Pregnancy Cooking and Nutrition For Dummies [NOOK Book]

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

The list of foods pregnant women should avoid is not only long but also 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 (like vegetarians and those with food allergies) can still follow good nutritional guidelines and address their unique ...

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Overview

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

The list of foods pregnant women should avoid is not only long but also 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 (like vegetarians and those with food allergies) can still follow good nutritional guidelines and address their unique nutritional needs — as well as those of their unborn child.

  • Oh, baby! — find out about the nutrients that are critical to your baby's development, from folate and fat to calcium and carbs

  • Touch on taboos — get the nitty-gritty on how to gain the proper amount of weight during pregnancy and ways you can manipulate your diet to overcome nausea, gas, and other unmentionables

  • Get cookin' — discover 100 delicious, healthy recipes, from breakfast meals and appetizers to salads, main dishes, and desserts

  • Take special note — find expert guidance on special dietary considerations during pregnancy for gestational diabetes, high blood pressure, or other problems that may crop up

Open the book and find:

  • The foods you should focus on (and avoid)

  • 100 recipes for every meal of the day

  • How to gain baby weight slowly and steadily

  • The 411 on how diet affects fertility

  • Tips on figuring out where your calories should come from

  • Guidance on dealing with side effects of pregnancy

  • How to care for yourself nutritionally post-delivery

  • Ways to safely get back to your pre-pregnancy weight

Learn to:

  • Prepare and enjoy tasty meals while maintaining nutritional balance

  • Cook up 100 recipes that are good for you and your baby

  • Identify and address the nutritional needs of yourself and your unborn child

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118170410
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/11/2011
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 362,487
  • File size: 13 MB
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Meet the Author

Tara Gidus, MS, RD, is a nationally recognized expert and spokesperson on nutrition and fitness. Tara is the team dietitian for the Orlando Magic and a pregnancy nutrition guru who has helped thousands of women make the right choices via her blog and website dietdiva.net.
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Table of Contents

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

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