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Whether you are at home, in the park, on an airplane, or anywhere in between, feeding your child wholesome meals is deliciously possible, even on a busy schedule.
Feeding your baby or toddler a healthy homemade meal while you are on the go may seem like a daunting task, but with the easy-to-prepare recipes and guidance found in this cookbook, you can make it happen without a lot of time spent in the kitchen. Life is busy, especially with a little one in tow, and it doesn’t leave much time to plan, prep ingredients, and prepare wholesome meals that are easy to take along, whether you are traveling by car or plane, heading to daycare or the park, or simply running errands. The more than 75 wholesome, yummy recipes found here, plus loads of tips and tricks for planning, prepping, cooking, packaging, and feeding, will set you up for any situation.
Baby & Toddler On the Go takes you through each stage of eating, from introducing purees at 4 to 6 months, to bite-sized mini meals packed with nutritious ingredients by 12 months, to sandwiches and finger foods appropriate for toddlers 18 months to 3 years and beyond. Plus, nearly all of the recipes found here can be made in advance and stored in the freezer, meaning that you can have a array of different meals at your fingertips, anytime. So, no matter where you are, it’s possible to feed your child tasty meals and snacks that are sure to elicit a smile.
Selected recipes include:
-steamed veggies puree
-spinach and cheese frittata bites
-pesto and mozzarella sammies
-mini pita pockets
-fruit and vanilla yogurt dip
-savory mini corn muffins
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About the Author
Kim Laidlaw is a cookbook editor, author, baker, and mom who has been in the kitchen since she was big enough to stir biscuit dough. She is the author of Home Baked Comfort and has worked as an editor in the cookbook world for over ten years. She was the first blogger on KQED’s popular Bay Area Bites blog, which launched in 2005. Kim previously worked as a professional baker at La Farine French Bakery in Oakland, CA. She lives with her husband and their active and well-fed toddler in San Francisco.
Thayer Allyson Gowdy is a San Francisco–based photographer who has been featured in numerous magazines, including Martha Stewart Living, Real Simple, InStyle Home, and Parents, and in such books as The Baby & Toddler Cookbook, Healthy Baby, and Pattern Prints.
Lorena Siminovich is a designer, artist, and author originally from Buenos Aires and is now based in San Francisco. She has written and illustrated over 20 books for children, which have received praise from Parents Magazine, Pregnancy magazine and Publishers Weekly, among others. She is also the founder of Petit Collage, a line of modern wall décor and accessories with a vintage twist.
Table of Contents
A homemade start: A primer on planning, gathering, cooking, storing, transporting, and feeding homemade meals to babies and toddlers from 4 months to 3 years of age 6
Baby 4 to 12 Months: Everything you need to know to introduce babies to solid foods, expand the offerings with new flavors and textures, add chunky textures, and get them started on finger foods 13
Purees & chunks: Simple, wholesome recipes for fruit and vegetable purees and chunky mixtures, as well as tips on preparing, storing, and packing baby's meals to go 21
Toddler 1 to 3 years: Information and advice for fueling an active and rapidly growing toddler, from introducing new types of foods to dealing with an independent streak to keeping things interesting during mealtime 53
Minis: Small meals made in miniature muffin tins that pack nutritious ingredients into bite-sized packages. Includes make-ahead tips, lots of variations, and advice for packing healthy meals to go 57
Pinwheels, rolls & Sammies: New types of foods that are fun to eat for the growing, active toddler. Offers dozens of creative ideas for packaging meals and snacks to keep mealtime exciting 101
Dips & dippers: Simple, yet delicious dips and an array of mix-and-match dippers that help keep curious toddlers interested and engaged in eating healthfully 135