These days, everyone is eager to save money and still live well. The humble brown bag lunch has made a come-back as money-conscious parents look for the best ways to feed their family on a budget and to help everyone eat in a healthy manner as well.
What if you have picky children, however, who are easily bored, or tempted by too many treats? In this guide, the authors give you a range of ideas to help liven up your lunches so that everyone in your family will hardly be able to resist peeking inside their lunch bag to see what delicious food and other surprises you have in store for them today.
From a range of sandwich choices, to the best ways to use leftovers, you will discover a range of main course ideas for your brown bag lunches. Get tasty ideas for sweet snacks the whole family will love without having to worry about what they contain. Learn how to pack lunches that even the fussiest eater in your family will look forward to each day, and never throw away or swap at school.
Learn about essential food safety issues with so you can keep your children safe. Discover the best healthy snacks that can be transported easily and hold up without refrigeration. If you live in a hot area of the country or your children will be taking lunch during warm weather, this is need-to-know information no parent will want to miss.
You can also learn how to make your own great lunch kits such as the ones your children beg for in the supermarket, but healthier versions, for a fraction of the cost. Also discover fun ways to liven up lunch for little ones with fun finger foods. Learn the best ways to try to keep your children and others safe if they have severe food allergies.
You will also get six recipes for great lunch box treats to try, and a handy appendix with checklists for lunch box essentials. Download them and print them out to help you organize great brown bag lunches for every member of your family so you can be sure they are not wasting your hard-earned money and will stay well-fed throughout their busy day at school or work.
From sandwiches to salads, snacks to sweets, this guide will help you create easy, healthy brown bag lunches which everyone in your family will be eager to eat, while saving money at the same time.
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Budget Brown Bag Lunches: How to Pack Cheap, Healthy Lunches Everyone in Your Family Will Enjoy
TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER 1: BROWN BAG LUNCH ESSENTIALS
CHAPTER 2: TOP TIPS FOR PACKING A BROWN BAG LUNCH
CHAPTER 3: BROWN BAG LUNCH SANDWICH IDEAS
CHAPTER 4: BROWN BAG LUNCHES KIDS WILL LOVE
CHAPTER 5: HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN LUNCH KIT-TYPE MEALS AT HOME
CHAPTER 6: HEALTHY SNACKS FOR YOUR BROWN BAG LUNCH
CHAPTER 7: SWEET SNACKS FOR YOUR BROWN BAG LUNCH
CHAPTER 8: GREAT BROWN BAG LUNCHES FOR ADULTS
CHAPTER 9: BROWN BAG LUNCH RECIPE IDEAS
APPENDIX 1: HANDY FINGER FOODS
APPENDIX 2: BROWN BAG LUNCH PLANNING LISTS
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Mara Michaels is a frequent contributor to the Healthful-Goddess and Nutrition-Goddess.com sites. Carolyn Stone is one of the main editors for both sites, and the author of over four dozen health and self-help titles.