What To Eat When You’re Expecting? Tara Desmond Is Here to Help

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The book: Full Belly by Tara Mataraza Desmond

The angle: Satisfying — and wholesome! — eats for you and your baby bump.

Recipes for right now: Honey Peanut Banana Muffins, Citrus Ginger Pops, One-Pot Pearl Couscous With Shrimp and Tomatoes, Sushi-Fix Veggie Hand Roll with Scallion Mayo, Curry Noodle Soup, Cocoa Chewy Gem Drops

Who would enjoy this book? Pregnant ladies!

Quick Facts

Who wrote it: Tara Mataraza Desmond

Who published it: Running Press

Other highlights: This accessible and practical guide to eating while pregnant has just become my new “Congratulations!” present for my newly-pregnant pals. Tara Mataraza Desmond walks you through the complicated realm of pregnancy nutrition and doctor-recommended eating guidelines, transforming what can feel overwhelming and complicated into something that’s actually manageable. She also speaks to the different needs and cravings of each trimester, providing plenty of tempting recipes for every stage.

I particularly enjoyed reading her “Belly-to-Belly” sidebars, where a host of mamas weigh in on questions ranging from “favorite thing to wear while pregnant” to “advice for mindful eating while pregnant.”

Find the book at your local library, independent bookstore, or Amazon: Full Belly by Tara Mataraza Desmond

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