7 Favorite Family Cookbooks
Best Lunch Box Ever, by Katie Sullivan Morford
Please the playground crowd with trustworthy and doable ideas for lunchtime makeovers from this registered dietitian and mother of three. The petite size will entice wee ones to get involved in the kitchen.
To buy: $25, amazon.com.
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Keepers, by Kathy Brennan and Caroline Campion
Skillet Lasagna? Cucumber and Watermelon Salad? Yes, please. Find them in this collection of time-honored, proven dishes—from two former editors of Saveur magazine—that will become your own family classics.
To buy: $27, amazon.com.
Weelicious Lunches, by Catherine McCord
Whether you’re familiar with her first book or new to Weelicious.com creator Catherine McCord, you’ll love her confidence-building ideas for lunch that introduce new foods and flavors to kids in familiar ways (try the roasted honey cinnamon chickpeas or chicken satay bites). Bonus: A guide on how to make the recipes allergen-free.
To buy: $30, amazon.com.
Sylvia’s Table, by Liz Neumark
This lovely book features recipes from a New York State farm with a social cause: to instill a love for cooking and food in children. Expect vegetable-centric seasonal recipes to please every eater.
To buy: $35, amazon.com.
The Mom 100 Cookbook, by Katie Workman
This guide earns its keep with a fresh and casual approach to crowd-pleasing meals like stir-fried shrimp rice and variations on beloved classics like roast chicken. Parents will love the helpful solutions and tips peppered throughout the text.
To buy: $11.50, walmart.com.
How to Feed a Family, by Laura Keogh and Ceri Marsh
Even the pickiest of palates will love these recipes and ideas for getting healthy food on the table at every meal. Find options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, plus desserts from the two moms and co-authors of the blog Sweet Potato Chronicles.
To buy: $28, amazon.com.