I was gifted the Natural Baby Food book for review and was not compensated for this post. All opinions remain my own.
The Natural Baby Food book is all about nourishing your child with the proper foods and nutrients. I very much love how medically and nutritionally informative it is. As a board-certified emergency physician and culinary grad, Sonali knows how to take you step-by-step to help ensure a safe introduction to solid foods, while making your own baby food.
I can only imagine how terrifying it may be to introduce your little one to solid foods for the first time (I am not a mother but am a new aunt for almost 3 months now!). With the rules about when and what foods to introduce to your baby’s diet first and food allergy concerns constantly changing, Sonali gives you the breakdown on what is currently safe and appropriate. The book will also take you through the stages of solids based on your baby’s age, from 4 months to greater than one year.
I think I appreciate this book so much because Sonali makes homemade baby food. Yes, making your own may be more time-consuming than picking up jarred baby food from the store, but it allows you to take complete control over the ingredients. You can feel good about feeding your baby natural, wholesome foods that haven’t been sitting on grocery store shelves for months. In the words of Sonali herself, “It’s crucial to lay the foundation of healthy eating habits from the beginning.”
Do a little taste test yourself, with a batch of homemade compared to store-bought baby food. I bet you will taste the freshness, lack of preservatives and wholesome ingredients in the homemade food. As an RD, I may be a bit biased, but I also would want to know my baby is not consuming anything questionable as this is where it all starts.
There are over 150 incredibly nutritious recipes for your baby and toddler. Of course, I had to try out a recipe myself, knowing how good all of Sonali’s recipes are. I went for breakfast (I know you’re totally shocked) because let’s be honest, breakfast is the best, and I usually have most staples on hand. This Peaches and Cream Baked Oatmeal is dreamy! What I love about this book is that these recipes aren’t just for baby’s and toddlers, but for everyone.
Easy, modifiable recipes that the whole family will love! I can’t wait to share this special book with my sister (and new mom) as in just a few short months, she will be introducing solids to her little girl with the help of this book. You can order the Natural Baby Food book via Amazon through this link >> https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Baby-Food-Wholesome-Nutritious/dp/1578266041?ie=UTF8&qid=1461874547&ref_=sr_1_1&s=books&sr=1-1
Thank you, Sonali, for sharing your knowledge and amazing culinary skills to create a fabulous book!