Advice for Pregnant Mom at Risk for Gestational Diabetes?

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Q: My best friend is in her third trimester. She has recently been told that she is at high risk for gestational diabetes. (Diabetes runs in her family as well.) Her doctor is saying her diet change will probably have to be lifelong.

She always has eaten pretty healthy (fruits, veggies, beans, legumes) with very minimal animal protein. But now she must cut out so much fruit and beans (high carb content) that she is having a hard time finding joy in eating.

Do you have any cookbooks, blogs, recipes, advice for her?

Sent by Shannon

Editor: Readers, has anyone dealt with this? Do you have any advice or resources for Shannon’s friend? (P.S. The salad pictured above is this one.)

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