"I don't like it." We've all heard it before. Children can be a challenge when it comes to ensuring a balanced nutrition. I know I have had to be creative at times to get Mahayla to eat anything other than a turkey sandwich or pancakes everyday. Mahayla really is not a picky eater for her age. However, she does have a selective aversion to green foods. She will only eat spinach or broccoli if it is well disguised and only the "flat" green beans. I usually chop up the spinach and broccoli to where its unrecognizable and add it to brown rice.Previously I reviewed the So Easy Baby Food making kit from Fresh Baby and loved the product. It was a fast, healthy, and cheap way to make baby food. Now Fresh Baby has written a cookbook for the next step in the food making evolution...So Easy Toddler Food Cookbook.
The So Easy Toddler Food Cookbook has some wonderful recipes that are toddler friendly. Mahayla loves the Banana Strawberry Smoothie, the breakfast burrito, and the broccoli and rice casserole. I love the fact that they have included in the cookbook tips on developing healthy eating habits and how to deal with picky eaters. The So Easy Toddler Food Cookbook also references the "Ten Times Rule for Toddlers" which I had never heard of previously. The "Ten Times Rule" is based on a study done by the American Academy of Pediatrics that concluded that the average toddler might need to see a new food on their plate 10 times before they will try it. All the recipes include pictures of the finished dish along with the nutritional facts for each.
All in all, the So Easy Toddler Food Cookbook is easy to use, comes with helpful tips, and some delicious kid friendly recipes. I was a little disappointed that there weren't more recipes (35 total). The paperback book is thin and is less than 50 pages. The So Easy Toddler Food Cookbook is reasonably priced at $8.95 and is available in both English and Spanish publications.
Buy It: The So Easy Toddler Food Cookbook is available for sale at Fresh Baby for $8.95 (plus s&h). Also make sure to check out their other great products.
Disclaimer: This was not a paid post and honest opinions were used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others. Thank you to Fresh Baby who supplied the product for the review.