Parents of infants have an excellent opportunity to introduce healthy eating habits at an early age. By making your own baby food, instead of relying on jarred or boxed varieties, you don't have to doubt that what goes into your baby's tiny tummy is good, wholesome nutrition.
"Real Smart Baby Food" (ReadFood Doctor Press 2013) is a new book by Lisa Barrangou Ph.D that features a simple method for making homemade baby food using a 3-step process.
Barrangou, a personal chef, has an extensive background in food science and nutrition. Her detailed writing style conveys this experience well. With brilliant full color high definition photographs and over 70 recipes for unique flavor combinations, the book's logical layout makes it an easy read.
The book is divided into 3 sections:
Section 1 provides recommended guidelines for when to begin feeding baby solid food and special consideration of safe food preparation for infants.
Section 2 introduces the "The Real Smart Strategy", which is the core method of making 3 months of homemade baby food in 3 one-hour blocks of time. This section also contains a handy "Flavor Compatibility Chart" with ideas for which fruits and vegetables compliment one another best.
Section 3 lists recipes and ideas for combining puree recipes, as well as advice on shopping for and storing whole foods.
Bonus chapters include detailed information on nutrients and a handy conversion chart."Real Smart Baby Food" is a parent-friendly guide to making a 3 month supply of fresh, homemade baby food in 3 one-hour blocks of time.
Available in print and Kindle edition: http://realsmartbabyfood.com/
-photo credit: Lisa Barrangou