Babies grow more rapidly in their first year than at any other time in their lives, so how you feed your newborn will be one of the most important decisions you make for your new baby.
Making your own baby food is not only more economical than buying commercial brands, it also assures that your child consumes only the freshest, top-quality ingredients. British television personality and children's nutrition expert Annabel Karmel's essential collection of best-ever purees grants new parents their wish: one hundred quick and easy recipes that will make for a healthy and happy baby. From first tastes and weaning, right through to meals for older babies, all the recipes are suitable for children aged six months and older. And with all these fruit and vegetable favorites, and innovative fish, meat, and chicken purees, the dishes are so tasty you will want to eat them yourself!
In addition to easy and delicious recipes, Top 100 Baby Purees also includes information on:
Weaning your baby and transitioning to solid foods
Time-saving food preparation tips
Freezing and reheating your homemade baby food
Tricks on finding the hidden nutrition in everyday foods
Featuring a preface by Dr. Michel Cohen, New York pediatrician and author of The New Basics: A-to-Z Baby & Child Care for the Modern Parent
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First of all I want to say that I love the preface of this book! It reminds everybody why parents decide to make their own baby food – It is healthier and it tastes better! I remember the first time I decided to make my own baby food, my baby was about 3 months old and we went to a friend’s (their babies are four months older than Baby E) and they had me smell a jar of chicken puree; it smelled worse than dog food – there was no way I was ever going to feed that to my baby. Here is a book that helps me make my baby’s food better. This book is nice because it goes into detail for each recipe stating how to make it, what age it is best introduced, how many portions yielded, how long of cooking time, and if it is suitable for freezing. It also has more foods than just purees. I think this book complements The Healthy Baby Meal Planner by Annabel Karmel. It has some of the same names of recipes, but the recipes usually differ a bit. This book covers first foods (about 6 months) with recipes such as butternut squash (one of my baby’s favorites), apple and pear with cinnamon, no cook baby food – avocado, banana, and papaya; (2) after first tastes (6-7 months) with recipes such as see-in-the-dark puree, Cinderella’s pumpkin, potato carrot and corn, chicken with sweet potatoes and apple, apricot apple pear and vanilla; (3) second stage weaning (7 to 9 months) which features recipes like tomato cauliflower and carrot with basil, mini minestrone, and cauliflower and broccoli in cheese sauce; (4) and lastly growing independent (9 to 12 months) with recipes such as mashed potato and carrot with broccoli and cheese, pasta with hidden vegetables, creamy chicken and vegetables, and nectarine and strawberry with vanilla. Our family has enjoyed this book and I think it has helped us introduce more of a variety of foods for our baby. I am glad that he is learning to eat and enjoy foods that are healthy. Hopefully having such a variety will help him be less picky later in life!