Feeding Littles & Beyond: The Cover Is Here!

It's time to finally share the cover of my collaborative family cookbook with Feeding Littles, called Feeding Littles and Beyond!

We are so proud to announce that my next cookbook, written in collaboration with Feeding Littles will publish on August 30th, 2022 and I can finally share the official cover!

The official description of the book from the back cover is below, but in short – this is a cookbook with recipes written by me, approved by Feeding Littles! Throughout the book, there are tips from the Feeding Littles experts on the recipes (nutritional pointers from Megan, an RDN and occupational therapy-driven pointers from Judy Delaware, the other half of the dynamic duo, an occupational therapist!) With all three of us, we’ve truly created a one stop shop cookbook for your family – from ages 6 months and beyond!

The idea is that each recipe is written to be fed to a 6 month old to a grandparent! In the back of the book, there are plated images for every recipe on how to serve it properly (and safely) to a baby under 1. Speaking of photos, Evan Sung masterfully captured all of our family-friendly recipes in this book (he’s been my photographer since the first Inspiralized cookbook!)

Most importantly, you can preorder the book (all preorder bonuses will be sent to you once we launch them, later this year!)


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Some of my favorite recipes from the book include:

~ Cranberry Greek Yogurt Scones with Orange Zest
~ Cheesy Cheeseless Hamburger Pasta
~ Dairy-Free Creamy Potato and Sausage Soup
~ Sheetpan Chicken & Veggie Quesadillas
~ Zucchini and Quinoa Lasagna
~ Baked Beef Stew with Parsnips
~ Sweet Potato Fajita Quinoa Bowls
~ Chicken and Broccoli Rice Casserole
~ Zucchini Lamb Meatballs with Orzo and Feta
~ Tuna, Broccoli, and Kale Caesar Pasta Salad
~ Air Fryer Sweet Potato and Black Bean Taquitos (my family is photographed eating this!)
~ Salmon Fish Sticks with Mustard Sauce

I can’t wait to hear what you think about the cover! And thank you in advance for all of your support! I love making food for my family, and I’m proud to share that enthusiasm with all of your families.

About Feeding Littles & Beyond

An inspirational, accessible family cookbook that offers everything a parent needs to bring joy and love back into the kitchen, by the baby and toddler feeding experts behind Feeding Littles and the New York Times bestselling cookbook author of Inspiralized.

When it was time to introduce solids to her firstborn, Ali Maffucci didn’t want to make baby food from scratch or buy expensive premade purées. Enter baby-led weaning (or baby-led feeding)—and Megan McNamee and Judy Delaware, the dietitian/occupational therapist duo behind preeminent parenting resource Feeding Littles—which skips spoon-feeding altogether so babies can eat what the family eats. As babies feed themselves, they explore a variety of aromas, shapes, and colors while developing fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, dexterity, and healthy eating habits. McNamee and Delaware also help their clients navigate—or prevent—picky eating at all ages and raise a generation of intuitive eaters who listen to their bodies and love a variety of food.

Now, these powerhouse authors unite to provide a plan that will reduce stress and anxiety around mealtimes, nourish your loved ones, and satisfy everyone’s palate with fun, easy, nutritious recipes. Maffucci, Delaware, and McNamee offer:

  • strategies for baby-led weaning/feeding, as well as safety and other common parental concerns
  • how to meal-prep in a way that works for your schedule
  • tips for dealing with challenges such as picky eaters and dining out
  • a one-of-a-kind visual index for plating food that babies can feed to themselves
  • 100+ delicious recipes in categories including Morning Fuel (with plenty of egg-free options), Less Is More (using five ingredients or less), and Mostly Homemade (no shame in using pantry staples!)
  • modifications for families with allergies
  • positive food language and how to promote body positivity
  • and much more

With this book in hand, mealtimes will be easier and more enjoyable for everyone—from your six-month-old, to your picky toddler, to the other kids and adults in the family. As parents, the authors know that getting food on the table is hard enough, so whether you’re making a five-minute grilled cheese or rainbow waffles, it’s time to start celebrating every bite.

Preorder the cookbook

Thank you in advance for all of your support – we can’t wait for this cookbook to arrive at your doorstep!


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with love, Ali

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