Best Lunch Box Ever: Ideas and Recipes for School Lunches Kids Will Love

Best Lunch Box Ever: Ideas and Recipes for School Lunches Kids Will Love


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Best Lunch Box Ever is full of recipes, ideas, and strategies for packing creative and healthful lunches for kids, solving what is for many parents the most taxing of daily chores. Kids will love the scrumptiousness, while busy moms and dads will appreciate the quick and simple solutions for wholesome, balanced meals developed by Katie Sullivan Morford, a registered dietician and mother of three. The 65 recipes are easy, delicious, and—best of all—packed with nutrients for well-rounded lunches and snacks, including Deconstructed Caprese Skewers, Easy Cheesy Thermos Beans, Pesto Pita Pizza, Cinnamon Wonton Crisps, Parmesan Kale Chips, Crispy Applewiches, and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452108292
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 07/16/2013
Pages: 156
Sales rank: 253,504
Product dimensions: 6.92(w) x 8.62(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

Katie Sullivan Morford is a registered dietician, a freelance food and nutrition writer, and founder of the Mom's Kitchen Handbook blog. She lives in San Francisco, California.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Why a Lunch-Box Book? 6

Chapter 1 Brown Bag Basics 8

Know Good Nutrition 10

Keep Food Cool 16

Give Lunch a Makeover 17

About Ingredients 18

About Recipes and Portions 19

Chapter 2 Getting the Job Done 20

Fill Your Arsenal 22

Plan Ahead 23

Troubleshooting 25

Six Steps to a Superb School Lunch 26

Mains 27

Chapter 3 Stellar Sandwiches 28

Hippie-Dippie Bagel Sandwich 31

Smoked Salmon Tea Sandwich 32

Anything Goes Salad Sandwich 33

Italian Picnic Sandwich 34

Turkey and Veggie Dagwood 36

Turkey and Hummus Cuties 37

Waffle Iron Grilled Cheese 38

Chickpea Panini 40

Deconstructed Caprese 42

Chapter 4 Salads Kids Will Love 46

Jar of Everyday Vinaigrette 49

Kiddie Cobb Salad 50

Takeaway Taco Salad 52

Fattoush Salad 53

Kid-Pleaser Chicken Caesar 54

Where's Waldorf? 55

Asian Lunch-Box Slaw 56

Chapter 5 Pinwheels, Pizzas, Wraps, and Roll-Ups 58

The Perfect Date 60

Peanut Butter Pinwheels 62

BLT Roll-Ups 64

Pesto Pita Pizza 65

Prosciutto and Arugula Lavash Pizza 66

Sweetie Pie Quesadilla, 68

Chapter 6 Leftovers Made Over 70

Teriyaki Fried Rice 72

"Take Two" Tabbouleh 74

Curried Quinoa with Tangerines and Dried Cranberries 75

Love Salad 76

"Me So" Happy Noodle Soup 77

Shortcut Chicken Noodle Soup 78

Creamy Black Bean Soup 79

Easy Cheesy Thermos Beans 80

Oodles of Sesame Noodles 82

Tuna Pasta Classic 84

Chinese Tacos 85

BBQ on a Bun 86

Sides 89

Chapter 7 Fruit and Veggie Sides 90

I Heart Watermelon 92

Honey-Lime Melon 93

Very Berry Skewers 94

Teensy Tropical Salad 95

Winter Jewel Box Salad 96

Juice Box Applesauce 98

Really Ranch Dip with Veggies in the Raw 100

My Thai Peanut Dip with Garden-Fresh Faves 102

Guacamole and Crunchy Crudités 103

Hummus with a Twist and Veggies to Dip 104

Chapter 8 Crunchy Extras 108

Coconut Granola Bark 110

Pumped-Up Party Mix 112

Skinny Mini Cheese Straws 113

Cinnamon Wonton Crisps 114

"Betcha Can't Eat Just One" Parmesan Kale Chips 116

DIY Microwave Popcorn 118

Chapter 9 Goodies 120

Cocoa-Dusted Almonds 122

Rosie's Energy Balls 123

Sour Cherry Oatmeal Bars 124

Chocolate Chip-Pretzel Cookies 126

Petite Pumpkin Gingerbread Cupcakes 127

Tender Cranberry Streusel Muffins 130

Everybody Loves Chocolate Pudding 132

After School 135

Chapter 10 Tide-Me-Overs 136

"Perfect Every Time" Hard-Boiled Eggs 138

The Comfort of Cottage Cheese and Crackers 140

Italian Quesadilla 141

Crispy Applewiches 142

Out-of-the-Box Peanut Butter Granola Bars 144

Dreamy Mango-Orange Pops 146

Creamy Banana Shake 147

Raspberry Sneak 148

Mom-Approved Lunch-Box Supplies 150

Resources 151

Acknowledgments 152

Index 153

Table of Equivalents 156

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Best Lunch Box Ever: Ideas and Recipes for School Lunches Kids Will Love 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book...Lots of healthy and tasty lunch ideas. My daughter has loved every single recipe that I have made so far.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this sweet book. It 's chock full of handy tips for making lunch packing easy, has loads of good nutrition info, and every recipe has been delicious and super easy to make. It's a keeper.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got this book for my daughter - a working mom. She was having trouble finding ideas for her two year old son's lunch. Even though I have not use the book, I asked her what she thought of it. She said it had a wealth of ideas and advice. She was definitely going to use the ideas.