Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The Amazing Make-ahead Baby Food Book

The Amazing Make-ahead Baby Food Book by Lisa Barrangou, PhD is an absolute must-read if you enjoy cooking your own baby food. Not only is the author a food professional, but also a food scientist and the creator of a business called Green Baby Chef. Lisa Barrangou's goal was to create nutritional flavorful baby food that had no preservatives or fillers. What she found was that baby food didn't have to be bland. By creating exciting flavors for babies, toddlers are much more likely to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables as they get older.

This book includes six major steps to the make-ahead strategy, shopping lists, and a breakdown of how to prepare three months of homemade purees in just three hours. Also included is a section on mix-ins which is basically just extra flavors you can add into your baby food. I found this part to be a lot of fun because I never would have thought of some of them for my baby.

The next section of the book is a guide to what fruits are vegetables work best together, a meal planning guide and safe handling practices for cooking. The rest of the book is made up of recipes for different purees.

This book has a lot of positive qualities that I found to be beneficial for someone who wants to prepare their own baby food. Even if you just wanted to use it for a few of the  recipes, I think it's definitely worth the read. As a mother with food allergies, I can totally appreciate the idea of no preservatives or added fillers. I really like the idea of very minimal ingredients. I rate this book as 5 stars.

I received this book for free from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest unbiased opinion.

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