Vegan Lunch Box: 130 Amazing, Animal-Free Lunches Kids and Grown-Ups Will Love!

Vegan Lunch Box: 130 Amazing, Animal-Free Lunches Kids and Grown-Ups Will Love!

by Jennifer McCann

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781600940729
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 06/23/2008
Edition description: Original
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 592,355
Product dimensions: 7.08(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.82(d)

About the Author

Jennifer McCann is the creator of the Vegan Lunch Box blog, which won PETA's Proggy Award for Blog of the Year and VegNews' Veg Webby Award for Best Family Blog. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

Table of Contents


Foreword   Erik Marcus     xiii
Introduction     xvii
How to Use This Book     xxi
The Lunch Menus
Quick and Easy: Start with menus that are fast, simple, and convenient     3
Rise and Shine: Lunch menus for those mornings when you have more time to make it great     17
Ready and Waiting: Fix these dishes the night before, and lunch will be ready and waiting in the morning     27
Lunch Box Adventure: Fun, exotic menus from around the world     41
Special Occasions: Special lunches for special days, from holidays and birthdays to graduation     53
The Recipes
Appetizers and Snacks     65
Salads and Dressings     91
Dips, Sauces, and Spreads     105
Soups and Stews     113
Sandwiches     127
Mains     143
Veggie and Bean Sides     189
Breads and Muffins     207
Desserts     231
Beverages     257
Recommended Resources     261
Allergen-Free Index     265
Index     271

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Vegan Lunch Box: 130 Amazing, Animal-Free Lunches Kids and Grown-Ups Will Love! 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
R0 More than 1 year ago
I bought this book looking for fast packed-lunch ideas and strategies. The information about how to pack a lunch is invaluable, but the pictures are inspiring. I've learned that kids will try almost anything as long as it looks good. One drawback to this book is the use of a lot of meat analogues and dairy substitutes which tend to be pricey and/or difficult to find. Otherwise you might have to play with the seasonings after making something for the first time. Overall it's a good book with a lot of ideas.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is divided into different chapters, the first of which is "Quick and Easy." The recipes in this section are supposed to be "quick and easy." My definition of quick and easy is 10 minute prep time tops. How is roasting tomatoes for 3 hours quick and easy? I found many of the recipes in this section needed to be prepared ahead of time, like Sunday night, in preparation for the week. Same for the chapter entitled "Rise and Shine" which claims to be "morning of" recipes. The third chapter, "Ready and Waiting" could be renamed "Things we had for dinner and packed for lunch the next day." I don't need to buy this book to pack my dinner as lunch for the next day. I was disappointed with this book. It was not helpful to me.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm a vegetarian, not a vegan, but I was intrigued when I saw this book in my store. I'm always looking for good, quick lunches to bring into work, and this book doesn't disappoint. It's got some great recipes and some great ideas to set up a yummy lunch, and most of them don't take very much time at all. One of my favorite sections is the section on sandwich ideas-they've got some great ideas for spreads, and I can finally pack something besides peanut butter and jelly! ^-^
samdro87 More than 1 year ago
I thought that this was a fantastic book! I love it, and all of the recipes that I have tried have come out well so far. The tastes are mainly geared toward children, so the food is not very spicy - I do not have kids, and my husband and I like our food to have a little more flavor, so you may want to add more spices to some recipes. I was a little confused as to how to use it at first - the first part of the book is a list of menus, and the second part has all of the recipes in it. In all, I have really enjoyed this book and would definitely recommend it. The recipes are easy and delicious, as well as visually pleasing - check out the pictures in the middle of the book. Even though the book is for kids' school lunches, it is good for adults too!
jfoster_sf on LibraryThing 4 months ago
Great recipe ideas for vegan meals, kids and grownups alike=)
icaoberg on LibraryThing 4 months ago
I came across this book while looking for a book with cool recipes making bentos. Being a non-vegan I have to say I found most of the recipes in this book to be both tasty and simple. There are some of them that don't appeal to me, probably because I have other non-vegan options but nonetheless these recipes are both healthy and simple for children and adults.
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This book has many simple yet useful recipies and it makes a great book for any vegan for ideas on what to cook. Some of the recipies i could never imagine putting in a lunch box, but they taste fantastic. For some recipies, you can add or substitute ingredients to make it more personal. Very nice no matter what age you are!
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