Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a kitchen novice, preparing homemade baby food can be unfamiliar territory. Proving that it can be nutritious and delicious without spending all day in the kitchen are some savvy chefs, editors and nutritionists, many of whom are fellow moms and dads. Here, find their baby food cookbooks that can guide you in the daily journey of feeding the tiniest and often most selective member of your family.

Best On-the-Go Recipes

When there isn’t enough time to pack or prepare lunch, or when your teething toddler is boycotting solids, Smoothie-licious: Power-Packed Smoothies and Juices the Whole Family Will Love features great go-to recipes for blending all your tots essential vitamins, minerals, and key proteins into one refreshing beverage. Each easy recipe includes nutritional information so you know exactly what you’re serving. Happy blending!

Why You Should Buy It: Written by Jenna Helwig, food editor for Parents magazine, the book breaks down the anatomy of a smoothie, teaching you how to build the most nutritious and delicious liquid meals and snacks.

Tip: Squeasy Snacker Silicone Reusable Food Pouches are perfect for enjoying these liquid treats on the go.

Ages: 12 months+

Lead image: I. Jonsson/Getty Images

What’s your go to cookbook for feeding your baby and toddler? Share with us in the comments!

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Lauren Hill