Breakfasts, Brown-Bags, & Breads

(Chapter 17 of the book)

In This Chapter

  • Making balanced breakfasts for home, work, and school
  • Dishing up luscious lunches on the go
  • Baking basic breads and pizza dough

Recipes in This Chapter


Why did the man stare at the can of orange juice?

Because it said 'Concentrate.'


You can take breakfasts beyond cereal and milk—the recipes in this chapter offer ideas for wholesome fast food that's packed with fruit, grains, and nuts to give your family a nutritious head start on the day. Little ones can also take pride in making many of the packable lunches by themselves, and these lunches taste so great that the rest of the family will want them too. In this chapter, you can also find healthy home-style breads that are foolproof enough for youngsters or parents to make, including everyone's favorite dough—pizza!


Never eat batters that contain raw eggs, or lick the batter from bowls or utensils. Remember that the uncooked bacteria in raw meats, poultry, fish, and eggs can be harmful, so cook foods thoroughly before eating them. Use hot, soapy water to clean hands, cutting boards, knives, and counters to avoid cross-contamination. Check out the safety tips described in Chapter 8.


Rise 'n' Shine Breakfasts

Jump start little sleepy heads with a healthy, hot meal that they can help make themselves. Kids and parents alike need breakfast for peak performance—it's the most important meal of the day! You can also enjoy the nutrition-packed meals in this section for brunch, lunch, or even for a break-the-routine dinner that may tempt even finicky eaters.


Bountiful, Beautiful Breads

Who can resist the dreamy aroma of fresh bread baking in the oven? Using these simple—but oh-so-yummy—recipes, every child can experience the joy of making bread from scratch. You can make some breads with yeast, knead them, and then let them rise, but other breads can be made without the need to knead and go straight from the bowl to the oven to bake. The recipes in this section include both types of bread and are an easy, mouth-watering training grounds for basic bread baking.


Lively Lunches


© 1999 by Kate Heyhoe.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Cooking Together:
The Wisdom of 400 Families

Part II: Putting the Meal Together—Together!

Part III: Cooking 101:
A Handbook for Parents
& Young Chefs

Part IV: Recipes

Part V: Tips In Tens