I love Annabel Karmel's cookbooks. They're full of great tips for healthy eating and delicious recipes that the whole family can enjoy. My favorite thing about her cookbooks, however, are the photographs - bold, bright, colorful photographs of foods presented in exciting and interesting ways. On the cover of Superfoods for Babies and Children, for example, you'll find a fish created with apple, mango, and orange slices. What kid wouldn't love to swim right over and eat that? :)
Superfoods is a cookbook that takes parents on a journey of recipes through "stages." Chapters are dedicated to 6 months, 7 to 9 months, 9 to 12 months, 1 to 2 years, 2 to3 years, and 3 years plus. There are also two special sections about food allergies and "foods for common ailments" (I love the idea of using food as a way to prevent or cure common illnesses).
If you're just beginning to introduce solids, you'll especially love Karmel's pointers about identifying signs of readiness, how to make your own baby food, and what the "first week" looks like.
You can purchase Superfoods on Amazon.com right now for $16.47.
WIN IT! One mama will win a copy of Superfoods for Babies and Children by Annabel Karmel (Atria Books, 2006). To enter, simply leave a comment on this post (don't forget to follow the rules) prior to Monday, Mar. 10, at midnight. The winner will be announced and contacted on Tuesday, Mar. 11. * Winner must provide a U.S. mailing address.
* UPDATE * The winner is #23 carica. Congratulations!