Healthy Pregnancy Super Foods eBook: Want to Win a Copy?
Am I the only one who has begun a pregnancy with a super-nutritious daily checklist of foods to eat posted on my fridge? 2 servings of orange fruits or veggies, 2 servings of green veggies, 4 servings of dairy, 100 grams of protein.
It was with the very best intentions that I made just such a list (but far longer than the version above!) during my first pregnancy. I was determined to eat only the most excellent foods to nurture my sweet baby and myself during those 9 months. The idea was to ensure a varied and nutrient-dense selection of foods, making every bite count and meeting all of the minimum requirements (and then some).
The problem with my approach was that life happens. First trimester is not exactly a time when most mamas find it easy to meet any pre-determined eating requirements. Getting food down is accomplishment enough most days. Even later in pregnancy when nausea subsides and appetite returns, it’s difficult to force yourself to eat according to such a rigid checklist. You spend the day out with friends, you get the flu, you just really want to have pizza instead of chicken pot pie with salad.
As a mom who has been there 3 times myself, I’m really excited to recommend this new ebook to you, guaranteed to make pregnancy nutrition a whole lot simpler! Healthy Pregnancy Super Foods is intended to make it easy to get all those oh-so-important nutrients for both baby and yourself, minus all the stress and checklists. I wish I had read this back when that first stick turned blue, and I could have kissed my “checking-it-off” days good-bye.
I asked Kate, the author of Healthy Pregnancy Super Foods, to introduce it to you. Here’s what she had to say:
“If you have ever read a book about pregnancy nutrition, you know how confusing it can be. There are several different sources out there about what to eat, what to avoid, how much you need of certain foods, etc. Lots of books have charts on particular nutrients, food groups, foods that belong to multiple groups, etc. To follow these types of plans, you pretty much need a spreadsheet tacked to your fridge telling you exactly what to eat everyday! For many women, this just becomes too much and they abandon the idea of a perfect diet altogether.
It doesn’t have to be that way. You can eat well without worrying about so much information. In Healthy Pregnancy Super Foods, you have only two rules: 1) Don’t eat junk food, and 2) Eat super foods. The super foods were chosen because each has so many different nutrients. Each fulfills several requirements everyday. But you don’t even need to worry about that. If you fill your diet with super foods, even if morning sickness forces you to limit to only a few, you’ll get what you need without stress.
This book also contains 31 delicious recipes that use several super foods each, for optimal and tasty nutrition! There’s even a section on “Sneaky Ways to Eat Super Foods,” just in case there are some you just don’t think you can take. If you’re looking for the simplest possible method of pregnancy nutrition, this book is it.
Not pregnant? We could all use more super foods in our diet, and these recipes are delicious and family-friendly!”
Want to win a copy for yourself? I have 6 copies of Healthy Pregnancy Super Foods to give away!
(Please remember to leave a separate comment for each entry)
1. Tell me what you find most challenging about pregnancy nutrition and/or why you’d like to win Healthy Pregnancy Super Foods.
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Giveaway ends Monday, February 7th at 4pm (PST).
Love your blog! The hardest thing for me about pregnancy nutrition is having proper nutrition each day without eating WAY more food than you need.
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What I find most challenging about pregnancy nutrition changes during pregnancy…in the first trimester it’s definitely just eating ANYTHING. 😛 The second trimester I find it hard to make sure to eat enough protein, and now, in my third trimester (pregnant with our second little one), I’m focusing on eating a lot of iron-rich foods, timed so that dairy/calcium doesn’t interfere, since I just found out that my iron is low. 😛
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I think the most challenging thing is wanting to either a) eat at all or b)eat HEALTHY. With both of my pregnancies I had dire junk food cravings–salty french fries with my son and chocolate milkshakes with my daughter!! That was a hard beast to tame, but luckily my husband let me ‘indulge’ only once in a rare while! 🙂
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As I am currently not pregnant (but hope to be soon!) I would love to win a copy so I can do “research”! 🙂 I’m currently trying to make strides towards eating more healhfully and would love all the tips I could get for pregnancy!
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I always have great intentions, but energy levels and morning sickness quickly take over, especially during the first trimester and at the very end! This book sounds so helpful!
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Well, I’d like to be pregnant soon, so it’d be nice to have a resource like this for my first time. 🙂
I find it challenging because things you LOVED one day, you HATE the next and can’t even think of forcing down. Then when you get past the 1st trimester mess…on come the ice cream cravings. OY! After becoming super sick with my first son, and delivering 5 weeks early, I am trying hard to do better this time around.
