Homemade Baby Food

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Homemade Baby Food

I have always been a foodie. 

The first dessert I made by myself was Bananas Foster; I was maybe 8. The crepes were gummy and the sauce runny, but I made it; it was delicious! Since that time I have become infinitely better and thoroughly enjoyed every minute I have spent in the kitchen. It is the place where I go to release my frustrations, to be romantic, to be creative, and to be really at peace. 

When my daughter was born, my husband and I agreed that it was the best and only decision for us to home-make all her food.  It is cheaper, healthier, tastes better and provides more variety for developing taste buds. It was a satisfying way to include her more in our daily lives. 

Some of the most helpful and enjoyable books for making baby food can be found here at the library. Give these titles a try; you won't be disappointed.


Baby Food BibleThe Baby Food Bible: A Complete Guide to Feeding Your Child, from Infancy on
by Behan, Eileen
Call Number: 649.3 B419

Baby Love: Healthy, Easy, Delicious Meals for Your Baby and Toddler Baby Love: Healthy, Easy, Delicious Meals for Your Baby and Toddler
by O'Donnell, Norah
Call Number: 641.5622 O26

Cooking for Baby: Wholesome, Homemade, Delicious Foods for 6 to 18 Months Cooking for Baby: Wholesome, Homemade, Delicious Foods for 6 to 18 Months
by Barnes, Lisa
Call Number: 641.5622 B261

First Food Made Fun
by Stoppard, Miriam
Call Number: 641.5622 S883

he Healthy Baby Meal Planner: Mom-Tested, Child-Approved Recipes for Your Baby and Toddler The Healthy Baby Meal Planner: Mom-Tested, Child-Approved Recipes for Your Baby and Toddler
by Karmel, Annabel
Call Number: 641.5622 K186H2
Call Number: 641.5622 K186H

Naturally HealthyNaturally healthy first foods for baby the best nutrition for the first year and beyond
First foods for baby
by Rubin, Jacqueline
Call Number: 649.3 R896

Organic baby and toddler cookbook
by Vann, Lizzie
Call Number: 641.5622 V264

Superfoods for babies and children
by Karmel, Annabel
Call Number: JUV PTC 641.56 KARMEL

Top 100 Finger foodsTop 100 finger foods 100 quick and easy recipes for a healthy, happy child
by Karmel, Annabel
Call Number: 641.5622 K186T

Top 100 PureesTop 100 baby purees 100 quick and easy meals for a healthy and happy baby
Top one hundred baby purees
by Karmel, Annabel
Call Number: 641.56222 K186T

--by Colleen Semitekol