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Pregnancy Cooking and Nutrition For Dummies

Pregnancy Cooking and Nutrition For Dummies

Tara Gidus

ISBN: 978-1-118-17041-0

Oct 2011

384 pages



100 recipes to keep moms-to-be on the road to tasty, proper, prenatal nutrition

Pregnancy Cooking & Nutrition For Dummies helps moms-to-be eat tasty meals while maintaining nutritional balance. Going beyond most books on the shelf, you'll get not only 100 recipes and tips on how to supercharge family favorites (by making them even more healthy and nutritionally balanced) but also answers to such questions as: what is healthy weight gain; what meals help to overcome morning sickness; what are nutritionally sound snacks to satisfy cravings; what foods should be avoided to control heartburn and gas; and how to maintain nutritional balance with recommended amounts of the best vitamin, mineral, and organic supplements.

From seafood to eggs to unpasteurized cheeses, the list of foods pregnant women should avoid is not only long, but confusing. Pregnancy Cooking & Nutrition For Dummies gives you the lowdown on what to eat, what not to eat, and why. Additionally, it discusses how those with special diets (e.g. vegetarians, those with food allergies, etc.) can still follow good nutritional guidelines and address their unique nutritional needs — as well as those of their unborn child.

  • 100 recipes to get you started on the road to tasty, proper, prenatal nutrition
  • Helps you better understand and address the nutritional needs of yourself and your unborn child
  • Shows you how to create a stable and nutritious diet

Pregnancy Cooking & Nutrition For Dummies provides pregnant mothers with the resources and advice they need to create a stable and nutritious diet that addresses both their needs and those of their unborn child.

Introduction 1

Part I: In the Beginning: Growing a Baby Bump 7

Chapter 1: Eating Right for You and Your Baby 9

Chapter 2: Expecting to Expect: Good Nutrition before Pregnancy 17

Chapter 3: Nourishing Your Bump: Proper Nutrition while Pregnant 29

Chapter 4: Knowing What to Avoid during Pregnancy 49

Chapter 5: Weighty Matters: Managing Pregnancy Pounds 63

Chapter 6: Overcoming Embarrassment: The Unpleasant Unmentionables of Pregnancy 75

Part II: Eating Right for Pregnancy 91

Chapter 7: Completing the Puzzle: Discovering How to Eat while Pregnant 93

Chapter 8: Making Safe and Healthy Choices When Dining Out 105

Chapter 9: This or That: Making Grocery Shopping Decisions 117

Chapter 10: Presenting Baby-Bump-Friendly Kitchen Basics 135

Chapter 11: Meal Planning with Your Growing Belly in Mind 149

Part III: Cooking for Pregnancy 157

Chapter 12: Rise and Shine: Breakfast and Smoothie Recipes 159

Chapter 13: Adding Fuel to Your Day: Snack, Appetizer, and Salad Recipes 175

Chapter 14: The Land, Sea, and Air: Main Dish Recipes 201

Chapter 15: Plants, Please! Meatless Side and Main Dishes 227

Chapter 16: How Sweet It Is: Dessert Recipes 253

Chapter 17: Cook It Fast: Speedy Recipes Ready in 10 Minutes or Less 271

Part IV: What You May Not Be Thinking about but Should 285

Chapter 18: Help Me, Doc! Situations That Require Medical Attention 287

Chapter 19: Mommy-and-Me Food Allergies 297

Chapter 20: After the Arrival: Caring for You and Your Baby 303

Chapter 21: Losing Those Lingering Pounds 317

Part V: The Part of Tens 329

Chapter 22: More Than Ten Nourishing Foods for Your Whole Pregnancy 331

Chapter 23: Ten Tricks for Getting Back to Your Pre-Pregnancy Weight 337

Appendix: Metric Conversion Guide 343

Index 347