First Meals Revised: Fast, healthy, and fun foods to tempt infants and toddlers

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Completely revised, First Meals bursts with dozens of new color photographs and more than 200 recipes to entice even the fussiest baby or toddler. This classic cookbook covers the essentials-from flavorful first purées, winning lunchbox combos and easy-to-make family meals to finger-licking picnic and party noshes-while delighting the eye and providing hardworking information on nutrition, preparation and cooking times, freezing instructions, and tips on how to handle food ...
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Overview

Completely revised, First Meals bursts with dozens of new color photographs and more than 200 recipes to entice even the fussiest baby or toddler. This classic cookbook covers the essentials-from flavorful first purées, winning lunchbox combos and easy-to-make family meals to finger-licking picnic and party noshes-while delighting the eye and providing hardworking information on nutrition, preparation and cooking times, freezing instructions, and tips on how to handle food allergies, additives, and tricky eaters.

Author Biography: Annabel Karmel's experience with her own children inspired her to research the interaction of food, diet, and young children. A trained Cordon Bleu chef and the author of several bestselling books, including Superfoods for Babies and Children, Karmel contributes to a variety of newspapers and magazines, and appears regularly on television.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756603656
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/28/2004
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 244,180
  • Age range: 18 years
  • Product dimensions: 8.06 (w) x 10.41 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
Early nutrition 8
Healthy eating 14
Food allergies 16
Kitchen basics 18
Weaning your baby
Starting solids 26
Exploring tastes 30
First tastes: recipes 34
New tastes & textures: recipes 40
9 to 12 months
Growing appetites 56
A varied menu: recipes 60
12 to 18 months
Changing needs 70
Food for the senses: recipes 74
18 months to 2 years
The active toddler 88
Fast food for toddlers: recipes 92
The picky eater: recipes 104
2 to 3 years
Early childhood 116
Fun foods: recipes 118
3 to 7 years
Preschool & beyond 134
Healthy snacks: recipes 140
Family meals: recipes 150
Menu planners 180
Index 188
Acknowledgments & useful addresses 192
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2006

    BEST book in its field!!

    I'm a nanny and former pre-school teacher, with a degree in child psychology, and think this is the best child nutrition and meal book I've ever seen. The meals ARE quick and easy, the menus at the end of the book are convenient and practical, and the author shows a true aptitude for the topic of the book. This is a book you can continue to use for 5+ years, and its value far exceeds its price.

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  • Posted May 3, 2012

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    Love the recipes and the photos too! I do agree that some of th

    Love the recipes and the photos too! I do agree that some of the recipes are time intensive but others are quick and easy to make too. Many recipes are difficult only because some of the ingredients I just don't have in my pantry but, this means I go out and buy new foods! I'm not too sure about some of the recipes for the younger babies but for my 8 month old and older children, it's great! This is a keeper to add my cookbook for babies library.

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  • Posted March 18, 2010

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    Great recipe book!

    Of course for a first time mom, I wanted nothing but healthy food to go into my sons mouth. I am totally no a cook, but this book made making baby food really easy and fun. I would just make a big batch of something green, something yellow, something with protein and some fruit mixes, pour it into some ice cube trays and pop out the desired amount of food for each feeding! So easy. You will need a food processor, freezer bags and ice cube trays. I bought a $30 food processor from target that works great. A lot of other reviews complain that it is time consuming. Well it does take some time, I would say I spend maybe 4 hours a month making baby food for that month. It makes me feel good that I know exactly what is going into my baby's mouth and he is not getting the jarred food that has been heated to the extreme to preserve self life. I also buy organic foods and just use the recipes from this book. I will be gifting this book for all my prego friends!

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  • Posted January 5, 2010

    good for new ideas of fun foods

    The recipts have a lot of cut offs pieces and require a more decreative hand than mine. I gave the book to a new mother to give her bigger food choices.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2009

    Creative, easy home-made food for babies...

    My daughter uses this book for ideas for our 9 month old grandson. There are many suggestions as to age appropriate foods and also some interesting combinations that the baby really likes. This morning she was making a tomato, cauliflower and cheese puree. It has suggested introducing foods like parsnips, papaya, leeks, etc. which he very much enjoys but she never would have thought of (especially since they are not foods his parents "savor"). Some of the suggestions for toddlers look good enough for the entire family to try. If you plan to make your own baby food for whatever reason, I'd suggest considering this book.

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  • Posted September 4, 2009

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    Easy Read, Easy Recipes

    My husband and I wanted to make our own baby food when we had our first child and I had been looking for a book with great pictures that only used a few ingredients. This book is awesome! the food is so much better than the baby food in the stores. (You aren't scared to try your childs food because you actually know what is in it. Very easy read with recipes I never would have thought of trying. Definitely worth buying and adding to your collection.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2009

    Good book, slightly impractical

    I've made several of the items from this book and I've enjoyed them (my son threw them on the floor, but that's where most food goes these days). Unfortunately, I work full time and a good portion of the recipies include ingredients not usually in my cupboard. I find it very hard to find the prep time and to fit in the extra grocery stops to make these for my son. This book does have a lot of great information and suggestions for children of all ages, not just recipies. I would recomend as a resource and if you have extra time, the recipies are wonderful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2007

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    I browsed online for a baby food book, then finally went to my local B&N to flip through some in person. So glad I found this one, it is BY FAR the best of all the ones I saw. Consice information, lots of variety and beautiful photos. I have used this book a lot in my daughter's first year. This is also a great baby shower gift (along with a set of ice cube trays)!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2007

    One AWESOME book!!!

    I bought several books in search of a really good one to make my son's baby food. This is the best book out there! There are no crazy, hard-to-find ingredients and the recipes are easy to follow, as well as delicious.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2006

    Good recipes

    I was in search of a baby food book with recipes for 6 months and older. This book has good recipes for this age, but more so for ages 12 months and up.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2005

    Great Book

    I absolutely loved this book. The recipes were easy, and the book provided photographs that made the food look wonderfully appetizing. I would recommend it for any parent who is wanting to feed their child more wholesome/less processed foods than you can buy in the grocery store. I also liked the fact that I could make a larger quantity of some of the recipes and then freeze them for future use.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2004

    The BEST book ever!!!!

    This has got to be the best book ever on making your own baby food!!!!!!! HIGHLY recommended!!

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