Radha McLean has been published in numerous magazines including Diabetes Health, Nurseweek and Pregnancy. She is a lifelong vegetarian who grew up cooking and eating organic food. Ms. McLean, 37, now lives a green lifestyle with her husband and 2-year-old son in New York City. She has a master's degree in journalism from New York University.
Tara Gidus, MS, RD, CSSD, LD/N, is a nationally-recognized expert on nutrition, fitness and health promotion. As a National Media Spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association, Tara is quoted in a variety of media, including television, newspapers, magazines and Web sites. Most importantly, she is the mother of one boy, Basil.
Dr. Thauna Abrin, ND, is a Defeat Autism Now and midwifery-trained naturopathic doctor in private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area. Dr. Abrin passionately believes that following both a healthy diet and preconception detoxification helps to ensure a healthy pregnancy and baby. She can be reached at drthauna.com.
The Green Pregnancy Dietby Radha Mclean
The Green Pregnancy Diet makes it easy to adapt green eating habits by providing the tips and
It's important to your health and that of your baby to get the nutrients you need and avoid the chemicals you don't. Plus, you want to help preserve the safety of the planet now that you're bringing a child into the world. But what should you do and where can you start?
The Green Pregnancy Diet makes it easy to adapt green eating habits by providing the tips and tools you need. The fundamentals of a green diet are discussed, in addition to detailed nutritional guidelines during pregnancy and ideas for removing toxins from your kitchen. Also included are more than 20 easy, tasty and healthy recipes designed to both provide optimal nutritional value and satisfy your food cravings. All of the recipes are environmentally friendly-they use vegetarian, organic, whole grain ingredients without processed sugar or chemical additives-so you'll be making a positive impact as you dig in and eat!
In the book you will find:
- Description of a non-toxic, environmentally-friendly diet
- USDA and FDA-based nutritional guidelines for pregnancy
- Easy, nutritious, flavorful recipes
- Organic, vegetarian ingredients with dairy-, gluten-, nut- and wheat-free options
- Tips for creating a green kitchen
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The market is crowded with books purporting to be the authoritative guide for pregnant women attempting to maintain a green lifestyle while caring for the baby to be, but most such books are not much more than product endorsements. I found this book to be especially helpful because I am hoping to be a mommy in the near future and as a prospective mother to be, I've been searching for an unbiased objective guide through the increasingly crowded aisles of the green produce and household products sections in the grocery store. Most importantly, the author never patronizes the reader, as so many of the green authors are apt to do. Her advice is simply frank and her recipes are yummy.
a friend bought this book for me as a gift---weird at first blush because i am not pregnant (and she wasn't hinting), but really, totally appropriate because i enjoy an organic, vegan and wheat-free diet. the nutritional information section geared for expectant mothers, charting the vitamins and minerals they and their nearly-newborn baby need and which foods are best to find them, is terrifically elaborate and scientifically backed. in fact, i was able to cull some pointers suitable for my own lifestyle and went right to my farmers' market and health-food store. my cabinets are now stocked for my attempts at ms. mclean's quick'n'easy recipe chapter, found at the rear of the book. all are uncomplicated (however, all the recipes are not wheat-free or vegan; modifications are not terribly tough, so don't lose heart), which is perfect for the tired (i can imagine) pregnant woman, or the girl-about-town who wants something tasty, healthy and simple to prepare.
I bought this as a gift for my pregnant wife and she loved it. She said that it does not overwhelm you with too much information or challenge you with unacheivable goals. It's a really quick read with helpful tips and healthy recipes with fun names like "brunette bombshell party balls." I can't wait for my wife to cook some of the recipes that we will eat together.