BABY FOOD MAKER COOKBOOK: 125 Fresh, Wholesome, Organic Recipes for Your Baby Food Maker Device or Stoveto

Philia Kelnhofer

Harmony
April 16, 2019
$16.99/Paperback
ISBN-13: 978-1984824578

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Philia Kelnhofer, a new mom and food blogger, is all about making mealtime a little easier for other busy people through simple and delicious recipes. She lives in Milwuakee, Wisconsin with her family, where she works full-time at natural products company True Botanica. Now that she’s a mom, she’s also dedicated her time to cooking up quick and healthy recipes for her newest and littlest member of her family.

Blogger and new mom Philia Kelnhofer is an expert at cooking up simple and nutritious meals for on-the-go families. But when it came time for her to introduce first foods to her baby, she was surprised by the challenges presented by seemingly simple purees. After making a mass batch of sweet potatoes that mostly went to waste, she tried out the baby food maker device, which steams and blends in one canister to make small, baby-sized quantities of food. She discovered she could create yummy, nourishing purees in just ten minutes—from Apple Cinnamon to Lemony Zucchini, and everything in between!

THE BABY FOOD MAKER COOKBOOK is the complete resource for parents who want to know what to feed the newest eaters in their families. Illustrated with beautiful photography, the 125 recipes are organized by the timeframe for introducing foods over the first twelve months. Plus, the book includes:

  • A guide to using the baby food maker
  • Nutrition information for first foods
  • A handy calendar for tracking food introduction
  • Adult-friendly dishes so you can use the device beyond baby

From single-ingredient purees to delicious treats like Apple Pear Cinnamon Sauce Yogurt Parfaits, Chickpea-Sweet Potato Spread, and Berry, Avocado, and Coconut Milk Smoothie, these recipes show how to make the most of your baby food maker—and are just what you need to support your baby’s development.

yogurt parfaits with apple-pear- cinnamon sauce

makes 2 parfaits

This yogurt parfait is like eating a healthy (and still crazy delicious) version of apple crisp. I usually end up making a double batch and give the puree to my son (I omit the granola for him). This recipe also makes the best applesauce ever; it’s slightly sweeter than regular applesauce because of the pear, and the cinnamon gives it a warm fall-like quality that is just sheer perfection. This is one healthy breakfast I don’t mind eating repeatedly.

  • 1 medium apple, peeled, cored, and cut into ½- to ¾-inch pieces (about 1 cup)
  • 1 ripe or slightly ripe pear, peeled, cored, and cut into
  • ½- to ¾-inch pieces (about 1 cup)
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 cup plain full-fat yogurt
  • ½ cup granola

water level

Pour water into the tank to the highest level (mine is level 3, which equals about 1 cup water).

Put the apple and pear in the steamer basket or cooking compartment.

Start the cooking process. When the cooking process is done, drain and discard the cooking liquid. Pour the apple, pear, and cinnamon into the blending bowl.

Blend for 10 seconds; it’s okay if a few chunks remain. Allow it to cool before using.

To make the parfait, layer the yogurt, apple-pear sauce, and granola in a bowl and enjoy.

fillable tank

Fill the water tank with water.

Place the apple and pear in the blending bowl.

Set the steam timer for 15 minutes.

When the cooking process is done, drain and discard the cooking liquid. Add the

cinnamon to the blending bowl and blend for 10 seconds; it’s okay if a few chunks remain. Allow it to cool before using.

To make the parfait, layer the yogurt, apple-pear sauce, and granola in a bowl and enjoy.

 

stovetop

In a 2-quart saucepan set over high heat, bring 1 cup water to a boil, about 3 minutes. Add the apple and pear, reduce the heat to medium-low, and place a tight- fitting lid on the saucepan. Steam for about 10 minutes, or until the apple pieces are easily pierced with a fork. Drain and discard the cooking liquid.

Transfer the apple and pear to a blender (or food processor) and add the cinnamon. Blend for 10 seconds; it’s okay if a few chunks remain. Allow it to cool before using.

To make the parfait, layer the yogurt, apple-pear sauce, and granola in a bowl and enjoy.

 

NOTE: You can make the apple-pear-cinnamon puree the day or night before serving so that it is cold and ready to use for the parfaits.


sweet potato puree

Sweet potato puree is fantastic as baby’s first food! Sweet potatoes are a powerhouse of nutrition: high in vitamins A and C, which promote healthy, eyes, skin, and immune system, as well as high in fiber and other beneficial vitamins and minerals. Sweet potatoes take on a gentle sweetness and are easy for baby to digest. And they’re a great first food because they combine very well with other foods and spices.

  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into ½- to ¾-inch cubes (about 2 cups)

water level

COOKING TIME: 25 minutes

Pour water into the tank to the highest level (mine is level 3, which equals about 1 cup water).

Put the sweet potato in the steamer basket or cooking compartment.

Start the cooking process. When the cooking process is done, pour the sweet potato into the blending bowl with the cooking liquid. Blend.

fillable tank

COOKING TIME: 25 minutes

Fill the water tank with water.

Place the sweet potato in the blending bowl.

Set the steam timer for 25 minutes. When the timer goes off, blend the sweet potato with the cooking liquid.

stovetop

COOKING TIME: 15 minutes

In a 2-quart saucepan set over igh heat, bring 1 cup water to a boil, about 3 minutes. Add the sweet potato, reduce the heat to medium-low, and place a tight-fitting lid on the saucepan.

Steam for 10 to 12 minutes, until the sweet potato cubes are easily pierced with a fork.

Transfer the sweet potato to a blender (or food processor) with the remaining cooking liquid and blend until smooth.

 


These recipes may be reproduced with the following credit:

Recipes from BABY FOOD MAKER COOKBOOK: 125 Fresh, Wholesome, Organic Recipes for Your Baby Food Maker Device or Stovetop by Philia Kelnhofer. (Harmony; April 16, 2019; $16.99/Paperback, ISBN: 978-1984824578).

Contact: Molly Breitbart
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mbreitbart@penguinrandomhouse.com


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