I didn’t make my kids’ baby food. I feel like I should be attending some kind of support group with that confession. Back when I had my babies, I wasn’t making nearly as much homemade food as I am now. And frankly, figuring out how to juggle motherhood with my job and everything else in my life was about all I could handle. Beyond a few purees I made for my second son, I stuck to mostly organic jarred food.
The new book Feeding Baby by fellow dietitian Clancy Cash Harrison makes me want to go back and do it differently (preferably, with way more sleep). Her cookbook is full of recipes for everything from first purees to meals for toddlers and beyond. Even better, her recipes and approach are designed to help you not only feed your child nourishing food but also to teach them about the flavors of food.
So her recipes include an wide variety of flavor combinations. For babies, there’s Pumpkin & Pear Puree made with pumpkin, pear, egg yolk, and nutmeg; Apples with Coconut made with apple, coconut oil, coconut milk, and cinnamon; and Buttered Wild Salmon made with butternut squash, salmon, rosemary, and lemon juice. For toddlers, there’s Arugula & Goat Cheese Muffins, Herbed Avocado Pasta Sauce, and Beef, Kale & Chickpea Curry.
Feeding Baby is a lot more than a cookbook. it’s a handbook for teaching flavor preference, with tips on introducing new foods and “proactive coaching”–being positive about food and encouraging kids to try new things without pressure. And there are handy charts like this one you’ll refer to again and again (click here to get a PDF you can save and print):
You can enter to a win a free copy of Feeding Baby through this huge giveaway that also includes prizes like a Vitamix blender, Buttons cloth diapers, and Kiddo Feedo Baby Food Freezer Trays. Scroll to the bottom of the post to enter. The giveaway ends October 19th.
Feeding Baby Release Party & National Giveaway
2 Giveaways, $2000 in Prizes & 30 Winners
About Feeding Baby:
“Your baby deserves the best in life- food is no exception! Feeding Baby is the ultimate guide to preparing and feeding wholesome foods for your infant, with helpful nutritional tips, picky eating solutions, and with over 80 recipes. Once you discover how easy and affordable it is to make baby food at home, you’ll take comfort in knowing your child is receiving the best nutrition possible.”
Feeding Baby Book Signings & Events:
- September 15-October Book Signing Giveaway (#2): Click HERE
- September 20, 2014 Barnes & Nobles Hickory, NC 6:00 PM
- September 27, 2014 Vive Health and Fitness Kingston, Pa 8 AM-12 PM (All proceeds support Candy’s Place)
- October 4, 2014, Hoyt Library Kingston, PA 10 AM- Informal Lecture: Ending Picky Eating & Raising an Eager Eater sponsored by Moms Holistic Network.
- October 15, 2014 Barnes & Nobles Wilkes Barre, Pa 7:00 PM
- October 19, 2014 Member Product MarketPlace Exhibitors @ FNCE Atlanta, Georgia Booth #9
1 Winner: Vitamix 5200 Blender $450.00
1 Winner: Babycook by Beaba $150.00
9 Winners: Feeding Baby Books $180.00
1 Winner: Fairhaven Health and The Naked Nursing Tank Bundle: $142.00
1 Winner: Infant Book Bundle $100.00
Feeding Baby by Clancy Cash Harrison
Dinnertime Survival Guide by Sally Kuzemchak
Oh, Yes You Can Breastfeed Twins! by April Rudat
Getting to the Yum by Dr. Karen Le Billon
I will Breastfeed Anywhere by Jennifer Saleem
Milkies in the Morning by Jennifer Saleem
Scentsy Gift Card $100
NuRoo Baby Bundle: $85.00
1 Winner: Buttons Diapers Gift Set $58.00
1 Winner Kiddo Feedo Freezer Trays (2) $40.00