I’ve been eagerly anticipating the arrival of CookingLight Dinnertime Survival Guide: Feed Your Family, Save Your Sanity written by dietitian, Sally Kuzemchak. If you don’t know who she is, Sally is the blogger behind Real Mom Nutrition. She shares her own challenges feeding her family with humor and grace — and offers realistic solutions.
That’s what Dinnertime Survival Guide is all about. No matter where you are with cooking — novice or experienced — there’s something here for you. Because as Sally points out, even people who love to cook aren’t always motivated to cook for their family every single night. The book has the same engaging, realistic and non-judgmental tone I so enjoy reading over at Real Mom Nutrition.
Dinnertime Survival Guide is divided into chapters to address different mealtime challenges such as “I have zero time,” “I can barely boil water,” and “Frankly, I just don’t feel like it.” The solutions come in easy tips, smart strategies and recipes that get the job done. The tips are from experts and busy moms who share secrets for pulling off dinner. These include making food ahead for easy access, simple ways to improve cooking skills, and my fave, meal ideas for those times you think you don’t have food in your fridge and cabinets (but you really do!).
Because this is a CookingLight book, Sally had expert help testing and making the recipes perfecto. I have to say, the meals look delicious and very doable with tons of options for a busy lifestyle including slow cooker meals and dinners you can make ahead. I haven’t tried one yet, but here are the recipes I plan to start with:
Pasta Primavera with Zucchini, Cherry Tomatoes and Ricotta
Honey Glazed Pork Chops
Salmon Cakes with Lemony Garlic Sauce
Make Ahead Chocolate-Peanut Butter Pudding
This is an awesome book that will go a long way helping anyone cooking for a family. And I got two copies, with an extra for one of my readers! (Although I did receive a complimentary copy of this book, my opinions are all my own).
Here’s what to do to enter the giveaway:
1) Mandatory entry: Leave a comment with your biggest mealtime challenge or why you want to win this book.
2) For a second entry, Like Raise Healthy Eaters on Facebook and leave another comment saying what you did.
3) For a third entry, Like Real Mom Nutrition on Facebook and leave another comment.
4) And for a fourth entry, tweet or share this post leaving one final comment.
The giveaway ends Thursday, May 1st at midnight. The winner will be chosen by random.org