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Ok - NOW HERE'S THE REVIEW!
This is the book that I am about to review. Please note that you can click on this picture if you wish to purchase this book.
You can also go through this link to go to MAM's store and view all of her books! Her books range in price from only $6.95 - $8.95! You can also purchase her books in bundle packages to save money! The best part is, they are ebooks so you can print the recipes while reading the book! :) All of her books are recipes books about eating a healthier diet and eating more Whole Foods, Real Foods, God Foods...whichever term you prefer.
In our household and in the in home child care that we run, we are very strict about the foods that we eat/serve. So MAM's recipes are all right up our alley!
In the Breast to Bib books, she features recipes for:
4. Scrambled Eggs
5. Veggies and Meat Dinner
6. Apple-Pear Sauce
7. Apple-Peach Sauce
8. Chocolate “Pudding”
9. Baby Custard
1. Pita Pizzas
4. Toast with Apple Butter
5. Chicken Nuggets
6. Barbecue Sauce
7. Pigs in a Blanket
9. Easy Chocolate Pudding
10. Chicken and Bacon Salad
11. Popcorn Chicken
12. Cheese Sauce
13. Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip
14. Granola Bars
15. Grilled Cheese Roll-ups
16. Chocolate Hazelnut Balls
17. Fruit Dip
18. Vegetable Dip
19. Fruit Juice Popsicles
As you can see, the recipes included are a wide range of choices! There are recipes in this book that are suitable for the entire family!
I absolutely loved this book. I would like to emphasize that the book is NOT just a cookbook of recipes! There is a LOT of info in there about feeding your baby and transitioning to food AND ONE OF MY FAVORITE PARTS - SHE EMPHASIZES BREASTFEEDING UNTIL AGE TWO! I wish more books would encourage that. There is also information about store bought versus homemade baby formula, she talks about low milk supply (causes and fixes!), food allergies, nutritional supplements, first foods, feeding schedules, finger foods, and more!
My husband, Michael, is the cook in the house. Therefore, he was the guinea pig when it comes to the actual making of the recipes. We provide child care out of our home and at this time, all of them are eating finger foods or "table food" so we were unable to try out any of the baby foods recipes.
|Apple Butter in the food processor|
|Toast with Apple Butter|
|Daniella eating her toast with apple butter|
Later in the week, Michael also made Quesadillas. He added leftover chicken strips, diced bell peppers, and diced onions. The kids devoured them. I am guessing that cooking them in the coconut oil really gave it a good flavor!
|Chicken and Veggie Quesadilla|
|Pita Pizza Before Baking|
Overall, Michael felt that the recipes were detailed and easy to follow and understand. He had no difficulties with any of the recipes we tried. The kids all loved these meals. We tried these foods out with 5 different children, ranging in ages from 17 months to 10 years old, including our two children.