For two people that haven’t yet had kids, we weren’t too sure what to expect…plus when the book showed up in the mail, the men in our lives wondered if we were trying to tell them something! Thank you Tarah for the late April Fool’s joke!!
About The Book
What struck us first was how well layed out THE EVERYTHING PALEO PREGNANCY BOOK is. It’s very easy to read and structured to help readers new to Paleo easily navigate the diet. We can only imagine how beneficial this easy to follow structure must be for anyone expecting, or transitioning into a Paleo lifestyle post-pregnancy. What’s more, Tarah covers exactly what to expect during each trimester–trust us…we’ll be reading this book again one day when we actually are pregnant!
One of the unique features of this book is it covers the common symptoms of pregnancy and then provides Paleo-friendly recommendations on how best to tackle them. Tarah also covers supplementary items, such as fitness and postpartum changes.
Included in the book is an easy to follow 28-Day Meal Plan, which features a variety of extremely tasty recipes that anyone would enjoy, pregnant or not. One of the favorites is the Farmers Market Chicken Bake. It’s topped with bacon (who wouldn’t like it!) and it’s definitely hardy enough food to feed both you and your baby.
Here’s Tarah’s Farmers Market Chicken Bake Recipe:
2 tablespoons coconut oil, divided
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into 1-inch cubes
1 golden delicious apple, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 large yellow onion cut into 8 wedges
1 small butternut squash, peeled, deseeded and cut into 1-inch cubes
Half a teaspoon cardamom
1 teaspoon chopped, fresh thyme
1 tablespoon chopped, fresh sage
1 teaspoon chopped, fresh rosemary
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
6 slices bacon
Heat oven to 450degrees F.
Coat a 13-inch x 9-inch glass baking dish with 1 teaspoon of coconut oil.
Add chicken, apple, onion and squash to baking dish.
Toss with remaining coconut oil and spices until everything is evenly coated.
Lay bacon slices evenly across the top of the dish.
Bake for 50 to 55 minutes until bacon is crispy, chicken is cooked through and vegetables are beginning to brown.
Last but not least, the back of the book contains very useful advice for pregnancy-friendly Paleo food substitutions and other pregnancy-must knows.
It’s no surprise that THE EVERYTHING PALEO PREGNANCY BOOK is a top hit on Amazon and we highly recommend it!
Tarah Chieffi is an author, freelance writer, blogger at What I Gather and holistic nutrition educator in the Louisville/Southern Indiana area. Tarah’s passion is working with pregnant women, new moms and families to achieve health and happiness through physical fitness and a “real food” lifestyle.
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