- Spiral-bound: 144 pages
- Publisher: Watkins Publishing LTD (15 Sept. 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1844835170
- ISBN-13: 978-1844835171
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.6 x 17 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 135,350 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Top 100 Recipes of Healthy Lunchbox: Easy and Exciting Ideas for Your Child's Lunches Spiral-bound – 15 Sep 2007
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About the Author
Nicola Graimes is an award-winning cookery editor and writer and a former editor of Vegetarian Living magazine. She is the author of 12 food and drink-related books, including The Big Book of Low-Carb Recipes (for DBP).
Top Customer Reviews
The book itself is split into sections: Nibbles & Dips; Soups; Sandwiches & Wraps; Salads, Savouries and Sweet Treats & Bakes. In each chapter there are many interesting and delicious recipes and most are quick and easy to prepare. I was plesantly surprised that the sweets section contained things that sounded both delicious and healthy! Even if the actual recipes don't tempt you - it gives you enough inspiration to tweak them and make them your own.
A fantastic feature of each recipe is that it clearly shows the time taken to prepare and cook each item, how long you can store the item, whether it can be frozen and the health benefits. There is also a handy key which tells you if a recipe is vegetarian, gluten-free, wheat-free, dairy-free, contains eggs or contains nuts making it ideal if you (or your child) has an allergy.
The introduction and text of the book are informative without preaching and it isn't too long or boring. There is information on what a healthy lunchbox should contain, tips for shopping and some sample menu plans.
My only complaint would be that there are few pictures to show what the recipes should look like. It's not essential as the book is very colourful and easy to read - but it would have been nice to have more images.
It's also quite nice that this book comes spiral bound. It means it easily stays open while you cook and is very easy to flick between pages.
If you're looking to give your kids something other than ham sandwiches for lunch or even if you want your own lunch to be a little bit more exciting and healthy - then this book is definitely a good start. And for the price you really can't go wrong. 4 stars.
Another good point about the "Top 100" series is that it has a section on the page with what you should serve with the main recipe to make your childs lunchbox a nutritionally complete meal.
I was expecting a photo illustration for each food recipe; which would have been really helpful when flicking through the book quickly and choosing something to make. So overall, good ideas but I think I'll send it back and get a different one.
The book covers everything from sandwiches to salads and sweet treats. The recipies are easy to follow and fairly simple with lots of info regarding the time things take to prepare and what can be frozen or made in advance.
There aren't many pictures so if you need them to guide you when cooking you might want to try a different book - but the instructions are clear and they do work. Given the number and range of recipies this book includes its easily one of the best value buys for lunch box recipies.
Overall an excellent book
Most Recent Customer Reviews
There is very little in here that my children would actually eat or want in their lunchboxes. I think this should be directed more for adults who are not afraid to be a little... Read morePublished 12 months ago by R Helen
Bought this to make mine and my husbands lunches a bit more interesting. There are some exceptional recipes in here, the chicken burgers are gorgeous! Read morePublished on 3 Nov. 2014 by Phoebe
This book was quite useful, but for fussy eaters didn't give me any more ideas for those who don't like bread.Published on 4 Dec. 2013 by Amazon Customer
A good buy if like me you get stuck for lunch box ideas, full of not just sandwich ideas but also snack type products, good for keeping your costs down and healthier than shop... Read morePublished on 23 Jun. 2013 by KHedbon