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No Whine with Dinner: 150 Healthy, Kid-Tested Recipes from The Meal Makeover Moms

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No Whine with Dinner turns mealtime whines into “wows” with nutritious and delicious recipes kids and parents will love. Written by Liz Weiss and Janice Newell Bissex — the dietitians behind the popular cooking blog, Meal Makeover Moms’ Kitchen — the book features 150 easy-to-make, family-friendly recipes as well as 50 moms’ secrets for getting picky eaters to try new foods.

Every recipe in No Whine with Dinner was tested by moms and tasted by kids. With recipes like Smiley Face Casserole, Grab-and-Go Granola Bars, Piping-Hot Peanut Butter Soup, Fruity Chicken Kebabs, Sweeeeet Brussels Sprouts, and Twice Baked Super Spuds, the dietitian duo aims to bring fun flavors and better nutrition to families everywhere.

After the publication of their first cookbook, The Moms’ Guide to Meal Makeover and the launch of their website, MealMakeoverMoms.com, Weiss and Bissex established themselves as two of the nation’s leading experts on family nutrition. The idea for No Whine with Dinner came from a survey of nearly 600 moms who identified “picky eaters who whine and complain” as the number one obstacle to getting their children to eat healthy, well-balanced meals.

Filled with beautiful photographs of their recipes — breakfast, lunch box, soups, slow cooker, casseroles, snacks, and desserts — and adorable photos of the hundreds of kids who tested their recipes, No Whine with Dinner is a must-have cookbook for families who crave flavor as well as good health.

About No Whine with Dinner:
> Price: $24.95
> Availability: Currently available to order online for $17.50 for single copies and $17.50 per book when ordering cases of 10.
> Chapters:

  • Introduction
  • The Meal Makeover Moms’ Healthy Basics
  • Morning Makeovers
  • Lunch Box Winners
  • Soups to Savor
  • Pasta & Pizza Favorites
  • Make ‘em Again Dinners
  • Slow Cooker Creations
  • Meatless Meals
  • Crazy About Casseroles
  • Vegetables You Don’t Have to Hide
  • Sips & Smoothies
  • Snack Attack
  • Dreamy Desserts
  • Bloggers’ Best
  • 50 Moms’ Secrets for Getting Picky Eaters to Try New Foods

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The Moms’ Guide to Meal Makeovers: Improving the Way Your Family Eats, One Meal at a Time!

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For the legions of harried moms (and dads) who have tossed in the dishtowel on cooking healthy meals — or any meals — The Moms’ Guide to Meal Makeovers offers the easiest-ever strategies for bringing super nutrition back to the family table. Getting dinner on the table night after night can be a challenge for busy parents, so it’s no surprise they often rely on fast food, takeout, and convenience meals like chicken nuggets, frozen pizza, and hot dogs. The kids love it, there’s no muss or fuss, but the drawback is that little twinge of guilt parents feel every time they feed their families another not-so-healthy meal. At the end of the day, many children end up with a nutritionally lackluster diet high in sugar, saturated and trans fats, and calories – major factors in the rising rate of obesity.

In our book, we show fellow moms and dads a better way with realistic guidelines designed to give families a healthy meal makeover. Our 5-Step Meal Makeover Plan begins with advice on how to market good nutrition to kids, establish food rules, and make life easier in the kitchen. Our Best of the Bunch chapter reveals which brands of kid convenience foods – hot dogs, chicken nuggets, mac & cheese, frozen pizza, and more — are the best tasting and most nutritious ones out there. What follows are tips for stocking a healthy pantry. We even serve up 120 recipes for family favorites such as Fast-As-Boxed Macaroni & Cheese, Cheesy Broccoli Soup, No-Nonsense Nuggets, Have-it-Your-Way Tacos, Sweet Potato Fries, and Chocolate Pudding with Toppers. All come complete with nutrition information and have been made over to be faster and more nutritious than the originals.

The Moms’ Guide to Meal Makeovers tackles what’s wrong with today’s all-American diet and offers realistic and delicious ways to improve it.