The Food Doula Cookbook

Expecting a baby in 2023? You’ll want to grab a copy of this book and keep it handy throughout your pregnancy. Author Lindsay Taylor holds your hand through each stage of the journey to ensure you equip your body and the baby’s growth with the healthiest choices. Lindsay is not only a mom herself, but her life’s work brings experience and knowledge to the topic. She has a master’s degree in Public Health, certification as a Postpartum and Infant Care Doula, and an Honours certification as a Culinary Nutrition Expert.

From the moment you know a fetus is growing, Lindsay sets your nutritional and organizational skills on the right track. Learning to prep ahead for those tiring moments, combating morning sickness, identifying the nutritional needs of each stage of the fetus’ growth, and then packing the freezer full of handy meals when life is consumed by a new baby, there are great tips and tricks to ensure a happy and healthy mom. 

Lindsay provides a meal plan for moms combating nausea and ideas for dishes to make when you just don’t feel up to it in the beginning stages of pregnancy, staying nutritionally-focused during the binge days of the second trimester, and fueling the baby’s third trimester growth spurt with the best vitamins and minerals, and then postpartum care for both you and the baby.

Recipes like Preggo Protein Pancakes, Raspberry Date Labour Prep Smoothie, or Mama’s Freezer Fudge, many of the dishes will give you the boost your body needs as it changes. Even for people not in the baby-cycle, this book is packed with great recipes that are both comforting and chock full of nutrients.

We chose the Smoky Sweet Potato & Carrot Fries with Roasted Red Pepper Dipping Sauce – try it in our Recipe section. A dish to make any time of the year and paired with almost anything – kids will get their veggies while thinking they’re eating colourful French fries! 

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Contents and images used with permission by Plumleaf Press.