The Green Pregnancy Diet: Healthy eating habits for mommy, baby and the planet

From Health Facts
Jump to: navigation, search
PregnancyDiet McLean.jpg
Author: Radha McLean
Published: March 2009
Number of pages: 132 pages
To Order: [1]

Product Description

It's important to your health and that of your baby to get the nutrients you need and avoid the chemicals you don't. Plus, you want to help preserve the safety of the planet now that you're bringing a child into the world. But what should you do and where can you start?

The Green Pregnancy Diet makes it easy to adapt green eating habits by providing the tips and tools you need. The fundamentals of a green diet are discussed, in addition to detailed nutritional guidelines during pregnancy and ideas for removing toxins from your kitchen. Also included are more than 20 easy, tasty and healthy recipes designed to both provide optimal nutritional value and satisfy your food cravings. All of the recipes are environmentally friendly-they use vegetarian, organic, whole grain ingredients without processed sugar or chemical additives-so you'll be making a positive impact as you dig in and eat!

In the book you will find:

  • Description of a non-toxic, environmentally-friendly diet
  • USDA and FDA-based nutritional guidelines for pregnancy
  • Easy, nutritious, flavorful recipes
  • Organic, vegetarian ingredients with dairy-, gluten-, nut- and wheat-free options
  • Tips for creating a green kitchen

About the author:

Radha McLean has been published in numerous magazines including Diabetes Health, Nurseweek and Pregnancy. She is a lifelong vegetarian who grew up cooking and eating organic food. Ms. McLean, 37, now lives a green lifestyle with her husband and 2-year-old son in New York City.

Tara Gidus, MS, RD, CSSD, LD/N, is a nationally-recognized expert on nutrition, fitness and health promotion. As a National Media Spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association, Tara is quoted in a variety of media, including television, newspapers, magazines and Web sites. Most importantly, she is the mother of one boy, Basil.

Dr. Thauna Abrin, ND, is a Defeat Autism Now and midwifery-trained naturopathic doctor in private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area. Dr. Abrin passionately believes that following both a healthy diet and preconception detoxification helps to ensure a healthy pregnancy and baby.