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What To Eat To Get Pregnant

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By: Staff Report We all know it's important to eat well while pregnant, but what and how you eat prior also has a significant impact on your fertility and pregnancy. According to dieticians at Loyola University Health System (LUHS), women who follow a Mediterranean-style diet increase their chances of getting pregnant. That means a menu plan high in vegetables, vegetable oils, fish and beans. Along with good
The Refined Chef: Mediterranean Turkey Casserole

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By: The Refined Chef Description: A great casserole. The National Pasta Association provided this recipe. Ingredients: 1 pound Medium Egg Noodles, uncooked 1 14 1/2-oz. can low-sodium chicken broth 1 cup skim milk 1 tsp. salt 1/4 cup cornstarch 2 cups chopped cooked turkey 1 14-oz. can artichoke hearts, drained and quartered 1 7 1/2-oz. jar roasted red peppers, drained and sliced 9 Kalamata olives, pitted and sliced 1/2 cup grated part-skim mozzarella cheese 1/2 cup white wine 1
The Refined Chef: Baked Mediterranean Style Red Mullet

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By: The Refined Chef Description: This Baked Mediterranean Style Red Mullet is a great dinner option during the week or with friends over the weekend. Serve with a side salad and lemon parsley potatoes. Enjoy! Ingredients: 2 whole fresh red mullet about 1/3 lb each - cleaned (gutted and scaled but leave head on) 1 lemon - thinly sliced 1 juice orange - thinly sliced A few sprigs of fresh
The Refined Chef: Mediterranean Watermelon Salad

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By: The Refined Chef Description: Watermelon and feta is a great combination. The National Watermelon Promotion Board provided this recipe http://www.watermelon.org/. Ingredients: 6 cups torn mixed salad greens 3 cups cubed seeded watermelon 1/2 cup sliced onion 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese 1 dash cracked black pepper Serving size: 6 Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 0 Directions: In large bowl, mix all ingredients except oil and pepper. Just before
Still Breastfeeding After 18 Months

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By: Mary Targia Almonte With this being National Breastfeeding Month, Mary Targia Almonte figured it’s about time she gives a YUM’s perspective on the breastfeeding matter Since the announcement of the Latch On NYC initiative by Mayor Bloomberg’s administration, I’ve been fuming over this topic. Actually, rewinding a little further, my "Spidey Senses" first started tingling when the controversial Time Magazine (that no one could stop talking
Get More from a Glass of Juice

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By: Carolina Pichardo Young Urban Moms, celebrate National Fresh Squeezed Juice in the U.S. this week with some healthy kid friendly recipes This week, many are celebrating National Fresh Squeezed Juice in the U.S. and we want to join in on the fun! Welch's Grape Juice is not what's traditionally celebrated this week, but this delicious drink deserves to be part of the national juice week festivities
Friday Dinner with The Refined Chef

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By: The Refined Chef Editor's Note: That's it's for this week's dinner recipe week. Thank you to Seth of The Refined Chef for sharing with us such great recipes! Take a look at great recipes both Young Urban Moms and their kids will love! Fairy Tale Eggplant with Pea Shoot Salad and Reduced Balsamic Vinaigrette Ingredients 7-10 fairy tale eggplants (they are about 2-4 inches in length) 1 medium size
Thursday Dinner with The Refined Chef

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Editor's Note: We're switching it up a bit, because we just want a sweet excuse - like this one. This is a must-do for your family this week! By: The Refined Chef Find healthy, kid-friendly recipes that urban mothers and their kids will love. Try this delicious "Homemade Pumpkin Pie" as a special treat for your family! Homemade Pumpkin Pie Ingredients 1-2 small to medium sized Sugar Baby (you
Wednesday Dinner with The Refined Chef

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By: The Refined Chef Enjoy young mother tips for creating healthy kid friendly recipes on our mom blog Lamb Rib Chops with Rainbow Swiss Chard Ingredients 4 lamb rib chops 4 cups chopped rainbow swiss chard 1.5 tablespoons diced shallots 1 clove diced garlic Pinch of red pepper flakes (optional) 1 tablespoon unsalted butter (optional) Olive oil Salt and pepper to taste The mild lamb pairs nicely with the slight bitterness of the swiss chard (and the
Tuesday Dinner with The Refined Chef

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By: The Refined Chef Young Urban Moms will enjoy this dinner idea from "The Refined Chef" Chicken with Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup Over Wild Rice Ingredients Mushroom Soup 4 cups raw sliced mushrooms (2 cups baby portobello, 2 cups crimini) 1/2 cup heavy cream 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth 1.5 teaspoons fresh thyme 2 tablespoons chopped shallot 2 tablespoons butter Salt and pepper to taste 1 cup wild rice - I like Minnesota wild rice 1