What to Expect: Eating Well When You’re Expecting” is the third book I have of the “What to Expect” series – you’d think I collect them the way people do for the Harry Potter or Twilight series
While I find that some chapters are a repeat of what’s found in What to Expect When You’re Expecting: 4th Edition, this book contains more information on nutrition.
I bought the book on transit in Dubai because it’s such a good quality print, (unlike the other “What to Expect” books I got!) and found it useful really useful during my second pregnancy especially these chapters:
- “Eating Well for a Comfortable Pregnancy” – morning sickness, food cravings, constipation, gassiness and heartburn…
- Healthy weight gain for baby and you – “If you’re gaining too fast!” LOL I definitely do not want to gain 30 kg AGAIN and neither do I want to go on a diet,
- “Foods that make the grade” and “Eating Safely When You’re Expecting” – safe eating for pregnancy e.g. what foods are nutritious and delicious
- “Eating Well While Breastfeeding” – tips for vegetarians too!
The best thing about the book are the:
“175 delicious, easy-to-prepare and nutritious recipes developed especially for the mum-to-be and her baby (but yummy enough to satisfy the whole family.)”
I’ve already tried out the Cauliflower and Cheese, Salmon Cakes with Tropical Salsa (thumbs up from everyone!) and Stir-Fry Beef. Will be trying out the other Asian, Italian, Mediterranean, Mexican, Japanese and healthy variations of American recipes next…
If you’re pregnant or looking for a present for someone who’s pregnant, do consider this really useful book! In fact, I’m still referring to some of the delicious recipes for ideas on what to cook for the whole family
Here are the rest of the “What to Expect” series on my bookshelf: