Now that we’ve introduced solids and are happy little eaters, I’m all about consistently introducing Leo to all sorts of yummy flavors and spices with the hopes that she’ll be a good eater FOREVER. Fingers crossed!
To help inspire ideas, find recipes and learn about the best way to combine herbs and spices, there are a few cookbooks that we really like. These being the four favorites:
The full name of this book is “Baby Food Universe: Raise Adventurous Eaters with a Whole World of Flavorful Purees and Toddler Foods” and the adventurous part is what I love the most. With combos like zucchini, carrot and fig to red cabbage, apple and banana there are so many recipes that I never would have thought of but that genuinely do taste good according to my bebe.
From your first puree to your first burrito, this baby food cookbook has babies covered at every age and stage. Bonus: all the recipes are super easy.
I’m a HUGE Catherine McCord fan so I was excited to get my hands on this book. There’s only a small portion of the book dedicated to babies and the rest focuses on making one meal for one family (my dream!), but every recipe for babies is now a go-to in our house – especially her sweet potato/coconut and lentil veggie puree.
This book was written by multi-Michelin-starred chef Alain Ducasse – only the best for our babies, am I right?! HA. But honestly, I really like his approach to simple yet delicious dishes with a range of flavor combinations in which vegetables, fruits, and grains take pride of place, while animal protein is used sparingly.
What other books do you like?