Eating For Two presents a common-sense approach to nutrition for the mom-to-be and her baby. It contains a wealth of information about what is going on in the mother's and baby's bodies during each phase of pregnancy, as well as tips on how to deal with some of the challenges such as morning sickness, food cravings, heartburn, and sleeplessness. The chapters include Good Nutrition: The Building Blocks for Your Baby, The First Trimester, The Second Trimester, The Third Trimester, and And Then There Were Two. This is also a cookbook with recipes included within each chapter that correspond to the nutrition advice given.
The ninety-plus recipes alone make this book worth the purchase with dishes such as chicken with wild mushroom and red pepper sauce, sticky chicken thighs, marinated chicken breasts with soy-orange sauce, deviled mushrooms, Hungarian goulash, red snapper with tomato relish, edamame and rice salad, and butternut and pea risotto as well as many other entrees, breakfast dishes, vegetables, and desserts. The recipes are wonderful for any family meal whether someone is expecting or not and the beautiful photos that grace the pages are a plus.
The book includes suggestions on foods and nutrients a pregnant woman needs and those she should avoid, pregnancy myth-busters, and how to prepare nutritionally for pregancy before one conceives.
I love this book. With the great recipes and photos, along with all the helpful nutritional information for expectant moms, it will be the one I give the next time I go to a baby shower.
I received a copy of this book for review from the publisher but the opinion of it is my own and was not solicited, nor was a positive review required.