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Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Marlowe & Company (January 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1569245118
  • ISBN-13: 978-1569245118
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,121,888 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
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.”

ForeWord Magazine
“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.”

Saginaw News

“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.”

Monadnock Ledger
“Everything in the book is intended to be not only easy to prepare, but also healthy and appealing to every member of the family.”

Cape Gazette
“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.”

Publishers Weekly

“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."

Customer Reviews

Every recipe we have tried has been excellent and fairly easy to prepare.
Stefanie Moses
The recipes are some of my husband and toddler's favorites - we particulary love the flank steak with salsa verde, bbq chicken, and goat cheese and tomato pasta salad.
Melissa Alshab
The authors include nutritional information for each recipe, as well as tips for variations and saving time while preparing the recipes.
R. Hamilton

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

111 of 112 people found the following review helpful By N. Kevorkian on June 16, 2003
Format: Paperback
When you have a baby you end up buying a million books and reading everything you can. When you have your second, as I just did, you only have time to read the most practical books. This book gave me all the understandable nutritional information that I needed for a healthy pregnancy, plus 100+ great-tasting recipes that even I can cook and my family enjoys. This is one "pregancy book" that has a shelf life longer then 9 months.
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41 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Melissa Alshab on July 30, 2003
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This is a wonderful cook book, even after pregnancy. The recipes are some of my husband and toddler's favorites - we particulary love the flank steak with salsa verde, bbq chicken, and goat cheese and tomato pasta salad. I refer to the book frequently - there is so much great information in here. Many of the recipes are great for entertaining - easy, wonderfully tasty, and special.
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53 of 61 people found the following review helpful By Judie McCaffery on April 22, 2003
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I am sixty-four years old with grown children and a grandchild and I am enjoying this book very much. The recipes are tasty, easy with well-written directions. Being a vegetarian, I especially enjoy the many meatless recipes and the nutritional information. This book is chock full of good information for anyone at any stage in their life.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Stefanie Moses on March 23, 2006
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I don't normally bother writing reviews, but this is, hands down, the best cookbook I own. We bought it either before or early into my pregnancy, but we still use it regularly over a year after I gave birth. Every recipe we have tried has been excellent and fairly easy to prepare. My parents, die hard beef addicts, even asked for the turkey burger recipe after we served it to them. I just mentioned it to a friend that's a personal chef last month and she flipped through it with great interest, impressed by the nutritional information, and planned to buy it for herself. I'd loan it to her, but it's the only recipe book we actually use!
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Ella Jane on April 5, 2007
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This recipe book is wonderful. It is full of recipes that are easy to do, and it doesn't require a lot of exotic products, though it does have some very creative dishes. One of the best things about this book is that it explains what each recipe contains that's good for the baby and you. The introduction explains what you need and why, and the recipes not only tell you what requirements that meal meets but also what to add to make it a "complete meal." The vegetarian section is great, regardless of whether you are one or not, and the dessert section helps you feel less guilty about those sweets cravings! The book has recipes anyone in your family would like, and my husband has been quite happy with everything I've made so far. If you're cooking for kids, there are ideas about how to encourage your kids to eat these recipes (though there are many kid-friendly recipe, so I don't think you'd have problems getting your kids to enjoy the book, too). The tips and charts sprinkled throughout are helpful: some examples of the charts are "healthy bagel toppings" and "smart choice frozen foods." As you can see, the book also recognizes that you will eat other things not in this book, and it helps you make wise choices about those food options, too! Also, most recipes have suggestions how to adjust them accordingly if you're diabetic or need to enrich your calcium intake, etc. I particularly recommend the three-bean vegetarian chili and the banana muffins with walnuts and wheat germ (I omit the nuts for allergy reasons)--yum!

As its title suggests, in many ways this cookbook is far more than a cookbook: it really is a "guide to nutrition" concerning "eating for pregnancy." I highly recommend this book.
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Barbara Millet on June 6, 2006
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As another reviewer stated, you do not have to be pregnant to reap in the wonderful results of this perfect cookbook. Lots of amazing recipes and chock full of priceless information on the nutrients we need, which foods have them and how to cook them to perfection. I have already lent this book to a friend who is pregnant, and can't wait to get it back. I plan to use this book for any future pregnancies as well as a lifestyle cookery catalyst.
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29 of 34 people found the following review helpful By R. Hamilton on June 9, 2003
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Every recipe we've tried has been terrific: the ricotta cheese pancakes, the crab cakes with red pepper sauce, the turkey burgers, the cheese and spinach quesadillas... These are definitely recipes we'll keep using even after our baby is born, and ones we've already shared with friends and family (both pregnant and not). The authors include nutritional information for each recipe, as well as tips for variations and saving time while preparing the recipes. Highly recommended!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Gingersnap on June 13, 2006
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I love this book! I am trying to conceive and I bought it so I could start eating right. I am a healthy eater anyway, but the book offers useful info. about why you need certain nutrients and how much more of each vitamin and mineral as well as how many more calories you should be eating. There are also many good recipes. I have made only 2 so far but both were yummy. I highly recommend this book to anyone pregnant or looking to start trying to conceive.
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