Packed Book Review

Packed Book Review

Title: Packed: Lunch Hacks to Squeeze More Nutrients Into Your Day
Author: Becky Alexander, Michelle Lake
Published: February 14, 2017, Nourish
No. of Pages: 176
Cover Price: $19.95 Paperback, $8.99 Kindle

Nowadays bringing your own lunch to work is trendy. It seems everyone is on a special diet, and bringing food from home is the best way to control what you’re eating. Packed: Lunch Hacks to Squeeze More Nutrients Into Your Day is a timely cookbook with dozens of great ideas for not only taking better tasting packed lunches, but also making them healthy packed lunches. Healthy food is also trendy, so this cookbook is a win-win.

There are great ideas for packaging your lunches, jars, flasks, plastics, etc., as well as how to keep lunch fresh until time to eat. The book includes lunches that can be packed in about 5 minutes, and ideas on planning and shopping ahead so that everything is on hand to make lunches for the week ahead.

The book also has ideas to save calories such as using yogurt instead of mayonnaise, pesto instead of butter, and lists ingredients that generally have additives and junk that most of us want to avoid. There are ideas for salads, soups, sandwiches, finger foods, and snacks, all of them much more appetizing that what most of us are used to.

There are great pictures, a great index, and great ideas. For anyone who likes to take lunch rather than buy fast food, this is one of the best books out there. It is highly recommended for those who are trying to eat healthy, and are tired of plain, boring sandwiches.

All told, this is an excellent book for everyone. The recipes and ideas are easy to understand and follow, and there are enough ideas in the book that everyone will find something useful for their personal lunch needs.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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