Whole Food Baby: 200 Nutritionally Balanced Recipes for a Healthy Start
Any reader with new babies will greatly benefit from Michele Olivier’s Whole Food Baby. Olivier divides her book into four sections according to the different feeding regimens for babies less than four months old to past four months. Each section is neatly color coded, and recipes range from simple purees through combination purees through chunky purees until the baby is ready for finger foods. Each section offers a number of healthy recipes and variations for each. They are easy to prepare and, wisely, Olivier adds small amount of spice to each to have the baby accept and enjoy flavorful foods, using thirteen common spices. Each recipe has one or several of fifteen nutritional keys, explained in the first section. The writing is good, simple, clear. The first three chapters are meant to be in conjunction with breast feeding or formula, while the last chapter is for older children over the age of four. Photo illustrations are helpful as occasional sidebars and notes (allergies and food intolerances; nuts and seeds). The author offers two useful indexes: recipes by key nutritional benefits and a good general index. This book will be much used; if possible, buy one in hardback edition.
Barron’s Educational Series