Nick Cannon spills the (red) beans and rice ... and everything else the mom-to-be is cooking

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Eating for three would make any appetite skyrocket. With twins on the way, songbird Mariah Carey has been whipping up some delicious home-cooked meals every night, says husband Nick Cannon.

Only, it’s the father-to-be who’s packing on the pounds. “Last night we had smothered pork chops, collard greens, red beans and rice and a pecan pie with homemade whipped cream,” says Cannon, 30. “She cooks it, tastes it, but instead of laying up and eating it, I end up eating it. I think she craves it, but once she cooks it and smells it then the cravings go away.”

One thing she is eating? Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut cereal. “We have a lot of it!” says Cannon, who helped launch the new breakfast food in L.A. on Saturday.

Something else Carey, 40, has plenty of these days? Time to relax at home.

With a routine consisting of swimming a few times a day and “decorating and designing” their twins’ nurseries – “We’re building nurseries in both L.A. and New York” – the comedian, who will shoot his first live stand-up special at the Palms, Las Vegas, on March 5, says Carey is “extremely healthy and getting her Martha Stewart on.”

They’ve even narrowed down names for their twins. “They won’t be crazy names like Carburetor or something,” he says. “But they’re definitely unique.”