What To Do If You Get The Stomach Bug During Pregnancy

I had the misfortune of coming down with a terrible stomach bug yesterday. Being 5 months pregnant, I was worried sick about my baby. My symptoms were diarrhea and vomiting every 45-90 minutes for 14 hrs. While I had heard the bug itself shouldn’t pose any risks to the baby, […]

10 Minute Salmon Gratin Recipe

I was watching a French chef highlighting some toaster-oven friendly recipes on the Today Show. He used fresh crab to make this recipe (which I’m sure tastes divine), but I chose canned salmon because: a) that was all I had, and b) it’s higher in baby brain-friendly omega-3 fats! Ingredients […]


Recipe: Gluten-free Irish soda bread

Things that are too sweet tend to make me nauseous these days, so I was devouring this Irish soda bread when a friend brought it to work the other day. It’s made with almond flour which means it’s high in protein and gluten-free! It’s just slightly sweetened with agave syrup […]


What to Eat During the first trimester of Pregnancy

Breakfast part 1) 2 whole grain crackers with 1 Tbsp peanut butter before leaving house, and part 2) Sprouted grain toast spread generously with 2 Tbsp peanut butter or almond butter, and part 3a) Large bowl of brown rice cereal with unsweetened almond milk, sliced strawberries and banana, or part […]

Faux cookie dough recipe

These things are so delicious I could eat the whole batter. And as a bonus, they happen to be raw and vegan (depending on your chocolate). This recipe is modified from my friend Heather. No, they are not meatballs. The picture doesn’t do them justice. Make them — you will […]


Folate packed kale smoothie

  Leafy greens like spinach, kale, collards as well green veggies like broccoli and asparagus are filled with folate, the B vitamin needed to prevent neural tube defects during pregnancy. I add avocado (technically a fruit!) for even more folate. While it’s crucial to get this vitamin during pregnancy, it’s […]



Jessica Marcus, MS, RD, CDN is a registered dietitian and New York State Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist. She earned her BS in biology from the University of Michigan and MS in dietetics from Eastern Michigan University.  She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Greater New York […]