Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - The Best Homemade Kids' Lunches on the Planet

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Book Review - The Best Homemade Kids' Lunches on the Planet

The Best Homemade Kids' Lunches on the Planet
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About the Book
We all know healthy lunches are vital to keeping kids sharp and at their best all day long, yet recent studies have shown that many school-bought lunches are falling short on nutrition. Homemade lunches are a great way to nourish children with pure and wholesome ingredients while giving parents the peace of mind that comes with knowing what has gone into every bite their little ones take.

THE BEST HOMEMADE KIDS’ LUNCHES ON THE PLANET [Fair Winds Press, July 2014, $24.99 US/$27.99 CAN] by author Laura Fuentes is the perfect counter-top companion for parents who are simply too busy to generate limitless recipes and lunch ideas on their own. This guide contains simple and approachable recipes designed to suit every age and every stage, allowing parents to:

  • Bring variety back into your lunch box routine with easy to prepare meals
  • Use fresh ingredients to add a variety of foods to their child’s diet
  • Prep kids’ lunches well in advance
  • Make proper kid-sized portions based on the child’s age and needs

Packed with more than 200 recipes, parents will not be at a loss for inspiration with recipes including:

  • Ricotta and Jam Pancake Sandwiches
  • Cheddar and Pear Quesadillas
  • Meatball Dippers
  • Homemade Ramen
  • Creamy Avocado Pasta
  • Blueberry Lemon Smoothies
  • Strawberry Shortcake Kebobs

With THE BEST HOMEMADE KIDS’ LUNCHES ON THE PLANET the struggle to feed children nutritious lunches every day is over. Featuring more “real-food” recipe after recipe and great how-to-stay-prepared advice readers will find enough meal, snack, and treat ideas to keep kids looking forward to lunch the whole year through. Lunch shouldn’t be complicated and with this handy cookbook it’ll be nothing short of fun!

My Take on the Book
We tend to seem to pack the same lunches day in and out and not only can I tell that this is a bit boring for the girls, I know it is a bit boring for me too. This book is a game changer! The book is completely filed from beginning to end with tips, strategies, recipes and more and I am VERY impressed with the breadth and depth of the book itself. The book capitalizes on the fact that the book if filled with healthy alternatives for lunch that can easily be put together to turn people's eyes around the lunch table at school. I even got some great ideas for my own lunch. I did not have all of the things that the book called for, but the stores around me definitely did! I am looking forward to using this more and more as the days go on and we get back into the school year.

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