Synopses & Reviews
The question is as old as parenting itself: How can new moms and dads eat well when all their time and energy is spent on baby? Finally, we have the answer!
Specifically designed for frazzled, sleep-deprived parents, every recipe in Parents Need to Eat, Too is nutritious, delicious, satisfying, and EASY. As a bonus each recipe includes instructions for preparing baby food from the same ingredients. Plus every recipe has the added advantage of being tested by a group of more than 100 new parents.
Inside you'll find:
- Meals you can eat with one hand
- Recipes for the new parent's best friend: the slow cooker
- More ambitious recipes, broken down into simple stages to perform while baby naps
- “Un-Recipes” for parents who can't cook at all
- Recipes that support breastfeeding
- Advice from experts, including a pediatric dietitian and a lactation consultant
Here are real solutions for the real problems new parents face in the kitchen. Through comforting, honest, and essential help for stressed out, undernourished moms and pops, Parents Need To Eat Too ensures that nobody will go hungry!
Parents Need to Eat Too has been named one of the Best Cookbooks of 2012 by Leites Culinaria, whose Editor-in-Chief Renee Schettler Rossi called it the “What to Expect After Youre Expecting” and said that the book “savvily and sassily helps you extend the efficiency of any time spent in the kitchen.”
If only this book came with every box of newborn diapers or baby blanket! New and seasoned parents alike will find delicious and simple recipes - from first nibbles to toddler tastes and fullgrown meals enjoyed together Emily Franklin, author of Too Many Cooks: Kitchen Adventures with 1 Mom, 4 Kids and 102 New Recipes, and founder of wellcookedlife.com
With more than 150 recipes, intelligent healthy tips, and comments from real moms just like you, Parents Need to Eat Too will be your go-to resource and make you the confident parent you want to be. Eileen Behan, RD family nutritionist and author of The Baby Food Bible and Eat Well Lose Weight While Breast Feeding
“Reassuring is the first word that comes to mind when reading food writer Koenigs first cookbook, in which she provides doable, affordable meal solutions for new parents.” Library Journal
“Finally, a book that reminds new moms: yes, your life may be totally wrapped up in feeding your baby right now, but you need-and deserve!-to eat well, too.” Meagan Francis, author of The Happiest Mom: 10 Secrets to Enjoying Motherhood
“I laughed, I learned, I dreamed up a hundred fantastic meals while reading Parents Need to Eat Too.“ Melanie Rehak, author of Eating for Beginners
“Parents Need to Eat Too should be on every baby shower registry.” Jen Singer, author, the Stop Second-Guessing Yourself guides to parenting
“You dont have to be a parent to learn from Debbie Koenigs eminently sensible book.” Molly Wizenberg, author of A Homemade Life
“This book is a must-have for new parents who enjoy eating good food with real flavor.” Leah McLaughlin, Editor in Chief, Edible Communities/Edible Queens
“If only Debbie Koenigs Parents Need to Eat Too had existed back [when I was a new parent]. Every new parent should ask for Debbies book as a baby shower gift!” Leah Ingram, author of Suddenly Frugal: How to Live Happier and Healthier for Less
It is an undeniable truth: Parents Need to Eat Too! Food and parenting writer Debbie Koenig addresses the dilemma faced by so many parents coping with the demands of a new baby by offering simple, healthy, and delicious recipes for moms and dads who are too sleep-deprived, too frazzled, or simply too busy to cook nutritious meals for themselves.
From dinners that can be eaten with one hand (while you hold baby in the other) to slow cooker culinary masterpieces and full courses to prepare while baby naps, Parents Need to Eat Too is filled with tasty, easy-to-make recipes, helpful kitchen tips, and real solutions to the problems faced by hungry parents.
Parents Need to Eat Too has been named one of the Best Cookbooks of 2012 by Leites Culinaria, whose Editor-in-Chief Renee Schettler Rossi called it the “What to Expect After Youre Expecting” and said that the book “savvily and sassily helps you extend the efficiency of any time spent in the kitchen.” A must-read for new parents!
About the Author
Debbie Koenig is a food writer whose work has appeared in American Baby, Parents, the Washington Post, the New York Times, and other publications. Her food blog, Words to Eat By, has attracted more than one million visitors. Debbie lives in Brooklyn with her husband and their five-year-old son, Harry.