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52 School Lunches

52 School Lunches

by Laura Torres

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Discover new ideas, twists on old standards, and inspiration for packing tasty, healthy, and economical lunches for your kids.

Wondering what to send in your child’s school lunch box? 52 School Lunches is the perfect solution for the busy mom who wants delicious, nutritious, quick, and fun recipes to keep her kids happy and healthy. Full color photography accompanies creative and easy to follow recipes. Laura Torres, a craft magazine editor for more than twenty years, writes, “Sending your kids to school with a homemade lunch is economical, healthy, and lets you send a little love from home.”

In 52 School Lunches, Torres turns leftovers into lunch, provides some make-ahead recipes, and re-thinks the sandwich. “Your kids will eat what you pack,” she says, “and you’ll feel good knowing they have a tasty, healthy meal full of love.” 52 School Lunches is the perfect solution for a busy mom to keep her kids happy and healthy and find more time for herself. Recipes and full-color images include: Make Aheads, Leftovers into Lunch, Wraps and Rolls, Sandwiches, No-Prep, Lunches, Salad Stacks, Smoothies, and playful ideas!

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781938301223
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date: 09/15/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 124
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Laura Torres is a best-selling, award-winning author of books for teens and pre-teens, both fiction and non-fiction. Her books have sold millions of copies and are considered staples in the how-to industry. Her novels for young people have been well-reviewed and she won the Bazannella award for her short story writing. She is a writer, crafter, and English instructor. She teaches composition and humanities and lesson plans for all grades.

Laura Torres is the author and editor of many books for young people. She currently teaches first-year college composition, writes curriculum for K–12, and writes a blog for secondary teachers at She holds a BA and MA in English.

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Sometimes making lunches on the weekend for the coming week is the most time efficient (and fun—get the kids to help!) way to make sure everyone gets a tasty, healthy lunch when mornings get crazy. Make the recipes that freeze well, such as the Whole Wheat Mini Calzones, Tuna Rolls, Cheese and Bacon Pockets, and Pizza Rolls, in large batches so you can take them out and thaw them the night before you need them. Wrap each cooled item separately in plastic wrap, and store in a labeled freezer container. Some of these make-ahead dishes refrigerate well for three or four days at a time, such as the Yogurt Parfait and the Bean Dip. Store in tightly covered, plastic containers in the refrigerator. If you store a variety of make-ahead lunches, your kids can choose their lunch in the morning, upping the chance they will actually eat it!

Table of Contents

Leftovers Into Lunch
Wraps and Rolls
No-Prep Lunches
Smiles on the Side

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