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The Best Homemade Baby Food on the Planet

By Tina Ruggiero M.S., R.D., L.D. with Karin Knight R.N.
Jan 3, 2011 - 12:27:39 PM

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Know What Goes into Every Bite with more than 200 of the Most Deliciously Nutritious Homemade Baby Food Recipes

( - The greatest gift a parent can give their little one is healthy eating habits and sound nutrition – vital for strong mental and physical development. That starts in the kitchen by preparing simple, homemade meals using natural ingredients. Busy parents might think they don’t have time to make their own baby food, but The Best homemade Baby Food on the Planet by Tina Ruggiero with Karen Knight proves otherwise, helping moms and dads develop a perspective on infant feeding that will prepare their child for a lifetime of wellness.

Filled with recipes that take 10 minutes or less to prepare, The Best Homemade Baby Food on the Planet (Fair Winds Press, December 2010, $21.99, paperback with color photos and illustrations) is a trusted resource when it comes to establishing a child’s preferences for healthy, nourishing foods. The book’s recipes not only save time, but parents will be thrilled to learn that preparing baby food at home costs pennies compared to purchasing ready-made baby food.

The book includes informative sidebars that address feeding challenges, food safety and even traveling with baby. Best of all, each recipe features a nutrient analysis, serving size suggestions and recommended preparation methods - assuring parents baby receives the nutrition they need without any of the additives found in most store bought baby food.

The first baby food book to be authored by a Registered Dietitian (Tina Ruggiero) and a Registered Nurse (Karin Knight), the book provides readers with more than 200 baby food recipes that suit every age – from six to 23 months – along with a month-by-month feeding guide, insight about infant nutrition, allergies and more! Inside readers will find:
· Recipes from baby’s first purees to meals for active toddlers;
· Beautiful full-color photographs;
· An easy-to-spot snowflake symbol next to recipes which can be frozen;
· The latest information about infant nutrition, oral care, intolerances and optimal development; and
A fun recipe evaluation chart, so parents can rate what meals their little one likes best.

“Making your own delicious and nutritious baby food could not be easier as this lovely book explains,” writes Marion Nestle, author of What to Eat. “I can’t think of a better or more enjoyable way to start a baby on a lifetime of happy and healthy eating exploration than to mash and purée your way through every one of these recipes. You will want to eat these foods too!”

THE BEST HOMEMADE BABY FOOD ON THE PLANET is an essential resource that will educate parents about ways to help their children embrace healthy eating habits from day one.

About the Authors
Tina Ruggiero, M.S., R.D., L.D., is a sought-after nutritionist, spokesperson and author. Fondly called The Gourmet Nutritionist, Tina is heard on TV and radio and her writing and interviews have appeared in magazines such as Family, Men’s Health and First for Women. Tina is 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 65 million viewers see her regularly. Tina is also the Food and Nutrition Expert for Brooke Burke’s, the most comprehensive mom-focused community online today, reaching 500,000 moms every month. Her blog, , is often cited in magazines, newspapers and on the Internet for its reliable, accurate and inspiring content.

Karin Knight, R.N., is co-author of the best-selling book The Baby Cookbook (more than 43,000 copies sold) and 1-2-3 Cook for Me.

Know What Goes into Every Bite with more than 200 of the
Most Deliciously Nutritious Homemade Baby Food Recipes
by Tina Ruggiero M.S., R.D., L.D. with Karin Knight R.N.,
Fair Winds Press
December 2010
$21.99 Trade Paperback
ISBN-10: 1592334237
ISBN-13: 978-1-59233-422-3

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