Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Review: Hello Hot Lunch, Hello Cold Lunch

Hello Hot Lunch, Hello Cool LunchTitle: Hello Hot Lunch, Hello Cool Lunch
Author: Lisa Leconte
Publisher: VirtualBookworm Publishing
Published: April 16, 2013
Format:  Paperback
Genre: Non-Fiction
Pages: 138
Source: Received in exchange for an honest review
Read: July 7, 2013
My Rating: 4 Stars
Add To Your TBR Shelf: Goodreads

Goodreads Synopsis:
Hello Hot Lunch, Hello Cool Lunch is now serving 2 books in one. One side is full of fun and uber cute hot lunch ideas, tips, and recipes. The flip side serves up fun cold lunch ideas with more tips and recipes. Your family and friends will crown you Royal Lady of Lunches after enjoying your new-found creative foodie genius.

Melissa's Musings:

My first thoughts on seeing this book were "How cute!" Which is perfect since sections of the book itself are described as cute.

There are lots of delicious, healthy, fun recipes for kids included in this book. There are helpful tips about substitutions and additions to the recipes, where to find certain ingredients and how to create these picturesque foods.

The recipes are quick and easy, though I don't think they'd be too lunchbox friendly. If you want them to look neat for the kids, it's probably best to make them on a day at home, not a school day.

Also, some of the recipes look complex, and somewhat daunting, so if you're not a particularly creative type of person, these may not be the greatest of recipes.  They are all relatively simple, so you can try out some of the easier ones like the soups and keep trying until you can get to some of the more involved recipes.

There are also some great recipes, as well as several unique sandwich filling ideas, to add variety to your meals, which is always a plus.

Overall, this is a fun, cute, easy to use book full of great recipes and pictures. A must have for parents with young kids.

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