Tuesday, January 18, 2011

My Top 3 Favorite Baby Cookbooks

In my near obsession with baby and toddler cooking, I have read dozens of related cookbooks. While I have found that many of them fall short in that the recipes require more time than as a busy mom I have available, or the recipes simply aren't tasty, I have also come across some gems. I have been asked before which baby cookbooks I would recommend so I am posting my top 3 picks. 

1. The Baby's Table: Revised and Updated

- This book contains a lot of great information and many recipes, including many really good ones. Recipes are quick and easy, although a little repetitive and not overly adventurous. Contains handy sample meal plans for different age groups and great charts for reference purposes. Make sure you get the revised version as the previous version has some pretty kooky baby feeding info. My favorite overall. Standout recipes include: Baby Vichyssoise and Maxwell's Minted Lamb.

 2. Cooking for Baby: Wholesome, Homemade, Delicious Foods for 6 to 18 Months

- This book features beautiful and inspirational photos and some truly tasty recipes. My only real complaint about the recipes in this book is that there aren't enough of them. Standouts include: Blackberry and Ricotta Parfait, Asparagus "Risotto", and Hidden Veggie Sauce. 

 3. Easy Gourmet Baby Food: 150 Recipes for Homemade Goodness 

-This book was written by a chef and a nutritionist and combines very tasty recipes with sound baby nutritional advice --something that is actually hard to come by among baby cookbooks. Lots of delicious and unusual homemade baby food recipes and recipes for the whole family. I have found that for some recipes, liquid amounts are a bit off and a some recipes are a bit involved. I would still strongly recommend this book to anyone interested in introducing their child to a wide variety of fabulous flavors. Standouts include: Beef Tenderloin and Dates, Millet and Cauliflower with Fresh Oregano, and Warm Pineapple with Cottage Cheese and Basil.


  1. Great reviews! I just bought a Recipe book for my daughter, not any of these ones, but she said she likes it, now I will have to ask her which one I got her. It is hard getting your baby to eat sometimes and any help available is great.

  2. Thanks! It is sometimes hard to entice your baby to eat, especially since their preferences change as quickly as they do. It certainly keeps parent son their toys and it's a big reason why I am always on the lookout for new recipes or developing my own.


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