I find it so challenging to balance what I want to eat and what I SHOULD eat. I crave total JUNK but I know I need to eat healthy! I want this book because I am hoping to be pregnant soon and would love to be healthier all the way through my next pregnancy!!
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I’m 21 weeks pregnant with my 4th child and honestly,…it’s hard to figure out good nutrition when you have little money to use and special needs kids on special diets. THe kids always eat first so, yeah….it’d be wonderful to figure out HOW to feed us all (special diets and all) with good nutrition AND on a tight budget (impossible?) 🙂
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The cravings! I always had the best intentions to eat as healthy as possible but the craving of a bag of chips and a container of sour cream over came me….I’d finish them both! hahaha I would love to read this! Thanks for having this giveaway 🙂
I would love to win this because 1) I hope to be pregnant again in the near future and 2) because I’ve been told that in order to avoid some of the complications I had with previous pregnancies I need to have an over-the-top, super healthy nutritious diet! I already lead a very healthy lifestyle but could really use the info of how to step it up a notch!
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My husband and I are trying to conceive our second child (after a loss) and I think it is critical to eat as well as you can when you are pregnant (or really any time). It would be great to have a resource to go to for inspiration.
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Most challenging for me?…Trying to eat foods high in iron so as to avoid having to take iron supplements which only seem to aide in stopping up my system.
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Your giveaways are always so timely! I read this one as I was polishing off a bag of chips, and feeling oh-so-guilty for doing it 🙁 I’m 15 weeks pregnant, and have craved nothing but junk food this time around…and I’m used to such a good diet. Those “sneaky” ideas would really help me out!!
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This sounds like a great book! I have found nutrition quite difficult during this pregnancy. Guess you could say ignorance was bliss with my daughter. In the 1st trimester, I did fairly okay. Then the second trimester and the holidays came. My cravings for sugar and then being around those items made it extremely hard to avoid. Since the New Year, I’ve been trying to fight the urges but it is NOT easy! As I enter the third trimester this week, I really hope to get the sugar out and the good back in!
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What I find most challenging about pregnancy nutrition is not feeling like eating at all from about 5wks till about 12 or 13wks due to feeling sick to my stomach all the time… But needing to keep my blood sugar up so that I don’t feel even sicker…
I’d love to get the ebook as I actually came across it this morning from another source and was thinking that it was something that I’d like as it would help me eat better which would also make me feel better. Plus I’m a total pregnancy/birth junkie who loves reading everything about the two that I can get my hands on!
I found out with my second that I’m much better off if I start the day with protein. Unfortunately, I hate eggs, so I ended up eating chicken tenders (out of a bag of frozen breaded chicken) every morning! There has to be a healthier way. 🙂
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I would like to win this because I am 14 weeks pregnant and I really need some help in figuring out what to eat. I have been giving in to cravings too often.
I’d love more healthy recipes for this pregnancy
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Hardest thing is eating through morning sickness. I get all day morning sickness for the firstv 6 months of pregnancy. No fun! I know I am supposed to eat a protein every 2 hours but nuts and cheese get really boring after like a week.
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The most challenging thing about pregnancy nutrition is figuring out what your body is actually craving when it’s doing weird things. This last pregnancy I needed more acid in my stomach so my food would actually digest. I couldn’t figure out why I was craving coffee, tomato products, oranges and other such acidic items. It made it so hard to figure out what to eat (other than coffee, tomatoes, and oranges).
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The two hardest things I’ve found so far with my first pregnancy was just finding something I could eat in the first trimester and now it’s finding the energy to cook. Working all day and coming home at 6 with nothing made makes it really hard to make food. I fight fast food urges almost every night!
Most challenging nutritional challenge in pregnancy is surviving 1st trimester and still eating whole foods. How can I eat them if I puke trying to prepare them?? 😛 I would love to win this e-book!
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Currently dealing with extreme pregnancy nausea in my second pregnancy. By far the most difficult time to eat, let alone eat healthy during pregnancy. Would love to have this book for the next two trimesters when I try to play catch up.
The most challenging thing about pregnancy nutrition for me is just knowing what to eat, how much to eat, ect.
The hardest part by far for me so far is just eating ANYTHING at all. I’m at the end of my first trimester, and the nausea has been crippling. I, too, had every intention of eating tons of protein, fruits, and veggies, and it seems like all I can handle is grilled cheese and chicken soup!
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The toughest thing for me is that healthy doesn’t always sound very good.
