Making your own fresh, unprocessed baby food is as easy as “setting it and forgetting it” when you enlist your multi-cooker—a.k.a., Instant Pot—or slow cooker. The Multi-Cooker Baby Food Cookbook features 100 recipes to nurture your baby’s development and cultivate wholesome family mealtimes. Best of all, making baby food in a multi-cooker or slow cooker gives you the gift new parents need most—time: You simply put the food in the pot, set the time, and walk away. From starter foods to family meals, recipes include DIY staples like yogurt; single-ingredient fruit and veggie purées; finger foods like Purple Sweet Potato Patties, Blueberry Banana Bread, and Chicken Nuggets; and toddler-friendly meals like Cauliflower Mac ’n’ Cheese, Meatballs, and Savory Steel-Cut Oats. All recipes are vetted by a registered dietitian and include nutritional information to help ensure healthy mealtimes.
What if you could skip the tiny jars and pouches of bland baby food in favor of a more natural, flavor-filled, and family-friendly transition to solid foods? Baby-led feeding (also known as baby-led weaning) is just that. Feeding your baby a variety of healthy, wholesome solid foods, rather than relying solely on purees, is thought to promote motor skills and establish lifelong healthy eating habits. With more than 100 ideas and recipes, this bright, photo-driven book includes chapters on the benefits of this approach, when and how to get started, essential safety and nutrition guidelines, frequently asked questions, basic fruit and vegetable prep, more complex finger foods, and family meals. All recipes have been reviewed by a registered dietitian and include nutrition information to ensure a healthy mealtime.
Real Baby Food: Easy, All-Natural Recipes for Your Baby and Toddler
Nothing compares with making your own baby food: it’s fresh and unprocessed, you choose what goes into it, and it is a delicious way to introduce your child to a wide world of flavors. Real Baby Food is a parent’s guide to the all-important first years of eating, from the building blocks of starting your child on solid foods, to how recognize food allergies, and easy ways to cook in bulk. Recipes progress from single-ingredient purées to more sophisticated blends and finally toddler meals and snacks. Most can be made ahead and frozen, many are easily adapted for grown-up tastes, and all include full nutritional information.
” The first food your baby enjoys can leave an imprint for the variety of foods they will love for a lifetime. Real Baby Food is a must for new parents looking for easy-to-prepare baby food recipes, tips and ideas for making your child an excited, adventurous eater for years to come! “
–Catherine McCord, founder Weelicious.com and author of Weelicious: One Family. One Meal
Smoothie-licious: Power-Packed Smoothies and Juices the Whole Family Will Love
A smoothie might just be the perfect family food: an easy and delicious way to get kids and adults alike to eat more healthfully. A blessing for busy parents, they are whipped up in minutes, perfectly portable, and enjoyed by even the pickiest eaters. Smoothie-licious features 75 smoothies and whole-fruit juices that are both healthy and delicious. Kids will love the bright colors and playful names like Peanut Berry Blast and Mexican Frozen Hot Chocolate; parents will love that they feature nutrient-dense seeds, dark greens and fresh fruit, and use no refined sugars. Nutrition information accompanies every recipe and icon note high sources of vitamins and minerals as well as vegan, gluten free, and meal-in-a-glass smoothies. A treats chapter turns smoothies into fun popsicles, slushes, and shakes.