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What To Expect Eating Well When You're Expectingby Heidi Eisenberg Murkoff
Synopses & Reviews
Announcing Eating Well When You're Expecting, providing momsto- be with a realistic approach to navigating healthily and deliciously through the nine months of pregnancyand#8212;at home, in the office, over the holidays, in restaurants. Thorough chapters are devoted to nutrition, weight gain, food safety, the postpartum diet, and how to eat when trying to conceive again. And, very exciting, the book comes with 150 contemporary, tasty, and healthy recipes that feed mom and baby well, take little time to prepare, and are gentle on queasy tummies.
A departure from its predecessor, What to Eat When Youand#8217;re Expecting, which has 976,000 copies in print, Eating Well loses the whole-wheatierthan- thou attitude, and comes with a light, reader-friendly tone while delivering the most up-to-date information. At the heart of the book are hundreds of pressing questions every mother-to-be has:Is it true I shouldnand#8217;t eat any food cooked with alcohol? Will the caffeine in coffee cross into my babyand#8217;s bloodstream? Help!and#8212;Iand#8217;m entering my second trimester, and Iand#8217;m losing weight, not gaining. Is all sushi off limits? How do I get enough calcium if Iand#8217;m lactose intolerant? I keep dreaming about a hot fudge sundaeand#8212; can I indulge?Guess what: the answer is yes.
"For many pregnant women, eating healthy during pregnancy is a catch-22: 'The reason you want to eat healthy is because you're pregnant — and the reason you're having a hard time eating healthy is also because you're pregnant,' the authors explain. Morning sickness, heartburn, constipation... the list of food-related problems pregnant women can encounter goes on and on. Murkoff (What to Expect When You're Expecting) and coauthor Mazel address these difficulties in a practical manner, with numerous tried-and-true suggestions that will certainly afford some relief for the majority. The 'Pregnancy Diet Daily Dozen' lists foods that provide all the vitamins, minerals and nutrients mother and child need, followed by recipes that facilitate consumption of the daily dozen. Sidebars examine 'wisdom of the ages' (myths and old wives' tales that may or may not hold water), and a survey will help expectant mothers evaluate their eating habits and monitor their weight gain. The authors address concerns of pregnant women who are lactose intolerant or vegans, advise on what to order in a restaurant, list which foods are strictly off-limits and explain how to read food labels. The book continues through the postpartum period and breastfeeding, making it an excellent resource for new moms and moms-to-be. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
How to navigate healthily and tastily from conception through delivery and beyond--at home or at the office, in restaurants or over the holidays, when you're short on time or money, and when you're too queasy to eat. How to satisfy your taste buds and your baby's nutritional requirements at every meal (and in between). How to keep your weight gain on target, ease pregnancy symptoms, gratify your inner gourmet, and nourish yourself pre-pregnancy and postpartum.
Plus the latest lowdown on low carbs, vegetarian diets, caffeine, supplements, food safety, and more.
Includes 175 delicious, easy-to-prepare, and nutrition-packed recipes, developed especially for mom-to-be and her baby (but yummy enough to satisfy the whole family).
Expect to eat well!
In addition to 150 dazzling, healthy recipes that acknowledge the time constraints on working women, chapters in this revised edition are devoted to nutrition, weight gain, food safety, the postpartum diet, and how to eat when trying to conceive again.
About the Author
Heidi Murkoff is the co-author of the WHAT TO EXPECTseries (with Arlene Eisenberg and Sandee Hathaway) and author of Eating Well When Youand#8217;re Expecting, The What to Expect Baby-Sitterand#8217;s Handbook, and the What to Expectandreg; Kidsseries from HarperCollins. Her Web site is
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Dish on Eating Well
Part 1: Eating Well
Chapter 1: Eating well for two
Chapter 2: Eating well for a comfortable pregnancy
Chapter 3: Healthy weight gain for baby and you
Chapter 4: The nutrients that make a baby
Chapter 5: The pregnancy diet
Chapter 6: The expectant gourmet
Chapter 7: Eating safely when you're expecting
Chapter 8: Eating well whenever, wherever
Chapter 9: Eating well in every situation
Chapter 10: Eating well postpartum
Chapter 11: Eating well for the next baby
Part 2: Cooking Well
Soups and Chilies
Fish and seafood
Vegetables and other sides
"Mocktails" and smoothies
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