Natural Baby Food: Over 150 Wholesome, Nutritious Recipes For Your Baby and Toddler

Natural Baby Food: Over 150 Wholesome, Nutritious Recipes For Your Baby and Toddler

by Sonali Ruder


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The complete guide to making all-natural, healthy baby food right in your own home—featuring over 150 nutritious recipes

When it comes to planning a healthy diet for your child, Natural Baby Food removes the guesswork, ensuring that your baby gets the nutrition they need and develops healthy eating habits that will benefit them for years to come.

The perfect resource for new and experienced parents alike, Natural Baby Food is filled with over 150 delicious, nutritious recipes to please even the pickiest palate. Recipes are divided into clear and concise sections based on the different stages of growth, allowing any parent to keep their child happy and healthy throughout their development. Natural Baby Food also includes much-needed information for first-time parents, including when and how to start your baby on solid foods, and safe and effective ways to feed your child. Knowing what to feed your baby can be difficult—let Natural Baby Food make it easy.

Natural Baby Food features a variety of tasty, healthy recipes, including:
• Sweet Potato Puree
• Stone Fruit Medley
• Baby’s First Pasta
• Cauliflower Cheesy Bread
• Chicken Corn Chowder
• Strawberry and Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast
• Pretzel-Crusted Chicken Tenders with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce
• Salmon Cakes with Dilly Yogurt
• And many more!

Perfect for any parent looking to give their baby the best start possible, Natural Baby Food is the authoritative and reliable resource for those looking to take an active role in their child’s nutrition. Making informed, educated decisions about what your baby eats in their first two years helps make sure your baby grows up happy and healthy—naturally.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781578266043
Publisher: Hatherleigh Press
Publication date: 04/26/2016
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 461,367
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Dr. Sonali Ruder is a physician, chef, recipe developer, and food blogger. Her passion for food started several years ago when she was doing her residency training in New York City. In 2007 she entered a recipe contest on a whim and ended up being selected from thousands of entrants to compete on a cooking competition on the Food Network. After a few years of competitive cooking, Sonali decided to take her passion for cooking one step further by enrolling in culinary school at the Institute of Culinary Education. While she was a student, she started her popular food blog The Foodie Physician where she uses her medical and culinary backgrounds to help readers create meals that are nutritious and full of flavor. In addition to practicing medicine, Sonali also develops recipes and is a contributing writer for several national magazines, cookbooks, and websites. She recently moved to sunny Fort Lauderdale where she lives with her husband and daughter.

Table of Contents

Introduction v

Part I Healthy Nutrition and Homemade Baby Food 1

Chapter 1 Why Homemade Baby Food? 3

Chapter 2 Starting Solids: When, What and How 6

Chapter 3 Becoming a Baby Food Chef: What You Should and Shouldn't Feed Your Baby 16

Chapter 4 The Building Blocks of Good Nutrition 27

Chapter 5 Safely Feeding Your Baby 39

Chapter 6 Making Homemade Baby Food 101 45

Part II The Recipes 61

First Spoonfuls: 6 Months 63

Vegetable Purees 67

Fruit Purees 75

No-Cook Purees 79

Cereals 83

Tasty Combinations 89

Fun Flavors: 6-8 Months 91

Vibrant Vegetables 95

Fantastic Fruits 101

Mighty Meat and Fish 111

Lovely Legumes 119

More Tasty Combinations 125

Roasted Recipes 135

Tasty Textures: 8-12 Months 139

Great Grains 143

Combination Meals 149

Finger Foods 171

Big Kid Meals: 12 Months and Up 179

Breakfast 185

Lunch and Snacks 197

Soups 221

Dinner 225

Sweet Treats 259

Appendix: Health and Nutrition Resources 267

Index 269

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