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Top 100 Baby Purees Hardcover – March 21, 2006
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I do, however, agree with Lynn W.- USE WISDOM with certain recipes, since the author does not seem to follow the AAP's recommendations about when to introduce certain foods, and seems to lack a current understanding about food allergies in children. There are lots of recipes with cow's milk, tomatoes, and citrus, for example, for very young babies.
Otherwise, I highly recommend this book as an excellent resource.
What I was expecting to find was exactly what the title said...100 puree recipes. Not a book divided into ages with age-appropriate recipes. The first section tells you how to steam and puree vegetables and fruits. Then moves on to 6 month old foods, and then 7-9 month foods and then 9-12 month recipes which aren't even purees. They look more like recipes I would make for my husband and I, not that it's a bad thing at all, because we want her eating what we're eating in a few months!
I'm not returning the book, because some of the recipes look awesome and I can't wait to try them, but it's not what I was looking for at all when I ordered it. It really should be retitled to something other than Top 100 Baby Purees when that's not really what it is.
But the BEST part of this book that is so different than other books is that it has some great puree recipes for chicken and beef and fish, and I haven't been able to find that anywhere else. And the recipes call for onion and garlic, which are two ingredients that my husband cook a lot with, so it's going to be a good cookbook for us. So, three stars for the quality of the book and the ease of the recipes which I can tell already by reading them since I'm an experienced cook, but a two star deduction for the bad title.
To make my life easier most recipes are suitable to freeze. I freeze them in 1 ounce ice cube trays (mostly the fruit purees to add to yogurt, cottage cheese, or baby cereal) and in 4 ounce portions (for the more complete meals). Some of my baby's favorites are the Lovely Lentils, Apple-Mango Puree (mixed with plain yogurt), and the Sweet Potato with Spinach and Peas. I love this book and I love knowing my baby is eating healthy, tasty food that I've prepared.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love that it has fish, chicken and beef recipes that are more than just, "blend with cooked chicken breast. Read morePublished 27 days ago by DCMD14
Nothing you won't find online - I barely looked through this BookPublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
This was an excellent reference to venture into making delicious baby food for my daughter. I think I ended up making nearly very recipe in the book and my daughter devoured every... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Christine
Very simple book that gives lots of choices. Just what I was looking for. Great pictures as well.Published 1 month ago by Kristina Hunter
This book has been amazing! My youngest has loved every recipe I have made out of here! I am so excited because I am hoping he does not end up as picky of am eater as my oldest. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kristin R.
i really love this cookbook. i wanted to make my own baby food and was at a loss for reciepes. everything i've made from this book my baby loved! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lola