**Baby Bowl** Home Cooked Meals For Babies & Toddlers + Our Very 1st GIVEAWAY!!!

Baby Bowl Cook Book

It’s not uncommon for us all to meal plan. Many of us do it weekly or fortnightly and pride ourselves on the way it keeps us organised.

But what happens when there’s a little person to feed as well?

It can be a very overwhelming time, especially when you’re a new parent.

I remember when my twins were babies, I relied on the information on baby food jars to work out what to feed them and when. I did plenty of guessing and sometimes….. without any success at all (see picture).

Jai eating a mc donalds chip packet

Feeding Fail - Jai eating the chip packet!!!

But as we move more and more in to a ‘preservative & additive’ aware society, it has become much more common for parents to make and freeze their own baby food at home.


And for good reason, have you ever tasted tinned baby food??

Levi doesnt like baby food

Levi is far from impressed with the tin baby food.

Most of us have mooshed up a banana, pureed an apple and mashed spuds and pumpkin together but if you’re anything like me and lacking inspiration in the kitchen, then do I have the recipe book for you….

Introducing Kim McCosker’s latest release, BABY BOWL.

baby bowl book cover

If you’re thinking that name sounds a little familiar, it’s because Kim was a co-author of those amazing 4 ingredients books that we all love!!!

4 ingredients book

So you can imagine my excitement when this package arrived in the post. As I flick through the pages, I instantly became aware that this wasn’t just your run-of-the-mill cook book.

Kim has covered every aspect of introducing your baby to solids, and has even followed it through into toddler territory. It is very much like a hand-book that ought to be given to mum’s at their babies birth!!

* 1st 4 weeks meal plans

* Topics such as Allergies, Hygiene & Reflux

* Baby food storage

* Age categories and many more.

Now I know my babies are a little past the ‘baby food’ stage, but there are plenty of recipes in BABY BOWL that can be used for the older Monsters as well.

So we’ve given one of the recipes a go, to see just how easy and yum it can be.

Vegemite Scrolls!

Vegemite Scroll Recipe

Just 1 of many yummy looking recipes in BABY BOWL!

Vegemite & Cheese Scrolls

Pastry with Vegemite & Cheese!

Scrolled up!

Rolled up and sliced, ready for the oven!


Cooked scrolls

Messy Looking, Taste DELICIOUS!!!


Now….. The moment you’ve all been waiting for:


I have not 1, but 3 copies of this awesome book to giveaway to 3 lucky readers.

To be in the running to win, all you have to do is leave a comment right here on the blog telling me what was the first thing you fed to your baby and whether they liked it or not.

It’s as simple as that.

Entries will close on Friday the 7th October 2011 at 12noon (Melbourne Time) and I will draw 3 lucky winners using Random.org.

So get to it….. enter NOW

Love from Jac picture for the blog





25 Thoughts on “**Baby Bowl** Home Cooked Meals For Babies & Toddlers + Our Very 1st GIVEAWAY!!!

  1. Sounds like a great book to me! First thing I gave my daughter was pureed Pumpkin… she loved it and I can pretty much pair anything with Pumpkin and she’ll eat it 😉

  2. fed all 3 rice cereal first and all 3 disliked. am seriously lacking inspiration with number 3 and find give him similar things daily. HELP!!!! I need this book lol

  3. My babies all devoured avocado first. All 3 were not a fan of rice cereal

  4. Katie Lazenby on Monday, 3rd October 2011 at 8:23 am said:

    I think the first thing my son ate was tinned apples, and it was too tart for him so he didn’t like it. He pulled some great faces, though!

    Thanks for the opportunity to win, Jac!

  5. Kirsten burton on Monday, 3rd October 2011 at 8:36 am said:

    Hi The baby food book sounds great! My daughters first food was rice cereal and she HATED it!
    She spat it everywhere! I tried it with apple and with pear but same result lol

  6. Kelly McKinnon on Monday, 3rd October 2011 at 9:08 am said:

    Both my boys had rice cereal mixed with breastmilk as their first food. They both loved it!

  7. Fed all 3 rice cereal to start with, they didnt mind it but prefered it with puree apple or pear, now we are onto vegies, seriously need some inspiration on what else to give her now !!! 🙂

  8. Not her first food, but her first finger food: for my first daughter I enthusiastically steamed some cauliflower, and she equally as enthusiastically popped it into her mouth. I was excited as it looked like she was really enjoying it. Then only to discover, as she spat them out, that she had simply stored them in her cheek, like a chipmunk.

  9. Trudy Flemington on Monday, 3rd October 2011 at 9:26 am said:

    First thing I gave Hamish was, puree peaches & tin baby custard. He had 3 spoonfuls, I finished off the bowl!

  10. Brooke Grimshaw on Monday, 3rd October 2011 at 9:56 am said:

    I am terrible at making things from scratch so both my kids lived off tins and jars. First thing number 1 ate was tinned custard (and would never even touch the vegie jars) and number 2 was pumpkin and sweetcorn (which turned out to be the only thing she would eat until she was nearly 1 lol) she is still mad on vegies but I’ve got no idea what to do with them to make them more interesting haha

  11. we started on rice cereals but have quickly moved to advocado, banana, pumpkin, sweet potatoes . not fans of rice cereal but loves nearly everything else

  12. farax YUCK and chips LOL but they only suck them hehe.

  13. glenda davies on Monday, 3rd October 2011 at 6:14 pm said:

    you had potatoes ,pumpkin,and brocollie ,Mick had the same, all mashed up.Could not afford tinned food

  14. nikki montague on Monday, 3rd October 2011 at 6:22 pm said:

    The first one was puree Apple then I mixed it with puree carrot. Did it the same way for both girls and they loved it.

  15. First thing I fed my twins was rice cereal, we started very plain. I make these vegemite scrolls all the time, a fav in our family still, great for lunchboxes too.

  16. Jakob ate apples and sat it straight back at me. Lol. And the look on his face was priceless

  17. For some reason both my mother & father in law were always keen 2 give Chloe a chicken bone dip in gravy to suck on, being my first I definitely wasn’t keen! Lol, it never said that in any book! But they did (without permission) and now it’s a very fond memory for us 🙂

  18. I started both of them on rice-cereal (for iron, and the convenience for me! LOL). They didn’t like at first. Took about a month for eldest to start liking it. Second son is just starting to like it now… after about 3 weeks 🙂 I do pear puree then apple next before hitting the vegetables.

  19. My 1st bub’s first food was rice cereal…….spat it everywhere!! So from that i added a bit of apple or banana & he ate it all……now he is fussy as heck!! Number 2 was a bit better, starting with pumpkin!!

  20. Farex and he hated it

  21. Natalie Garreffa on Tuesday, 4th October 2011 at 8:27 pm said:

    The first thing I fed my little bub was Farex and she hated it. Now she loves her fruit, veggies and even Farex!

  22. Yvette Pointon on Tuesday, 4th October 2011 at 9:12 pm said:

    Just about to get ready to make homemade food for my son after discovering how expensive babyfood is in the shops! Have stocked up on icecube trays ready for my son’s first food experience when he starts eating next month!! eep!

  23. Both my kids (2 and 6 months) started solids on rice cereal. My 2 year hated it but doesn’t like much food and my 6 months old who has had it twice now though yum yum!

  24. First thing little man tried was rice cereal and he loved it! Can’t understand why, looks like clag glue and tastes awful! Now he loves everything we put in front of him so would love some more inspiration to give him heaps of variety while he is still keen to try anything. Thanks.

  25. Kimberley Belford on Thursday, 6th October 2011 at 7:11 pm said:

    Avocado – just loved it and to this day still loves it

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