The School Year Survival Cookbook: Healthy Recipes And Sanity-saving Strategies For Every Family And Every Meal (even Snacks) by Laura KeoghThe School Year Survival Cookbook: Healthy Recipes And Sanity-saving Strategies For Every Family And Every Meal (even Snacks) by Laura Keogh

The School Year Survival Cookbook: Healthy Recipes And Sanity-saving Strategies For Every Family…

byLaura Keogh, Ceri Marsh

Paperback | July 4, 2017

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From the authors of the bestselling cookbook How to Feed a Family and the bloggers behind The Sweet Potato Chronicles comes the cookbook that will help parents navigate the perils of the busy school year, one meal (and snack) at a time.
The School Year Survival Cookbook is a fail-proof guide to the calendar-packed time that can break a parent's spirit: the school year. For families, cooking from September to June is about way more than just packing lunch boxes. It's trying to shoehorn a healthy dinner into already tight schedules that go in multiple directions; it's getting everyone fed before the school bus arrives; it's fuelling kids up for soccer practice and figuring out dinner when you get home after the dance recital. This book addresses every major food dilemma parents face during the 300-plus days of the school year, with 110 recipes and road-tested, guaranteed-to-work, effective strategies that will keep families on track even during the most hectic weeks. Learn how to become a lunch ninja that packs school lunches even the pickiest kid will love; master the art of the meal prep to save your sanity; celebrate the humble leftover and transform it into lunches and dinners that no one at the dinner table will ever complain about; fuel your active kids so that their brains and bodies are fed.     
From strategic dinners that become school lunches to double-duty baking that puts the "fast" in breakfast, The School Year Survival Cookbook is an indispensable guide for every parent, kitchen, and family.
LAURA KEOGH is a journalist who has worked in the beauty and fashion worlds for over twenty years. She was the beauty director for FASHION Magazine for almost a decade and has contributed to Today’s Parent and She is originally from New York City and now lives in Toronto with her family.CERI MARSH is a freelance journal...
Title:The School Year Survival Cookbook: Healthy Recipes And Sanity-saving Strategies For Every Family…Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 10 × 8.32 × 0.62 inPublished:July 4, 2017Publisher:Appetite by Random HouseLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0147530296

