As a working mum, I understand the issues families and busy households face when it comes to packing healthy lunchboxes day after day. We simply don’t have the time to be making healthy meals from scratch every morning. With my new book 'Lunchbox Made Easy' I want to offer a permanent solution to the lunchbox rut – one that will suit all parents! My philosophy for tackling the school lunches is the same that I apply to every single meal: preparation is key to healthy, homemade food. With just a little bit of organisation and planning, you can get a healthy lunch that your children will love prepped and packed away every day of the week!
‘Lunchbox Made Easy’ is packed full of inspiration and ideas for nutritious, child-friendly lunches. Inside you’ll find over 100 of my favourite lunchbox recipes, ranging from tasty breakfasts to take on the go, to delicious sauces you can swirl into pasta or spread onto sandwiches to make them extra nutritious! By recreating children’s favourite recipes in a healthy and nutritious way I hope to empower every child, from the picky to the most adventurous, to get involved in creating their own lunchbox and become a lunchbox hero!
Recipes to raise healthy lunchbox heroes
Empower every child to get involved in creating their own lunchbox and become a lunchbox hero!
From soups to sandwiches to spreads, I have included my favourite lunchbox recipes to help ease the stress of lunchbox prep.
Tips & Advice
Packed full of tips and advice, I have carefully considered how to pack a healthy lunchbox that will suit every child.
- BREAKFAST ON THE GO
- BREAD & MUFFINS
- SANDWICHES & WRAPS
- PASTA & SAUCES
- PESTO & SPREADS
- WAFFLES & PANCAKES
Take a sneak peak at what's inside...
How to make a lunchbox tasty and healthy can be a challenge for many parents…but I am loving the suggestions and ideas that Siobhan offers here. There are a multitude of great nutritious colourful recipes along with some helpful tips on how to pack lunches and get kids involved with food. What I really love is that these are dishes that the whole family can enjoy. Overall a great cookbook with original and clever ideas that will create a fun and stylish lunchbox!
Aveen Bannon, Consultant Dietitian
Siobhan’s first book has been like a baby food bible for me, I especially love that it has recipes & ingredients that can be eaten by the whole family and sourced in local Irish supermarkets. There are lots of inspirational recipes with food combos that I wouldn't think of myself. My little lady absolutely loves her food and I can hands down say a lot of it was the variety I gave her thanks to Mummy Cooks book. It's super handy for busy mamas.
Charlene Flanagan, Mama to Anna Gabrielle & Charlie
I’m a reluctant ‘cook’ and really only started making meals from scratch when I felt I had to get good food into small kids. The first Mummy Cooks book changed my perspective, and I actually enjoy the challenge of mastering a new recipe now. All four of us inhale the dinners, and there’s always a portion left over if I’m on a late shift in work which helps me make better food choices. Our favourites are the coconut chicken curry or the chicken twist on the traditional chilli con carne! We can’t wait to start using this book, just in time for having two kids at ‘big’ school.
Evanne Ní Chuilinn, RTE Sport Broadcaster, Mum to Séimí agus Peigí
The recipes in this book are easy to follow, don't have lots of fancy ingredients I'll never use, and are delicious! The blueberry bread went down a treat. Great ideas for lunchboxes
Love this book recipes are easy and quick and my 5 year old loves them
Recently purchased this book as I was getting stuck for ideas for lunches for 2 toddlers. Recipes are super easy and great ideas for everyone. Highly recommend for any parent for children of all ages (and adults!). This takes the stress of planning lunches every day!
brilliant for ideas especially love that the recipes aren't just for toddlers and work for the whole family
I absolutely love this book. I haven't put it down since I got it. Lunch and lunch box ideas is the meal I find hardest to do, but this book is full of great recipes that are easy and most importantly healthy. Love it. Well done.