Tastes and good eating habits are most easily learned between the ages of six months and three years. “The golden age of gastronomy” is therefore a key period in order to teach your child to eat well, to appreciate flavors and to condition him, throughout his life, to adopt a varied and balanced diet. After working in the food industry for more than 15 years, Aurélie D’Hulst founded Sienna & Friends, a Belgian start-up that is reinventing the baby food sector, seeking to make healthy, suitable baby food accessible to parents. and above all delicious, thanks to the herbs and spices, among other things. After having acquired a great deal of knowledge on nutritional education and the development of taste, Aurélie D’Hulst unveiled her first cookbook, Bébé Mange De Tout, in October.
Everything you need to know about baby food
Already out of stock in Belgium, the book originally released in September had to be reprinted, in order to support many French parents in training their babies to eat well. “My mission is really to help, stimulate and inspire parents to cook at home,” she explains. Surrounded by many professionals, such as pediatricians, nutritionists and early childhood specialists, the mother of two boys summarizes in the first part of her book all the knowledge she has acquired over the years. “If we want to improve the health of our children, we have to change things… and cook,” she warns from the first pages of the book. By delivering valuable advice and information, Bébé Mange De Tout offers theoretical learning to parents.
75 easy, healthy recipes suitable for the youngest
But after theory comes practice! The second part of the book is then more gourmet, with 75 healthy recipes, easy to make, delicious and above all suitable for babies and older children alike. “Anyone can eat them, basically replacing salt, sugar and other additives with natural flavor enhancers (herbs and spices). Nutrition is part of every child’s education. It is important for them to see their parents cook, to sit at the family table, to be exposed to certain foods and, above all, to take pleasure in eating,” continues the author. Compotes, cereal bars or a banana cake for breakfast, dishes inspired from around the world and fruity snacks, the recipes look tasty and, above all, do not look like childish recipes.
Easy and quick to prepare, Bébé Mange De Tout recipes are also available in vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and lactose-free versions. A book to have at hand in your kitchen, when you put on your apron and your baby’s bib.
Bébé Mange De Tout can be found on the publisher’s website, in bookstores and on the most famous marketplaces.