Busy parents can be gourmet chefs, too!

Posted on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 by HylaryL

For so many busy parents, it seems like baby's arrival means the end of delicious, home-cooked meals. How can a mom or dad manage to whip up something healthy and flavorful in-between diaper changes, feedings and playtimes?

Well moms and dads, the library has loads of books that explain exactly how you can have the same gourmet meals you cooked before baby, bringing fun back into your kitchen and flavor back to your tastebuds! Check out some of the newest parent-friendly titles below at your local Santa Clara County Library branch today!

Parents Need to Eat Too

Parents Need to Eat Too (2012)
by Debbie Koenig

Geared towards parents of young children, this book contains not only nutritious, flavorful and easy to cook recipes, but also advice from experts on eating to support breastfeeding, meals you can eat with one hand, and more! As a special bonus, each recipe features a baby food adaptation, so your little one can enjoy a healthy meal with the same ingredients!

The Naptime Chef

The Naptime Chef (2012)
by Kelsey Banfield

From the author of the popular blog,, comes this book of recipes designed to be whipped up while baby is sleeping! Each dish can be prepared to coincide with baby's nap schedule, making for a healthy and delicious meal for parents to enjoy.

The Mom 100 Cookbook

The Mom 100 Cookbook (2012)
by Katie Workman

This book, written by a mother of two, is designed with feeding the whole family in mind, especially young children with selective palates. Everyday meals are included, but the book also features menus for special family events like a birthday party or holiday.

Feed Yourself, Feed your Family

Feed Yourself, Feed your Family (2012)
by La Leche League International

La Leche League, a group founded in 1956 to support and advocate for breastfeeding, describes this book as "a blueprint for a lifetime of healthy meals." Emphasizing organic and unprocessed foods, this book features loads of recipes and information on feeding children and parents healthy and delicious meals from birth on.   


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