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.

Fun Ways to Mix Up Meals

Transform your blender from an everyday appliance into an essential tool in your culinary arsenal with Best 100 Smoothies for Kids. Complete with nutritious blends for every meal of the day (and the snacks in between), the refreshing recipes included in this book include no added sugar, preservatives, or artificial coloring. Prepared at home for a fraction of the cost of the store bought alternative, it might be time to mix up mealtime.

Why You Should Buy It: In a pinch, during teething, or on a hot day, smoothies are a great on-the-go solution to feeding a hungry toddler.

Ages: 12 months +

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

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Lauren Hill