Garlic, cinnamon, cardamom, sage, basil—you’ll be amazed by what your baby will eat! Here are 125 healthy, delicious, kitchen-tested, and pediatric dietician-approved baby food recipes that will nurture your child’s adventurous palate and guarantee smiles from everyone at the dinner table.
Growing Up Gourmet is a total guide to your baby and toddler’s diet. Jennifer Carlson built her business, Baby Gourmet, into one of the top-selling organic baby food brands in North America—and she’ll show you how to make nutritious, delicious, home-cooked meals that will complement your child’s development schedule and make everyone else in the family happy too. Her mouth-watering recipes reduce picky eating and introduce your baby to the wide world of textures and tastes, from veggies such as kale and fennel, to grains such as amaranth and spelt, to herbs and spices such as turmeric and ginger that will help you avoid added sugar, salt, colorings, and preservatives.
As a busy mother of two, Jen understands that it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by feeding struggles and the sheer mass of parenting information, not to mention the challenges of finding time to make wholesome, flavorful meals from scratch. In this essential guide, she clearly lays out everything you need to know about feeding your baby: when to wean; how to get the right nutrients at every stage; how to deal with finicky eating habits; which foods will treat gassiness, colic, constipation, low iron, or poor sleep; and how to adapt your special dietary considerations for your child. As daunting as it may seem, there are shortcuts and techniques to make it all manageable, whether you’re cooking for a single little one or a family of five and counting.
Jennifer Carlson is the visionary behind Baby Gourmet, one of the top-selling organic baby food brands in North America, which specializes in nutritious and delicious food for infants and toddlers. She is an inspiring and motivating speaker for women, entrepreneurs, and busy moms, and a mother herself, with two well-fed children.
"The food here is vastly better for your baby. And vastly better for you, too. It’s never too early to begin a culinary life path of distinction. Growing Up Gourmet is both proof and path.”
– Huffington Post
“There is plenty here to tempt young foodies and develop their gourmet tastes.”
– Library Journal
"Preparing healthy food for one's family is one of life's greatest gifts. Jennifer Carlson ties this gift in a big bow with creative and irresistibly delicious recipes for infants, older children and the entire family."
– Kimberly Lord Stewart, Author of Eating Between the Lines; CEO of Clean Label Project.
"Jennifer Carlson’s knack of weaving together her rich travel experience and her innate sense of food and nutrition offers an easy way to open up your baby’s world of textures, aromas and taste without ever sacrificing wholesomeness or convenience. These recipes are so delicious and nutritious, you will want to serve them to the entire family. A MUST read book for every parent and grandparent of babies and toddlers."
– Kantha Shelke, Ph.D., CFS, Food scientist and nutritionist
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