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With my last pregnancy I had all day sickness until almost 20 weeks…knowing which foods were best to purchase and have on hand would have been very helpful. I ate alot of maple smoked salmon.
We are starting to think more seriously about what we eat as we wait and pray for another little one. I find a good whole food multi-vitamin to be very important such as Vitamin Code or Standard Process.
The challenge of eating healthy is my laziness of not wanting to spend the few extra minutes to clean, cut, and prepare the fruits and veggies. I also become apathetic in planning meals. The only way I “choose” the healthy meals and snacks is if I predetermine to eat them. It is also difficult to remain on a very tight grocery budget and eat organic. I know there is a way to keep costs low, but it takes a lot of time.
I think this would be a fantastic resource for me. Im not too versed on ‘superfoods’ and Im always looking at how I can improve my diet and fill nutritional gaps. The first trimester was incredibly hard on my body so I feel Im making up for lost time, only problem is cravings and comfort foods often try to steer me wrong. And given its my second baby, I find myself excusing poor eating bc I dont feel nearly as paranoid as the first time around. But having such a handy resource gives me no excuse not to find the best for my body and baby <3
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i always feel so bloated when i’m pregnant
The hardest thing for me is controlling my cravings – they’re almost always for junky foods. I need better alternatives that I’ll still want to eat!
I hope to get pregnant this year and I know eating healthy is so important.
The first time around it was hard to eat healthy because I had three other pregnant friends at work and we all lived off junk food. The second time I was so sick and then too tired running around after my first child to eat as well as I should (although I didn’t eat junk that time). So for number 3, I would love to plan ahead and this book would be the perfect inspiration for me to continue my healthy eating throughout my future pregnancy 🙂
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The toughest thing for me has been having an appetite for vegetables!
The hardest thing I am finding with my first pregnancy us how to preparee lentils in more interesting ways besides just soup! Im also finding it hard to a variety each day without getting routine.
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I would love to win Healthy Pregnancy Super Foods because our family is hoping and praying to expand soon 🙂
I always have a hard time getting all the servings of green veggies they say you need to have–especially early in pregnancy. Fruit, protein, calcium, etc. aren’t quite as difficult.
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I am 6 weeks pregnant…..the most challenging thing for me is having healthy foods on hand that don’t take a lot of effort to prepare and will go down easily! (and stay down!)
The hardest part was keeping any food down for 9 months!
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I am expecting and in the first trimester. Nausea consumes my day. I could really use some help getting in the best of the best foods. :o)
Its always hard to remember what foods are extremely healthy, and which are most beneficial. But when you add a pregnancy to it, it makes it even more harder to remember.
i would LOVE to win a copy of this book! i think nutrition in pregnancy is especially confusing. with my first, i would read things and then ask my midwife and she would contradict the (conservative, non-mainstream) info i was getting. i never really knew what i should truly be eating, aside from not eating junk. this would be such a great resource as we’re hoping to grow our family!
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The toughest part about eating well during pregnancy is having the energy to cook! With my first pregnancy I was working full time as a teacher. When I got home in the afternoons, if I sat on the couch, I literally could not get up. Thankfully, my husband was so understanding and spoiled me. He insisted I stay on the couch while he cooked.
This is #4 for me and has been the most difficult as far as “morning sickness” (it’s been more like all day sickness). With three other kids finding quick healthy foods is a challenge because all the bad foods sound good! I’d love to win this book!
The most challenging thing about pregnancy nutrition is getting your body to accept what you know you should eat but you can’t keep down. 🙁
I’d love to have this book! I definitely want to give my little ones the best start in life.
The hardest thing for me is craving the stuff not healthy
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The hardest thing is trying to eat the right things, and not the things I’m “supposed” to eat according to S.A.D. guidelines.
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Ah, I would love to win this book! I’m currently pregnant with my third, and although I try to feed my family in a healthy way sometimes I forget to feed myself! I’d love some new refreshing ideas that inspire me to remember to eat… and to eat well. 🙂 Thanks!
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I’m not yet pregnant, but I would love to have this book to make sure that when I do become pregnant, I am ready to nourish my body and that of my baby.
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I’d love to win because we just found out we were expecting our 2nd! And I have such a hard time staying away from junk food, so good recipes are a must. Thanks for the giveaway!
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The toughest thing about pregnancy nutrition is that I tend to crave UNhealthy foods!
This book sounds great! I’m in my first trimester and am just feeling like eating any food is an accomplishment. I would love to know more about how to maximize nutrients from the little I can eat. And, I’m excited to read the section on how to “sneak in” superfoods.
