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Posted June 12, 2012
Good Baby Cookbook
This book has made a great addition to our “baby” cookbooks. The author, Annabel Karmel, shows parents how to make healthy, unprocessed, tasty foods for babies and toddlers. I equally love that many of the recipes for older babies and infants can easily be made for the whole family; this makes dinner time much easier. I like the details of the recipes. Annabel tells exactly how to prepare the ingredients and how to cook/prepare them. However, I wish this book explained the best way to store each recipe. For example, she explains how to prepare pears, but doesn’t say if they freeze well or are best eaten right away. I tried to freeze them after I cooked them, but they turned brown and yucky looking. I like that there are suggestions for foods that I normally wouldn’t think of feeding my baby (cauliflower, papaya, dried apricots, cantaloupe, parsnip, zucchini, etc). And I like that by incorporating these recipes, my baby will eat a wide range of colors and textures.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
The chapters are laid out very nicely and organized; they start with an introduction explaining the particular stage of feeding, then followed by recipes, and ending with a meal planner. I really like the meal planner part because it shows what kinds of foods Annabel suggests at various times. It is a great thing to follow to add variety to your baby’s diet. I know that before I started using this book, I found myself making the same thing over and over again for my baby and the meal planner really helps me to remember to add variety. Plus, you don’t have to follow it exactly.
I like the size of the book, I like that the pages are thick (I spilled milk on a few and wiped them up and they still look fine), and I think the book is well illustrated.
My baby is still young (almost 8 months) so I try to make many of the foods a head of time and freeze them. I purchased some one ounce silicone ice cube trays and I use these to freeze the food. I think they make a good sized portion that usually isn’t too big so most food doesn’t go to waste; I can always thaw another cube if he is still hungry.
I received this book for free to review. However, this did not influence my opinions. All opinions are 100% honest.