Homemade baby food - You can totally do it!
It's that time for me again. Time to stop being baby's sole source of nourishment and start making some food for him the other old-fashioned way. (Aside: I'm so lazy. One reason I cherish the first six months of my kids' lives is because I don't have to cook a thing for them.)
Lucky me, then, that I have a copy of a really fabulous new book to help guide me through it.
Simply arranged by age and category, the recipes in The Best Homemade Baby Food on the Planet
delicious, nutritious, and meant to take less than ten minutes to
prepare from ingredients you're likely to already have on hand. I can
get behind that.
There are lots of great photographs, as well as excellent
nutrition info scattered throughout. And I love the fill-in chart at the
end where you can rank each recipe and mark whether or not it's worth
One thing I don't like in the book: they recommend starting
juice (watered-down, but still) at six months and beyond. I personally don't think there's a need to give juice to such a young child, but I know other parents feel differently.
One final clue that this is a good book: I'm writing this at
lunch time and as I flip through it, recipes like Broccoli Cheddar Soup
and Perfect Petite Pesto are jumping out at me just begging to be made.
As far as I'm concerned, if the food sounds delicious, I'll be more
inclined to make it. Which is good because, you know, then my baby will
have something to eat. -Stephanie
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