The Best Homemade Baby Food on the Planet
Know What Goes Into Every Bite with More Than 200 of the Most Deliciously Nutritious
Publication Date: December 2010
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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!
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.
“As the obesity epidemic spreads across the world and parents become more concerned than ever with what to put in their children’s mouths, The Best Homemade Baby Food on the Planet takes a lot of the guesswork and frustration out of this important parenting task. It is a must-have for parents and grandparents alike.”
-Victoria McEvoy, M.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Medical Director and
Chief of Pediatrics at Massachusetts General West Medical Group
“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
“This well-written and highly attractive book surpasses the traditional expert advice on the nutritional content and preparation of healthy foods by invoking a developmental approach to infant nutrition. The reader will not only learn how simple it is to make their baby's meals at home, but also understand the developmental and physiological rationales for healthy food choices. This is anticipatory guidance on infant nutrition at its best!”
-Paul H. Dworkin, M.D., Professor and Chair of Pediatrics at the
University of Connecticut School of Medicine and
Physician-in-Chief of the Connecticut Children's Medical Center
“Tina Ruggiero and Karin Knight have compiled an amazingly beautiful cookbook that shows you how easy it is to make healthy and attractive food for even the pickiest of little ones. The Best Homemade Baby Food on the Planet guides you through the first foods to finger foods and beyond with style and ease.”
-Robin Elise Weiss, L.C.C.E., C.L.C., mother of eight and author of
The Complete Illustrated Pregnancy Companion and The Better Way to Breastfeed