The Robin Takes 5 Cookbook for Busy Families: Over 200 Recipes with 5 Ingredients or Less for Breakfasts, School Lunches, After-School Snacks, Family Dinners, and Desserts

The Robin Takes 5 Cookbook for Busy Families: Over 200 Recipes with 5 Ingredients or Less for Breakfasts, School Lunches, After-School Snacks, Family Dinners, and Desserts

by Robin Miller

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“Robin brings her real-life experiences to the page. Her book is not only full of her best busy-family recipes, but also tips and stories to remind us that we are not alone in trying to get a nutritious and delicious dinner on the table for a busy (and hungry!) family.”
—Melissa d’Arabian, host of Food Network’s Ten Dollar Dinners and author of Ten Dollar Dinners

“This book is loaded with fun, easy, kid-friendly recipes that can take the stress out of feeding your family well, and make it completely doable even when life is at its most hectic. Kudos to Robin for covering all the busy-family bases!”
—Ellie Krieger, RD, host of Food Network’s Healthy Appetite and author of Comfort Food Fix

You can’t create a truly useful cookbook for busy families unless you’re actually living the life. And Robin Miller lives the life! Her boys and husband keep her busy, plus Robin’s a chef, nutritionist, cookbook author, and TV personality. Like you, she faces mealtime dilemmas every day, from morning until night. Thankfully, Robin shares her secrets for creating delectable food in minimal time with few ingredients. How does this sound? Jump-start your day with Flapjacks with Cheddar and Bacon or Huevos Rancheros on English Muffins. Let the kids enjoy the Almond Coffee Cake while you pack Chicken Caesar Pita Pockets in their lunch boxes and spoon Lemony Sweet Pea Risotto or Quinoa Salad with Black Beans, Corn and Cilantro into a container for you. Afternoon snacks are a breeze with Roasted Corn Guacamole with Baked Tortilla Chips or Warm Spinach Dip with Sundried Tomatoes and Pepper Jack. For dinner, wow the crowd with Toasted Tortellini with Bread Crumbs and Tomato Sauce, Turkey Meatball Sliders, or Cheddar Fondue with Shrimp and Apples. Think you don’t have time for dessert? There’s always time for White Chocolate Truffles with Raspberry Sauce and Crispy Sugared Wonton Ice Cream Sandwiches. The biggest secret of all? Each recipe has just 5 ingredients or less.
From morning until night, Robin’s got you covered with an assortment of family-friendly main dishes, snacks, side dishes, and desserts. You’ll soon discover that The Robin Takes 5 Cookbook for Busy Families is a book that will forever live on your kitchen counter.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781449441364
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 08/20/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Robin has been a best-selling food writer and nutritionist since 1990 and has written nine books: Robin Takes 5 (Andrews McMeel, 2011), Robin Rescues Dinner (Potter, 2009), Robin to the Rescue (Taunton, 2008), Quick Fix Meals (Taunton, 2007), Picnics (Potter, 2005), Verdure (Potter, 2001), The Newlywed Cookbook (Sourcebooks, 1999 and 1991), The Daily Soup Cookbook (Hyperion, 1999), and Jane Fonda, Cooking for Healthy Living (Turner, 1996). 

Her popular show Quick Fix Meals with Robin Miller aired on the Food Network for five years and she has a weekly blog Robin’s Healthy Take on 

Robin’s recipes and nutrition features can be seen regularly in Clean Eating, Health, Cooking Light, Parade, Guideposts, Fit Pregnancy, Woman’s World, and Fitness magazines. 

Robin appears regularly on the Today show, the Discovery Channel, and HGTV.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

A Guide to the Icons xiii

Chapter 1 Breakfast on the Fly 1

Chapter 2 Lunch for School and Work 21

Chilled 22

Warm 32

Room Temperature (Ice Pack Optional) 37

Chapter 3 After-School Snacks (for Parents and Kids!) 49

Chapter 4 Dinner: May I Take Your Order? 71

Pasta & Risotto 72

Chicken & Turkey 89

Seafood 112

Beef 127

Pork 136

Vegetable 144

Chapter 5 Start Slow, Finish Fast: Slow Cooker Meals 151

Chicken 152

Beef 158

Pork 164

Chapter 6 Vegetable Side Dishes All Kids Crave 171

Chapter 7 Desserts for the Kid in You 195

Metric Conversions and Equivalents 216

Index 218

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