Weeknight Dinner: Amazing Grilled Cheese

 Good Pregnancy Eats

 

Weeknight Dinner: Amazing Grilled Cheese

 

Grilled cheese sandwich is a favorite of many. With layers of smooth melted cheese between two slices of bread it’s a great weeknight meal with little prep time or fuss. Pair a grilled cheese sandwich with tomato soup or a garden salad for a full meal.

Try one of these three recipes (each recipe makes 1 serving) and be sure to check out my pro cooking tips below.

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Almond Raspberry Orange Muffins with Chocolate Chips

Almond Raspberry Orange Muffins with Chocolate Chips

These muffins are my favorite! I love the sweetness of the fresh raspberries and orange zest, and the light and soft texture of the almond cake. The sliced almonds lightly toast during baking, giving a crunchy and beautiful topping. You can serve them with brunch, enjoy them as a snack or dessert, or as a sweet and fruity breakfast addition.

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Roasted Red Pepper Aioli

This smooth, creamy dip made from freshly roasted red peppers goes with almost anything. It’s great as a spread on bread, as a dip with chips, or served with baked potato. Roast the bell peppers the day before (steps 1-6), so they have plenty of time to cool down. Then finish the rest of the dip in less than 5 minutes the next day.

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What Every Expecting Mom Should Know About DHA

Good Pregnancy Eats 

Have you ever heard of docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA for short? Many moms have not heard of DHA or are unsure about what this nutrient really is. Keep reading to learn what DHA is exactly and how it can help both you and baby.

 

What is DHA and why is it important?DHA helps baby's brain and eyes to develop

DHA is part of a healthy group of fats called omega-3 fatty acids. Individuals of all ages need DHA because it is an important nutrient for the brain and eyes. DHA also has many benefits during pregnancy.

Lower risk of preterm birth, increased gestational length, and increased birth weight are only a few of these benefits. DHA also supports healthy development of baby’s nervous system and eyes. In the third trimester the fetus has the greatest needs for DHA to help with healthy brain develop.

For these reasons, a mother’s needs for DHA increase during pregnancy. Many pregnant women consume only 50mg of DHA per day, compared to the recommended 300mg per day. The body is able to synthesize small amounts of DHA from other omega 3 fatty acids. However, this amount is not large enough to meet the needs of the growing fetus. That is why you should get enough DHA from foods on a regular basis throughout your pregnancy.

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Homemade Chili with Italian Sausage

Now is a great time to pull out your slow-cooker, or buy one if you don’t already own one. These gadgets are amazing! They help you save time on prepping, cooking, and even clean-up! I’ve got an easy Homemade Chili recipe you can make this weekend! It’s a crowd-pleaser and sooo easy to make!

Cozy up to a hot bowl of homemade chili with Italian Sausage. This is an easy recipe that cooks slowly over 4 hours with little supervision, so you can catch up on work or just relax, knowing there’ll be a full meal waiting for you. You may substitute ground mild Italian Sausage with ground beef.

Make this delicious Homemade Chili with Italian Sausage in your slow-cooker

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Learn how to make the world's best savory orange sauce from scratch!

World’s Best Savory Orange Sauce

 

I spent the whole day testing recipes and am soooo excited to share this recipe with you! Good cooking is wonderful, but great cooking is something that gets me very energized. So believe me when I say, this recipe is incredible. You will want to try this for dinner tonight.

My goal for today’s recipe testing was simple: to test a homemade rendition of orange chicken using my slow-cooker. After all, I wanted to be sure this recipe was going to be delicious and successful so you can repeat it in the comfort of your own kitchen.

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