As often as I can, I make Madelaine homemade purees, and I did for Ava when she was a baby as well.
The book has 7 chapters:
1) Organics 101: How Your Baby Benefits from Eating Organically
- Organic vs. "All- Natural"
- GMO info
- The Toxic Twenty - Pesticide load on fruit & veggies
2) Organic Made Accessible: Stocking Your Pure Food Pantry
- Choosing between Fresh produce (Farm or Backyard), Frozen or Canned
3) Baby Puree Essentials: Tips, Tricks, and Techniques for Healthy Homemade Meals
- Kitchen Tools, Safety, Cooking Techniques
- Baking, Steaming, Microwaving, Boiling info
- Cooking, Freezing, & Thawing instructions
4) First Stage Meals (Six to Seven Months): Smooth Purees for Beginner Explorers
- First-Stage Cuisines ie. Bananas, Butternut Squash, Sweet Potatoes, Apples, and more
- Recipies like Blissful Greens; Carrot-Apple Gold Puree; Apple Banana Oatmeal
5) More Flavor to Savor (Eight or Nine Months): Introducing Semismooth Purees
- Meats, Cheese, Lentils, Pasta, and more introduced into the mix
- Recipies like Cheesy Mashed Potatoes; Wholesome Chicken, Carrot, and Rice Dinner
6) Pleasing on Expanded Palate (Ten to Twelve Months): Purees for Little Ones
- Couscous, Strawberries, Citrus, Black Beans, and more introduced into the mix
- Recipies like Parmesan-Crusted Chicken; Baby's Cordon Bleu; Pinto Beans and Brown Rice
7) Fun and Fingerlicious Food (Twelve Months and Beyond): Transitional Meals for Toddlers
- Fruit muffins, smoothies & milkshakes, Tortilla chips
- Recipies like Sweet Potato Fries; Raspberry Strawberry Muffins; Breakfast Pizza
The last page outlines a menu suggestion for a whole week for toddlers - giving a working example for parents. I like that this book is full of different suggestions and delicious meals that I would eat. I would recommend it to parents because it's simple to follow and full of great meal ideas.
I was given a complementary copy of 201 Organic Baby Purees for my review. All opinions expressed are my own.