I ate something really good today. Can you guess what it was? Maybe from the title. The title kind of gave it away didn’t it? And then the photo. Okay fine. It was peaches and cream baked oatmeal. SURPRISE! I know how to build suspense. I didn’t invent the recipe, but I can vouch for it. Dr. Sonali Ruder, the voice behind The Foodie Physician created it for her new book, Natural Baby Food. She sent me a copy to review since I loved her first book, The Natural Pregnancy Cookbook (check out the review and recipe for her blueberry oatmeal muffins). If you’re pregnant or have a little one (or have friends in such situations), it’s a wonderful resource with tons of recipes ranging from simple purees to meals for older kids. Here are some of my favorite things about the book:
- Contains color photos of most recipes;
- Makes cooking for your tiny boss feel simple – you can totally do this! And you don’t need a culinary degree, tons of time, or special gadgets. You will need a freezer. A freezer is KEY;
- Includes advice on how parents can help babies retain their natural ability to regulate hunger and fullness;
- Encourages parents to offer a variety of flavors by using herbs and spices and has a table that shows you which flavors go well together (think coriander and lentils or turmeric and cauliflower); and
- Guides you from starting solids to introducing finger foods and combination meals
This cozy baked oatmeal recipe is perfect for big kids and their parents:
Disclosure: I received a free copy of Natural Baby Food to review. I was not paid to write this blog post. All views are my honest opinion as always.