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The hardest thing…. the energy it takes to fix something nutritious, even after the nausea is gone. It’s so much easier to grab something with very little nutrients.
This is my 4th pregnancy but my first since learning to eat Real Food. I’m comitted to giving me and my baby a better start by nourishing us with good stuff.
I find dealing with cravings for non-nutritious food difficult.
I would love to win Healthy Pregnancy Super Foods because my daughter is pregnant with her first child. I would give it to her!
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My problem in pregnancy is that I want the healthy stuff until I’m knocked over with morning sickness, then all I want is the junk that will make me feel worse. I also forget to drink water throughout the day, so I get dehydrated easily.
Sadly, my childbearing days are done, but I can still clearly remember having a hard time getting a balanced meal just from being so TIRED all the time. Growing life is exhausting! I think this would be a wonderful resource for my sister-in-law who is trying for their second child now. Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!
I think it is hard to nourish oneself during pregnancy if the mom has other little ones to take care of. It’s hard for me to get enough protein since we don’t really keep nuts in our house due to one of our children being severely allergic. It would be nice to have a resource book to go to remind myself of super nutrition.
my sister is pregnant with their first child, and I work in an OB/GYN office teaching new moms about pregnancy…would love to be able to recommend this book to them! Mother of three, Amy
I so would like to win! The sheer number of things I’m supposed to be eating is the most daunting thing. I’d love to take a look at the super recipes!
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I’d love to win this because I am quite interested in nutrition and I’d like to prepare for the future, God willing (I am yet unmarried).
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I would love to share ideas from the book with friends and to incorporate them into my families everyday eating.
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I think the most challenging thing for me now is having 2 children and finding the time to eat let alone making sure it is healthy and well-balanced.
I would like to win, b/c even though we aren’t pregnant yet, I know it’s important to have this knowledge before starting and this would be an amazing starter! Thanks for sharing so much with us!
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The hardest thing for me about pregnancy is knowing what to eat BEFORE I conceive. I have 1 child with autism and would like to have another child, but would like to have a better nourished vessel for our future baby. That’s the main reason I want this book. 🙂
I am TTC and this would be very helpful in that, as well as hopefully, when I do become pregnant!
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most challenging thing: i am not hungry at all! I can barely get 1-2 full meals per day.
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most challenging right now about pregnancy nutrition is that I’m in my 3rd trimester with an itty bitty stomach and a baby on a growth spurt… it’s hard to come up with 4-6 small balanced meals every day to keep both him and me happy! 🙂
Hi, well this is my first time actually entering for a giveaway! I am pregnant with our third, only about 6 weeks along. I embrace a nourishing kitchen and have been loving your blog and the many others yours has led me to. Ok so to answer your question…the challenging thing for me is my constant craving of carbs, I am gluten intolerant and suddenly I want nothing more than a bowl of lucky charms or a Big Mac. I would love to understand why these strange unhealthy cravings come to be, your brain says no but then what is saying yes….?!!! I am dealing with a bit of an energy crisis with this pregnancy and would love some food choices that are affordable, easy and healthy…seems these days those three words dont mingle well together! Thanks and keep up the inspiration!
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The most challenging thing for me during my pregnancy was finding healthy food that I could keep down during my morning sickness. For a couple of weeks, the only thing I wanted to eat was an egg mcmuffin!
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It’s very challenging to eat nutritiously during pregnancy because I usually feel unwell and tired. I would love to win this book, because I am hoping to be pregnant again in the next few months. And I know the information would be useful for me as a breastfeeding mother, and just for nutritious ideas for my family as well. Great giveaway!
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1. I already have three children (4, almost 3, and 13 months). I did not know about “real food” at the time and we were moving towards a more vegetarian/vegan lifestyle. Having my three so close together did a number on my body and my last child was not only born two weeks early, but spent most of those next two weeks in a neo-natal intensive care unit. I want to do much better for Baby #4 – whenever s/he comes.
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The hardest thing for me is finding healthy food that doesn’t make me queasy! I get so distracted by unhealthy things, trying to run a home, and care for a toddler that I cannot remember what healthy food is! I am living on french fries and cheese dip!
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I would LOVE this ebook!! I am currently expecting baby#4. With my first I totally had the list and the stress. So much so that I felt others made fun of me! With my 2nd I gave in, and my 3rd was so unexpected and I was so crummy feeling I didn’t eat well at all. God gave my 3 healthy babies none the less! With this 4th I am striving for exactly what you were talking about. Good, if not, great, nutrition with little stress. My biggest challenge is having 3 littles ones to care for, and not much time or energy for myself!
