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The Best Homemade Kids’ Lunches on the Planet

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
by Laura Fuentes
Fair Winds Press
Retail Price $24.99
Amazon Price: $19.28

Book Description: 

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 Homemade Kids’ Lunches on the Planet shows you how simple and easy it is to prepare food that’ll be the envy of the lunch table. The 200+ adorable and inspiring recipes in this book are just as much a joy to make as they are to eat! There are even entire lunchbox meals that are gluten-, soy-, and/or nut-free. Make your own super-delicious, super-nutritious homemade lunches today—it’s guaranteed to be at the top of the class!

Review

Kids are constantly changing. They get taller, bigger, faster…and naturally, their food choices need to reflect this unique period of growth. What we feed our children can surely affect their health, wellness, and eating habits for years to come.  When it comes to preparing and creating tasty lunchtime meals for your kids to enjoy, coming up with something new and exciting every day can be quite a challenge! How do we create nutritious and delicious meals our kids will actually love to eat? This book has the answer!  The author offers so much variety and ideas your kids will never be bored. The recipes are easy to make with step by step directions. I am so glad I found this book…it is awesome!

~Reviewed by Beth G.

 

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    Crockpot Beef Barley Soup

    ½ lb lean ground beef (225 g)
    1 large onion, chopped
    1 tbsp oil (15 ml)
    1 16 oz bag of shredded coleslaw mix (about 8.5 cups) (454 g)
    1 14 oz can diced tomatoes (398 ml)
    1 cup frozen mixed vegetables (250 ml)
    1 10 oz can beef broth (284 ml)
    6 cups water (1.5 L)
    ½ cup pearl barley (125 ml)
    1 bay leaf
    1 tsp dried whole oregano (5 ml)
    1 tbsp beef bouillon powder (15 ml)

    Brown ground beef & onion.  Drain off any fat.  Put into crock pot.
    Add rest of ingredients & mix.  Cover & cook on low for 6 or 7 hours
    (or on high for 3 to 3.5 hours).  Makes 12 – 13 cups of soup.

    This soup is thick & hearty - makes a great supper served with
    salad & buns.

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      Cauliflower Rice

      When I first read about cauliflower rice, I was not at all convinced.  I mean fake rice is bad enough, but a rice substitute made of CAULIFLOWER?  I decided I would try it and now I am a believer!  While it doesn’t taste like rice, it does look like it and give you the illusion that you are eating rice!  With that said, I found it to be tasty in it’s own right.  I really did like it and do use it when I would normally eat rice.  See the recipe below that I got from www.reallyhealthyrecipes.com.  Visit that site for a great video on making it as well.

      Ingredients
      • 1 head organic cauliflower
      • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil
      • Salt and pepper
      Instructions
      1. Wash cauliflower, discard the leaves, and chop into small pieces. Grate the pieces with a food processor.
      2. In a large skillet heat the coconut oil over medium. Add the shredded cauliflower. Saute for about 5 minutes, until tender. Season with salt and pepper. Serve as you would traditional rice.
      Nutrition Information
      Calories: 66 Fat: 3 Carbohydrates: 7 Sodium: 87 Fiber: 4 Protein: 3
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        Anytime Egg Fajitas

        2 tablespoons cold-pressed oil of choice

        2 cups shredded potatoes

        1/2 pound chicken sausage, casings removed

        5 eggs

        1/2 cup green bell pepper, chopped

        1/4 onion, chopped

        1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

        8 large whole wheat flour tortillas

        Heat oil in a large skillet.  Add shredded potatoes and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until lightly browned.  Add sausage and stir frequently until sausage is thoroughly cooked.  Beat eggs in a small bowl and add to hash brown mixture along with green pepper and onion.  Cook, stirring occasionally, until eggs are set and thoroughly cooked.  Microwave tortillas on high for 25 – 30 seconds to soften.  Spoon egg mixture onto center of softened tortillas and top with cheese.  Roll up tortillas.

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