A solid start to a lifetime of healthy eating
Let baby take the lead! The BLW Baby Food Cookbook
helps your little one begin an intuitive, healthy relationship with food. This guide to baby-led weaning (BLW) shows you how to introduce solid foods, encouraging baby to eat the right whole foods for their age and stage—served with a side of fun.
Created by experts in pediatric nutrition, this baby food cookbook is full of beloved, nourishing recipes like Nutty Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Whole Fruit Gummies, Green Pea and Sweet Corn Fritters, Homemade Chicken Pot Pie, and Better Than Boxed Macaroni and Cheese. Feeding guidelines help you nurture baby's oral and motor skills, introduce allergenic food safely, offer healthy serving sizes, and more.
Inside the BLW Baby Food Cookbook
, you'll find:
- 102 yummy recipes—Dishes are grouped stage-by-stage for months 6-8, 9-12, and beyond—but this baby food cookbook can be shared by the whole family.
- At-a-glance labels—Icons on the recipes make it easy to avoid common allergens and choose gluten-free or dairy-free meals.
- Practical tips—Get smart advice on feeding equipment, pantry essentials, first-time foods, teething foods, and more from this baby food cookbook.
(Solid) dinner is served with the BLW Baby Food Cookbook
ELLEN GIPSON, MA, RDN, LD, began her dietetics career in school nutrition. She founded Square One Wellness to teach baby-led weaning workshops and classes.
LAURA MORTON, MS, RDN, LD, is a registered dietitian and mom of two toddlers. She shares budget-friendly, whole-food recipes through her blog, Morton’s Grove.
“The BLW Baby Food Cookbook is an approachable, practical guide that goes beyond the basics and answers your biggest questions. As a parent, you have plenty of concerns, but introducing your baby to a lifetime of healthy, happy eating doesn’t have to be one of them. This book gives you the support you need to be successful with BLW. I’m thrilled to have this expert resource for parents and caregivers hoping to raise the next generation of intuitive eaters!”—Cara Harbstreet, MS, RD, LD, Street Smart Nutrition, author of Healthy Eating for Life: An Intuitive Eating Workbook to Stop Dieting Forever
“This book provides a brief background on BLW, what to expect, and information to back up the methodology. It is straightforward and to the point, helping eliminate mealtime battles while allowing the child to discover their food, learn to self regulate when they are full, and have a healthy relationship with food. The recipes are surprisingly simple and packed with nutrients.”—Cass Y.
“A must-buy for anyone with littles! I was introduced to BLW by one of the co-authors, Ellen, for our 2nd child, and it has truly been one of the best decisions we’ve made! This cookbook is not only full of research-based, helpful tips about BLW, but also contains recipes categorized by age that are super easy to make!”—Kelli G.