• roasted root veggies
  • mexican black bean dip
  • cashew butter and jam sammies
  • mac and cheese bites
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baby & toddler on the go

fresh, homemade foods for a busy life
8 1/4 by 9 1/4 inches; 160 pages
april 2013
ISBN 9781616284992
category: family
about this book

Packing healthy meals and snacks for your baby or toddler doesn’t have to mean giving them a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and a bag of chips. Packed with more than 75 simple-to-prepare and easy-to-transport recipes made with fresh ingredients, Baby & Toddler On the Go offers a tasty and nutritious approach to feeding children 6 months to 3 years. From simple purees to finger foods, making homemade meals for your child lets you decide exactly what goes into their tummies, and esures they are exposed to a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, grains, and protein—no matter where you are.

Building on the enormous success of bestselling Baby & Toddler Cookbook, this follow-up title offers creative recipes and ideas as well as time-saving hints and packaging tips that help you make complete and nutritious meals without increasing the chaos of your routine.

While ready-made baby food is a convenience that every parent can appreciate, balancing the jarred stuff with everyday fresh foods is the best way to teach your child good eating habits from the cradle onward. In addition, preparing meals yourself is more economical than buying pre-made baby food or meals marketed to children—a welcome notion in these challenging economic times. Baby & Toddler On The Go is packed with delicious recipes that keep your child healthy and well-fed, whether they’re at daycare, on the airplane, in the car, at the park, or just on the go.


about the author

Kim Laidlaw is a mom, cookbook editor, food writer, and baker who has been in the kitchen covered in flour since she was big enough to stir the biscuit dough. She has worked in the cookbook world for over nine years and was the first blogger on KQED’s popular Bay Area Bites blog, which launched in 2005. Kim previously worked as a professional baker at La Farine French Bakery in Oakland, CA. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and their 16-month-old daughter Penelope, whom she cooks for every day.

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