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Friday, May 11, 2012

Book Review & Giveaway: The Best Homemade Baby Food on the Planet

The Best Homemade Baby Food on the Planet, by Karin Knight, R.N., and Tina Ruggiero, M.S., R.D., L.D., (Fair Winds Press, 2010, $19.99) was recently picked as a finalist for the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) Cookbook award in the Children, Youth, and Family category.

"The Best Homemade Baby Food on the Planet" features over 200 recipes, including 60 purees, of deliciously nutritious homemade baby food. Most recipes can be made in 10 minutes or less! The chapters guide you through everything you need to know to make your own healthy and tasty baby & toddler food, including how to get started, and how to feed your baby as he/she grows.

Preparing simple, homemade baby food (or toddler food) using natural ingredients at home is the perfect way to ensure your little one gets the most nutritious food. You get the peace of mind of knowing what has gone into every bite your baby takes. And with a nod from the IACP, you know you'll be making wonderful food for your child.


I absolutely love this book. I never knew making baby food & toddler food was that simple. Since I have been a first-time mom, I used to stock up on store-bought baby food which contain preservatives. I tried to stay away from that now and make and freeze my own homemade food. This recipe book isn't just for babies. There are great ideas for making nutritious toddler food. The book is filled with recipes ideal for infants and toddlers up to 2 years of age. There aren't a lot of photos in the book, but the presentations in a few of the photos are very adorable and colorful.

To make things even more easy, each recipe also contains the following:

* Two methods for preparation (stovetop or microwave) wherever applicable, so you can whip up recipes in however much time you have. Many microwave options make it possible for meals to be made in less than 10 minutes

* An easy-to-spot snowflake icon on all recipes that is suitable for freezing, so you can make baby's meals ahead of time, and in bulk, to save time and money.

* Nutritional analysis, so you can be sure you're giving your child the best possible start.

WHERE TO BUY: The book is paperback and is available for purchase at


Karin Knight, R.N., is the co-author of the best-selling book, The Baby Cookbook (with more than 43,000 copies sold) and 1-2-3 Cook for Me. Before turning cooking into an occupation, she spent twenty-five years working as a registered nurse. She currently resides in Montana with her husband.

Tina Ruggiero, M.S., R.D., L.D., is a sought-after nutritionist, a spokesperson, and author. Fondly called the "Gourmet Nutritionist," Tina is heard on TV and radio, and her writing has appeared in magazines such as Family, Men’s Health, and First for Women. Tina is president and founder of her own nutrition consulting firm where she helps both corporations and consumers. She is also a nutrition correspondent for NBC's syndicated television show Daytime where she is seen regularly by millions of viewers around the nation. Her blog,, is often cited in magazines, newspapers, and on the Internet for its reliable, accurate, and inspiring content.


One (1) lucky reader will have a chance to win their own copy of "The Best Homemade Baby Food on the Planet" to make healthy & delicious kids meals. Chosen winner will be selected via through Rafflecopter and is open to US & Canadian residents (ends June 13, 2012 at 11:59pm EST). Winner will have 48 hours to respond to claim their prize.

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Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of the mentioned book from the Publisher/PR Company in exchange for my review. The opinions expressed in my review are my own personal and honest thoughts. No other compensation was given.

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Soozle said...

Orange You Cute Carrot and Sweet Potato would be my pick..

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Samorjj said...

I would try the Orange You Cute Carrot and Sweet Potato. NOt sure if he would go for curry yet...

Unknown said...

I would like to try Orange You Cute Carrot and Sweet Potato

Nancy said...

I'd like to try the Toddler's Shepard's Pie or the Four Fruit Compote!

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