Lisa Barrangou, Ph.D. is the creator and author of RealSmart Baby Food. Lisa is an experienced mother, food professional, food enthusiast, and advocate for healthy living. She previously created and founded The Green Baby Chef, a homemade baby food company offering personal chef services for infants, as well as private cooking instruction and baby food making workshops. She holds a B.S. in Nutrition, Food and Agriculture from Cornell University, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Food Science from North Carolina State University.
As a food scientist who previously worked for three different Fortune 500 food companies, she knows first hand what processed food truly is. When she had her first child, she knew that homemade baby food, made from whole, real foods, with no additives or fillers, would be her baby's primary food source. She has been making homemade baby food since 2005, for each of her 3 children, her friends' children, and for clients.
Through her homemade baby food service company, Lisa developed an efficient system to create 3 months worth of baby food within 3 hours, all safely made in her clients' kitchen, conveniently packaged and compactly stored in their freezer, taking up no more space than a small basket. After realizing how many parents wanted to learn how to use this efficient system for themselves, she integrated the system into a comprehensive baby food plan and resource that became the book, RealSmart Baby Food.