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Review | The Amazing Make-Ahead Baby Food Book


I wasn’t sure what to expect when I requested this book for review, but was more than pleasantly surprised when it arrived. This is a gem of a book and would be a life-saver for any mother wanting to feed her baby homemade food. The author, Lisa Barrangou, who holds degrees in nutrition, food science, and agriculture, provides the reader with answers to just about every question they might possibly have about feeding baby.

Filled with beautiful, full-page photographs, this 176 page book takes you from shopping for whole foods, preparing the foods, preserving the foods (freezing or air-tight storing), and combining flavors, to what foods can be eaten at what ages, when and how to feed baby, how to recognize food allergies, and how to give baby a balanced diet. Suffice it to say, Barrangou has done your homework for you.

Easy to read and understand, this book contains a combined 73 puree recipes, combination recipes, and finger food recipes for baby.  This book will give you endless possibilities for keeping baby’s changing palate happy, not to mention keeping mommy happy and stress-free too.

This book would make a terrific baby shower gift (I’m keeping this in mind for the next baby shower I attend). And though I don’t have any children right now, I’m looking forward to putting this book to good use someday when I do.


Disclaimer: I received this book from the Blogging For Books program in exchange for this review.

books · good reads

Good Reads | May ’15

I only managed to finish two books this month and though neither of them ended up being favorites of mine, I thought I’d still post about my favorite of the two.

the gospel in bonds-book

  • The Gospel In Bonds: Georgi Vins shares a short condensed version of his life as a martyr’s child and as a persecuted, imprisoned believer himself in Russia. I enjoyed reading his testimonies from prison and hearing how God protected him and used his witness for His glory. There are a lot of his poems interspersed throughout the book which weren’t too interesting to me. I actually just skimmed them. The latter half of the book talked about his extradition to the US and then his subsequent travels back to Russia, which also wasn’t hugely fascinating. But overall, it was an encouraging read.