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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Prepare healthier baby foods with Sage Spoonfuls: Simple Recipes, Healthy Meals, Happy Babies

winner: thepoetcalliope@gmail.com

It seems like there is always more you know with baby #2. I have learned so much about health since having my first almost six years ago. I have learned that in order to have a long shelf life, many baby foods are made by heating the fruits and veggies to a high level of heat- which then removes most of the nutrient value. Commercially prepared baby foods are a healthier option, but also much more expensive. This leads most health-conscious moms to become more creative….and with that, comes the need for healthy baby food recipes. Sage Spoonfuls agreed to send me a baby food recipe book for review.



This book is fantastic. Sage Spoonfuls really covers everything you need to know about making, preparing and storing your baby food in your own home. There is a list of signs of allergies to look for, ABCs of good nutrition, plus pages and pages of recipes. This 231-page book offers so many nutrient packed recipes and tips, which I think every mother that is considering making her own baby food needs to read this! This encyclopedia, for lack of a better term, of everything baby food even tells you which food blends work best together- so no more making inedible blends! There is even a section in the book about choking and infant CPR! This book seriously covers it all.


So, after reading this book, I honestly had to start off small, and since my little man is only six months old, I thought it best to start REALLY small with bananas. This is a no cook puree, and you basically just mash it up. However, I was unsure of how long it kept in the fridge or freezer, and Sage Spoonfuls: Simple Recipes, Healthy Meals, Happy Babies really cleared this up for me. I have since moved on to making my own applesauce, which I enjoyed as much as my little guy did! 


Sage Spoonfuls really outdid themselves with this book, and I am so happy to have it in my kitchen, so I can consult anytime I have a question about making my own baby food. 


Win It: One lucky winner will receive their own copy of SageSpoonfuls: Simple Recipes, Healthy Meals, Happy Babies. Just fill out the Giveaway Tools form to enter. Contest runs from 7/28-8/10. US ONLY. Chances of winning depends on entries received.


 
 
Paige from The Nurse Mommy received a copy of this book for review. All opinions are honest and completely my own. No other compensation was given. The Nurse Mommy is not responsible for prize fulfillment.` If you have any questions please contact Paige at nursemommypaige at yahoo dot com. 

20 comments:

  1. Watermelon ice cubes! This pregnancy has me craving lots of watermelon!!

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  2. The Homemade Lifestyle Package. I made homemade baby food for my daughters and now they are both pregnant. I'd like my granddaughters to experience the same benefits of food prepared with love and concern for their long term health.

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  3. My beautiful son is 3.5 months old and I can't wait to try the Roasted Sweet Potato recipe. I also love the helpful tip about the semi-frozen applesauce to help soothe sore gums. I was 4 months pregnant when I decided to prepare my son's baby food using organic veggies and fruit, rather than buy jarred. Adding breastmilk to make a smoother consistency was another helpful tip!

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  4. Sydney LeavittMonday, July 29, 2013

    My daughter is 6 months old and I think she would love to try the carrot apple cinnamon. It looks and sounds delicious!

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  5. I would like to try the Storage Essentials kit.

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  6. I would really like to try the Glass Storage Essentials. That would be really helpful for us.

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  7. the roasted sweet potato would be yummy!

    -Hannah Avery

    hannahavery85@yahoo.com

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  8. The go green smoothies sound good and look healthy. :) I'd love the Glass Storage Essentials for daycare days.

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  9. I think Carrot Banana would be a good one but they all seem good.

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  10. Ashley Chassereau ParksTuesday, July 30, 2013

    I would love to try the apple and zucchini recipe... I would have never thought to combine the two, but it sounds good!

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  11. I'd like to try the pear and parsnip recipe.

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  12. The Winter Squash with Apples, Cranberries, and Cinnamon recipe looks really good

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  13. Carrot Banana

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  14. apricot & cauliflower swirl recipe

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  15. They have quite a few recipes that I would like to try: Apple and Zucchini puree, Cherry Banana Quinoa and Sweet Potato and Lentil

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  16. Cherries, Banana, and Quinoa sounds amazing!

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  17. The Carrot Apple Cinnamon looks great!

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