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The Amazing Make-Ahead Baby Food Book: Make 3 Months of Homemade Purees in 3 Hours [A Cookbook] Hardcover – Illustrated, April 28, 2015

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LISA BARRANGOU, PhD, is an experienced food scientist and culinary professional. After becoming a mother, she founded The Green Baby Chef, a homemade baby food company offering personal chef services for infants, as well as private cooking instruction and baby food-making workshops. She holds a BS in nutrition, food, and agriculture from Cornell University, and an MS and PhD in food science from North Carolina State University.

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Introduction
Creating a well-balanced, diverse offering of meals that baby will enjoy can be the most challenging part of feeding your baby. This challenge is largely responsible for why so many parents leave it up to food companies to create and supply their baby’s food for them. While commercially processed jarred baby food does offer convenience, homemade baby food made from fresh whole foods is far superior, both in nutrient and flavor quality. 
Whole foods are foods that are unprocessed and unrefined (or processed and refined as little as possible), and therefore maintain their natural flavor and nutrient integrity. Think of whole foods as those that can typically be found in nature, like whole fruits, vegetables, unrefined grains, and fresh cuts of meat. Processed jarred and pouched baby foods, while made mostly, but not entirely, from whole foods, are subject to very high temperature and pressure treatments, which allow them to remain shelf stable for literally years but result in substantial nutrient and flavor loss. The impact of this high heat can be clearly seen by comparing the color of processed jarred pea puree with homemade pea puree. The dramatic color change that results from excess heat directly indicates nutrient and flavor quality loss. In addition to extensive processing, jarred baby foods often include thickening agents, such as flours, starches, and gums, to increase stability (prevent them from separating during long-term storage), effectively diluting the nutrient density of the product.
Homemade baby food, on the other hand, can be prepared using gentle cooking methods, ensuring the maximum retention of nutrient and flavor integrity. Storing homemade baby food in the freezer is a gentle preservation method that locks in nutrients rather than destroying them, allowing this nutrient and flavor integrity to carry over until consumption. When babies are offered gently processed, flavorful whole food purees, they learn to accept and enjoy the natural, beautiful flavors that nature provides. This early acceptance, if cultivated, becomes a preference, and carries on with babies through life. Conversely, the bland flavors of jarred baby food purees often lead to an underdeveloped palate that is less accepting of the full flavors of healthy foods, and that, too, can be carried on through life.
Making homemade baby food provides an opportunity for you to prepare whole foods for your baby right from the start. Researchers have found that consumption patterns for fruits and vegetables often change adversely as babies transition from purees to a mature diet, primarily due to the introduction of processed foods. One study researched food consumption patterns of US infants and toddlers and found that, while deep yellow vegetables were consumed by 39 percent of babies at seven to eight months old, that percentage sharply declined to 13 percent at nineteen to twenty-four months old, when french fries became the most commonly consumed vegetable. This study also found that at nineteen to twenty-four months old, nearly one-third of babies consumed no fruit, while 60 percent consumed baked desserts, 20 percent consumed candy, and 44 percent consumed sweetened beverages on a given day.1 In our current Western food culture, many well-intentioned parents unwittingly fall into the processed food trap. And no matter how healthily you may have eaten before you had children, it can be even harder to find the time for fresh-food preparation once they come along. I hope this simple system will make it easier for you to quickly and confidently keep whole foods at the forefront of your child’s eating habits—even as life becomes increasingly more complex.
Preparing homemade baby food is very easy to do, but it does take time, the right cooking tools, and planning to provide a diverse, well-balanced offering of age-appropriate food. The Amazing Make-Ahead Baby Food Book does most of the planning for you, guiding you through a six-step process that will prepare you to make three months’ worth of baby food in just three one-hour blocks of time. After guiding you through preparing a large supply of individual whole food purees, this book shows you how to combine your individual purees into an endless variation of flavorful, nutritionally balanced meals, and then transitions you to preparing more advanced meals as your baby approaches readiness for a mature diet.
As you begin your baby food making adventure be sure to read chapter 2, which provides valuable information on feeding timelines, specific health concerns to be aware of, safe food preparation practices, and selection and preparation tips for whole foods. Please note that this book has been written as an informative guide to support your baby’s health and nutrition, but it is not intended as a substitute for the medical advice of a physician. Always consult your baby’s pediatrician for health-related matters or concerns. Now, let’s get started!

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Ten Speed Press; Illustrated edition (April 28, 2015)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 192 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1607747146
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1607747147
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.62 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7.83 x 0.75 x 9.11 inches
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Dr. Barrangou is an experienced mother, food professional, food enthusiast, and advocate for healthy living. She previously created a homemade baby food company, Green Baby Chef, offering personal chef services for infants, as well as private cooking instruction and baby food making workshops. She holds a B.S. in Nutrition, Food and Agriculture from Cornell University, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Food Science from North Carolina State University.

As a food scientist who previously worked for three different Fortune 500 food companies, she knows first hand what processed food truly is. When she had her first child, she knew that homemade baby food, made from whole, real foods, with no additives or fillers, would be her baby’s primary food source. She has been making homemade baby food since 2005, for each of her 3 children, her friends’ children, and for clients.

Through her homemade baby food service company, Dr. Barrangou developed an efficient system to create 3 months worth of baby food within 3 hours, all safely made in her clients’ kitchen, conveniently packaged and compactly stored in their freezer, taking up no more space than a small basket. After realizing how many parents wanted to learn how to make baby food and use this efficient system for themselves, she integrated her knowledge and technique into a comprehensive baby food plan that became her first book, RealSmart Baby Food (2013). After much success, the first book was completely revamped and optimized, incorporating updated information, new and more advanced recipes, as well as all new vibrant photos, and turned into the current book The Amazing Make-Ahead Baby Food Book (2015).

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5.0 out of 5 stars Best baby food guide!
By AW on August 23, 2019
I bought a few baby food cookbooks, but this one is by far the most helpful!! It's particularly helpful for the beginners who aren't sure where or how to even get started. I wish I had bought this book first!

It has a lot of helpful tools like what flavors go together well (definitely a must!), which foods to buy organic, and also which foods you can buy fresh or frozen. It also outlines in a long timeline exactly how you can make a ton of purees all in a few hours.

It has an excellent guide on how to prepare each of the type of fruits, vegetables, and grains individually to use as "building blocks". I found this particularly helpful when it comes to being able to mix and match all the different purees to make various flavor combinations. A lot of other baby food cookbooks just give you one-off fancy recipes. But this book is more like a tool kit that that helps you build multiple recipes in an easy way!

This is definitely a must buy for anyone wanting to get started on making your own baby food!
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