregnancy easy with recipes from her new book, Eating for Two: The Complete Guide to Nutrition During Pregnancy and Beyond. But good nutrition doesn't stop there. Karmel also offers new and delicious recipes for hungry kids of all ages.

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Good nutrition during and after pregnancy is important, and baby food guru Annabel Karmel makes it easy to find healthy recipes for the whole family. From ham and honey mustard quesadillas for expecting moms to first purees for baby, there's something everyone will enjoy.

Apple and Hazelnut Bircher Muesli
Oats, bran, and apple are all low-GI foods, meaning this is a great way to fuel your body through a busy morning. The flaxseed adds a boost of non-fish omega-3 oils, as well as valuable fiber.

Recipe from EATING FOR TWO Copyright © 2013 by Annabel Karmel, published by Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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Ham and Honey Mustard Quesadilla

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Ham and Honey Mustard Quesadilla

While this savory quesadilla is a great snack for expecting mamas, we're pretty sure that toddlers, big kids, and husbands will like it too.

Recipe from EATING FOR TWO Copyright © 2013 by Annabel Karmel, published by Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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My Favorite Oatmeal

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My Favorite Oatmeal

This was a favorite breakfast of my children when they were babies. Not only does it taste great, it is also packed full of nutritious ingredients. Your baby may start grabbing the spoon you use to feed her, so it is a good idea to give her a second, identical spoon to hold while you feed her. Once she can get the spoon into her mouth, try giving her food that will stick to the spoon, like oatmeal. Appropriate for 7-9 months.

Recipe from HEALTHY BABY MEAL PLANNER Copyright © 1992,2001, 2005 by Annabel Karmel, published by Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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First Vegetable Puree

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First Vegetable Puree

Carrots make excellent weaning food, as babies like their naturally sweet taste. Suitable for freezing.

Recipe from HEALTHY BABY MEAL PLANNER Copyright © 1992,2001, 2005 by Annabel Karmel, published by Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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Apple and Pear with Cinnamon

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Apple and Pear with Cinnamon

Apple and pear puree is an ideal first food, being easy to digest and unlikely to cause allergies. Choose sweet apples like Golden Delicious or Royal Gala. Some varieties, such as Granny Smith, may have too tart a flavour for your baby.

Recipe from HEALTHY BABY MEAL PLANNER Copyright © 1992,2001, 2005 by Annabel Karmel, published by Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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Mini Muffin Pizzas

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Mini Muffin Pizzas

You can use whatever toppings your child likes for these mini pizzas. Try ham and pineapple, tuna and corn, or cherry tomato and pepperoni. You can also make simple pizzas by spreading the muffins with ketchup, arranging sliced cherry tomatoes on top, covering with grated Cheddar cheese, and cooking under a broiler until lightly golden.

Recipe from TOP 100 FINGER FOODS Copyright © 2009 by Annabel Karmel, published by Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc. Photographs copyright © 2009 by Dave King

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Copyright © 2012 by Annabel Karmel, from EATING FOR TWO published by Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster.

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