Synopses & Reviews
Winner of Mom’s Choice Award in Pregnancy/Childbirth Category
Every pregnant woman understands that what she eats and drinks affects the baby developing within her. Yet as a mother-to-be, you’re likely juggling so much that you simply don’t have the time—or energy!—to ensure that you’re always eating right. That’s where this fully updated edition of the pregnancy classic comes in, making it easy to fulfill the needs of you and your baby. Eating for Pregnancy will provide you with all you need to know about nutrition before, during, and after pregnancy.
Here are 150 nutrient-rich recipes, more than 30 new to this edition, designed with you and your family in mind. Each highlights “What’s in this for baby and me?” and provides handy nutritional breakdowns and meal-planning advice. You’ll also find:
• Tips to help you minimize unnecessary weight gain and keep your nutrient intake high
• Fresh, fast, family-friendly recipes with realistic menu plans
• The most up-to-date information on supplements, sources, environmental concerns, and high-risk pregnancies
• An expanded vegetarian section—now with vegan recipes
• Helpful information for diabetics, including ADA exchanges, recipe tips, and dining-out strategies
• A unique Nine-Months-Later section, covering breastfeeding, postpartum depression, and weight loss after pregnancy—with illustrated exercises
Caroline M. Apovian, MD, FACP, FACN
“As nutrition specialists we often see postpregnancy patients and wish they had received good nutrition counseling prior to and during pregnancy. This guide should be on the bookshelves of all obstetricians as they counsel their pregnant patients. It is a must-have for all pregnant patients who want to have a healthy peripartum experience.”
Diane Snyder, MD, OBGYN
“As an obstetrician this is a welcome resource for our patients. We often wish we had more time during prenatal visits to review healthy eating and recommendations for adequate nutrition. This book is a welcome addition!”
“Eating for Pregnancy has features that distinguish it from other books in the pregnancy category, including a family approach to eating and cooking during pregnancy, diabetic exchanges, an extensive chapter on vegetarian cooking, and tips for coping with morning sickness. It’s a book for motherhood in the 21st century.”
Diane Forley, chef-owner of Verbena Restaurant, New York City
“This book is full of information that is vital to maintaining a healthy pregnancy. The recipes are creatively delicious and make eating nutritiously an exciting and achievable goal.”
“From an overview on nutrition and pregnancy through the recipes . . . this book is a must-have. The recipes reflect an appealing fresh and light approach.”
Cindy Pawlcyn, chef and restaurateur
“Whether you want to get pregnant, are pregnant or adopting a baby, I encourage you to buy this book because it is full of simple, delicious recipes and lots of sound advice on how to eat better and enjoy a healthier lifestyle.”
New Parents Magazine
“Every pregnant woman knows that what she eats impacts the health of her baby. But coming up with healthy menus day in and day out can be as daunting as delivery itself. For well-meaning moms everywhere, the simple solution is Eating for Pregnancy. . . . If your idea of the perfect meal is equal parts easy, delicious and nutritious, this book is for you.”
“Finally . . . a cookbook for mothers-to-be. . . . A new cookbook that offers nutrition guidelines for moms-to-be and includes recipes the entire family will enjoy.”
“Everything in the book is intended to be not only easy to prepare, but also healthy and appealing to every member of the family.”
“A must for mothers-to-be.”
Maria Theresa Guevara-Hensen, MD, OBGYN
“A compact and informative nutrition guide with recipes that are easy and clearcut. It will see you through nine months and beyond.”
The Washington Post
“A food-friendly guide to pregnancy and beyond…The more than 150 recipes in the book are presented in categories that fit with contemporary lifestyles…It's a realistic approach at a time when more and more meals take place outside the home.”
“Delicately balancing optimum and unnecessary weight gain…simple yet flavorful dishes… an overwhelming amount of information.”
Washington Parent Magazine
“It's the subtitle that makes Eating for Pregnancy: An Essential Guide to Nutrition with Recipes for the Whole Family so special. Not only does the book address mom's needs, but also those of those who cook and dine with her."
Bellaonline.com“A wonderful book jam-packed with more than 150 nutrient-dense recipes that are guaranteed to become family favorites…Has many marvelous main courses to choose from, no matter what you’re craving…And if you’re craving tons of sweet things then Chapter 6 has recipes for desserts and other sweet treats that will satisfy your cravings without packing on the pounds...You’ll probably still be making and enjoying meals from Eating for Pregnancy long after your pregnancy has become a distant memory.”
This thoroughly revised and expanded second edition includes the latest nutritional information, along with shopping and eating tips to keep nutrient intake high and unnecessary weight gain to a minimum.
The 150-plus nutrient-rich recipes—more than 25 new to this edition—are designed with the busy cook and her family in mind. Each highlights “What’s in this for baby and me” and provides nutritional breakdowns and meal-planning advice; many offer substitution suggestions and time-saving shortcuts. Eating for Pregnancy also addresses women with gestational diabetes, and includes an expanded vegetarian/vegan chapter. Plus, an all-new section, Nine Months Later, reassuringly covers information on breastfeeding, post-partum depression, and weight loss.
The highly popular pregnancy cookbook, now bigger and better than ever
About the Author
, graduate of La Varenne Culinary School in France and freelance food, health, and travel writer, is also the author of Eating for Lower Cholesterol
. She lives in Bethesda, Maryland, with her husband and two children. www.catherinejonescooks.com
Rose Ann Hudson, RD, LD, a perinatal nutritionist and registered dietitian at Inova Fairfax Hospital, counsels both high-risk patients and women experiencing healthy pregnancies. She is the mother of two daughters and lives in Rockville, Maryland, with her family.