• The Wholesome Baby Food Guide Over 150 Easy, Delicious, and Healthy Recipes from Purees to Solids
  • The Wholesome Baby Food Guide Over 150 Easy Delicious and Healthy Recipes from Purees to Solids
  • The Wholesome Baby Food Guide Over 150 Easy, Delicious, and Healthy Recipes from Purees to Solids
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Filled with over 150 tasty recipes, information on nutrition, freezing food facts, allergies, myths, and best practices for introducing foods to your little ones, THE WHOLESOME BABY FOOD GUIDE, based on the top-rated baby food website created by Maggie Meade, has it all. This book is the only book you'll need to easily create nutritious homemade baby foods and confidently nurture a healthy eater.

In THE WHOLESOME BABY FOOD GUIDE, Maggie Meade will show you how fast and easy it is to feed your baby fresh homemade goodness. Baby food can be fresh, vibrant and delicious when it's made easily at home – and made from foods the whole family enjoys too. Food for babies does not have to come from a jar and be tasteless, processed and bland. With more than 150 recipes, as well as storage tips, and allergy alerts, this is the only baby food book you will ever need. Maggie also reviews the three major stages of a baby's learning to eat:
4-6 months | 6-8 months | 8 months and beyond to toddlerhoodWritten for parents and caregivers, Maggie knows the pressures of mealtime and the barrage of conflicting information on feeding babies; she made homemade baby foods for all three of her kids, including twins. With courage, humor, and gentle motivation, this book will show parents that their baby's food doesn't have to come from a jar to be healthy and safe. In fact, the healthiest, safest, and tastiest (not to mention least expensive!) foods for babies are those cooked from real ingredients in the kitchen at home.

This book sets the stage for a child's lifelong love of healthy and wholesome foods. Move over commercial baby food companies — parents are getting into the kitchen!

Product Details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style; 1 edition (February 21, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 044658410X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446584104
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 1 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces

Customer Reviews

Really good book on what foods can be fed at what …

3 helpful votes
 on January 25, 2016
By Amazon Customer
Really good book on what foods can be fed at what age, how to prepare fruits, vegetables and meats, how to spice up the food, food safety and storage, etc. I like how there are notes about how certain foods enhance each other, i.e. apples with chicken for maximum iron absorption. I also how it covers the topics on problems that may arise with starting solids such as constipation and food allergies. Recipes are easy to make. My 9 month old started solids since 6 months and she has eaten everything so far!

Best way to feed baby

4 helpful votes
 on March 25, 2014
By Lindsay M Sipos
I am so happy with this book and the concept of Baby led weaning. I have recommended this book to all my friends who are having children. I give it as baby shower gifts as well. It made feeding our daughter and soon our new son. I am a full time working mom(i’m an engineer) and I found it very easy to keep up with making home made baby food over the store bought stuff. 1 hour a week allowed me to feed our daughter the healthest things possible. We try and stay with the organic, NON-GMO foods. I love the fact that my 2 year old will eat EVERYTHING and I really think Baby Led Weaning has helped foster that. Her go to snacks are veggies and the amount of blueberries we go thru is crazy. This book showed me when to introduce fun spices and the recipes were great cause i can make them for the entire family. Our favorite was the sweat potato risotto. This is a must have for any new mom.

This is an EXCELLENT book!

33 helpful votes
 on April 26, 2013
By ahastings06
I was so excited to start making my own baby food but most of the recipes out there start with more than one ingredient or are more advanced recipes – these will be great later on, but if you are just starting out, trying single ingrediant recipes this is the book for you. This book breaks down everything about making your own baby food, from what utensils to get, to storing, charts on what foods to start with, etc. The companion website is also a HUGE perk!! This breaks recipes down into 4-6 month, 6-8 month, etc. and gives both simple, single ingredient recipes (and EXACTLY how to cook them!) as well as combination recipes. This has been SO helpful in helping me learn the basics on making my own food so that I became more comforable to branch out and make more unique recipes! I check the website as well to get more information on different fruits and veggies, the chart on how well things freeze, etc. I checked out 4 different books from my local library on making your own baby food and never even ended up using three of them; the fourth one was this book and after a week, I ordered my own copy because I knew I would be using it non-stop and I have been for the last month! Awesome book and so easy to follow!