ISBN - 13:9780147530295


Rated 4 out of 5 by from great recipes! It's such a saver when you have 3 school aged kids and every day you have to worry about what to bring for their lunch, snack and dinner
Date published: 2018-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful!! Family loves this wonderful compilation of healthy and diversified recipes! Very useful cookbook!
Date published: 2018-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing family recipes! Everything that I try is amazing! Love that the food is healthy and delicious! Everything I've tried so far is very tasty and is liked by everyone in the family.
Date published: 2018-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from yum literally saved my sanity... i thought i couldn't cook... until now!
Date published: 2018-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good recipes I tried out a number of recipes and I love them. Strangely though, my kids aren't fans of some of the recipes that were suppose to get them to eat veggies. Oh well. I have finicky kids.
Date published: 2018-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book Lots of good ideas in this book.
Date published: 2017-11-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great for busy families lots of great and new ideas to try.
Date published: 2017-10-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Great book of family recipes. Great for when you need ideas and have short time on hand.
Date published: 2017-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great family recipes Lots of great meal ideas when time is short.
Date published: 2017-10-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! The recipes look very good. Comes in handy during the school year.
Date published: 2017-10-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good read Great recipes to make on a tight schedule.
Date published: 2017-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy and fun meals Have made some great dishes with these recipes, they are easy to follow, the format is fun. Quick and easy meals!
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun Approach I've tried five or six recipes already and all have been a hit. The recipes are easy to follow, the text is witty, and the photos are beautiful. The quotes-from-kids sprinkled throughout the book are a lot of fun, too.
Date published: 2017-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding Totally loved it, what a great book, a real eye opener. Really fantastic stuff in here. So happy we got it, even works as a gift. Definitely going into our library, in our permanent collection. What more can I say, we are are truly pleased.
Date published: 2017-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from grand Very well written, superbly thought out...
Date published: 2017-08-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Recipes Recipes are fairly simple with easy to assemble ingredients.
Date published: 2017-08-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Good Awesome recipes, great photos.
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You CAN survive the School Year! Some may feel it’s kind of odd that I would be reviewing the School Year Survival Cookbook by Laura Keith and Ceri Marsh in August when for most children the school year doesn’t begin again until September. This is the “Blessed Summer” parents are thinking, where they can relax and don’t have to worry about lunches. The madness that is “trying to get your kids to eat breakfast while running for the bus”, “putting together a packed lunch for school”, and then “finding time to make something edible for dinner”, seems far away now. This is not your typical recipe book. This book isn’t just for the school year. The School Year Survival Cookbook is all about helping parents manage during the school year to get the kids fed nutritional meals. The authors want you to start your prep work in August in order to prepare your mind and kitchen for the onslaught that is the school year. It all begins with the Pantry For Success. This chapter explains how to get organized, how to set yourself up for success, and what you need in your pantry. Gearing Up gives you the essential kitchen gear that will help make your life easier in general. It then continues on with the section “Meal Planning For Sanity”. This gives you instructions on how to plan your meals in advance. The authors admit that meal planning is not sexy but claim that meal planning will change your life in a positive way. I have to agree, knowing what you’re going to eat, what you’re going to need to buy, gives you an idea of when you need to start, how much you’re going to need to spend, and might even help stave off the panic. The first section of recipes starts with Breakfast. The goal is to make a brainy breakfast. These recipes are designed to balance blood sugar, pair protein with carbs, and add antioxidants. The recipes include tips on substituting ingredients and preparation. I find tips in a recipe book are invaluable. The overnight refrigerator puddings, which look extremely easy to assemble, should be a quick fix in the mornings because they were mostly done the night before. Some of the recipes like the smoothie bowls have a step-by-step video on the book’s website. I think the publishers might have made it easier had they used a QR code which goes directly to that video but they are easy to find on the website. The Lunch menu is all about being a Lunch Ninja. Ceri Marsh apparently refers herself to herself as a Lunch Ninja because of her system of creating the lunches as she’s preparing dinner. Like making extra carrots to go with the lunch in the lunch packs if she’s peeling carrots for dinner etc. I think that’s an excellent tip. If you’re going to make carrots once, why do it a second time later for lunches, just make a couple of extras at the same time. Lunches in this chapter are not all about sandwiches, there are lots of different opportunities for nutrition. There are tons of different ways to approach side dishes with the meals, including some lovely looking soups. The Sweet Corn and Zucchini Fritters looks like something I would enjoy for myself. The book even contains some helpful information about how many calories, how much water kids need, carbohydrates for energy, lean proteins and so much more. Dinner starts with Mastering Meal Prep. This section encourages batch cooking and explains how. Many of the recipes include tips on how to get ahead by preparing in advance. There is a lot of variety of in the recipes. I don’t think any of these recipes would go untouched even though kids are notoriously fussy eaters. You might’ve heard of Transformers, the cars that turned into robots. Now meet Transformer Meals. For instance, Spicy Beef becomes Spicy Beef Tacos with Roasted Sweet Potatoes and then becomes Easy Beef and Black Bean Enchiladas or even Couscous Stuffed Peppers. I like the idea of Transformers because you can make one thing and it makes two meals. While you are cooking one night you’ll make extra protein to use it in one of the other Transformer meals. After the Transformer section are several recipes for make ahead. They all have tips on how to save time while making dinner. Learn what you can do in advance to speed up the process once dinner time comes. Edible Leftovers Then there is an entire section on leftover makeovers which is a slightly different strategy. The authors share their strategy on how to successfully use leftovers everyone will eat. The Snacks and Treats section is, of course, going to be your kids’ favorite section. They have lots of luscious looking bars, cornbread, muffins, etc. even nut free energy bites. It continues with terrific dips, breads, and other deliciousness. I am entirely sure every recipe here would be the eaten down to the last crumb. See the original review along with a recipe for Blueberry Grunt Greatness at RecipesNow! Reviews and Recipes Magazine. This review is in response to a hard copy of the book sent to me by the publishers in return for an honest review.
Date published: 2017-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Life Savour! This is a fantastic book to have.
Date published: 2017-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Very well written, superbly thought out...
Date published: 2017-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Live Changing! I've been reading books on Health & Nutrition for nearly 30 years but few of them so comprehensively explain the way the digestive system works. And Dr. Douillard explains everything in terms that I can understand. He offers lots of examples from patients he's helped over the years too. I've been gluten-intolerant and, thusly, gluten-free for more than 7 years. After reading his book I realized that it is/was possible that it may've been the combination of wheat AND cooked oils, preservatives, sugar, and/or genetically modified corn, etc. that was actually the problem. Since reading his book I've been experimenting with eating wheat in small amounts (like ONE piece of bread with a salad or soup) but I'm choosing wheat that is limited to 3-5 ingredients such as: wheat, water, salt and yeast. Turns out, wheat is not the issue after all! I've been pain free, with no bloating, and my digestion is running like a well-oiled machine! Thank you, Dr. Douillard, for doing all of the hard work. For the years of comprehensive research and your hands-on care and consultations with so many patients over the years. And then for pooling this conglomerate of information into a comprehensive body of work that will surely change many lives for the better! Indebted, Donna B.
Date published: 2017-02-28

Editorial Reviews

“Feeding a family can be challenging (to say the least), but when you have a strategy and fun wholesome recipes it’s a cinch. The School Year Survival Cookbook is a gift to parents wanting to keep their kids engaged with the food they’re eating to fuel their bodies. Between the meal plans, delectable recipes with magnificent photos and even ideas for jazzy snacks and leftovers, it’s the gift that will keep giving all year long!” --Catherine McCord, founder of Weelicious and One Potato   “Ceri and Laura aren’t just smart moms, they are pantry problem solvers. And The School Year Survival Cookbook isn’t just a cookbook, it’s a definitive guide to delicious food and time-saving tools for even the busiest family. I am endlessly inspired and forever grateful to have it by my side in the kitchen.” --Gail Simmons, Food Expert, TV Host and Author of Talking With My Mouth Full      “Nothing is more challenging than engaging kids with healthy food. The successful parenting path is littered with good intentions but paved with sustained effort. In this incredible book you’ll find a multitude of real-life tips and hard-earned strategies that won’t overwhelm your schedule or your kitchen.” --Chef Michael Smith, author of Make Ahead Meals   “I needed this book! As a working mother of two kids, meal planning and prep is a constant struggle and adds to my massive to-do list. Laura and Ceri not only offer practical tips for meal planning for your family, but also provide a ton of recipes for the entire days’ and weeks’ worth of meals. I especially love the packed lunch ideas with colorful, healthy, and delicious things that kids will actually eat!” --Joy Cho, founder of Oh Joy!   “With simple recipes, practical tips, and clever strategies that can only come from parents who’ve mastered getting nutritious meals on the table (and in the knapsack!) on busy school days, Laura Keogh and Ceri Marsh have created the holy grail of family cooking. Finally!” --Stacie Billis, author of Make It Easy and Managing Editor, Cool Mom Eats