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July 14, 2011

Book Review: Healthy Mum, happy baby

Title: Healthy Mum, Happy Baby
author: Annemarie Tempelman-Kluit

This is a must-read for moms-to-be and new nursing moms and here is the best part--it's available through the toronto public library online books which means you do not even have to leave the comfort of your own home to get it in your hands!!! The recipes are great for everyone who has a busy life--so moms everywhere can read it. The recipes are quick and easy and most are freezer friendly--to be pulled out when you just don't have time to cook (isn't that every day???)

The idea of this book is that you need quick and easy meals and snacks when you are nursing. (Finally--a taking care of mommy book!)
It gives great tips on what you should be eating and what you shouldn't (for instance if you have allergies in your family you should be limiting the dairy, wheat and peanut intake...) and talks about the hunger that nursing moms have (something very few people warn you about!).

Because food and recipes are an individual taste thing, I recommend that you peruse this book either through the on-line option at the Toronto Public Library or borrow it before you buy. If you love it, then you can consider it.

The information is good, it's a quick read and the recipes I tried are delicious and, most importantly FAST. It also reminds you to take care of yourself and eat well when the rest of your life may be overwhelming which is always a good thing.

ENJOY! (especially the blueberry lemon muffins--yum! and the guacamole brie sandwich! and the chicken and bean quesadillas! :) )

Also check out the blog for other ideas and meal planning (although not updated regularly). http://healthymumhappybaby.com/

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