{Blogger in Focus} Catherine McCord of Weelicious

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I have been asking our readers what they need. Ideas for lunch. Ideas for dinner. Ideas for snacks. You all feel plum out of ideas.

Guess who immediately popped into my mind? Catherine. I have followed her site, Weelicious, since it’s early days in 2007 when I explored her recipes looking for first foods recipes for my son. Then when my daughter jumped right past purees and into hand held foods, I knew Catherine would have lots of options for my new little eater. Her recipes have grown with my kids and she always offers healthy, fast and fun meal options. Enjoy!

Here is a little bit more about the remarkable woman behind Weelicious.

CatherineHeadshotCatherine McCord, a cook, mom of two, model and acclaimed food blogger, launched Weelicious.com in 2007 to provide solutions to parents’ hectic lives by showing them how to cook recipes that are kid-friendly, quick and nutritious. Catherine’s book, Weelicious: One Family. One Meal. launched September 18th, 2012 and offers realistic solutions to the daily challenge of feeding children, as well as ways to inspire kids to be great eaters. Catherine published her second cookbook Weelicious Lunches on September 3, 2013. Just in time for back to school season, Catherine devotes this book entirely to fun, creative, homemade lunch ideas that the whole family will enjoy.

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Chloe’s Olive Tomato Sandwich

Chloe's Olive Tomato Sandwich

I could easily go back through many of the recipes on Weelicious and rename each one of them for either Kenya or Chloe as both of my kids have inspired countless dishes I’ve created over the years. For instance, if you’ve never tried Kenya’s Peach Cake before, now is the absolute perfect time of year to give it a whirl.

This Olive Tomato Sandwich sandwich is another dish whose time is now. It earned it’s name because Chloe created it based entirely on ingredients we purchase at this time of year.

We generally make lunch as a family after returning home from the farmer’s market on Sundays, and we always get a loaf or two of incredible sourdough bread from the vendor we lovingly refer to as Crazy Bread Man. If you ever met this brusque baker you would immediately understand why we do. He consistently seems mad to be at the market. He is not big on small talk but he is incredibly passionate about sourdough and his breads are out of this world. Our family’s favorites are the Moroccan Olive and Sesame Fig breads, the latter of which I use for this recipe. However, any good quality bread will work just fine.

Chloe personally selected the ingredients to make this sandwich using lettuce, gorgeous Cherokee tomatoes, thick slices of cheddar cheese, and of course her favorite, black olives.

When it was complete it seemed almost impossible that she would be able to put back this entire sandwich, but never underestimate the zeal of a four year old. Chloe ate every last bite and even asked me for more. Who else could I name this sandwich for?!

Chloe's Olive Tomato Sandwich 2



Blogger in Focus - Cathering McCord of Weelicious

We heard you. Catherine heard you and she is offering our readers a FREE copy of her amazing school lunch cookbook with…wait for it…more than 160 lunch ideas!!

 To enter, leave a comment below sharing what would be in your dream lunch box.


One of Bonbon Break’s readers will win the Weelicious Lunches Cookbook!

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Ok, if you haven’t figured it out yet, Catherine is a giver. Here are SEVEN of her recipes from her site. Click through to jump into Weelicious goodness!

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