Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Try It Out Tuesday: Homemade Baby Food Part 2

So... after a few weeks... I have the second half of the homemade baby food blog (and giveaway)!

I have had the honor and pleasure of reviewing the book "Super Baby Food" by Ruth Yaron.

This book has been a great resource for me as I am on the journey of feeding my kiddo! It is like the baby food bible. This one book is the ultimate resource for food safety, recipes, thrifty tips, and more! I was surprised by the wealth of information in this book that was not just about "baby" food. The book follows feeding from infancy through toddler... with a good number of recipes that would appeal to adults as well!

As a new mom, I am super appreciative of all the recipes and kitchen tips for making baby food... she goes in depth on batch cooking, freezing and storing techniques and even shopping tips for making baby food.

There are loads of great recipes... including how to make your own yogurt! Another recipe that I am finding useful (and cheaper than buying the store variety) is her Super Porridge recipes... AKA grain cereal. Yaron explains how to take "rice cereal" into a whole grain medley that can grow with your child all the way into adulthood. Her fruit and veggie recipes are great and simple.

The latter portion of the book is dedicated to really fun topics... like cake decorating, crafts to do with your child, money saving tips, time saving tips, silly/fun recipes and more.

I honestly keep this book with my baby food supplies for easy reference. It is a wealth of information and tips that I am glad to have.

I have one copy of this book to giveaway! I will run this giveaway until Friday... and on Friday I will choose one commenter to win (using random.org). Just leave a comment to be entered! Even if you don't have a kiddo or don't plan on making your own baby food, this is a great resource for food safety and cooking information as well as some fun crafty ideas!

10 comments:

katieD said...

OMG - I love this book, too! It was indespensible when I was feeding my LO (now toddler - I should really consult again for ideas!). I credit it for him having such a well rounded love of veggies :)

So, no need to enter me in the contest, I have a well loved copy at home, but I just wanted to say I totally agree - its a fantastic book!

Lisa Chaffee said...

I don't have this book but have heard it is wonderful! I have been contemplating buying it but maybe I won't have to. :D

Jill Colburn said...

I LOVE this book and used it constantly when I was introducing new foods to my kids. I still use it for great toddler recipes for my almost 2 year old. It is a great resource with a month by month guide.

I would love to have another copy to give to a friend of mine who is expecting. She would enjoy reading it! Thanks!!

Nicole said...

I am venturing into making baby food for my little peanut so this would be fun to win. :)

Stacey said...

Well where have I been? I haven't heard of this book but would love to check it out!

inquisitivesensitive said...

This sounds like an awesome book! I am definitely going to try and make my own food when the time comes but am leary at how difficult it is going to be. I'd love some tips/tricks!

Mrs. Hislop said...

I'd love this book! I made a lot of Lily's baby food before she started working on finger foods, but I'd love to see the toddler ideas!

Kristy Bybee said...

The book looks fabulous. I would love to have a copy!

Mrs. Coombe said...

I would love to win this book. I make my own baby food but really need to expand my repertoire beyond apples, pears, and peas.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great resource!!!! Your blog is full of helpful and useful information. Thanks for all the great posts!!!

Thanks,
Samantha Dent.