From Publishers Weekly
Aiming to fill a gap in the market, Jones has collaborated with perinatal nutritionist Hudson to produce a volume that combines both recipes and nutritional advice aimed specifically at the mother-to-be. Delicately balancing optimum and unnecessary weight gain with the required dietary needs for a healthy lifestyle, Jones and Hudson also addresses the requirements of diabetic, vegetarian and vegan diets. After an introduction providing a summary of needs and goals, the authors start with breakfast and move through the usual soups, salads and mains before finishing with desserts. A full chapter is dedicated to the vegetarian diet, and at the beginning of each chapter recipes are highlighted to indicate that they conform to a vegan diet. Each section contains recommended pantry items for the recipes. Along the way Jones makes full use of convenience and semi-prepared ingredients to provide simple yet flavorful dishes, while Hudson doles out advice on vitamins, health hazards and goals. Each recipe is preceded with the nutritional goal for baby and mother-to-be and followed by tips for cooking, storage, health, special diets as well as complete meal ideas, variations and the approximate nutritional content. Appendixes on weight, sources of nutrition from calcium to iron and food safety round out the book. Despite the book's wordiness and repetition in places there is an overwhelming amount of information.
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“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.”
“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.”
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."
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."