CLOSED! Monday’s Breakfast and Lunch Cookbook Giveaway

This contest is now closed. You can still enter to win a copy of the book by entering in the new giveaway posted each day. Thanks!

Winners are Susanne…who says, “My biggest struggle is to make a quick lunch for 4 kids that doesn’t make a huge mess in my kitchen ! (we homeschool).”


Julie from Living Life with Less…who says, “My biggest struggle is finding a variety of foods my kids will eat. I feel we are in a rut because they are so picky.”

Congrats ladies!

As we celebrate “Back to School Lunch Week” here on $5 Dinners, I thought it only appropriate to do daily giveaways of my Breakfast and Lunch Cookbook!

This cookbook is filled with wonderful, delicious and easy recipes that will help you get your day started out on the right foot! Here are some of our favorites…



  • Curried Chicken Salad Sandwiches
  • Swiss Tuna Melts
  • Lasagna Roll-ups
  • Chuckwagon Chili

I’ll be giving away 2 copies each day this week…you can enter up to 3 times each day.  Please leave separate comments for your separate entries!

1. Contests will start and end at 7 am EST each day this week.

  • Entry #1: Leave a comment just sharing your biggest struggle with the lunch hour.
  • Entry #2: Tweet the following on Twitter: “I’ve entered to a copy of @5dollardinners Breakfast and Lunch Cookbook. Have you?! #backtoschool”
  • Entry #3: Become a Facebook Fan, or subscribe by email or in an RSS reader!

2. Winner will be selected by Winners will be announced back here on this post, and notified via email with further instructions.


  1. Janet Williams says

    I struggle with school lunches because they want fast food and I’m trying to feed them less expensive cold sandwiches. I do purchase some things that can be warmed. But on a tight budget, lunch meat is less expensive and goes farther. I’ll buy the meats and cheeses I KNOW they like…but I usually throw out or run out. If I buy a lot, it’s throw out. If I buy a little less, it’s run out. I freeze what I can when I buy a lot, if I remember. But it doesn’t thaw out as good as fresh.
    More complaints.

  2. oona says

    My struggle? Need cheap, easy, not too boring lunches for my boys!
    They get sick of the same old thing, homeschooling means I don’t have a ton of time to spend preparing meals & that my budget is tight since we are a one income family.
    You could fix all that! 😀

  3. Katie Aull says

    Biggest struggle right now for lunch is that I have two little ones who are picky eaters….I want them to eat, but to get the nutrition they need also!

  4. Julie says

    We homeschool and I struggle with coming up with something everyone will eat each day. It’s hard to make 4 different lunches!

  5. Joellen says

    I struggle with figuring out what to serve for lunch quickly–with three under 5, they all go from “not hungry, can’t eat” to “I’m so hungry I can’t stand it!” in the space of 5 minutes…sometimes less. 😛

  6. Jenn says

    My biggest struggle is being able to keep the lunch cold! I’d love to have the sandwich be cold without sending a frozen yogurt tube every day or something that can get lost. 4 kids and that gets pricey!

    I also don’t love sending juice boxes. I’d rather do water with fruit or milk.

  7. April says

    My biggest struggle is packing my lunch every morning and then still wanting to eat it when I get to work. Sometimes its in my bag but I still choose to go to Subway for something different.

  8. Anne Marie says

    I find trying to get a variety of foods is a challenge – boredom sets in and then appetites disappear!

  9. Veronica says

    My biggest struggles with lunch for my 3 year old are getting her to sit still to eat and also the only sandwich she eats is PB&J which of course is not allowed at her preschool. Makes packing a lunch a little difficult sometimes. Hopefully I can get her to start trying cold cuts.

  10. Mandi says

    I struggle with packing lunches. I want to send my kids to school with good, homemade lunches, but it seems more expensive than letting them buy lunches at school.

  11. Sherry says

    My trouble is trying to find things that are quick to put together that isn’t boring. Seems like if I find a good price on lunch meat and I stock up…I end up having to throw some out.

  12. Michelle says

    I am a FB fan and subscribe by email but I do have a problem with lunches and that is is making them exciting and not having the same thing day after day.

  13. Angela Mitchell says

    My biggest struggle with lunches is to find something quick and easy that my kids will be excited to eat, that is also hearty enough to keep them full until dinner.

  14. Tara says

    I subscribe by email and pack lunches for myself and the other 4 in my family the night before. It would be great to get some new ideas for lunches.

  15. susanne says

    my biggest struggle is to make a quick lunch for 4 kids that doesn’t make a huge mess in my kitchen ! (we homeschool)

  16. Shelley says

    My biggest struggle with lunch is variety. We all get bored with the same sandwiches. I have one that goes to work (hubby), one in college, one in middle school and one that I homeschool. I need help!! :)

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