Monday, April 30, 2012

Review and Giveaway for Modern Alternative Mama's Breast to Bib eBook!

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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:


Baby Food
1. Guacamole
2. Pate
3. Yogurt
4. Scrambled Eggs
5. Veggies and Meat Dinner
6. Apple-Pear Sauce
7. Apple-Peach Sauce
8. Chocolate “Pudding”
9. Baby Custard


Toddler-Friendly
1. Pita Pizzas
2. Quesadillas
3. Popcorn
4. Toast with Apple Butter
5. Chicken Nuggets
6. Barbecue Sauce
7. Pigs in a Blanket
8. Mini-Meatballs
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
We did however, try out the Toast with Apple Butter for breakfast for the kids. It was simple enough to make that I made it, not Michael! :) One batch lasted for about 10 servings which was great for us.

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


 Another day this week, Michael made the Pita Pizzas. What child doesn't like pizza??? We also had a child present that day who is allergic to milk, eggs, and peanuts and we were able to accommodate that by simply not adding cheese to hers. :)

Pita Pizza Before Baking

Pita Pizza

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.


I highly recommend this book. I think it would make a great addition to any family's menu. I would especially recommend this book for first time moms, although any mom (especially a mom who may have previously store bought formula fed their child and is now planning to breastfeed another child). This book would make a great baby shower gift. It would also work well as a Mother's Day gift (WHICH IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER!!!) Another idea for this book would be a family with picky eaters. If your child is a pizza and chicken nuggets only type of child, at least this way, your child would have the opportunity to eat the healthiest varieties of such food.

The giveaway for this book begins NOW and ends on Friday, May 4th at 9 PM EST.

25 comments:

  1. I've already "liked" you on Facebook
    Jessi
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  2. I follow your blog. The name is either Curly or Fricke Family. I'm not sure :)

    Jessi
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  3. MMM... which recipe don't I want to try.
    My 11 month old is a fairly good eater, but I love to get him as much veggies as possible.
    The chicken and bacon salad sounds really good!!

    Jessi
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  4. I'm already a fan of your page on Facebook.
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  5. I follow your Blog as blogger Julia Campbell
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  6. chocolate hazelnut balls is the one i would like to try the most.
    Julia Campbell
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  7. Like you on facebook missy rogers simplyraising8

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  8. My husbands been asking for quesideas so that sounds like one to try.

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  9. Followed your blog also email simplyraising8@gmail.com

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  10. Already a fan jenny pecor

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  11. Following you via gfc. Under jennifer pecor
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  12. Would love to try the apple pear sauce or toddler friendly popcorn

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  13. I'm already a friend on facebook!

    Marilyn Porlier
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  14. I'd love to try the toddler friendly popcorn. we are big popcorn eaters here.

    Marilyn Porlier
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  15. I am already a fan on facebook.

    Elizabeth Martin
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  16. I am now following your blog..:)
    Liz

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  17. I think I would try the Grilled Cheese Roll-ups first. My little girl loves cheese. Thanks for the great review of the book.

    Liz

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