Winner of Red Tricycle’s 2015 Best Cookbook for Babies Award
This playful baby food cookbook helps parents prepare a culinary adventure for the newest eater in the family. Baby food chef and founder of the beloved blog Baby FoodE, Michele Olivier, shows you how to make delicious, healthy food for your baby and toddler—regardless of how much time you have (and how little sleep you’re getting). From first purées to toddler finger foods, these dishes have everything your little foodie needs to grow into a grown-up palate.
Roll up your sleeves and start thinking beyond the baby food aisle, with:
- Over 100 Baby Food Recipes transitioning your little ones from purées to solids, with indications for age
- Helpful FAQ for all stages of infancy and toddlerhood concerning nutrition and eating habits
- A How-To Overview covering everything you need to know about making baby food
Baby food recipes include: Apple + Mint + Ricotta Purée / Fennel + Pea + Peach Purée / Pumpkin + Thyme Purée / Sesame Tofu Sticks + Peanut Sauce / Curried Egg Finger Sandwiches + Mango Chutney / Slow Cooker Chicken Tagine + Couscous / Sausage + Kale Over Creamy Polenta / DIY Toddler Sushi Bar, and more.
Consider yourself warned: your child’s first words might just be “More, please.”
“…we love Olivier’s depiction of a foodie superhero – an adventurous eater who isn’t afraid to at least taste everything, and her cookbook features awesome tips for turning your tiny taster into a true food lover. Why You Should Buy It: Olivier recognizes that parents need to eat too, and includes fun drink pairings for the grown-up set. It’s truly a cookbook for the whole family.” ― Red TricycleWhat Parents are Saying about Michele Olivier and Little Foodie:”I’ve tried almost al the recipes and my 9-month-old loves them all. She never wants to leave her high chair. I’ve searched all over internet and yours is the best that I can find. I bought your cookbook and am cooking the and freezing like crazy. I am so proud that my daughter loves all the food and that I am able to make it for her.”―Mandy L.“Just bought your cookbook and made this recipe first. I didn’t know it was possible for my daughters mouth to open as wide as it did. Huge hit!! Your recipes are hands down the best and most creative I’ve found. Here’s (hopefully) to little foodies in the making!”―Therese H.“My baby went crazy over this (roasted banana + rosemary puree) this morning. So far he has been a very good eater, even eating all of his zucchini (which was the one I was most worried about), but he lovvveeeeed this puree. And I admit, after tasting a little when I was checking the temperature, I almost ate it myself…”―Ashely O.
About the Author
Michele Olivier is a mother of two and the founder and author of the popular baby food blog Baby FoodE (babyfoode.com). Her recipes have been featured online on BuzzFeed, PopSugar, Red Tricycle, and Daily Parent, among others. She and her family live in Denver, Colorado. For more recipe inspiration and photos, follow her on Instagram @babyfoode and facebook.com/babyfoode. Sara Peternell, MNT, is a nutrition therapist who works with clients primarily for fertility, pregnancy, and postpartum nutrition, as well as in the area of nutrition for young children. She is also an instructor at the Nutrition Therapy Institute. Sara, her husband, and their two children live in Denver, Colorado. To learn more about her practice, visit sarapeternell.com.
I have really gotten a lot of use out of this book. My baby has eaten everything I have made him from this book. I’ve been using it since he started solids at seven months and he’s 12 months now. I also use The Best Homemade Baby Food on the Planet: Know What Goes Into Every Bite with More Than 200 of the Most Deliciously Nutritious Homemade Baby Food … More Than 60 Purees Your Baby Will Love , Start Fresh: Your Child’s Jump Start to Lifelong Healthy Eating , and Naturally Delicious Meals for Baby: Over 150 Fun, Fresh, and Easy Recipes to Nourish Your Baby and Toddler by Hawes, Gerrie [Da Capo Press, 2005] (Paperback) [Paperback ]. Little Foodie is my favorite because the recipes are close to what I myself would want to eat, which I think prepares my baby for eating with the family. The book is broken down into six sections: 1. The food you eat- smaller 2. The how-to chapter 3. Purees 4+months 4. Finger foods, snacks and smoothies 9+months 5. Our meal is your meal 12+months 6. Dinners on demand 24+months I like that the chapters are broken up by age group, which makes it easy to look up recipes in an age range. It also gave me a lot of courage to make up my own recipes based on what I have on hand instead of just heating and pureeing frozen vegetables.
I bought this book on the recommendation of a friend while trying to find recipes for food that we could eat along with our daughter. I am a terrible amateur cook and easily overwhelmed by recipes with more than about five ingredients, but Little Foodie is presented in a pleasant and colourful layout. Each section begins with an overview by the author sharing her personal experiences and advice. The recipes are separated by age group and cover everything from simple purees to finger foods and meals that the whole family could enjoy. The bright pictures make even simple pea puree look like something I want to snack on. Beyond all of that, though – they are easy to follow and taste delicious! I use the pear and clove puree in a chunkier form in my oatmeal, and the baby also loves it. ‘You Put the Lime in the Coconut’ is now a beloved family curry dinner recipe with the addition of some salt and other spices for adult palates. As a full-time worker outside of the home and a part-time student, I find these recipes some of the easiest to fit into my schedule and am looking forward to trying more.
This is the very best book i’ve seen so far on baby food. it’s perfect. you don’t have to be a great cook to love and use this book. we’ve made just about every recipe and our son loves it all. but even more important than the ease of use, is the fact that our baby is being introduced to spices and herbs and non-bland ingredients from a young age. american baby food is shameful. i’m hoping books like this will change the way parents cook for their little humans in the US.
- Title: Little Foodie: Baby Food Recipes for Babies and Toddlers with Taste
- Autor: Michele Olivier
- Publisher (Publication Date): Sonoma Press; first edition (June 1, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: | 1942411049
- ISBN-13: | 978-1942411048
- Download File Format: EPUB, PDF