Not what you were expecting? LOL. Let me explain. The author of this book, Sonali Ruder, creator of the popular food blog, The Foodie Physician, is rolling out her book this month and asked me to participate in a virtual book tour. I’ m thrilled! Expectant mothers are dear to my heart, and during my career, I was priviledged to work as a dietitian in a perinatal unit. I ‘m also blessed to have had 2 pregnancies.
This cookbook, written for mothers-to-be, is an excellent resource that combines the science of nutrition with the culinary skills necessary to plan and prepare your way through a healthy pregnancy. Sonali’s medical and culinary backgrounds give her tremendous insight, making this book the go to nutrition in pregnancy cookbook for things like:
• How to plan healthy meals.
• Important macro and micronutrients and their food sources.
• Ideas for meals on days you’re not up to the task of cooking including: quick and easy recipes, slow cooker recipes and freezer friendly recipes.
• Vegetarian recipes.
• How to deal with morning sickness, cravings and other common side effects of pregnacy.
• What foods to avoid or limit during pregnacy.
The Natural Pregnancy Cookbook will help you to provide the best building blocks for your baby’s growth and development, and it will get you in the habit of preparing healthy foods that instill positive eating habits at an early age. You will find fabulous recipes that you will continue to prepare long after your bundle of joy arrives.
Now, what’s the allure of this cookbook for a woman past her childbearing years? The 125 healthy and delicious recipes! Below is one I recently made. I suggest you try it for yourself.
Maple-Glazed Acorn Squash
Ingredients (serves 8)
- 2 medium acorn squash
- 4 teaspoons olive oil
- 2 teaspoons chopped, fresh thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
2.Cut the squash in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. Slice the squash into 1/2-inch slices.
3. Toss the slices with the oil, thyme, salt and pepper.
4. Arrange the slices on two lined baking sheets and bake for 15 minutes.
5. Turn the slices over and brush with maple syrup. Bake for another 7 to 10 minutes until done. Serve warm.