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Thursday, 22 February 2018

The Chubby Cheeks CookBook Review

The chubby Cheeks cookbook is a guide to educate families , on nutrition and making food especially for their babies and toddlers. Dr. Hemapriya Natesan , author of this book is a doctor mommy  who aims at helping  parents struggling with their child's eating problems through this book.

This beautifully laid out book includes 68 pages and is packed with 50 genuinely easy to make recipes with wholesome ingredients . It offers  nutritious approach to feeding babies from six months to 1 year.

What attracted me first about this cookbook was the catchy and appropriate name , "Chubby Cheeks". As the name suggest the book revolves around the basics of healthy baby weight gain. The first four chapters of this book provides answers to all the questions related to weight gains in babies, how to find out if your child is really underweight and how to help your underweight child gain weight in a healthy manner. The book highly recommends not to feed babies under 1 year with sugar , salt , honey and cow's milk and provides scientific reasons for the same.

The Chubby Cheeks cookbook provides useful tips as to how and when to introduce solid food to your baby and has easy to read segments which cover the most important areas of nutritional information.

The recipes are simple and easily doable with easily available ingredients. Each recipe comes along with yield, storage instuctions, age group and nutritional information. The clear and colorful images of food recipes are attractive and appealing. I loved the tips on how to cook with breast milk. The puree recipes are awesome..majority of them are made from fruits and vegetables which are affordable and available all year around. The beauty of the book is that it covers both vegetarian and non vegetarian food and all the recipes are wholesome and delicious and can be enjoyed by the whole family.

The Cinnamon Banana Buttons, the Dried Figs Milk Shake , Sweet Potato Roti , Broken Wheat Paneer Pulao are few recipes to name, which i tried out and which my little one approved with a sparkle in his eyes. 
Broken Wheat Paneer Pulao
At the end of the book , the doctor mommy speaks her heart out to readers about her journey of motherhood , about the fears she faced and what inspired her to write this book. The language of the book is so simple, that we feel the author is speaking to us in person.

The book is ideal for first time mothers to ensure stress free weaning , and blessings for busy parents who want to give their baby the best start in life and help them grow up happy and healthy. You can gift this book to expecting mommies as a baby shower gift too !

 The Chubby Cheeks Cookbook is available at a cost of Rs. 299. You can place the order here and get 10 % discount. The Chubby Cheeks CookBook is an eBook and you will get it in the form of digital download.