Synopses & Reviews
The Top of Its Class!
The Best Homemade Baby Food on the Planet was nominated for the 2012 International Association of Culinary Professionals annual Cookbook Awards competition. Considered the gold standard among cookbook awards and widely lauded as the most selective in the industry, the IACP has been presenting its cookbook awards for more than 25 years to promote quality and creativity in culinary writing and publishing. Past nominees include Julia Child, Mark Bittman, and Thomas Keller, among others.
Food Made with Love Is Food You Can Trust!
Preparing simple, homemade food in the comfort of your own kitchen is one of the greatest gifts you can give your little one. Not only does it allow you to nourish your child with the most pure and wholesome ingredients, but it also gives you the peace of mind of knowing what has gone into every bite your baby takes.
Full of recipes to suit every age and stage—from six months all the way to twenty-three months—The Best Homemade Baby Food on the Planet shows you how simple and easy it is to prepare food your baby will go absolutely ga-ga for. From quick purées like Mighty Tasty Blueberry and Pear Mash and No-Cook Prune Purée, to new and nourishing meals like Sweet Omelet Surprise and Finger-Lickin’ Good Lentils and Potato with Cheese, you’ll find it a breeze to prepare any and all of the recipes you and your little one fancy.
And to make things even more easy-peasy, you’ll find each recipe also contains:
—Two methods for preparation-stovetop or microwave-wherever applicable, so you can whip up recipes in whatever time you have. Many microwave options make it possible for meals to be made in less than 10 minutes.
—An easy-to-spot snowflake icon on all recipes suitable for freezing, so you can make baby’s meals at your convenience, or in batches, to save time and money.
—A complete nutritional analysis, so you can be sure you’re giving your child the best possible start.
Make your own super-delicious, super-nutritious homemade baby food today—it’s guaranteed to be the best thing that’s ever crossed the high chair!
“Making your own delicious and nutritious baby food could not be easier as this lovely book explains. I can’t think of a better or more enjoyable way to start a baby on a lifetime of happy and healthy eating exploration than to mash and puree your way through every one of these recipes. You will want to eat these foods too!”
-Marion Nestle, Ph.D., Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies,
and Public Health at New York University, and author of What to Eat
andldquo;The first food your baby enjoys can leave anand#160;imprintand#160;for the variety of foods they will love for a lifetime. Real Baby Food
is a must for new parents looking for easy-to-prepare baby food recipes, tips, and ideas for making your child an excited, adventurous eater for years to come!andrdquo;
andmdash;Catherine McCord, founder of Weelicious.comand#160;and authorand#160;ofand#160;Weelicious: One Family. One Meal.
A jar of commercial banana baby food may contain as little as 30 percent fruit by weight. With statistics like this popping up every day, preparing homemade food for your baby is more important than ever. And it doesn’t require nearly the amount of time or effort you may think.
With The Best Baby Food on the Planet, you’ll learn how to quickly and easily create delicious, nutritious meals for your child that will save you both time and peace of mind (and a little money too!). From Carrot-Papaya Yogurt to Green Eggs and Ham, busy parents will find hundreds of healthy recipes for their children to delight in.
Designed in an easy-to-use, month-by-month format, you’ll find recipes for every age and stage, from nutrient-rich pureed foods for your baby to tasty finger foods for your toddler. Best of all, each recipe provides up-to-date nutritional information, so you can be sure you’re giving your child the best possible start.
Full of recipes to suit every age and stagefrom six months all the way to twenty-three monthsthis book shows you how simple it is to prepare food your baby will go absolutely ga-ga for.
Fresh, healthy, and easy recipes for babies and toddlers, organized by age (from 6 months through 3 years) and progressing from basic purees through finger foods to toddler meals, accompanied by color photos, full nutritional information, and information on food allergies, strategies for picky eaters, and other useful tidbits.
Everything a parent needs to prepare nourishing homemade food for babies and toddlers, starting with purees and progressing to full meals
Nothing is as goodandmdash;or as cost effectiveandmdash;as making your own baby food. Itandrsquo;s fresher and less processed, you know what goes in it, and you can customize ingredients to your childandrsquo;s preferences or health needs. In Theand#160;100% Wholesome Baby Food Cookbook, Parents magazine editor Jenna Helwig gives parents everything they need to cook for babies and toddlers from 6 months to 3 years in a way that makes the process easy, fast, and flexible, starting with simple purees and moving on to finger foods and toddler meals. Nutritional information accompanies every recipe, and tips address topics ranging from food allergies to defusing battles with picky eaters. This is an essential book to help parents pave the way for a lifetime of healthy eating.
Simple Recipes for a Wholesome Start
Nothing compares with making your own baby food: Itand#39;s fresh and unprocessed, you choose what goes into it, and it is a delicious way to introduce your child to a world of flavors. In Real Baby Food, Jenna Helwig helps you fit this loving act into a busy dayand#39;s routine by making the process easy, fast, and flexible with 100 meals to begin a lifetime of healthy eatingandmdash;from the moment your baby takes her first bite of solid food through her toddler years when sheand#39;s happily ensconced in a booster seat at the family table.
Real Baby Food is your guide to these important first years of eating. Find the building blocks of starting your child on solid foods, how to recognize food allergies, and easy ways to cook in bulk. Recipes progress from single-ingredient purandeacute;es to multi-flavor blends like Salmon, Kale, and Sweet Potato Smash; then move on to finger foodsandmdash;Turkey Meatloaf Bites, Maple Graham Animalsandmdash;and finally toddler meals and snacks. Most can be made ahead and frozen, many are easily adapted for grown-up tastes, and all include full nutritional information.
About the Author
Karin Knight, R.N., is co-author of the best-selling book The Baby Cookbook (more than 43,000 copies sold) and 1-2-3 Cook for Me. Before turning cooking into an occupation, she spent twenty-five years working as a registered nurse. She currently resides in Montana with her husband.
Tina Ruggiero, M.S., R.D., L.D., is a sought-after nutrition expert, spokesperson, and award-winning author. Fondly called "The Gourmet Nutritionist,” Tina is frequently seen on national TV, heard on radio, and her writing, recipes and advice have appeared in magazines and newspapers, including Men’s Health, USA Today, Family, Woman's World and First for Women. Tina is the principle of her own nutrition consulting firm where she helps both corporations and consumers. She is also a nutrition correspondent for NBC's syndicated television show Daytime; a special correspondent to the Tampa Tribune; and an avid cook. Tina's blog (www.tinaruggiero.com) is often cited in magazines, newspapers, and online for its reliable, accurate and inspiring content. You can follow Tina on Twitter @Tina_Ruggiero.
Table of Contents
First Tastes (6-8 months)
New Flavors (8-12 months)
Finger Foods (8 months and up)
Wake-Up Time (12 months and up)
The Lunch Bunch (12 months and up)
Super Snacks (12 months and up)
Family Dinner (12 months and up)