Parents of toddlers everywhere want to ensure that the food they feed their children is all-natural and free of additives, and that is why they prefer to make it fresh themselves rather than buying processed foods. They also seek variety, because in recent years pediatricians and dietitians have been recommending that a toddler’s diet feature a wide variety of ingredients, well beyond what you can buy in the “kid-friendly” aisle at the supermarket. And, nothing to sneeze at, they do it to save money—sometimes lots of money.
How do they find the time? It isn’t always easy. Enter the wildly popular Instant Pot, along with other brands of electric pressure cooker, the perfect solution for time-crunched moms and dads. Pressure cooking is skyrocketing in popularity in large part because of its speed. You can cook up a batch of toddler cereals, spoon foods, or finger foods in a matter of minutes. Pressure cooking is the ideal method for making baby and toddler foods.
No less an expert than Barbara Schieving, the world’s most widely read blogger on pressure cooking (her blog is called Pressure Cooking Today), author of the best-selling The Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook, and a mom and recent grandmother herself, delivers here 100 tasty and good-looking recipes that will make you feel good about how you are feeding your kids—and will make them smile with delight at mealtime.
Here are cereals of all kinds and finger foods and spoon foods for all tastes, no matter how picky. With take-it-to-the-bank guidance on how to get the most from your cooker, plus loads of ideas on how to make and store big batches that will freeze for later use, this is a trustworthy kitchen companion parents will turn to again and again.