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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins (Natural Pregnancy Cookbook Review)

Posted by domesticrockstar
November 24, 2015
From the Natural Pregnancy Cookbook - a healthy muffin recipe to support breastfeeding, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

A great cook book for anyone, especially moms of babes, goes great with a warm batch of featured Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins.

by, Katy Skrzypek, RDN, LDN

I may not know a lot about reviewing cook books, but I’m blessed to have gone through one healthy pregnancy. Loving everything baby, mama and parenting-related I was thrilled to have the opportunity to take a look at The Natural Pregnancy Cookbook from Dr. Sonali Ruder (The Foodie Physician). I did receive a copy of the Natural Pregnancy Cookbook, but the opinions and statements are all my own!

All three stages of pregnancy can be a struggle. I’m not talking about the trimesters here! Pre-pregnancy, pregnancy and post-pregnancy prove that motherhood has its challenges. Luckily I had the one-up in the nutrition department, being a dietitian. My fellow motherly friends were always asking about their diet or asking me to check out a a recipe to make sure it was “good for the baby” or if it would help with this or that ailment. Finally, I can point them to this Natural Pregnancy Cookbook as a resource for their pregnancy related diet needs. 

From the Natural Pregnancy Cookbook - a healthy muffin recipe to support breastfeeding, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

The book starts out with a great overview of nutrition recommendations for pregnancy (kind of like a mini nutrition lesson for mamas-to-be). Recipes are organized by category and each one has a nutritional analysis which includes folate and iron (above and beyond what traditional analysis include) which are very important during pregnancy. 

Recipes average 8-10 ingredients, with easy to follow directions, perfect for the sleep deprived and even the busiest moms. I’ll admit, if I see a recipe and it has more than 10 ingredients, I wimp out and opt for an easier one. Surprisingly, the recipe that caught my eye was the “Pump Up Your Milk” Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins that was featured from the Full Belly Sisters. I challenged myself with 16 ingredients, in the name of breastfeeding promotion! 

The muffins turned out great and I can’t wait to whip up a batch when it comes time for baby number two. In the meantime.... me, my family, the band and coworkers will be enjoying many of the yummy recipes the Natural Pregnancy Cookbook has to offer!

For the recipe for these amazing muffins, click on over to the Full Belly Sisters or grab your copy of the Natural Preganancy Cookbook today!

From the Natural Pregnancy Cookbook - a healthy muffin recipe to support breastfeeding, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins


Back in the day, Katy was the very first Intern for Regan Miller Jones, Inc. Now she is back on the team and loves her window into the blogging world that working for Healthy Aperture provides. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and a proud Mama, living in Nashville, Tennessee. When not dabbling in blogging on her site or providing nutritional coaching, she takes pride in cooking healthy whole foods on a budget for her family and looking to many well established blogs for tips on food, life, family and parenting. There is never a dull moment kids and a rockstar spouse, but she loves to squeeze in time for walking outdoors, a good cup of coffee, pinteresting, organizing and spending quality time with close friends and family.
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