A perfect mixture of information and recipes, The Best Homemade Baby Food on the Planet by Karin Knight and Tina Ruggiero was a joy to read and review. The book focuses on babies and toddlers from 6 to 23 months, which made me – a first time mom to a 16-months old toddler – the perfect audience.
Needless to say, I was pretty anxious to leaf through the book and learn more about cooking easy and nutritious meals for my daughter. The Best Homemade Baby Food on the Planet did not disappoint! Whenever I thought of homemade baby food before, it seemed so time consuming and complicated. This book did a great job convincing me that it is actually not as difficult as it sounds. It provides detailed guidelines on preparing baby food, storing and freezing, and the type of gadgets needed for “assembly”. The authors also gave recommendations on the types of food to stock your pantry with and the types of food that is best purchased organic.
The other part of the cookbook is made up of of course, recipes. The recipes are surprisingly simple and divided by age. Each recipe also provides an approximated yield and corresponding nutrition facts. I made over twenty recipes from the book so far and my daughter continues to enjoy them!
In addition to recipes, The Best Homemade Baby Food on the Planet provides information on baby/toddler nutritional needs (divided into different food groups) and why they are important, ideas on how to introduce new and healthy food, how to make healthy substitutes, etc. The information is concise and detailed, but easy to understand and certainly gave me the confidence to tackle the “homemade food thing”.
I highly recommend The Best Homemade Baby Food on the Planet for the moms and dads who are interested in preparing homemade baby food or looking for more ways to feed healthy food to their baby/toddler.
Alice is a former city girl who now resides in an Ohio suburb with her husband (and college sweetheart) Justin and their busy toddler, Amelia. She is a stay-home-mom and when she is not chasing her daughter, she enjoys cooking, reading, and little bit of retail-therapy.
Review copy was provided free of any obligation by LKB Communications. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.