Check out these books for great recipes and ideas for your kid's lunchboxes:
Kids' Lunches: eat in, take out by Jean Pare
Young chefs will love cooking with Kids' Lunches. With a variety of sandwiches, pizzas, soups, desserts and snacks, kids will find plenty of hot and cold lunch options to eat at home or take to school. Also features an illustrated list of equipment and utensils and there are safety tips throughout. From Chapters.
Good Food to Go : healthy lunches your kids will love (and actually eat) by Bradshaw, Brenda (Brenda E.), Mutch, Cheryl
Back-to-school means back-to-lunch-boxes, and the daily quandary of what to put in them. With their new book, two working moms-one a teacher, one a pediatrician-offer creative ideas for balanced lunches and nutritious snacks that will make packing lunch a joy and not a chore. Since children consume approximately one third of their daily calories at school, what goes into kids' lunch boxes is vital to their well-being. Yet it still needs to be hot enough, cold enough or crisp enough to last till lunchtime. Most important, the lunch needs to be kid-friendly and delicious because after all, the healthiest meal isn't healthy if it goes uneaten. Good Food to Go fuses the how-to's of creating wholesome, homemade lunches with the latest information on food and nutrition. Many of the recipes outline what can be done the night before, while others may be made in bulk and frozen, facilitating easy, last-minute lunches. Handy meal planners help to ensure that kids are eating a healthy variety of nutritious lunches, and there are practical tips for making environmentally conscious food choices and eliminating lunch-box waste. Good Food to Go is the ultimate guide to packing healthy lunch boxes with food that kids will enjoy and parents can feel good about. Featuring: Pita Pockets and Souvlaki Picnic-Style Lunches Super Salads Soups Sandwiches Baked Goods After-School Snacks Vegetables and Fruit And more! Book jacket.
Best Lunch Box Ever : ideas and recipes for school lunches kids will love by Morford, Katie Sullivan
75 recipes and creative ideas for simple, made-from-scratch lunches, snacks, and after-school pick-me-ups that are easy to throw together on busy mornings. Kids will love tummy-filling treats such as Chinese Tacos, Pesto Pita Pizza, and Waffle Iron Grilled Cheese (and they won't want to trade!). Book jacket.