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Brown Bag Success: Making Healthy Lunches Your Kids Won't Trade Paperback – September 20, 1997
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As another reviewer already noted, the recipes are heavy on peanut butter. I would say about one third of the recipes are peanut butter based. So if you have a child who loves PBJ, and you just can't make another one, then this book might just be for you. My daughter really doesn't like PBJ anymore, so they aren't much help to me.
On the other hand, some of the non peanut butter recipes look good enough to eat myself. The "Apple-Cinnamon Sandwich" puts a cream cheese-apple-walnut-celery spread between slices of raisin bread. The "Mini Drumsticks" are chicken wings soaked in an asian marinade and then baked. The chicken tabouleh salad and sweet coleslaw look good as well (But I'm not sure my daughter would so much as touch them. She dislikes most salad.) The baked goods all look good as well.
All in all I just don't feel most of these recipes are healthy enough for my family. My daughter has a bit of a weight problem, so I have to be really careful with what she eats. On the other hand the ideas for making a packed lunch more appealing to children are helpful and some of the recipes look tasty.
I was disappointed with the recipes
Such as Pickle Roll.
Piece of cheese and a dill pickle.
Roll cheese around pickle is the recipe.
Tell child how to wrap pickle around cheese and eat.
Or "prepare ahead of time"
I was disappointed I paid money for a book to tell me to wrap a piece of cheese around a dill pickle and called it a recipe.
Also I noticed repeat recipes.
Even one side by side on two pages. (pg. 40)
Peanut Butter sandwich with some orange juice.
Next page, exact same, but add some raisins.
Seemed to be nothing more than a page filler.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a good book with lots of good recipes and great ideas for kids and eating healthy! A great book for anyone with kids.Published on February 11, 2013 by Jennifer Shiner
Though this book is geared toward filling a child's brown bag, many of the recipes appeal to the kid in all of us. Something a little different and more healthy than "the usual". Read morePublished on September 27, 2012 by tammyc1023
I can't wait to start helping my mom with these recipes. They have ideas on peanut butter snacks and other foods I love. Sometimes I get tired of eating food I eat everyday. Read morePublished on January 3, 2011 by Raul Ramirez
The book has some ideas that I like and that I hadn't thought about before (e.g. meat loaf sandwich, muffins for lunch), and I added several to my lunch list. Read morePublished on August 31, 2010 by Susanne Wrage
I first checked this book out at my local library. I found enough information in it to be worth a trip to Amazon to order my own copy. Read morePublished on October 28, 2007 by Mom of three
Brown Bag Success, written by Sandra Nissenberg and Barbara Pearl (both registered dieticians), contains great tips for packing lunches safely, how to make healthy food selections,... Read morePublished on October 17, 2007 by Michelle Jones
This is a must-have book. It will provide you with everything you need: useful, simple recipes that kids will actually eat, simple nutritional information, organizational tips,... Read morePublished on October 8, 2007 by Laureen Miki
I got better ideas from parenting magazines. These were not very novel, creative, or healthy. It was also very thin. It was just a bunch of different kinds of sandwiches and soups. Read morePublished on September 1, 2007 by Amazon Customer