Your Complete Vegan Pregnancy: Your All-in-One Guide to a Healthy, Holistic, Plant-Based Pregnancy

Your Complete Vegan Pregnancy: Your All-in-One Guide to a Healthy, Holistic, Plant-Based Pregnancy

by Reed Mangels


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50 satisfying and nourishing vegan meals—especially for pregnant moms!

Being a vegan mother not only means you have to worry about getting the right nutrients for your own body, but for your growing baby as well. The benefits of a vegan diet can be passed down to your baby by following a healthy, well-rounded diet that incorporates the proper nutrients and minerals. With Your Complete Vegan Pregnancy, you’ll learn everything you need to know to nourish and grow a healthy, happy baby. With 50 recipes for satisfying meals and expert advice on getting all the proper nutrition you and your baby need, Your Complete Vegan Pregnancy will keep you and your baby strong for all three trimesters.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781507210192
Publisher: Adams Media
Publication date: 04/02/2019
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 372,795
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Reed Mangels, PhD, RD, LD, FADA, is a nutrition advisor for the nonprofit educational Vegetarian Resource Group, as well as nutrition editor and a regular columnist for Vegetarian Journal. She is the coauthor of the American Dietetic Association’s position paper on vegetarian diets, as well as their new food guide for vegetarians. Dr. Mangels is an instructor in the nutrition department of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Table of Contents

Part 1 The Basics 5

Chapter 1 Vegan Diets: The Basics 7

Chapter 2 Getting Ready for Your Vegan Pregnancy 16

Part 2 What to Eat for a Healthy Pregnancy 29

Chapter 3 The Need for Protein 30

Chapter 4 The importance of Iron and Zinc 40

Chapter 5 Calcium and Vitamin D for Healthy Bones 51

Chapter 6 Vitamin B, Folic Acid, DHA, and Iodine 61

Chapter 7 Vitamins and Supplements 69

Part 3 Vegan Lifestyle 77

Chapter 8 Putting it All Together 78

Chapter 9 Vegan Shopping and ingredients 88

Chapter 10 Eating and Drinking Safely 101

Chapter 11 Living Vegan While Pregnant 108

Part 4 Trimester by Trimester 119

Chapter 12 The First Trimester 120

Chapter 13 The Second Trimester 132

Chapter 14 The Third Trimester 149

Chapter 15 Labor and Delivery 162

Part 5 Recipes 175

Chapter 16 Vegan Breakfasts 176

Chapter 17 Entrees 181

Chapter 18 Sides: Grains 194

Chapter 19 Sides: Salads and Vegetables 200

Chapter 20 Soups and Stews 206

Chapter 21 Snacks and Desserts 213

Appendix A Additional Resources 222

Appendix B Birth Plan Checklist 230

Index 234

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