Each year millions of people become parents. Among them are dedicated foodies as well as people who’ve never cooked anything more complicated than spaghetti--but regardless of experience, the vast majority have a hard time finding ways to feed themselves while meeting the demands of a new baby. Hungry parents everywhere will consider this cookbook manna from heaven.
The first few months of a new child’s life can be a minefield of poor eating for parents, filled with high-calorie--and costly--takeout and mindless munching between diaper changes. Poor eating can lead to poor parenting. The recipes in Parents Need to Eat Too are created for these frazzled, sleep-deprived parents, and every one has been tested by a group of more than 100 of them. Bonus: Each recipe also includes instructions for turning it into baby food.
Parents Need to Eat Too offers real solutions for the real problems parents face in the kitchen. Each chapter addresses a common issue, from the particulars of the new parent's pantry, to meals you can eat with one hand; from a chapter on mom’s new best friend--the slow cooker, to recipes that support breastfeeding. There’s even a chapter of “un-recipes” for partners who can’t cook but want to. Throughout, Koenig’s voice is comforting, honest, and funny. She’s been there, and she reassures stressed-out parents that yes, they can handle this.
Filled with simple recipes for nutritious (not to mention delicious) foods, as well as expert advice from both a pediatric dietitian and a lactation consultant, Parents Need to Eat Too ensures that nobody goes hungry.