National Nutrition Month Day 2: Natural Pregnancy Cookbook

National Nutrition Month Day 2: Natural Pregnancy Cookbook

Natural Pregnancy Cookbook Cover



This year for National Nutrition Month, I’m doing more than just a cookbook review. Each one of the books that I will share a recipe and review this month, the author generously donated a copy to my sister-in-law to be, Gena. Naturally, today’s choice is that of a Jewish mother. Now that the wedding is around the corner, the next question I’ll keep asking is “Are you expecting?” With that in mind, there will be several family-friendly, kid-friendly, and pregnancy-friendly books coming up throughout the month. Dr. Sonali Ruder was kind enough to provide Gena with a copy of her latest cookbook which has over 125 nutritious recipes for a healthy pregnancy. If you’re unfamiliar with Sonali, check out her fabulous blog The Foodie Physician.  Sonali chose to share her recipe for Carrot Ginger Soup with us.


Carrot Ginger Soup


Carrot Ginger Soup

Serves: 4


1 ½ tablespoons olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
1 tablespoon minced ginger
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 ½ teaspoons ground coriander
1 ½ pounds carrots, peeled and chopped
4 cups vegetable (or chicken) broth
¼ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
¼ cup low fat or nonfat plain Greek yogurt
Salt and pepper, to taste
Cilantro leaves for garnish (optional)


  1. Heat the oil in a large Dutch oven or other soup pot over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until just softened, 5-6 minutes. Stir in the ginger, garlic and coriander and cook another minute until fragrant. Add the carrots and vegetable stock. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer and cover the pot. Cook until carrots are tender, about 20 minutes. Stir in the orange juice.
  2. Using an immersion blender, carefully puree the soup until smooth. Alternatively, you can puree the soup in a blender, working in batches if necessary. Season the soup with salt and pepper to taste. To serve, ladle the soup into 4 bowls and top each with a dollop of yogurt. Garnish with cilantro, if desired.

Recipe and image from Natural Pregnancy Cookbook by Dr. Sonali Ruder of The Foodie Physician




1 Comment
  • Sonali- The Foodie Physician
    Posted at 23:09h, 03 March Reply

    Thanks for including my book in this wonderfully creative and thoughtful gift for your future sister-in-law! I hope Gena loves it 🙂

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