The Best Homemade Baby Food on the Planet: Food Recipes-Includes More Than 60 Purees Your Baby Will Love
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The Best Homemade Baby Food on the Planet: Food Recipes-Includes More Than 60 Purees Your Baby Will Love

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The Top of Its Class The Best Homemade Baby Food on the Planet was nominated for the 2012 International Association of Culinary Professionals annual Cookbook Awards competition. Considered the gold standard among cookbook awards and widely lauded as the most selective in the industry, the IACP has been presenting its cookbook awards for more than 25 years to promote qualit...more
ebook, 240 pages
Published November 1st 2010 by Fair Winds Press (MA)
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I would probably not buy this book again. The recipes are pretty uninspiring though the titles are great. The book also has a few recipes that call for juice- seriously?! Why the added sugar? The one nice thing is that it includes nutritional information for all the recipes so it's nice to have as a cross reference.
Lauren Disney
This book is great for starting on the road to homemade baby food! It has wonderful recipes for slightly older babies (those who can eat mixed foods) and is full of good hints and tricks. However, keeping it from getting a full five stars is that it has inaccurate feeding guidelines. It is well known that an infant should start on vegetables before fruits, and is recommended by doctors and experienced parents to start them on green vegetables before any other vegetables, as they are the least sw...more
Tina Ruggiero
The Best Homemade Baby Food on the Planet is the single most comprehensive baby food book available today. Written by two highly-respected experts, the book contains more than 200 delicious, wholesome and natural baby food recipes along with guidance that takes the guesswork out of cooking for baby. It’s a must-have for moms, dads and grandparents alike!

Each recipe is simple to make and doesn’t require complicated steps or expensive ingredients. Most recipes can be made in 10 minutes or less! Th...more
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.

I could not wait to look through the book, and 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 a...more
Heather Mize
This book is fantastic! Not only does it have a ton of recipes, but it's organized so nicely by age and foods that are age appropriate for baby. In the back is a rating sheet for each recipe so you can mark if baby liked it, and whether you would want to make it again. There's tons of other health information about organics vs. non, teething, vitamins, and how to incorporate breast milk into recipes if you'd like to as well. There are so many different recipes, utilizing so many different foods...more
A good guide, but nothing groundbreaking. I used it for a few ideas, that's about it. I disliked that the author presented info as if it was set in stone, like what month you should introduce foods. Sure you should wait on some, but it's not going to matter if your baby eats broccoli a couple weeks before the author okays it. She is also downright wrong about juice. Several different healthcare sources have advised me to hold off on juice until my baby is much older than what this author recomme...more
Allison Rogers
I love this book. I knew I wanted to make my baby's food but honestly the idea of actually doing it was a bit overwhelming. That's when I headed to the book store and found this great book. This book has so much useful information along with great recipes (with pictures). I love how it breaks down recommended foods for different ages in months. I also love that it is written by two licensed professionals, something that you don't always get on-line. Now that my husband and I are more proficient...more
This book was a gift from my dear friend Becky. Amazing book that I know will be my "go-to" for all baby recipes! I have been discouraged by the gross commercial baby food products and this book is the perfect remedy! A must read for all parents (and expectant parents) of infants and toddlers.

****re-read during the spring /summer 2012. Again, a fabulous book. The best baby food book on the market!
This was exactly the easy resource I needed. Sure, some no-brainer-why-didn't-I-think-of-that recipes in there, but they were "aha!" moments for me realizing I had more food fun options already in my fridge than I realized. It made the process of feeding my babe so much less overwhelming than I made it to be (ya, could be just my issue). I just want the kid to eat...and eat healthy....
Andrea Alumbaugh-henry
Best baby food book out there.
This had some good recipes. Although,the doctor said not to give my 9 month old dairy until she is a year old. That babies have a hard time with the protien in dairy. So perhaps this would be a good cook book for older childern and toddlers.
I enjoyed flipping through to get some food combination ideas. But the recipes are usually for a couple of servings at a time. I think it would have been better (and more realistic) to provide recipes for batch making and storage.
Love this book! And I can't wait to try some of these recipes myself. They go from soimple recipes to more complex as children get older. And they let you know what will freeze well for later use.
Yes, baby recipes are usually "(1) cook, (2) puree, (3) serve." True. But I like that this cookbook includes recipes for the WHOLE family (when the time comes). Yay for family dinners!
Wholesome recipes, easy to prepare and the book was organized wonderfully. I definitely recommend this parents, especially first time parents who want to make their own baby food.
Loved this book...a definite read for anyone wanting to make their own baby food. Has great information combined with great recipes that are categorized by age group.
This was ok, there are a few recipes I will try. Overall just slightly disappointed. The RealSmart baby food solution book is good as well.
Charli Rae
Love this book! It's a great one to have as a reference and to expand and do your own recipes!
Nathan Huff
Basically a cookbook for babies. One bonus is that it gives a list of foods at what age.
Simple recipes - made in 10 minutes or less! Definitely one to come back to.
Love the tips and recipes in this one! So practical and easy recipes!
Recommends a lot of juice, avoids spices ... not impressed
Katie Casey
Charlene Ng
Recipes are useful for busy working mums.
A great resource with great ideas!
Great recipes! Want to own it.
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