Beating the Lunch Box Blues: Fresh Ideas for Lunches on the Go!

Paperback | September 3, 2013

byJ. M. HirschForeword byRachael Ray

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Longing for more than yet another limp salad? Tired of tussling with the kids over junk food lunch kits? Sounds like you’ve got the lunch box blues. J. M. Hirsch has the fix.

But it isn’t a cookbook. Because when it comes to lunch, nobody has time to break out a recipe to bang out a brown bag special. Busy people need lunch ideas. Lots of them. And those ideas need to be healthy, fast, easy, affordable, and delicious.

That’s what Beating the Lunch Box Blues is—an idea book to inspire anyone daunted by the daily ordeal of packing lunch. Jammed with nearly 200 photos and more than 500 tips and meals, this book is designed to save families time, money, and their sanity.

Whether you want to jazz up a grilled cheese, turn leftover steak into a DIY taco kit, or make pizza “sushi,” Hirsch has it covered. And because the best lunches often are built from the leftovers of great suppers, he has also included 30 fast and flavorful dinner recipes designed to make enough for tomorrow, too. Crazy good stuff like short ribs braised in a Rosemary-Port Sauce, Hoisin-Glazed Meatloaf, and kid-friendly classics such as Turkey Sloppy Joes and American Chop Suey.

With ideas this easy and this delicious, there’s no reason to let the lunch box blues get you down.

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Longing for more than yet another limp salad? Tired of tussling with the kids over junk food lunch kits? Sounds like you’ve got the lunch box blues. J. M. Hirsch has the fix.But it isn’t a cookbook. Because when it comes to lunch, nobody has time to break out a recipe to bang out a brown bag special. Busy people need lunch ideas. Lots ...

J. M. Hirsch is the national food editor for The Associated Press. He blogs about the trials and tribulations of his son’s lunches at LunchBoxBlues.com and tweets as @JM_Hirsch. His previous books include High Flavor, Low Labor: Reinventing Weeknight Cooking and Venturesome Vegan Cooking. He lives in New Hampshire with his son, wife, a...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 7.38 × 7.38 × 0.6 inPublished:September 3, 2013Publisher:Atria BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1476726728

ISBN - 13:9781476726724

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great examples of lunches This has been an awesome book for ideas for lunches. I have to make 3 lunches every weekday. The same old rotation of lunches has been driving me crazy. I want to get more variety in. This book has that variety in ways that I would never have thought of. Awesome book for when you are stuck in a rut.
Date published: 2014-10-06

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"Balanced, clever lunch-time fodder – just the recipe for happy kids, every day of the week."