This book is more than just recipes (although it many). It's about how to save time & money while getting your kids to eat healthy at school. Let's face it, school lunches can be a PAIN!. This book gives you the tips and tricks to reducing the stress.REVIEWS"I am so relieved and happy to have found this book! Now I have a reference I can comfortably refer [people] to. As a dietitian and mother I fully and confidently recommend this book. I will definitely use this book again myself! " - Andrea HeymanA NOTE FROM THE AUTHORIf you’re like me, you want your kids to eat healthy food at school and also develop good eating habits for life.A nutritious school lunch can improve a child’s ability to pay attention, stay focused, learn, and have a good day at school. The trouble is, who has the time, energy or money to make lunches every day? Both my husband and I work, and the last thing either of us wants to do at the end of a long day is make lunches for our three kids. It’s time consuming, expensive, and a pain in the butt!I love my Kindle and figured I could buy a book to help the situation, but I couldn’t find a book that brought together the three things I needed most: information on how to save time and money and ideas for making healthy lunches. So I wrote this book.My husband and I started experimenting not just with what healthy foods our kids would eat, but how to pack lunches they actually would enjoy. I’m not a nutritionist (although I consulted with several in writing this book). I’m just a mom who took the time to research what other parents were doing (love the internet!) and tried out different foods and strategies on my own three kids. As a healthy eater, at times I have struggled simply to get my kids to eat what I eat. After a lot of testing, research and interviews, not to mention the sneers from my kids, their haranguing and complaints, my pleading and begging, their refusing, and our family’s ongoing experimentation on my own laboratory subjects, we eventually figured out what works. It’s all here: how to make cheap, quick, and healthy lunches that our kids actually eat. What’s more, I’ve come to see all of this work as an opportunity to teach three picky eaters to think about what they eat, understand why they need to make healthy choices, and sometimes even eat good food without complaining. I hope this book is as helpful to you. It’s been fun to write. Please buy it! And as you read it, keep in mind the thought that drove me during the past ten years of making school lunches: that if you don’t teach your children to make healthy choices, no one will.- Jill GreenTABLE OF CONTENTSIntroduction 5o Chapter 1 – Trouble In The Cafeteria 8o What’s The Problem With Cafeteria Lunches? 8o Why Are Healthy Lunches And Snacks Important At School? 10Chapter 2 – Brown Baggin’ Can Be Quick, Cheap & Healthy 12o What Makes a Proper Lunch? 12o Main Dish 13o Side Dishes 13o Dessert 13o Don’t Forget The Drinks 14o Avoid Processed Food 14o Get Your Kids Involved 16o Think About This From Your Child’s Perspective 17o Shopping List 18o Make It Fun! 19o Packing & Presentation 21o Transition Slowly! 22o Conclusion 22Chapter 3 – Make Lunch Quick 23o Time Saving Tips 23Chapter 4 – Make Lunch Cheap 27o Money Saving Tips 27o Tips On Reducing Waste 29o Use a Refillable Drink Bottle 30Chapter 5 – Make Lunch Healthy 32o What Makes A “Healthy Lunch” ? 32o How To Make A Healthy Lunch 33o Food Safety – Spoilage and Allergies 35Chapter 6 – Recipes & Ideas 37o Main Dish Ideas 37o Sandwich Ideas 38o Breakfast for Lunch! 39o Side Dish Ideas 39o Still More Ideas 41o Dessert Ideas 42o Recipes That You And Your Kids Can Make Together 42o Conclusion 43Appendix - Where can I find more ideas for healthy lunches? 44Further Reading 44Works Cited 45 . . .