From the authors of the bestselling cookbook How to Feed a Family and the bloggers behind The Sweet Potato Chronicles comes the cookbook that will help parents navigate the perils of the busy school year, one meal (and snack) at a time.
The School Year Survival Cookbook is a fail-proof guide to the calendar-packed time that can break a parent's spirit: the school year. For families, cooking from September to June is about way more than just packing lunch boxes. It's trying to shoehorn a healthy dinner into already tight schedules that go in multiple directions; it's getting everyone fed before the school bus arrives; it's fuelling kids up for soccer practice and figuring out dinner when you get home after the dance recital. This book addresses every major food dilemma parents face during the 300-plus days of the school year, with 110 recipes and road-tested, guaranteed-to-work, effective strategies that will keep families on track even during the most hectic weeks. Learn how to become a lunch ninja that packs school lunches even the pickiest kid will love; master the art of the meal prep to save your sanity; celebrate the humble leftover and transform it into lunches and dinners that no one at the dinner table will ever complain about; fuel your active kids so that their brains and bodies are fed.
From strategic dinners that become school lunches to double-duty baking that puts the "fast" in breakfast, The School Year Survival Cookbook is an indispensable guide for every parent, kitchen, and family.
LAURA KEOGH is a journalist who has worked in the beauty and fashion worlds for over twenty years. She was the beauty director for FASHION Magazine for almost a decade and has contributed to Today’s Parent and foodnetwork.ca. She is originally from New York City and now lives in Toronto with her family.
CERI MARSH is a freelance journalist who has written for The Globe and Mail, Flare Magazine, Today’s Parent and The Spectator. She was editor-in-chief of FASHION Magazine for eight years. She is the co-author of the bestselling books The Fabulous Girl’s Guide to Decorum and Code Red: The Fabulous Girl’s Guide to Grace Under Pressure. She lives in Toronto with her family.
“Feeding a family can be challenging (to say the least), but when you have a strategy and fun wholesome recipes it’s a cinch. The School Year Survival Cookbook is a gift to parents wanting to keep their kids engaged with the food they’re eating to fuel their bodies. Between the meal plans, delectable recipes with magnificent photos and even ideas for jazzy snacks and leftovers, it’s the gift that will keep giving all year long!” --Catherine McCord, founder of Weelicious and One Potato
“Ceri and Laura aren’t just smart moms, they are pantry problem solvers. And The School Year Survival Cookbook isn’t just a cookbook, it’s a definitive guide to delicious food and time-saving tools for even the busiest family. I am endlessly inspired and forever grateful to have it by my side in the kitchen.” --Gail Simmons, Food Expert, TV Host and Author of Talking With My Mouth Full
“Nothing is more challenging than engaging kids with healthy food. The successful parenting path is littered with good intentions but paved with sustained effort. In this incredible book you’ll find a multitude of real-life tips and hard-earned strategies that won’t overwhelm your schedule or your kitchen.” --Chef Michael Smith, author of Make Ahead Meals
“I needed this book! As a working mother of two kids, meal planning and prep is a constant struggle and adds to my massive to-do list. Laura and Ceri not only offer practical tips for meal planning for your family, but also provide a ton of recipes for the entire days’ and weeks’ worth of meals. I especially love the packed lunch ideas with colorful, healthy, and delicious things that kids will actually eat!” --Joy Cho, founder of Oh Joy!
“With simple recipes, practical tips, and clever strategies that can only come from parents who’ve mastered getting nutritious meals on the table (and in the knapsack!) on busy school days, Laura Keogh and Ceri Marsh have created the holy grail of family cooking. Finally!” --Stacie Billis, author of Make It Easy and Managing Editor, Cool Mom Eats