Great Expectations: Best Food for Your Baby & Toddler: From First Foods to Meals Your Child will Love

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The definitive guide to infant and toddler feeding—from first foods to meals your child will love

To ensure that baby gets the best, most wholesome, and natural food possible, go homemade! The newest entry in the acclaimed Great Expectations series focuses on easy preparation of nutritious baby and toddler meals at home—from the first finger-foods to more than 130 delicious kid-tested recipes that will lay the foundation for a lifetime of ...

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Overview

The definitive guide to infant and toddler feeding—from first foods to meals your child will love

To ensure that baby gets the best, most wholesome, and natural food possible, go homemade! The newest entry in the acclaimed Great Expectations series focuses on easy preparation of nutritious baby and toddler meals at home—from the first finger-foods to more than 130 delicious kid-tested recipes that will lay the foundation for a lifetime of healthy eating.

The book teaches parents how to select the right food, set up a pantry (with a guide to key kitchen equipment), establish smart eating routines, and introduce a wide variety of tastes and textures. It also explores today’s most pressing nutrition issues: Should you buy only organic food? Is it healthy to restrict a toddler's calorie intake? Is a vegetarian diet good for a very young child? Additional resources include information on breastfeeding and food allergies, as well as a comprehensive listing of whole foods companies and products that make healthy eating faster and easier.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402736186
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 6/1/2010
  • Series: Great Expectations Series
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 471,033
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Stacey Antine vi

Introduction viii

Part I They Are What They Eat

1 American Children's Health Crisis: The Baby Connection 3

Obesity Epidemic 3

Obesity Prevention 9

2 The Case for Real Food 11

American Infant and Toddler Diets: The S.A.D. Facts 11

Busting the Real Food and S.A.D. Food Myths 19

3 Starting Out Right: Natural Nutrition Basics 23

A Maturing Digestive System 23

Baby and Toddler Nutrition 24

A Balanced Diet: Baby and Toddler Nutrition Needs 35

Decoding Food Labels 36

A High-Quality Diet 37

4 The Vegetarian Toddler: Pros and Cons 39

Vegetarianism Defined 39

Vegetarian Diet: Is It Safe? 39

The Health Benefits 40

The Challenges 41

Guidelines for Meeting Vegetarian Nutrient Needs 43

The Soy Controversy 48

Part II Feeding Your Child

5 The First Year 55

Rapid Growth 55

Feeding at Birth to 4 Months 55

Feeding at 4 to 6 Months 89

Feeding at 6 to 9 Months 100

Feeding at 9 to 12 Months 108

6 The Toddler Years (12 Months to 3 Years) 119

Menu Variety 119

Feeding at 12 to 18 Months 119

Feeding at 18 Months to 3 Years 136

Part III Real Food for Real Kids

7 Homemade Baby Food: Cooking with Confidence, Speed, and Ease 153

Preparing Your Kitchen 154

Preparing Your Pantry 162

Indispensable Cooking Techniques 166

8 Real Baby Food Guide 179

Homemade Baby Food 179

Recipes for 6 to 9 Months 184

9 Recipes for 9 to 12 Months 211

Finger Foods 211

Vegetable Recipes 213

Fruit Recipes 223

Pasta and Grains Recipes 227

Protein Entrée Recipes 236

10 Recipes for 12 to 18 Months 245

Vegetable Recipes 245

Fruit Recipes 248

Pasta and Grains Recipes 253

Muffin, Pancake, Cookie, and Cake Recipes 257

Protein Entrée Recipes 265

11 Recipes for 18 Months to 3 Years (and the Whole Family!) 287

Invisible Nutrition Boosters 287

Vegetable Recipes 290

Fruit Recipes 294

Pasta and Grains Recipes 297

Muffin, Quick Bread, and French Toast Recipes 304

Protein Entrée Recipes 310

12 Looking Forward 335

Protective Practices 335

Resources 343

Glossary 355

Index 370

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  • Posted April 10, 2011

    VERY VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! CHECK IT OUT NOW!!

    If you want to help your baby develop the best possible physical vehicle for his or her future, a balanced diet of real foods is the way to go. So say Jeannette L. Bessinger and Tracee Yablon-Brenner in Best Food for Your Baby & Toddler, and they should know - just take a look at their credentials. And they say it well. This book is heavy laden with information on baby nutrition, from birth and breast feeding to age three and finicky eaters. Then, for good measure, they throw in some tips for helping guide children in eating well as they move forward in life. Baby's first year is divided into four age groups and guidelines on best feeding practices for each age are given, including storing breast milk, when to start solid foods, best foods for each age range, and allergy prevention and treatment. Advice for toddlers from age twelve to eighteen months includes coping with food preferences, key nutrients, portion guides and feeding a sick toddler. In the section on feeding children from eighteen months to three years, tips on dealing with fussy are provided, as well as ideas on portion control, external cues about what and when to eat, and best ways to cope with meals away from home. The authors point out that these months are our chance to set the stage for a lifetime of healthy eating. And then there's more! There's a great chapter on safe food preparation and kitchen organization and lots of great recipes for the different age ranges, some so good they make me hungry. Bon Appetite, babies!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2012

    This book truly covers it all - from food safety in general, to

    This book truly covers it all - from food safety in general, to environmental concerns (detailed coverage of pesticides/plastics, etc), preparing for your baby and breastfeeding, to tons of recipes which are orgazined very well by age and food group. In fact it is a great cookbook, and 'healthy-eating-book', even if you didn't have any kids! It also includes setting up a pantry, and your kitchen as a whole, and the most detailed shopping and produce advice I have ever found in any book. This is coupled with detailed nutritional information - in a way that puts everything right where you need it, without flipping back and forth. The nutritional value of each fruit, etc is given in detail and discussed, and the recipes give you a full nutriton-label-like break down as well. I have looked at a lot of 'cooking for babies and toddlers' books as well as cookbooks in general, and I could not be any happier with this one! It trumps them all in information!

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