Saturday, August 21, 2010

Annabel Karmel: Starting Solids {Review and Giveaway-CLOSED}


Starting Solids by Annabel Karmel is a great book for moms, like me, who are starting to wean their babies from milk to solids.
She says this about introducing solids: "My aim is not just to give parents information on what foods to give and when, but also to help them find ways to make these foods taste delicious - even without added seasoning - so that a baby is trained from an early age to enjoy eating healthy food."

I am determined that my children get a healthy taste for food and I've always bought expensive baby food in the jars, but with this book I know I have already saved money by making my own (even in bulk and storing it). There are over 50 recipes, one of our favorites being: Butternut Squash and Apple Puree. The recipes advance with their stages so you know when your baby is ready for new tastes and textures. The book helps you know how much your baby needs and of what variety. After a short time your baby needs more than just fruit and vegetables because they are low in calories, so they have included a menu planner for each stage that helps me make sure my baby is getting the variety he needs. It tells you the best new foods to try, what foods to avoid, and good food for little fingers.

I am weaning my third baby slowly and I love that I can make this food at my pace. I can freeze it and then use it as needed. Towards the end of the book their are recipes for the whole family that are healthy, easy and for EVERYONE. I love it when I don't have to make a meal for each person.

You can go to her website and try some of the recipes for yourself.

You can also buy her book here, she has over 18 books on children and nutrition. There are so many I want now!

She also sells baby food products like a steamer for the microwave and storage containers that you can freeze and microwave. The cube trays are a must!

One person is going to be the lucky winner of this book.
You can do many things to enter:
1-Your first and mandatory entry must be to go look at the books she sells and tell us which one you would like to have and why.
2- Check out her free recipes online and tell us which one you'd like to try.
3- Blog about this giveaway, include the link.
4- Follow SMS
5- Like SMS on facebook
6- Subscribe to SMS emails

Giveaway ends 8/31 at Midnight (Pacific Time). Winner will be chosen via random.org and will have 48 hours to claim their prize. Winner will be posted on this post- if an email is given, they will be contacted.. Open to US contestants only.


Disclosure: This review is based on my own honest unbiased opinion of Annabel Karmel products. You may or may not agree with my opinion. I was sent product free of charge to review. No one from Annabel Karmel was involved in the writing of this post.

18 comments:

Lauren

I'd like to read the healthy baby meal planner.

Lauren

The chicken sliders recipe looks good.

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kyla g

I like the Favorite Family Meals!
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I think the chicken sliders look good!
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Meka

Ohh I would actually like the starting solid book the most because I have a 5 month old and will be starting solids in a month with him!
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Isi and Jas' mom

I also like the Mommy and Me cookbook
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I would like to try the lamb koftas, they look yummy!
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I am a follower
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Penny W

i'd like to have this one http://astore.amazon.com/annabel-karmel-20/detail/0743493710

the baby just turned 1 and loves to eat with her hands

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Penny W

i'd like to try the spider cupcakes http://www.annabelkarmel.com/recipes/exclusive-recipes/exclusive-halloween-recipes/spider-cupcakes

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