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Weelicious Lunches: Think Outside the Lunch Box with More Than 160 Happier Meals

Are you stuck on new ideas for school lunches for your picky little eater? As a Nanny, I know I am…can you imagine how excited I was when I came across this book- Weelicious Lunches: Think Outside the Lunch Box with More Than 160 Happier Meals. I just had to share it with all of you!

The recipes and ideas in Weelicious Lunches are perfect for parents with busy lifestyles. They’re simple and easy to cook or assemble. She puts fun twists on kid-friendly favorites like PB&Js made in a waffle maker/iron or crispy chicken bite which are baked, not fried. She also has great ways to use leftovers. Best of all, her recipes aren’t just for kids. I personally love the fruit & seed bars! 

When I read the first page I had to laugh, because as a child I used to swap my lunches all the time. This is how it reads:

Once kids walk out the door for school, all bets are off. Will your son toss the nutritious food you’ve included and jump right to the treats? Will your daughter trade her sandwich for her best friend’s prepackaged meal? Determined to improve what kids eat both at school and on the go, founder Catherine McCord offers innovative solutions for quick, delicious, easy-to-make, kid-friendly lunch box meals that little ones and their older siblings won’t be tempted to swap, including:

  • Chicken Satay Bites
  • PB&J Pancake Sandwiches
  • Pumpernickel Tuna Melt
  • Chicken Salad Roll Ups
  • Chopped Veggie Salad
  • Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons
  • Carrot Hummus
  • Cinnamon Pita Chips
  • Chocolate Graham Crackers
  • Nature Cookies
  • Cinnamon Roll “Sushi” Sandwiches

Overall, it’s a great book, and I’d recommend it to those who are looking for new ideas, or those who are just starting to pack lunches for or better yet WITH their kids.


I have been a professional nanny working with children of all ages for over 15 years. My work has taken me all over the globe and I have had many amazing adventures with the families that I have worked with, all of which has taught me a great deal about how to make parenting less stressful.

I helped create Mothers Lifestyle in order to share parenting tips and secrets that I learned along the way, as well as to provide life-saving tools and advice from the world’s leading experts that I rely on every day in my professional life.

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