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Blender Baby Food: Over 125 Recipes for Healthy Homemade Meals Paperback – August 6, 2005
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Contains sample meal plans and easy-to-make recipes with food combinations you might not consider on your own. (Sara Noel The Courier-Express 2007-11-09)
An excellent way to give children a healthy head start in life. (Kids VT)
You'll be blending yummy feasts for your little one in no time flat... helps give parents their baby the best nutritional advantage. (Georgia Family)
Recipes so simple that you may never buy jarred baby food again. (Brooklyn Parent)
About the Author
Nicole Young is an experienced recipe developer and food stylist and gives regular seminars on making baby food. She lives in Toronto, Canada.
Top Customer Reviews
I love this book! My baby had been eating table food for a while, but she was stuck in a bit of a rut with pretty much the same foods over and over, in about a 5-day cycle: chicken stew, mac-n-cheese, rice and gravy, spaghetti with meat sauce, etc., with whatever boring steamed veggies on the side.
I live in South Louisiana, where we have delicious, flavorful, spicy cuisine. However, 1) it often contains ingredients she shouldn't have yet, such as shrimp, and 2) I'm afraid it might be too spicy for her! I didn't know how to provide the blandness of what baby can tolerate, while not deadening her taste buds to new flavors as she grows up (or making her into a picky eater).
This book really kicked up both the main and side dishes for her. The dishes are bland enough for young-uns to tolerate, but flavorful enough to excite their taste buds and explore new flavors. Also, they are probably more nutritious than what we'd been feeding her.
The book has several sections: a 6-month-and-up, a 7-month-and-up, an 8-month-and-up, a 9-and-up, and a 12-and-up chapter. There are brief blurbs about what to introduce at each stage, and each section has a grid showing a sample meal plan. It's not extremely thorough, but it is helpful and provides a simple guideline.
Here are some sample recipes:
6 months and up:
--mostly plain fruits and veggies, with good tips on how to prepare them
7 months and up:
--green rice (rice with fresh greens--very nice!Read more ›
My sister-in-law told me she was making baby food for her son (11 months older than ours). I thought she was nuts since I was sure it would take too long. She showed me the baby food cookbook she was using and it looked like the overwhelming cookbook or cooking shows you see on t.v. that have ingredients you've never heard of but a pretty display. I told my husband we'd stick with the jars since I would be a "working mom".
Then my daughter became 6 months and I KNEW I wanted to make her baby food to help her become more open to eating healthier and giving her more options/tastes. I researched a bit online and found that recipes aren't as complicated as what my sister-in-law was doing. Then my mom and I found this book and now I am hooked and actually enjoy making my daughter her baby food and trying it out. She actually enjoys trying the new foods while I am pouring them into the ice cube trays for storage.
I usually make more than the quantities listed in the book and freeze them in ice cube trays so that that particular food lasts longer. I also cook multiple meals at one time in order to cook less often (i.e., once or twice a month).
Storage: I've read other reviews that says it doesn't go much into storage, but I found it quite helpful. You simply pour the pureed food into ice cube trays, cover them and freeze them for 24 hours, and then transfer the cubes to freezer bags labeled with the food name and date made. They are good for up to 3 months unless she noted it in the recipe otherwise. This was all found on page 14 in the "To Store" section.Read more ›
On the negative side, and the reason that I gave this book 4 stars instead of 5, is that there is no discussion of nitrates.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good for babies a little older going from puree foods to a little thicker. Loved the combination recipes. Read morePublished 5 months ago by RFC
We did not use this book much for making baby purees. I had another book I used that seemed to have simpler recipes. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Eric and Karli G.
Nice book! Has great recipes and information. I wish I had used it more though. I didn't end up needing it or using it as much as I hoped.Published 14 months ago by Jennifer an Hugh
This book is beyond basic. I cook all the time and I know that you should add water and pull seeds from various fruits. I could of saved my money other than buying this. Read morePublished 20 months ago by J. Michelle
This book is amazing and I love that it lists the nutrition content for each recipe!Published 21 months ago by Sarah Morris
Wonderful and tasty receipes. My granddaughter really likes them!Published on July 21, 2014 by Jaycee