I remember tallying up everything I was supposed to eat in a given day and it being more food than I could even eat…not to mention the nausea quickly setting in and just trying to find something I COULD eat was hard enough.
The hardest thing is when I have passed the point of hungry and am at the point of Must Eat Now! That can sometimes lead to making a less than nutritious choice. I would love to win this book because it sounds like it would be very helpful and I am excited to see the recipes!
I’m actually not pregnant, but the hardest thing for me about nutrition is that here at school, i don’t have access to a stove or oven, which severely limits my choices and ability to eat real food.
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I would love to win because I am kicking my infertility challenges over the past four years into high gear. I’ve stepped it up huge recently with changing the way I eat in an effort to conceive and have a healthy pregnancy! I’d love to learn about these super foods!
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I would love to win because I’d like to get pregnant again and didn’t eat very well with my first 2 pregnancies.
i am pregnant, am pretty passionate about eating real food and had *great* intentions, but had the craziest cravings in my first trimester! it was hard and continues to be hard, to make good choices. i would love the encouragement and insight!
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for me the hardest thing to manage when pregnant is to make sure I get enough greens, protein, and to make sure that I am not gulping down the sugar! I had gbs my last pregnancy so I would really love this book to help avoid getting into that situation again!
I have a newly married daughter I’d love to pass this on to. I found nutrition to be a huge challenge in all of my pregnancies.
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I’m trying for a new pregnancy and had such a hard time eating right my first time around that this book would be fantastic!
I also did the list with my first and by my third, I was just lucky to get in enough meals a day! Now I am TTC number 4 and could use some help!
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I find the hardest part of good nutrition during pregnancy is the desire for something quick instead of making something healthy. I think this book would help me maximize my efforts to eat well!
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Would love to have this!! The hardest part for me is definately trying to eat healthy when I’m so tired and tempted to get something quick rather than healthy.
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I would like to get started on this book right away! I love learning about pregnancy and nutrition. I just went through 2 miscarriages the most recent Sunday and early Dec. so healthy pregnancy is very much on my mind.
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During my first pregnancy, I had such strong cravings and food aversions, I did not know what to eat. I remember craving red meat and the quickest way for me to get my daily fix was to go to a fast food joint for a burger-I really wish I had known better. I also had strong sugar cravings and went out of control with desserts. To say the least, I ate horrible throughout my pregnancy and now I wish I didn’t. I have made so many changes since my daughter was born and I want to eat so much better with my next pregnancy. I’d love to win this book to give me better guidance in my food choices.
The most challenging part of pregnancy eating for me is not giving in to my cravings…when it is coke and cheese dogs that I want.
As an older mother of 5 “kids”, I am concerned about the choices of my daughter in laws and the myriads of bad information that is so available to them through the medical world and traditional ways of thinking. I would love to win this e book as a way of gently encouraging them and my own two girls who I pray have families one day , to explore the more natural and nutritious route to a healthy pregnancy. Thanks!
Laura, proud mom of 5 grown kids with 3 wonderful daughter in laws, one precious grandson and one more on the way very soon!
The most challenging aspect of pregnancy nutrition for me with my first child was conquering my terrible morning sickness and eating anything at all! Now that we’re trying to get pregnant again, I want to learn more for the second time around.
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I’m not pregnant, but I’d love to study up now on what to eat when I am pregnant! It would be fabulous to win a copy of this book!
I’d love to win because we’re considering trying for our 3rd soon, and I don’t really know much about “super foods”!
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I have been so discouraged by all the long lists of daily food requirements that I can’t keep up with. This seems like the perfect resource. Just having a list of superfoods that I can trust is a huge help.
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My biggest challenge when I was preg with my twins was exhaustion. I only had one instance of “morning sickness” but the first 3-4 months I was so tired I couldn’t hardly keep my eye just an hour or two after waking up in the first place. Once that started to pass one of my boys settled high up in the ribs and left a near permanent bruise. Standing up or even sitting in one position for very long was very painful. Between those things I tried to just not eat things that I knew were “bad” but putting energy into wholesome, homemade choices was really hard to do.
I’m an RSS subscriber. I only found out that I’m pregnant last Sunday (with my first) and I’m finding it really hard to keep anythng down apart from Vegemite on toast! I’ve also read five different books on nutrition and ended up more confused than ever, and wondering how I could possibly eat that much food in one day. This book sounds amazing and simple, and I would love a copy.
