Slow cooker, meet new parent. New parent, slow cooker. In addition to providing an arsenal of time-saving recipes, Debbie Koenig writes the playbook for busy new (and not-so-new) parents to prep, cook, and serve healthy meals using on-hand ingredients, befriending your slow cooker, and preparing meals that can be eaten with one hand (she notes that she isn’t aware of meals that can be prepared with one hand!). The recipes range from go-to favorites to some fun new twists. I tried the tapenade pasta and white bean stew, and can’t wait to try out many more dishes. This book would make an excellent baby shower gift (sneak a meal or two from the cookbook into the new parents’ freezer, too) and don’t forget to get one for yourself, too!
Publication Date: February 21, 2012
The question is as old as parenting itself: How can new moms and dads eat well when all their time and energy is spent on baby? Finally, we have the answer!
Specifically designed for frazzled, sleep-deprived parents, every recipe in Parents Need to Eat, Too is nutritious, delicious, satisfying, and EASY. As a bonus each recipe includes instructions for preparing baby food from the same ingredients. Plus every recipe has the added advantage of being tested by a group of more than 100 new parents.
Inside you’ll find:
Meals you can eat with one hand
Recipes for the new parent’s best friend: the slow cooker
More ambitious recipes, broken down into simple stages to perform while baby naps
“Un-Recipes” for parents who can’t cook at all
Recipes that support breastfeeding
Advice from experts, including a pediatric dietitian and a lactation consultant
Here are real solutions for the real problems new parents face in the kitchen. Through comforting, honest, and essential help for stressed out, undernourished moms and pops, Parents Need To Eat Too ensures that nobody will go hungry!