Whole Family Recipes–For the Childbearing Year & Beyond
Edited by Patty Brennan, 2007
From many kitchens to yours . . .
Whole Family Recipes–For the Childbearing Year & Beyond is more than a cookbook. While being a guide to nutritious and delicious meals the whole family will enjoy, it highlights foods that are especially needed by pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers, and their growing children. Taking a non-dogmatic and down-to-earth tone, the book focuses on incorporating vitamin- and mineral-rich foods and good quality fats into the diet. It playfully encourages parents to experiment with “new” foods as they transition to healthier food choices. In addition to yummy recipes, the book contains numerous tips for parents and a collection of essays devoted to nutrition during the childbearing year, including a unique piece on “The Birth Marathon–Food & Drink for Labor & Birth.” The cookbook is a community effort. Contributors include midwives, doulas, moms, and dads, with illustrations by children. Makes a great gift for those moms, doulas, and midwives in your life!