Contrary to what today's title would lead you to believe, I'm not posting a bunch of spread recipes. Rather, I'm giving you an exclusive look at a few layout spreads from my brand new book Weelicious Lunches, which comes out September 3rd!
This book is four years in the making. I spent much of that time -- since Kenya started preschool -- immersed in and obsessed with every morsel that's gone into each of my kids' lunch boxes. In doing so I feel like I have mastered the midday meal, and knowing how much moms dread making school lunch, I wrote this book. If you have ever stared blankly into your fridge at 10pm at a total loss over what to send your kid to school with the next day, or packed a PB&J everyday of the week for lack of inspiration, this book is for you. Whereas I once experienced daily anguish over what to send my kids to school with, one of the most exciting and fun parts of my day now is making lunch. After reading the book, my hope is that you will share the same joy and experience the ease I do.
The 300+ page book is filled with lunchtime tips, tricks, and strategies and features over 160 recipes geared towards those who want to make lunch fast and ensure it is yummy (wouldn't it be great if everything you cooked was fast and yummy?). You can do it!
There are plenty of recipes for savory soups to either drink out of a thermos or slurp off a spoon, like this crazy good Silky Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons (click on the pics to see it even bigger). I've seen my family come close to tears dipping the little crusty, cheesy bites into the luscious soup.
Tons and tons and tons of sandwiches (what would a lunch book be without a bunch of unique sandwich recipes) like Veggie Tortilla Roll-Ups.
Peach Fruit Leather.. and yes, that's Pineapple Fruit Leather next to it. Be still my heart.
Or how about these Baked Whole-Wheat Raspberry Donuts? I was torn as to whether to add them to the snack or dessert chapters. You'll see in the book what I finally decided but either way, shouldn't there always be a sweet treat inside your lunch box?!
Here's where you can pre-order Weelicious Lunches so you're all set when the school year starts. Or maybe you want to gift it to a friend, family member, teacher, co-worker ... basically anyone in need!
And finally, for those of you disappointed that spread recipes did not make an appearance in today's post, the book will have plenty of those as well!