I’ve recently been sent this amazing new Lunchbox Book to review. And what great timing this is! If you’re anything like me, lunches have turned into a bit of a bind recently. I’m back working in an office and am often found eating lunch at my desk. Eating al desko and shovelling a sandwich down, dropping crumbs as I go inbetween the cracks in my keyboard. And how annoying is that?!
My lunch seriously needs shaking up.
Tuna (almost 18 now) has to keep a diary for the dietician and it got me thinking. What am I eating on a daily basis? if I looked at what I eat over the course of a week, is it that healthy? But more to the point, am I enjoying lunch? What are the boys eating? I never seem to be giving them enough in their lunch boxes these days, now that they are 15 and 13. Where do the boys put all the food, and how can I change this and get lunch boxes to be FUN and healthy again?
That’s where “The Lunchbox Book” comes in. It’s a book recently published by DK, Dorling Kindersley and includes “more than 90 easy recipes for a delicious break”. It retails at £9.99 but is currently on at a lower price on Amazon. (affiliate link above).
I’ve had a flick through and the photos make me want to rush out, grab the ingredients on a trolley dash and have myself some of these lunches!
First up I am definitely going to make these delicious pumpkin muffins with feta, pecans and thyme.
I love the combo of these flavours and I love finger food. Food that you can easily parcel up in a lunch box, and take with you.
I also love the look of the mini quiches, the salads, the breakfasts-on-the-go. There are so many recipes I seriously will be making.
You may think oh yeah, but who’s got the time to make these scrumptious recipes? But that’s the beauty of the book. The recipes really can be made the evening before, ready for you to just “grab and go” the next day. OK I have to do that four times for the kids and me, but hey! I just have to get into a routine again. I make them sandwiches so how hard can it be?
There are savvy suggestions for using leftovers from the night before and turning them into tomorrow’s lunch. Some of the recipes are for one serving, which is great, as finding salad recipes for one can be tricky. You can then multiply the recipe up, if you need to. There are also tips and tricks for items you should keep in your store cupboard and there’s lots in the book for vegetarians too.
The book covers sections on the following :
- breakfast on the go, energy for the day,
- lunchbox classics – sandwiches and wraps
- stews and soups to warm you up
- savoury breads and pastries
- and sweet things to finish
I think I am definitely going to be looking forward to my lunches in the coming weeks.
I will post any recipes I make and share with you the pro’s and con’s, so do check back for any updates, or better still, if you haven’t started following the blog, or Lunchbox World on social media, now is as good a time as any to follow!
Speak again soon!
Thanks for reading!
The Lunchbox Lady x
Disclaimer: The Lunchbox Book was gifted to me and sent for review purposes. All opinions and thoughts are my own. Having flicked through the book, I would seriously consider buying it, as the recipes look both appetizing and simple to make.