First Bites: Healthy Foods for Your Baby & Toddler

  • Topic Info:Doctors and nutritionists are understanding more and more how essential healthy eating habits are; not just as adults, but from the very start of a baby's life.

    But, babies and toddlers require lots of attention; so much so that preparing and finding healthy options may seem like a daunting task.

    Dana Angelo White, author of First Bites: Superfoods for Babies and Toddlers, wanted to make it a bit easier by providing a "guide" for busy parents full of simple, fast, and nutritious recipes.

    White bases the book on her own list of superfoods... but not in the traditional sense.

    The term "superfood" is often misunderstood; people think that it has to be this obscure food that is hard to find and frankly not very tasty.

    But, White defines her superfoods as being delicious, beautiful and filled with nutrients. In her mind, apples are superfoods as are butternut squash, cheese, edamame, cocoa powder, lentils, peanut butter, oats, brown rice, and salmon.

    The book contains 75 recipes, organized by her superfood categories. Each section has age-appropriate recipes ranging from babies to adults.

    The book also lists White's top picks for kitchen equipment, including a food mill, quality blender and a sharp knife.

    Listen in as White joins Andrea and Lisa to share more about her book, as well as some recipe ideas and a quick tip for peeling butternut squash. 
  • Book Title: First Bites: Superfoods for Babies and Toddlers
  • Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH