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- Title: Feed the Belly: The Pregnant Mom’s Healthy Eating Guide
- Autor: Frances Largeman-Roth RD
- Publisher (Publication Date): Sourcebooks; 1 edition (May 1, 2009)
- Language: English
“Feed the Belly is overdue! If you are pregnant or living with someone who is, you will find this book to be invaluable to the pregnancy. It has knowledgeable information, great anecdotes, recipes and tips for navigating the challenges and surprises of pregnancy. Feed the Belly can help in creating a happier, healthier journey for the whole family.”
Cat Cora, the first female Iron Chef and author of Cooking from the Hip
If you’ve got a bun in the oven…
Feed the Belly is your healthy eating guidebook.
The only eating guide for expectant moms that helps indulge cravings while giving babyand momthe essential nutrients they need, Feed the Belly offers a complete look at healthy eating for all nine months. Written by new mom and Health magazine editor and dietitian Frances Largeman-Roth, Feed the Belly covers:
- What to eat to get pregnant
- How to pick the right foods to make your baby smarter
- Where to get the nutrients you and your baby need
- Which are the safest seafood picks and when to choose organic
- How to choose the best fast food and easy on-the-go snacks
- Stay-fit secrets (yoga poses included!)
- Get started with a seven-day tear-out eating plan!
With answers to all your pregnancy questions on nutrition, weight gain, food safety, and much more, Feed the Belly offers expectant moms something to sink their teeth into.
Includes a foreword by Food Network Star Robin Miller and more than 65 easy-to-make recipes, organized by craving, including favorites from top chefs like Mark Bittman and Gale Gand
From School Library Journal
Guides on food advice during pregnancy abound, and expectant mom and dietitian Largeman-Roth’s contribution covers all the basics: the nutrients you need when you’re trying to conceive, foods to avoid, and foods that offer the most nutrition for mom and baby. But this book tries to become more than just a guide filled with dos and don’ts. It has a practical streak to it, including tips for eating out, basic kitchen training, and a whole chapter on healthy weight gain and exercising for two. There is also a brief chapter with advice specifically for women with food allergies. The recipe section offers up some familiar dishes with twists that make them a bit healthier (e.g., banana bread with flaxseed and meatloaf with apple cider vinegar) and some spicier options for those who crave curry but don’t want all the sodium and oil often present in takeout. A good book for expectant moms who aren’t as experimental in their food choices but want some basic tips for making healthier decisions.—Mindy Rhiger, St. Paul Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
“I wish someone had handed me this book months ago! ” – Mommies with Style””Whichever foods your pregnancy drives you toward or makes you recoil from, the new what-to-eat-while-pregnant book “Feed the Belly,” by Frances Largeman-Roth (Sourcebooks, 2009) can help you figure out how to consume enough of the nutrients you and your growing baby need even as you tiptoe through the minefield of cravings, aversions and weight gain… She writes in a breezy, I’m-your-pal style, which many moms-to-be will find appealing.” –Jennifer LaRue Huget, The Washington Post (3.18.2010)” – The Washington Post
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What a great book. It’s really entertaining to read, as the author keeps things interesting with her humor and writing style. The information on what to eat / what not to eat is up-to-date with the latest research (for example, you should eat fish, just not certain kinds). Chapters on “germ control” around the house, quick lists of foods to keep in your house, quick lists of no-no’s, and more, are so helpful. The author has “been there” with pregnancy, cravings, nutritional needs, and more, and it shows. I’ve tried a couple recipes, and they’ve been pretty mild. If you prefer more flavor in your foods, use the recipes as a base, and pump it up with more spices or extra seasoning. For good recipes, I prefer Eating for Pregnancy: The Essential Nutrition Guide and Cookbook for Today’s Mothers-to-Be . I’m reading several books on pregnancy nutrition, some of which are pretty intense and scholastic. This one is a short, easy, fun read that covers all the simple basics. If you don’t want to become a nutrition or herbal healing expert, and just want the short scoop on how to feed your body and baby during pregnancy, this is the right book.