Book Review: Healthy Eating During Pregnancy


Review: Healthy Eating During Pregnancy
By Erika Lenkert with Brooke Alpert
ISBN: 978-1-906868-41-3
Softcover, 144 pages, $16.95
http://www.healthywomen.org

Reviewed by Molly Remer

Co-written by a cookbook author/food writer and a nutritionist (both of whom are mothers), Healthy Eating During Pregnancy offers 100 recipes with the nutritional needs of pregnant women in mind. The first part of the book contains specific nutrition information for pregnant women, including a short section on coping with morning sickness, as well as good information about the micronutrients and macronutrients that are essential for growing a healthy baby. The remaining two thirds of the book is a collection of tasty recipes, organized into categories beginning with breakfast and concluding with desserts. The book is very colorful and contains many appetizing photos.

Though marketed specifically for pregnant women, the recipes have appeal to anyone. My family enjoyed the zucchini and parmesan frittata and the “totally tasty breakfast muffins” and we look forward to trying more of the recipes in the future.

This book would be well-placed in the lending libraries of midwives, doulas, or childbirth educators. Anyone in need of healthy recipe ideas during pregnancy will enjoy exploring the new book Healthy Eating During Pregnancy!

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Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes.

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