The most challenging thing about nutrition during pregnancy for me is how exhausted I feel. I actually found myself eating foods I would normally never consider putting in my body towards the end of pregnancy because I was so tired. Thanks for the opportunity to win a book with recipes that make healthy eating a little easier!
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Our baby is a onth old, and I’m finding myself grabbing whatever is quick. I need some recipes for foods I can keep on hand that will be nourishing for me and baby.
And, yes, this was my biggest challenge during pregnancy as well,.
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There’s so much new information for a mom to be. Anything that will narrow it down to 2 rules would be amazing!
I am in my 16th week of pregnancy, and though I have had healthy eating habits for years–I have craved junk food for the past 12 weeks. These cravings are relentless, and I have had days where I ate very unhealthy. I know it is ok to have a treat every now and then–but this has been a struggle. I would love to win a copy of this book, for the encouragement, the inspiration, and the knowledge. I know it would help me!
It is very challenging to eat the right things when you have so many aversions! I also had terrible heartburn, so many foods were torturous to eat. I’d love some advice for my next pregnancy.
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My husband and I have been married for only 5 months and hope to have a child soon. I want to start learning now, so this book would be a great help!
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I’d love to win the e-book as my husband and I are currently struggling with infertility from PCOS. We’re waiting on God to give us our first child and I’d love to have all the resources I can get for healthy eating before and during an upcoming pregnancy. Thanks so much for your great blog! It’s helped me out in so many ways.
I would love to win this book! We have 4 beautiful children and have lost 4 beautiful children through miscarriage. When we lost our 4th child about 9 months ago, I really started looking into nutrition. We are pregnant again (5 weeks) and I am really trying to do all that I can do to keep my body healthy to support this baby. I would love to read more about nutrition durring pregnancy.
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As a homeschooling mother of six, expecting my 7th, I find it difficult to make sure that everyone else eats well-balanced meals. Sometimes, I forget about myself!
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My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant and I would love any extra advice for a healthy pregnancy.
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2) I would like this resource, because for the past 6 months I have been transitioning to a more “whole/super food” diet as I hope for a healthy pre-conception lifestyle. This seems to be helping – ie. more regular ovulation – and I want to be able to carry over my good habits into pregnancy, knowing exactly what to do/not do.
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I find it difficult to not load up on carbs.
I have a wonderful 15-month-old boy who was born with food intolerance. I had to remove a large number of foods from my diet which thankfully forced me to eat healthier. I’ve learned a lot about healthy whole foods and hope to learn more when we start trying for a second child. This book will get me on the right path.
My biggest struggle is time- I dont want to take the time to make something better for me because Im so tired. Id rather eat whatever I can get quickest.
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I have the hardest time with preparing ahead… when sickness hits right before dinner time the last thing I want to do is prepare something nutritious. Next time I’d like to get better at that and I bet this book will encourage me to do so!
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I am pregnant with my third baby (had 2 miscarriages in between 2 healthy boys). Entering my 2nd trimester (praise God!)it has been a rougher pregnancy because I seem to be catching every bug floating around. We have already made huge changes in our diet the past few years, but I can always improve. Would love this resource as I feel like I have lost all my healthy cooking mojo these past few weeks. Thanks for the give away!
I’m in my first trimester of my fifth pregnancy (following 2 miscarriages), and having the worst morning sickness ever! So discouraging to want so badly to eat healthy, but only be able to hold down chips and ice cream and mac/cheese! Some help would be wonderful. I’m subscribed to your site and shared this on fb.
@Catherine Overby, I’ve had the same problem! It seems only wheat-based items are those that stay, and everything healthy comes back up! Incredibly aggravating!
Oh I would love to win a copy of this! I follow Modern Alternative Mama also and it just sounds like such an excellent book. When I was pregnant what I found the hardest was eating my vegetables! For some reason with both pregnancies I had an aversion to vegetables and it was difficult for me to want to eat them or prepare them for myself! I also found it hard to want to eat other healthy foods (though not as hard as veggies) because it was easy to say, “oh well, I’m pregnant!”
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i am currently in my 13th week…at 33 (34 in 10 days) i think eating a healthy diet while pregnant is very important…i want to give my unborn child every chance at a healthy start!
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What I find the most challenging is eating anything! During the first few months especially. During my second term pregnancy I learned about smoothies, but I would love to learn more about other ways to get the nutrition in with minimal stress.
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i’ve posted a link directly to this post on my facebook page…http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/jennifermcgrathbutler
I had a difficult pregnancy and would like to do everything possible to get myself ready and stay as healthy as possible during any future pregnancies.
