Homemade baby food – You can totally do it!

The Best Homemade Baby Food on the PlanetIt’s that time for me again. Time to stop being baby’s sole source of nourishment and start making some food for him the other old-fashioned way. (Aside: I’m so lazy. One reason I cherish the first six months of my kids’ lives is because I don’t have to cook a thing for them.)

Lucky me, then, that I have a copy of a really fabulous new book to help guide me through it.

Simply arranged by age and category, the recipes in The Best Homemade Baby Food on the Planet are
delicious, nutritious, and meant to take less than ten minutes to
prepare from ingredients you’re likely to already have on hand. I can
get behind that.

There are lots of great photographs, as well as excellent
nutrition info scattered throughout. And I love the fill-in chart at the
end where you can rank each recipe and mark whether or not it’s worth
making again.

One thing I don’t like in the book: they recommend starting
juice (watered-down, but still) at six months and beyond. I personally don’t think there’s a need to give juice to such a young child, but I know other parents feel differently.

One final clue that this is a good book: I’m writing this at
lunch time and as I flip through it, recipes like Broccoli Cheddar Soup
and Perfect Petite Pesto are jumping out at me just begging to be made.
As far as I’m concerned, if the food sounds delicious, I’ll be more
inclined to make it. Which is good because, you know, then my baby will
have something to eat. –Stephanie

Find The Best Homemade Baby Food on the Planet from our affiliate Amazon.

Stephanie S.

Stephanie Slate is an Ontario-based writer, crunchy mom, and celebrity stroller expert. And no, she does not say "eh."


  • Reply June 15, 2011


    I requested the library add this to their collection–and they did! I’ve been flipping through it, too!

  • Reply June 15, 2011


    Yay! My daughter turns 6mo in a couple of weeks, so this will be a great help. I have Annabel Karmel’s book too, but don’t find it to be quite as user friendly as this one (or creative).

    I also agree with your comment about not needing to give juice at such an early age. My oldest is 3yo and she didn’t even taste juice until she was about 18mo. To this day she still prefers water.

  • Reply June 15, 2011


    I agree with your thoughts about juice; my 3 year old has still never had it! If I don’t give it to him, he won’t know what it is, right?!

  • Reply June 15, 2011


    I just ordered this without anything other than your comment. I used Annabel Karmel’s Superfood books for my first set of twins. Other than the basic purees, her other recipes were time and labor intensive, so I’m hoping this one is easier. I used Superfood’s broccoli and cheese soup recipe, which was yummy, but again, it took awhile – and now with my second set of twins at 5 months, and my first set at 3.5 years, I just don’t have all the time in the world – so I hope I love this new book!!! I also recommend http://www.wholesomebabyfood.com – learned to bake my fruit before pureeing from this site – the skins from peaches, etc. just peel off and the fruit is super yummy. Thanks for the tip on the book!

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