The Cleaner Plate Club Cookbook Review
"Running out of ideas for your kids’ lunchboxes? Need some more inspiring (yet quick!) breakfast recipes for your family? Tired of repeating and rotating the same 10 dinner recipes week in and week out? Then boy, you are going to LOVE “The Cleaner Plate Club” cookbook. Two mom bloggers (Beth Bader and Ali Benjamin) put together this amazing tome of over 100 recipes for real food that your kids will love…and the grownups in your family will too. Not only did these smart women come up with tons of tasty recipes, they’ve included tips how and when you can use them. Think of it as “feeding your family for dummies.”
It’s easy to get into a rut when trying to come up with meal ideas the whole family will like, but Bader and Benjamin pull you out of that rut with easy lunch box favorites (page 172), quick and easy breakfast options (page 160), faster than drive-thru dinners (page 176), and so much more. If your house is crazy on weeknights, you absolutely need to make this gem number one in your cookbook collection."
"This is a great book for any parent with young kids to have on hand. This goes beyond just an ordinary cookbook, as it details tons of helpful hints and information for parents who want to make sure their kids eat healthy and balanced meals. In particular, the book's grocery section does a fantastic job of explaining how to buy food for kids.
Plus, this book features a super handy alphabetical vegetable guide. All of the recipes are simple and heavily focused on vegetables, and each one is labeled to tell you if it is lunch friendly or not. From mealtime strategies to food purchasing guides, this book covers it all. I loved that this book was never preachy, but rather simply set out to set the facts straight. While I would have enjoyed hearing a child's perspective at some point in the book, The Cleaner Plate Club is still a top-notch book with everything a mother would need."
"This cookbook is a must have for any parent who 1) struggles with figuring how to feed healthy food to their kids that they'll actually eat and 2) is concerned about what's really in our food out there and wants to know how to avoid it. I love that this cookbook goes far beyond just listing recipes, it digs in deep with tons of helpful tips and strategies to feeding your kids (and you!) well and loving the food you eat.
With so many constant distractions on a daily basis popping up to "market" un-healthy food to everyone, especially kids, it's difficult to avoid the inevitable desire they will have to eat that bad food. So I love that this book addresses that and offers solutions. Also there's tons of yummy looking recipes that aren't overly complicated. I'd suggest this book to anyone, not just parents!"
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