Excellent resource for introducing solid foods

1 helpful vote
 on August 20, 2014
By Kendra H. Scott
This is an excellent guide for introducing solid foods to your baby. It provides information on how to prepare everything for your child, as well as the science and reasoning behind preparation methods and the timing of introducing certain foods, which allows me to make educated decisions. While I supplement this book with recipes from other books and web sites, I return to this source for how and when to introduce certain foods. For example: recipes will give you all of the options on preparation (steaming, baking, microwaving, to peel or not to peel, etc.) and describe the pros/cons of each so that you can make a decision on your own. This book presents the varying opinions that exist on what types of food to avoid and when to introduce certain things, again, allowing you to make a decision that suits you. The only reason I did not give it a 5th star is because on the Kindle version of this book, the charts are cut-off, so I don’t have all of the information that this book provides. An improvement in the layout of the Kindle version would make this a 5-star review.

So far I love this book–it is exactly what I was looking for

2 helpful votes
 on June 21, 2015
By Melinda
So far I love this book–it is exactly what I was looking for. The recipes for 4-6 months are simple but that is to be expected. The only thing I would really change is that I wish she was a little more specific sometimes. For example, she’ll write bring ____ to a boil and add enough liquid until it is the right consistency for your baby…it would be nice to know a starting point though! I like all the information and recipe ideas in here though! For me it is easier to have it all in a book than having to look things up on the web.

MUST Have! Baby Food Bible!

1 helpful vote
 on October 30, 2015
By Caitlin E
BEST purchase I made for my little guy. I knew I wanted to make all of his baby food since it seemed like the healthiest option for us. This was like my baby food bible. Learned so much about how to offer him solids the first time. Skipped cereal for lack of natural nutrients and gave hime sweet potato first pureed and mixed with lots of breastmilk. The recipes for all of the baby food combos were priceless. I ended up making all of his baby food – he never once had gerber and pouches just on occasion (i even made my own pouches). This book is a must. If you are on the fence about making your baby’s food, I can promise you if you make large batches at once you will only be “cooking” for it max once a week. I would just make multiple things at once in large batches and freeze. So easy! Buy this book! I buy it for all of my pregnant friends!

another useful book in baby food

2 helpful votes
 on May 28, 2013
By michelle
Not only provides recipes but a variety of cooking methods for each recipe. And each recipe provides information if it can be made ahead of time and if it is freezer friendly or not. While providing information in choosing what type of food for baby food making. Also adding a basic fundamentals in baby food making like for instance how long to store baby food, what myths and fact in baby food, nutritional information, what to introduce at the various stages, forbidden foods an potential allergies, food safety, techniques and so much more.

Great Book easy Recipes that my baby and family loves!

1 helpful vote
 on September 4, 2013
By Hampy
Everytime I am in the grocery store I have this book in hand. I am a working mom with a goal to make all my homemade baby food. My baby is now 10 months old and because of this book I have been successful. It sounds simple enough to make homemade baby food, just puree and go. However there were so many other questions I had, what age can I feed my baby what, what can be frozen, and what spices can I incorporate, how long is the pureed food good for? This book helped answer them all! Since my baby is in daycare making sure the food could be frozen and transported easily was my top concern. Additionally I didn’t really think about using spices until I read this book. The recipes I find in this book are unique and help me make combinations to keep food interesting for my baby (would have never combined mango, butternut squash and peaches on my own). This book also exceeded my expectations as there are family recipes in the back that my husband and I love! The haddock recipe is a new favorite in my house. Also I find myself cooking new things for the whole family that I have never made before, like quinoa. Prior to the baby we were mostly a takeout family and now I find myself excited every time a new season hits and I can try some new recipes from this book (pumpkin is next on my list!). I have made almost every recipe in this book and only one has failed me (crockpot oatmeal, it turned into a hardened blackened mess. I suspect either my crockpot was too large or that I accidently put the temperatre on high instead of low, it wouldn’t be the first time I made that mistake). I just bought another copy of this book to give to my friend at her baby shower.

Love This Book!

1 helpful vote
 on December 1, 2012
By Shiloh S.
I had been using the website for awhile when I saw an ad for the book. I checked it out, saw that it had gotten great reviews, the price was right, so I got it.

Love the variety of recipes for all stages

1 helpful vote
 on December 16, 2014
By DaddyH
This book is relaxed, informative, easy to read and the recipe instructions are easy to follow. It’s like we are having a chat with an old friend who happens to love feeding babies fresh homemade food. Bonus, there is no judgement about feeding only organic food to your baby. We try to when we can afford them! Love the variety of recipes for all stages of baby’s new eating experiences. It is really a nice extra to have the charts and the chart for what foods freeze well and how to freeze the foods is extremely helpful. We – yes, both Mom and I make the food for our little one. So speaking from Dad’s perspective, I like the lack of feeling like this book is just directed to “Mom”!