Monday, 8 February 2010
***Giveaway has ended***
When my oldest son started eating solids I knew that I wanted to make as much of his food as possible. I knew that I wanted his food to be as minimally processed as possible and from our kitchen, not some large factory. I was a first time mom and didn't know where to start, so I talked to my neighbor about it and she recommended the book Super Baby Food, by Ruth Yaron.
Right off the bat, she outlines why making your own baby food is easy, economical and better for your baby. She walks you through every step of preparation and the supplies that you will need. There is an entire chapter on safety warnings including things such as allergies, food borne illness, and choking hazards.
She outlines what new foods to introduce each month, and there is an entire section on healthy toddler recipes for when your baby is not so much a baby anymore. I cook for Ben from these all the time and sometimes we all eat her casseroles and pancakes. (well, not the twins) Another one of my favorite things about this book is that she has a list of "healthy extras", easy to add nutritional enhancers. There is even more than just baby food. Ruth Yaron also included chapters on homemade baby products, eco-friendly and baby-safe cleaning products, and arts and crafts.
If you don't already have this book, it is well worth your money. You can purchase it from www.superbabystore.com. The author was generous enough to send me a copy to review, and although my personal copy is splattered with pancake batter and beet puree, I would like to give my "review copy" to one lucky reader. Here's how to enter:
*Go to www.superbabyfood.com and comment with one tidbit about the book. This comment is required, if not included all other entries will not count. Make sure to leave an email address to contact you by.
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US only. Giveaway ends 2/15 at noon pacific time. Winner will be drawn by random.org and will be contacted by email and has 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be drawn.
Like all of my reviews, this review is of my own opinions. I was not compensated in any way other than being sent a copy of the book.