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I just shared the post to my wall/friends through Facebook!
The reason I’d love to win a copy of this awesome book is because my husband and I plan to try for our first child in the coming months, and with some of the food intolerances I’m discovering I have it would be great to use this book as a resource for healthy foods I can definitely focus on during the critical (and blessed) months of pregnancy! 🙂
We are TTC right now and I would LOVE a copy of this book! The hardest thing about eating right for me with my last pregnancy was that I was nauseous ALL DAY, and eating actually made it worse, so I mostly just starved.
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Like you, I would always start with grand intentions and have trouble following thru because of life, especially with my last – #4- I found I was busy taking care and feeding my other kids and would sometimes forget to eat myself 😉 This sounds like a wonderful book!
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I think it’s hard to eat healthy during pregnancy, because I always crave all the bad things!
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We hope to start a family this year so this book would be sooo helpful!
I’m hoping to conceive soon and would love this book to guide me through my first pregnancy with realistic, healthy food options!
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I would like to win this because we are just starting tryng to get pregnant and also new to this eating healthy so I would really appreciate the extra wisdom.
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I have 2 younger children and am recovering from a broken foot while 20 months preggo. I still try to eat as healthy as possible, but alot of things have gone out the window. I think it’s just time and energy that make it difficult. Will you have a give-away for a healthy private chef any time soon:)
I would love to win this book. I have 2 dear friends who are struggling with infertility.
And, I subscribe to your amazing blog!!! Does that enter me 2 times to win???
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I am super interested in the ebook b/c I am wanting to eat the Weston Price style diet this next pregnancy (taking the test this weekend!) and wanting to get my hands on as much info to eat correctly! Thanks!
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I have such a hard time saying no to the junkfood, and yes to the healthy stuff. It would be nice to get some guidance on the best foods to eat.
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I’m getting married in March and we are planning on starting a family right away. It would be nice to start off on the right foot 🙂
Thanks for the giveaway!
The hardest thing about pregnancy nutrition is eating liver. There aren’t many foods that I don’t like. But liver is one of them. I think there are some ways to hide it in meat dishes. I will have to research that!
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In my first trimester of each pregnancy so far, including the ones I’ve lost, I get so very sick. I can’t even hold water down until well into the 5th month, and once it lasted all nine months. My hope would be that this book would shed some light on what I could try prior to pregnancy that would maybe ease this first trimester struggle.
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I find it hard to eat healthy when I have cravings for unhealthy foods, such as Hostess cherry pies. For my last 3 pregnancies I craved those like crazy. I’m surprised my kids never came out looking like a Hostess cherry pie. LOL However, none of them can stand cherries, hmmmm.. Thank you for the awesome giveaway. I’m in the process of trying to get pregnant and would love to have this book for when the day comes. Thank you.
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having time to eat well during this, my third pregnancy is a challenge! i would love some new tips!
I’m the mother of 11. My youngest is 12 and what I wouldn’t have given to know what I’ve been learning over the last 6-7 years. It’s a minor miracle, I know:). My oldest daughter is through the first trimester with her second child (first was a miscarriage). She’s on the bandwagon, but I think she could really benefit from this. Thanks for this opportunity to win.
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I subscribe via email…I would love to learn more about super foods.
I find it difficult to keep my sugar level down while pregnant. I just like sweets! It would be nice to have a reminder to continue to keep nutrition in check.
I have had three babies so far and I always struggle with cravings for things like chocolate and ice cream and also having the time to prepare foods. I would love to win! Thanks!
I am 11 weeks into my third pregnancy and would love any suggestions for relaxing and eating good foods for my unborn child. Although we general eat a lot of whole foods I find I am so exhausted and it’s hard to do some of the additional steps. Also I find when I am pregnant I crave the junk I never eat and am way more susceptible to all the stupid junk food ads, and that is so unlike me when I am not pregnant. The time you should be eating better and it’s harder to eat even the healthy foods I usually eat. Also, I think with two other little ones 3 and under around her I find it difficult to really get enough food anyways…it’s my usual problem when I am not pregnant, but it is even more of a problem now that I am pregnant again.
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I currently am pregnant with my second (21 weeks) and began my journey into healthier foods/lifestyle after the birth of my first. I’d like to continue making changes during the pregnancy to ensure another happy and healthy babe.
Well i am currently pregnant with out 5th and wish I had known what I know now about nourishing myself and baby during pregnancy during the first 4 pregnancies. Trying to do better this one round. I find it difficult to stay our of the sweets and startches when pregnant! Would love to have the added push that I would get from this ebook! THanks for the chance.
