The Best Homemade Kids’ Lunches on the Planet: Make Lunches Your Kids Will Love with More Than 200 Deliciously Nutritious Meal Ideas

The Best Homemade Kids’ Lunches on the Planet: Make Lunches Your Kids Will Love with More Than 200 Deliciously Nutritious Meal Ideas

The Best Homemade Kids' Lunches on the Planet: Make Lunches Your Kids Will Love with More Than 200 Deliciously Nutritious Meal Ideas

We all know that kids need to eat right and get the nutrition they need to be their best all day long. So why not make lunches that will power their growing brains and bodies? Making lunches at home is a great way to keep your child healthy. Not only does it allow you to nourish your child with the most pure and wholesome ingredients, but it also gives you the peace of mind of knowing what has gone into every bite your little one takes. Full of recipes to suit every age and stage, The Best Homem

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  • Cindy Gifford
    53 of 53 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Real Food, Real Fun, Real Easy, June 24, 2014
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    This review is from: The Best Homemade Kids’ Lunches on the Planet: Make Lunches Your Kids Will Love with More Than 200 Deliciously Nutritious Meal Ideas (Paperback)
    Laura Fuentes takes the hum drum out of school lunches with this book. There are no strange ingredients that you can’t find at the grocery store. You don’t have to have all those expensive kitchen tools and feel guilty if you don’t cut your sandwiches into cute stars or anything. Using these recipes, lunch can be fun AND easy!

    Everything is laid out in a clear, concise manner. There is a little intro telling you where the idea for each recipe originated, giving them a personal touch that I find appealing. At the end of the book, I was surprised to find a chart with the recipe names and a place for kids to rate each one. Pure. Genius. Now I can easily see which ones were favorites and we can mark whether we want to make it again or not. Getting the kids involved in planning lunches is SO KEY.

    I am a homeschooling mom of 3, and I would get to a point in the day where I would stare at the refrigerator and say “what am I going to give these kids for lunch?!?!?” I sort of stumbled across Laura’s MOMables website and found all these fun and easy snack recipes that I tried for my children. I signed up for her weekly lunch menu plan, and got really excited as easy recipes started flowing in that made my children squeal with delight. Buying this book was the natural next step.

    I also like that recipes are easy to tweak for your own preferences or allergy needs. We need gluten free and dairy free options, and I’m so glad to not be wondering “will this really work with gluten free bread?”

    There are a lot of cookbooks out there, and a lot of them wind up making me feel inadequate and disappointed. I find this particular book empowering, making me feel like “hey! I think I could actually make this work!” You can be sure I will be recommending this book to every mom I know.

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  • Shi
    37 of 40 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Looks awesome.. but I’m clueless on some things!, July 13, 2014
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    Shi

    This review is from: The Best Homemade Kids’ Lunches on the Planet: Make Lunches Your Kids Will Love with More Than 200 Deliciously Nutritious Meal Ideas (Paperback)
    Got this book yesterday… and loving all the recipes I see! So excited to try them!

    My only comment is that I would like to have seen a comment(1-3 sentences) per each recipe regarding instructions how to freeze/defost/pack (especially the sandwiches).

    How do the avocados not turn brown and mushy after all morning in the lunchbox? How do the apple slices not turn brown? I’m really clueless about that stuff:)

    Everything else look beautiful and wonderful! Looking forward to the next book!

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  • Laurie J. Neverman "The Common Sense Woman"
    20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
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    Take the Stress Out of Packing Lunch, July 16, 2014
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    Laurie J. Neverman “The Common Sense Woman” (Denmark, WI United States) –
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    This review is from: The Best Homemade Kids’ Lunches on the Planet: Make Lunches Your Kids Will Love with More Than 200 Deliciously Nutritious Meal Ideas (Paperback)
    The Best Homemade Kids’ Lunches on the Planet: Make Lunches Your Kids Will Love with More Than 200 Deliciously Nutritious Meal Ideas by Laura Fuentes of Momables.com, is a great way to take charge of one of toughest food challenges faced by parents – packing nutritious foods your kids will eat and enjoy. Laura is the cool mom who acts like a trusted friend, sharing her secrets and taking you through everything step by step.

    The Best Homemade Kids’ Lunches on the Planet is divided into seven chapters, along with a feedback chart to record your family’s likes and dislikes as you work your way through the recipes. The chapters are as follows:

    Pack Like a Pro: Nourishing Foods on the Go – Tips for keeping food fresh and in great condition until mealtime, budget friendly shopping, stocking up

    Get Out the Door: Breakfast to Go – 11 Awesome Portable Morning Meals from Perfect Pancakes to Breakfast Burritos

    Fill the Box: Sandwiches and More – Not the boring sandwiches from ghosts of lunch boxes past, Laura puts her creativity to work to create fun meal options. From The Skinny Elvis, to Cheddar and Pear Quesadillas, and Baked Ravioli, you can get through the school year without have to pack the same meal twice – unless of course you find a family favorite and want to have it again and again.

    Add Some Fun: Interactive Lunches for Picky Eaters – This has never been a problem with my two, but I know some families struggle to get their kids to eat. With options for dipping, skewering, stacking and building and plenty of variety in textures and flavors, you’re sure to find something that will tempt even the fussiest eaters.

    Fill the Thermos: Portable Hot Lunches – In our area, most of the school year is pretty chilly, so hot midday meals are a real plus. These recipes make enough for a small family, and leftovers reheat well for the next day. Includes tips for keeping your meals safe and hot until lunchtime.

    Extra Credit: Staples, Drinks, Treats, and More – From sweet treats like a homemade version of a well-known chocolate nut spread (without the main ingredient being sugar) and cookie dough dip (yum!), to savory staples like hummus and protein bars, you can save a lot of money and skip a lot of garbage by making your own. Prep ahead smoothies can be packed frozen for refreshing drink at meal time.

    Putting it All Together: Meal Planning and More – The book wraps up with two weeks of suggested meal plans, along with a quick check list of tips and techniques to simplify meal planning.

    I homeschool my kids, so we don’t normally have to worry about packing lunch. Even though we don’t pack meals, it’s way too easy for me to get in a rut for lunchtime and end up eating the same thing again and again. These recipes are easy enough that my teenage boys could make them without much fuss, giving them more variety in their diets and an opportunity to practice their kitchen skills.

    If you need ideas for healthy, kid-friendly foods that are easy to pack for school or other outings, this book is a great reference.

    I did receive a copy of the book to review, but my opinions, as always, are my own. This is a solid collection of recipes and tips that will make a lot of people’s lives a littler easier and a lot of lunches more enjoyable.

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