It’s back to school time! But if the thought of coming up with new ideas for school lunches day after day fills you with dread, then Catherine McCord, founder of the popular blog Weelicious and Weelicious book, has you covered with her latest cookbook.
Released just in time for the start of the school year, Catherine’s newest cookbook Weelicious Lunches, offers recipes for quick, delicious and healthy lunches. I have been following the Weelicious blog for quite some time now. When Little M started eating solids, I found myself in much the same place that Catherine did when her son was very young. There weren’t many sources for parents who were looking for nutritious, easy and realistic recipes for their children. Catherine started Weelicious to provide that resource for parents. I love her recipe posts, they are always inventive and interesting. They inspire me to get into the kitchen and try out new dishes!
I also firmly believe in introducing kids to wholesome and delicious food, whether that is by getting them involved in the kitchen, taking them to farmers markets or planting a small herb or vegetable garden for them to tend. Catherine shares her ideas for this as well, and it is lovely to see how her children enjoy being in the kitchen with her.
While Little M is not in school yet, we have many friends who do have little ones who will be starting school this year so I know what a struggle it can be to think of ideas for a variety of school lunches. We want our children to eat well, and enjoy their food, but it is a challenge to come up with healthy ideas, especially for parents who are low on time (which is pretty much all of us, right?) Weelicious Lunches offers recipes like Shredded Chinese Chicken Salad, Zippy Lentil Chili, Carrot Hummus, Silky Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Crouton Bites (yum) and Cinnamon Roll “Sushi” Sandwiches. We made the Eggplant Burgers the other day, Little M helped me to stir and scoop, and they were a big hit! The pictures in the book are beautiful and Catherine’s anecdotes make it a quick and enjoyable read. If you have a picky eater at home, Weelicious Lunches has strategies to help with that and has entire chapters for variations on PB&J, Pizza, Dips and Snacks.
Can’t wait to check out Weelicious Lunches? Here is your chance to win a copy. Tell Crayons and Croissants what your favorite lunch is in the comments below and you will be automatically entered. Only open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. states, D.C. or Puerto Rico. Winner will be chosen at random on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 12pm EST.
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Photos courtesy of Weelicious