If there’s one calendar-packed time that can break a parent’s spirit, it’s the school year. For families, these months are about way more than just packing lunch boxes or making sure that the math homework gets done. They’re about trying to shoehorn a healthy dinner into tight schedules; getting everyone fed before the school bus arrives; energizing kids for morning soccer practice and figuring out dinner when you get home after the dance recital. Throw in busy working parents and you’re cruising the fast-food drive-thru more than you’d like to admit.
Enter Laura Keogh and Ceri Marsh, your fearless leaders in this quest for sanity. Their new book, The School Year Survival Cookbook, is a beautiful, fail-proof guide that addresses every major food dilemma parents face during the nearly 200 days of the school year, with 110 recipes and road-tested strategies that will keep families on track even during the most chaotic weeks. Become a lunch ninja who packs school lunches the pickiest kid will love; master the art of the meal prep; put three essential recipes in your back pocket—The Transformers—and bring them out all week, cleverly revamped into new dishes; fuel your active kids so that their brains and bodies are fed. The School Year Survival Cookbook is an indispensable guide for every parent, kitchen, and family.