Summer is coming to a close and it’s time to think about packing lunches again. The challenging thing about packing lunches is you want to provide a variety but it also needs to be something your child accepts. This combo can make it difficult to keep the variety coming instead of rotating the same few items week after week.
But there’s a book here to help — a must-have resource actually. Fellow dietitian Katie Morford has written (and recently released): The Best Lunch Box Ever: Ideas and Recipes for School Lunches that Kids Will Love. Not only does it provide solid nutrition information and tips to use as a guide, the 65 recipes are easy enough to tailor to any child. I appreciate the different ideas on ways to diversify lunches with health and taste in mind that are also simple. Now I have tons of ideas for salads, wraps, crunchy sides, wholesome sweets and even some hot food I tend to shy away from.
And while Best Lunch Box Ever is great for packed lunches, it’s also good for home. Every Saturday I make a big lunch for my family and this is my new go-to resource. We tried the Sweetie Pie Quesadilla (sweet potato, cheese and black beans) and it was a hit! See this post for the recipe.
So if you are looking for something to get you out of your lunch-packing rut, this is definitely the book for you. For more about Best Lunch Box Ever see this cute little trailer and Publishers Weekly review. It’s a keeper for sure!
And the best news is we are giving the book away along with a set of colorful stacking stainless steel lunch containers from Kids Konserve (combined retail value is $47.00).
But that’s not all. By entering the giveaway you also get the chance to win the grand prize: a Dacor Distinctive Gas or Electric 30 ” range. Retail value: $3,199 to 3,399 (depending on gas or electric).
Here’s how to enter:
1. Leave a comment telling your biggest challenge when it comes to packing lunches.
2. For an additional entry, Like Raise Healthy Eaters on Facebook. Leave a comment telling me what you did.
3. For a third entry, Like Mom’s Kitchen Handbook. Leave me another comment telling me that you did.
3. Because there will be one winner of the stove from multiple participating blogs, enter to win via this Rafflecopter below by clicking “Enter to Win.” For additional entries you can “like” Dacor or follow them on Twitter.
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The giveaway will end Thursday, August 22nd at midnight. Good luck!