Author: Maffucci Ali
Brand: HEALTH MANAGEMENT
Number Of Pages: 320
Details: Product Description
An inspirational, accessible family cookbook that offers everything a parent needs to bring joy and love back into the kitchen, by the baby and toddler feeding experts behind Feeding Littles and the New York Times bestselling cookbook author of Inspiralized.
When it was time to introduce solids to her firstborn, Ali Maffucci didn’t want to make baby food from scratch or buy expensive premade purées. Enter baby-led weaning (or baby-led feeding)—and Megan McNamee and Judy Delaware, the dietitian/occupational therapist duo behind preeminent parenting resource Feeding Littles—which skips spoon-feeding altogether so babies can eat what the family eats. As babies feed themselves, they explore a variety of aromas, shapes, and colors while developing fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, dexterity, and healthy eating habits. McNamee and Delaware also help their clients navigate—or prevent—picky eating at all ages and raise a generation of intuitive eaters who listen to their bodies and love a variety of food.
Now, these powerhouse authors unite to provide a plan that will reduce stress and anxiety around mealtimes, nourish your loved ones, and satisfy everyone’s palate with fun, easy, nutritious recipes. Maffucci, Delaware, and McNamee offer:
strategies for baby-led weaning/feeding, as well as safety and other common parental concerns how to meal-prep in a way that works for your schedule tips for dealing with challenges such as picky eaters and dining out a one-of-a-kind visual index for plating food that babies can feed to themselves 100+ delicious recipes in categories including Morning Fuel (with plenty of egg-free options), Less Is More (using five ingredients or less), and Mostly Homemade (no shame in using pantry staples!) modifications for families with allergies positive food language and how to promote body positivity and much moreWith this book in hand, mealtimes will be easier and more enjoyable for everyone—from your six-month-old, to your picky toddler, to the other kids and adults in the family. As parents, the authors know that getting food on the table is hard enough, so whether you’re making a five-minute grilled cheese or pumpkin waffles, it’s time to start celebrating every bite.
About the Author
Judy Delaware is an occupational therapist who helps children with medical, developmental, and sensory issues learn to eat a wider variety of foods. Megan McNamee is a registered dietitian nutritionist who specializes in maternal/child nutrition, disordered eating prevention, and food sensitivities. Ali Maffucci is founder of the family-friendly blog and brand Inspiralized and author of two bestselling cookbooks.
Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.
Our story: how we came together and why
“Rawr!” my son, Luca, roared as he marched his toy dinosaurs across a broccoli jungle. Lookingover the roasted broccoli and plastic dinos scattered on a large sheet pan, I thought to myself,“This is crazy. I’m losing it!” But as we sat there, feeding a stegosaurus a small floret, I watched as Luca, for the first time in his life, brought a piece of broccoli to his mouth, licked it, and ateit. As I stared in disbelief, he started feeding himself and the dinosaurs broccoli, floret by floret,until they had downed a couple of cups. To this day, broccoli is his favorite vegetable.
Why am I sharing this story—and why was my son eating veggies with dinosaurs? It had been a year of countless frustrating and demoralizing mealtimes during which my almost-two-year-oldson refused to try any new foods. I needed guidance and reached out to Judy, an occupationaltherapist who specializes in pediatric feeding therapy and is cofounder of Feeding Littles, an online resource for helping families feed their children. When we chatted, she didn’t askabout Luca’s picky eating but about his personality, likes, and dislikes. “Well, Judy, he neverstops playing. He can’t sit still,” I told her. Hearing that, she
Release Date: 30-08-2022
Package Dimensions: 20x253x862