On average, children attend school 180 days in a year. While it’s not practical to expect 180 different lunches, packing the same meal every day can be redundant and nutrition-starved. Catherine McCord, the founder of the wildly popular weeliciousblog has a fantastic new book out called WEELICIOUS LUNCHES: Think Outside the Lunch Box with More Than 160 Happier Meals. LUNCHES serves as both a cookbook and an inspirational how-to guide. An acclaimed chef and food blogger, Catherine McCord, mother of two school-age children, has been on a lunch mission to figure out what makes the “perfect” lunch and how to make sure that a kid’s lunch box comes home empty every day.
Filled with beautiful color photographs, lists of lunchbox favorites, tips for picky eaters, facts on food allergies & substitutes, over 160 recipes, WEELICIOUS LUNCHES makes it easy to get kids eating healthy. Catherine offers tips on:
· From dinner to lunch: reinventing leftovers
· Lunch box love: One of the biggest questions facing parents is what kind of lunch box they should buy
· Hot or cold? That is the question: one of the most frequently asked questions about packing lunch
· Strategies for “picky” eaters
· Lunch box combination ideas, theme meals, healthy snacks
This afternoon I needed a very quick snack where I could use some items I already had on hand. I gave one of the super-easy recipes a try, the Banana Dog Bites – just a banana, peanut butter and tortilla all wrapped up and then cut into wheels:
Ok, so I realize they are far from perfect-looking, I had a hungry toddler on my hands. But she didn’t care how it looked, she loved it!
Here are some recipes that i’m dying to try, just to give you a taste of the amazing recipes in this book:
Chocolate PB&J Cups
Baked Whole-Wheat Raspberry Doughnuts
Whole-Wheat Lemon Blueberry Muffins
You can find Weelicious Lunches at most book retailers and online at Amazon for only $19.98.
A sample was received for consideration.