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.

The Best Homemade Baby Food on the Planet

The Best Homemade Baby Food helps busy parents navigate from first foods like Apple-a-Day-Oatmeal to meals like Starry Night Broccoli Pasta that will make any picky toddler say “yummy!” Each of the more than 200 recipes includes complete nutritional information so you know exactly what you’re feeding your baby, and the month-by-month guide to introducing solids and new foods lets you know what’s appropriate to serve. Perfectly portioned for growing tummies, the authors advise batch cooking and freezing to save time.

Why You Should Buy It: Many of the dishes can be prepared in less than ten minutes, and the flavors are out of this world. You’ll love the handy recipe reference guide that leaves room for star ratings, so you won’t have trouble remembering the faves and the flops.

Ages: 6 months – 2 years

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

Lauren Hill