Let Them Eat Dirt: Homemade Baby Food to Nourish Your Family (Paperback)
Recipes Your Babies Will Love, Made with Ingredients You Trust
Take charge of your children’s health with these delicious, nutrient-dense recipes designed to nourish your little ones. Sorted by the ages and stages of early childhood, these 60 incredible recipes from Andrea Bemis—organic farmer, mother and creator of the popular blog Dishing Up the Dirt—will help you navigate which foods are safe to feed your kids and master the tricky business of introducing solids into your children’s diet. Even better, Andrea offers helpful advice drawn from her own experiences about how to cater to your children’s evolving palettes, aid their digestion and incorporate more vitamins into every meal.
Start simple with pureed Cinnamon Spice Squash that will please even the pickiest baby, or enrich your child’s diet with Vitamin A and amino acids with homemade Chicken Liver Pâté. Made with fresh, all-natural ingredients (and lots of love!), family favorite recipes like mouthwatering Mini Sweet Potato Frittatas or savory Sheet Pan Cauliflower Nachos are sure to help your kids develop a healthy relationship with food early on. Whether you’re feeding a baby or a toddler, one thing’s for certain—the tasty snacks, meals and desserts in this book are sure to be a big hit with your tiny humans.
About the Author
Andrea Bemis is the creator of the farm-to-table blog Dishing Up the Dirt, and the author of Dishing Up the Dirt and Local Dirt. She currently lives with her husband and two children on Tumbleweed Farm in Mount Hood, Oregon, where they grow and sell organic vegetables.
“With so much dietary confusion and a complete lack of nutritional support from mainstream medicine, it’s more important than ever to seek wisdom from sources like this book.”
— Liz Haselmayer, founder and CEO of Homegrown Education
“Starting your little ones off with these recipes gives them a healthy advantage for success and sets their tastebuds to love nutritious, whole foods. And the best part is, you’ll love making and eating these recipes, too!”
— Diana Rodgers, author and filmmaker
“This is not only a beautiful and practical cookbook for parents, the recipes are fun and invite kids to get involved in the process of cooking. The result is nutritious, delicious food that nourishes our kids’ bodies and fosters a connection to each other through the food we make and eat together.”
— Amy J Hammer, family nurse practitioner and author