The Baby and Toddler Cookbook: Fresh, homemade foods for a healthy start by Karen Ansel, MS, RDThe Baby and Toddler Cookbook: Fresh, homemade foods for a healthy start by Karen Ansel, MS, RD

The Baby and Toddler Cookbook: Fresh, homemade foods for a healthy start

byKaren Ansel, MS, RD, Charity FerreiraPhotographed byThayer Allyson Gowdy

Hardcover | June 7, 2011

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Give your baby and toddler the best start in life and help them grow up healthy, happy, and strong with delicious, homemade foods. Packed with 90 easy-to-prepare recipes made with wholesome ingredients, The Baby & Toddler Cookbook--along with its companion volume, Baby and Toddler On the Go--offers a fresh and nutritious approach to feeding children from 6 months to 3 years.

Making fresh, homemade meals for your baby and toddler is one of the best ways to give him a healthy, happy start in life. And while every parent can appreciate the convenience of already-prepared foods, balancing them with wholesome meals you have prepared yourself not only provides better nutrition, but also teaches your baby good eating habits. Packed with over 90 recipes and loads of nutritional information, The Baby & Toddler Cookbook makes cooking healthy meals easy, even for busy parents. By setting aside only a few hours a week, you can make and store an array of nutritious foods to keep baby happy and fed. All along the way, this book will give you helpful hints, guidance, and plenty of recipes to ease your path to nutrition.

Each chapter begins with detailed information about the child's nutritional needs and how to address the needs at mealtime. Organized by age, the recipes follow, showing how to introduce different, appropriate foods at every development stage, from 6 months to 3 years. Each of baby’s stages is covered, from starting solid foods and introducing new ingredients and textures, to easing into toddlerhood with plenty of ideas for fun meals, snacks, and desserts. This book also includes tips for making foods ahead, using the freezer to maximum advantage, and making food fun for your toddler.

Selected recipes include:
-Sweet Potato Puree
-Creamy Pumpkin Risotto
-Apple-Cinnamon Oatmeal
-Tofu, Rice & Avocado
-Almond Butter & Banana Bites
-Chicken & Veggie Pockets
Karen Ansel, MS, RD, is a registered dietitian and freelance writer specializing in health, wellness, food, and nutrition. Her work has been published in national women’s heath magazines such as Family Circle, Woman’s Day, Cooking Light, Fitness, Prevention, Shape, Weight Watchers, Natural Health and Marie Claire. Karen is the New York...
Title:The Baby and Toddler Cookbook: Fresh, homemade foods for a healthy startFormat:HardcoverDimensions:176 pages, 8.25 × 9.25 × 0.8 inPublished:June 7, 2011Publisher:Weldon OwenLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1740899806

ISBN - 13:9781740899802


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book with simple recipes We have been looking for books on homemade baby food and came across this one. I really enjoy the recipes. They are simple, don't require a lot of time or kitchen gadgets (basically a saucepan, blender, and ice cube trays), and use great ingredients. My only beef with this book is its recommendation of when to add butter, oil, and fruit juice to a baby's diet. I completely disagree with their recommendations and will absolutely NOT follow this advice. I don't know why you wouldn't hold off as long as possible on these things. Yes, babies need fat, but butter and oil is not the way to get it! Otherwise, this is a great book and I do recommend it for anyone looking for easy recipes to make.
Date published: 2013-02-13