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I’d love to win a copy of this. With 2 miscarriages in the last year, maybe I could get a head start on eating healthy super foods before getting pregnant again.
I find it aggravating sometimes the only food that actually stays down are not the healthiest! I’ll throw up carrot juice or whole wheat toast or a veggie stir fry, but somehow a hamburger and fries will stay down!
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I am currently pregnant (19 weeks), still breastfeeding my 22 month old and am type 1 diabetic. I’m always looking for new healthy recipes. I find it overwhelming when trying get all the nutrition requirements met each day. Sometimes i just give up. I would love to win a copy of this book!
I think the hardest part about pregnancy nutrition is that I only feel like eating a few things. Much of what is healthy seems so unappealing when pregnant.
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Oh what a great topic! I’m pregnant with number 2 and finding it so hard to eat right while taking care of my 8-month old. I’d love to win! Thanks so much!
My challenge is that this baby craves junk food all the time!!! I really try to resist but sometimes I just give in. We cut out all junk about a year ago, so this is very strange to me. I would love to win this book.
I’d love to win a copy because we’re trying for our first! I’ve been reading a lot about pre-conception and pregnancy nutrition and trying my best, but this sounds like it would be an invaluable, simple-to-use resource. *fingers crossed* Thanks for hosting the giveaway!
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My challenge is keeping good healthy foods around. I eat constantly when I’m pregnant and will eat most anything I can get my hands on. I never feel up to preparing anything though.
I would love to have this for my 5th pregnancy. Knowing what foods are the best for you and baby will help motivate when the not so heathly cravings set in!
I am 15 weeks pregnant with my first, and finding it hard to make anything healthy and good for baby and me. It is so much easier to just pick up something unhealthy and eat it then taking the time and making something 🙂
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I’m not pregnant currently but would like to be soon. This book is exactly what I need!
I currently subscribe to your feed! It’s so great! I love it!
I am pregnant with our 5th and I find it most difficult to just take the time to properly care for myself, because I seem to put everything else first and I get tired. I would love this for the encouragement and ideas.
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The thing I find most challenging is taking the time to cook and prepare healthier food options when I’m already more tired/sick than usual.
I’m not pregnant but would like to be soon! So, this book would be great for me.
What I find most challenging about pregnancy nutrition is eating – at all, especially in the mornings. I also tend to have very sugary-type cravings that end up making me feel blah (of course!).
My husband and I are currently *trying* for our fourth, and I know I did not have the best nutrition with my first 3 girls. I want to make sure I’m a healthy momma so it can help my (hopefully) baby #4 a healthier baby!
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I find it difficult to eat enough vegetables, even one or two servings, to slow down on bread, and to limit my sugar. I get huge every pregnancy and always swear I’ll do better the next time. Here I am, 19 weeks into number three and I’ve already gained 18 pounds! My little ones are three yrs (this months) and 16 months so time and energy are also factors. Any help would be appreciated 🙂
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We’re prayerfully considering adding another child to our family, God willing. I would love this resource.
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My biggest nutrition challenge during this pregnancy is the time crunch. I have a toddler and work full time so I find it difficult to find the time for healthy meals. I probably need a lot more protein.
Im currently pregnant with #2 and can’t shake my sweet cravings. I need help!
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For me the most difficult thing is being hungry all. the. time! It is so tempting to just grab whatever is nearby, though that certainly isn’t a good plan. I would like this ebook for myself and also for the many young pregnant mamas that I counsel.
I find it difficult to curb my cravings for carbs and sugars. I also find it difficult to make sure that I’m getting enough protein. I would love to win this book, as I’m pregnant with #5.
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I find it difficult to eat/prepare healthy foods when pregnant because I have 9 other children that I’m homeschooling. I’m always in a time crunch and I really don’t even know what I’m supposed to be eating.
I’d love to have more of a variety of foods to work from so I don’t get tired of just the few… Thanks for the giveaway!
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I am currently 15 weeks pregnant and I had great intentions of eating healthy during my first trimester. I found it so difficult because I had no energy to cook and my husband works late into the evening. However, when I became naseus, I needed to eat something… anything… in order to feel better. I am not proud of what I have eaten thus far in my pregnancy. I am now feeling more like myself so I plan on cooking and planning meals again.
I can hardly keep anything down in the first trimester, and the things that do sound appealing are usually not the healthiest. I always worry that I am not doing enough to nourish the baby! I would love to find out more about these pregnancy superfoods.
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