The follow-up to Real Baby Food, a new book on the hottest topic for new parents - baby-led weaning - from the food editor at Parents magazine, with more than 100 recipes and ideas.
What if you could skip the tiny jars and pouches of bland baby food in favor of a more natural, flavor-filled, and family-friendly transition to solid foods? Baby-led feeding (also known as baby-led weaning) is just that. Feeding your baby a variety of healthy, wholesome solid foods, rather than relying solely on purees, is thought to promote motor skills and establish lifelong healthy eating habits.
Here, author and food editor at Parents magazine Jenna Helwig gives an easy-to-follow introduction to this popular new method. With more than 100 ideas and recipes, this bright, photo-driven book includes chapters on the benefits of this approach, when and how to get started, essential safety and nutrition guidelines, frequently asked questions, basic fruit and vegetable prep, more complex finger foods, and family meals.
All recipes have been reviewed by a registered dietitian and include nutrition information to ensure a healthy mealtime.
Book features :
About the Author
- Popular and Growing Trend: Baby-led weaning (another name for baby-led feeding) is popular among young parents, especially those opting for natural parenting methods. This approach has been written about in the New York Times, Parents magazine, and numerous blogs including What to Expect, Mama Natural, and Nourished Kitchen/
- Colourful, User-Friendly Design: While many baby-led feeding books are text-heavy, this book is bright and photo-driven. Photos offer a visual guide to the unique serving sizes, cuts, and shapes best suited for little ones to grasp and eat.
- Thorough and Trustworthy: In addition to the recipes and serving suggestions, this book covers every aspect of baby-led feeding, including FAQs, important safety and nutrition info, tips, warnings, and suggestions on how to modify recipes in age-appropriate ways as children grow. Content and recipes were vetted by a registered dietitian and each recipe includes a nutritional breakdown.
Jenna Helwig is the food editor for Parents
magazine, as well as a freelance writer, culinary instructor, and personal chef. She also founded Rosaberry, a culinary services company devoted to helping families eat better.
"If the ultimate goal is to create a positive food environment for your baby, and ultimately for your whole family, I can't think of a more clear roadmap for parents than Jenna Helwig's book. Clear, approachable, and, most important, fun, it's the kind of manual that is destined to be the most sauce-stained and dog-eared in your kitchen."
--Jenny Rosenstratch, author of Dinner, a Love Story
"It starts with food--real food--and Baby-Led Feeding lays the foundation for a healthy relationship with food that lasts a lifetime. Jenna Helwig has written a comprehensive guide to baby-led feeding that is smart, approachable, and fun. From first bites to family dinner, this book equips parents to confidently feed their children as well as nurture a wholesome approach to eating."
--Aim e Wimbush-Bourque, SimpleBites.net