Reviews by Kristina Sepetys

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
(Fair Winds Press, 2014)

With seven chapters, recipes to suit every age, and sections to record likes and dislikes, Fuentes presents nearly a full school year’s worth of simple, healthful recipes for lunches and breakfasts. Recipes include entire lunch meals that are gluten-, soy-, and/or nut-free. The author, founder of the healthy school lunch site MOMables, shares recipes like Smashed Chickpea Sandwich, Baked Raviolis, and Oatmeal Raisin Granola Bars.

 

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

by Katie Sullivan Morford
(Chronicle Books, 2013)

Quick and simple solutions for wholesome, balanced meals developed by a registered dietitian, mother of three, and award-winning blogger. The 65 recipes are easy, delicious, and packed with nutrients for well-rounded lunches and snacks like Deconstructed Caprese Skewers, Easy Cheesy Thermos Beans, Pesto Pita Pizza, Cinnamon Wonton Crisps, Parmesan Kale Chips, and Crispy Applewiches. Colorful, close-up photographs will appeal to children and adults.