Are you confused about pregnancy nutrition? Not sure what’s really healthy, how much you should eat, or what you should avoid? Are you tired of counting calories, food groups, and making checklists of “must eat” foods every day? Are you too nauseous to want to eat much of anything, yet stressing that your lack of appetite is hurting your baby?
Most pregnancy books have complicated pregnancy diets that tell you to eat “three yellow foods, four green foods, two protein foods,” and so on. Others have diets that are completely ridiculous: “Drink a quart of milk per day, eat several servings of fruits and vegetables, plus snacks….” You just can’t eat that much in day! And especially with foods overlapping categories, it’s hard to count! Many of the recipes seem to be for foods you don’t even want to eat. How helpful is that? So many pregnant women just give up on good nutrition entirely, or at least for the first trimester while they’re still nauseous.
It doesn’t have to be that way. Healthy Pregnancy Super Foods simplifies pregnancy nutrition by giving you only two rules: 1) Don’t eat junk food, and 2) Eat superfoods. The book goes into detail about what those superfoods are (and a basic list of what you should avoid), what pregnant women’s nutritional needs are, and then features over 30 recipes that use many superfoods!
Check out the Chicken Marsala recipe!
Table of Contents:
- Healthy Pregnancy Series
- Pregnancy Diet
- Pregnant Women’s Major Needs
- List of Super Foods
- Sneaky Ways to Eat Super Foods
- Meal and Snack Ideas
- Super Food Supplements
- Morning Sickness Remedies
- Naturally Knocked Up Information
- Foods to Increase Supply
- Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
- Pregnancy Tea
- Honey-Ginger Lemonade
Soups and Salads
- Beef and Liver Stew
- Chicken Soup
- White Bean Chicken Soup
- Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
- Fish Chowder
- Healing Salad
- Salad Ideas
- Garlic and Herb Dressing
- Italian Wedding Soup
- Pork Chops and Rice
- Grilled Turkey and Cheese Sandwiches
- Taco Salad
- Salmon with Garlic-Herb Butter
- Salmon Noodle Casserole
- Chicken Marsala
- Refried Beans
- Black Beans
- Olive Oil “Dip”
- Broccoli-Cheese Potatoes
- Mozzarella Sticks
- Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Breads and Desserts
- Frozen Yogurt
- Pumpkin Bread
- Maple Cinnamon Granola Bars
- Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Chocolate-Coconut-Nut Candy
- Zucchini Bread
- Sourdough Garlic Bread
Not pregnant? The bolded pages above, plus all of the recipes are completely universal! Eating a diet filled with more superfoods is always a good idea, whether or not you’re expecting or hoping to expect.
What are others saying about Healthy Pregnancy Super Foods?
“I wish I’d have had this book when I was pregnant with my first two children. The super foods that Kate talks about would have drastically changed my energy levels and how I felt overall during the pregnancy. I’m not currently pregnant, but I’m going to start adding some of these super food-rich recipes to my everyday diet!”
–Ashley Pichea, www.blog.ashleypichea.com
“A garden of information from a mom’s perspective, this book offers bountiful knowledge for a healthy pregnancy. I especially enjoyed the “Sneaky Ways to Eat Super Foods” and power packed recipes. You will be sure to nourish your growing baby and maintain a strong body by following the healthy tips and nutrient-rich recipe’s in this delightful book.”
—Heather M Prenger, DC, CCSP®
“Eating wonderfully nourishing foods during pregnancy is of utmost importance! We have just one chance to give our kids a solid nutritional base, and pregnancy is a great time to start. Easy recipes like this will help any expecting mama get the nutrients she and her little one need.”
–Donielle Baker, www.NaturallyKnockedUp.com
“When I was pregnant with my first child 7 years ago, I was a stress-case. I made myself a stringent checklist of the foods that I was told I needed to eat, every single day (nausea or not) to ensure the health of my baby and myself. The truth is, pregnancy nutrition doesn’t have to be that hard, and Kate does a wonderful job of making a truly healthy, nourishing diet achievable, and even easy! Three babies later, I can say with confidence that the two simple rules of eating outlined in this book are the only things you really need to remember (bye-bye checklist).”
–Stephanie Langford, www.KeeperoftheHome.org
“Healthy Pregnancy Super Foods is informative and accessible. Now a few weeks into my third pregnancy, when the last thing I want to do is cook, it was great to be reminded about some common sense approaches to healthy eating. With detailed nutrition information and a variety of recipes, it’s easy to stay healthy and support your body and your growing baby, without having to spend all day in the kitchen.”
–Sarah Warren, www.HeartlandRenaissance.com
“I wish I’d had this book when I was pregnant with even one of my three children. The best part is how simple it is. Instead of overwhelming pregnant moms with complex diet recommendations, Kate takes a simpler approach. She recommends that women focus on getting nutrient-dense superfoods in every bite. Her delicious recipes maximize how many superfoods you get in every bite. Plus, she shares information about the very best supplements (no magic pills here) and support for morning sickness and breastfeeding. I highly recommend this book!”
—Wardeh (‘Wardee’) Harmon, www.GNOWFGLINS.com
“This is the book I wish I’d had on hand when I was pregnant. It is a thorough handbook for a healthy, natural pregnancy, complete with meal tips and resource recommendations; a great place to start your pregnancy journey!
–Michele Augur, www.FrugalGranola.com
Get your copy here.