5 Best Cookbooks for a healthy pregnancy

Eating healthy when you’re pregnant can seem overwhelming! That’s why I’ve put together this list of 5 great pregnancy cookbooks every mom should have!

1. Real Food for Pregnancy: The Science and Wisdom of Optimal Prenatal Nutrition

Written by Lily Nichols, Real Food for Pregnancy is a comprehensive book that explains how to eat so that you are getting all the nutrition you and your growing baby needs. Not just a guide, this book gives you practical steps on how and what to eat for optimal health. 

2. The Whole Nine Months

Written by Jennifer Lang, MD (with a foreward by Jessica Alba) The Whole Nine Months cookbook is a comprehensive all-in-one guide to pre-natal nutrition with over 100 quick and easy recipes. Simple nutritional guidelines, and current research helps you make great food choices while making sure your baby is growing healthy. 

3. The Whole Pregnancy

Written by Aimee Aristotelous, The Whole Pregnancy cookbook uniquely focuses on addressing the problem of obesity during pregnancy. With a focus on providing excellent gluten free recipies, and educating expecting and postpartum women on how to achieve ideal health and weight during and after pregnancy. The Whole Pregnancy provides detailed dietary guidelines and an meal planning system with simple and delicious recipes. 

4. Healthy, Happy Pregnancy Cookbook: Over 125 Delicious Recipes to Satisfy You, Nourish Baby, and Combat Common Pregnancy Discomforts

Written with humor and heart by certified nutritionists and registered dietitians Stephanie Clarke and Willow Jarosh, Healthy, Happy Pregnancy Cookbook features recipes for  wholesome, unprocessed meals and snacks, accompanied by nutritional breakdowns and tips for the best ways to alleviate pesky pregnancy symptoms.

5. The Natural Pregnancy Cookbook

Written by Dr Sonali Ruder, The Natural Pregnancy Cookbook goal is to help make it easy for you to stay strong and healthy during your pregnancy. More than just a cookbook, the author also provides information on ways to manage your eating to help with morning sickness, mid-day cravings and ensuring you’re eating proper portions for you and your baby. 

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