Sunday, May 17, 2015

The Amazing Make-Ahead Baby Food Book - Review

The best word to describe this book is in the title...Amazing!  What better time to start good eating habits for your children than when they are babies.  Most mothers want what is best for their babies and one thing we need to be aware of is what they are ingesting.  I'm sure you have read the back of plenty of food packages and know how many preservatives and unhealthy products are in our food.  Unless you are buying organic you even have to worry about your fruits and veggies.  I know one cop out for our family has always been the cost.  It is so expensive to buy whole organic foods.   The Amazing Make-Ahead Baby Food Book will have you seeing things in a different light when it comes to the food you are buying for your baby.   First of all, baby food, especially if you buy organic, is crazy expensive.  I believe it is just as economical, if not more, to start making your own baby foods.  Not only will you be sure of exactly what is going in to your little one, but you will have a great feeling of satisfaction in knowing that you provided your baby with a healthy meal.  No worries of what else has been added, because you are the one making it.

Now, you may be thinking that this book is for the stay-at-home mom, someone with a lot of time, but if you are a working mother this book is for you too!  The book gives step by step instructions and in 3 hours you can make 3 months of homemade purees.  This book offers more than just purees too!  It has a special chapter on finger foods and advanced meals and I'll just be honest here...some of the recipes are yummy for adults too.  There is a humus recipe in this section along with a creamy fruit roll up and a coconut granola parfait just to name a few.

The book is hardback, has beautiful pictures and is loaded with information, recipes and health tips.  The instruction are very clear and it walks you through the whole process step-by-step.  The book takes all the "thinking" out of it for you.  All you need to do is follow the guidelines and recipes!

I would encourage any mother who want to know exactly what is going into their babies to invest in this book.  You won't be sorry!  It will have you making delicious meals for your baby in no time at all!

You can purchase the book on Amazon by clicking HERE.

About the Author:

Dr. Barrangou is an experienced mother, food professional, food enthusiast, and advocate for healthy living. She previously created a homemade baby food company, Green Baby Chef, offering personal chef services for infants, as well as private cooking instruction and baby food making workshops. She holds a B.S. in Nutrition, Food and Agriculture from Cornell University, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Food Science from North Carolina State University.

As a food scientist who previously worked for three different Fortune 500 food companies, she knows first hand what processed food truly is. When she had her first child, she knew that homemade baby food, made from whole, real foods, with no additives or fillers, would be her baby's primary food source. She has been making homemade baby food since 2005, for each of her 3 children, her friends' children, and for clients.

Through her homemade baby food service company, Dr. Barrangou developed an efficient system to create 3 months worth of baby food within 3 hours, all safely made in her clients' kitchen, conveniently packaged and compactly stored in their freezer, taking up no more space than a small basket. After realizing how many parents wanted to learn how to make baby food and use this efficient system for themselves, she integrated her knowledge and technique into a comprehensive baby food plan that became her first book, RealSmart Baby Food (2013). After much success, the first book was completely revamped and optimized, incorporating updated information, new and more advanced recipes, as well as all new vibrant photos, and turned into the current book The Amazing Make-Ahead Baby Food Book (2015).

***This book was provided to me by the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

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