It’s Here! The Free eCookbook Has Landed!

Posted by on September 1, 2010 | 129 Comments

Update – This eBook is Now Available: Here (PDF Format Below), Kobo, Apple / iTunes (for iPad, iPhone, etc.), Amazon Kindle (costs $.99), Barnes & Noble Pubit (costs $.99)

It’s hard to believe that just two weeks ago I set out on this mission, and here I am with a completed 173-page eCookbook with 125 recipes and over 100 photos from dozens of incredible health bloggers and cookbook authors (thank you to every single one of you!). We also had a special time donation from a wonderful graphic designer; Emily of The Blog Fairy designed the cover image (she also designed this blog!) …

smart school time cookbook

And of course, the recipes are kid-friendly (and adult-friendly!), easy, and delicious. The chapters include:

  • Morning Muffin Mania
  • Sensational Smoothies
  • Easy Freezin’ Waffles, Pancakes, and French Toast
  • More Smart Starts
  • Dips, Fillings, and Spreads
  • Soups and Stews
  • Salad-Style
  • More Lunchbox Love
  • Sweet Snackin’
  • Craving Cookies
  • Essential Extras

Please spread the word to everyone you know that Smart School Time Recipes: The Breakfast, Snack, and Lunchbox Cookbook for Healthy Kids and Adults is now available for free! Use the download button below to download it right now … 

 download button

(Have no fear, it will pop up right on this site, but it does take about 30 seconds to download. Save it to your files for use anytime! If you can’t view the file, make sure you have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader – it is also free to download, and comes in pretty handy!)

Email friends and family, share it on facebook, tweet it, simply talk about it … we want as many people as possible to have the tools (a.k.a. recipes and food ideas) to transition their own diet and their family’s even further away from processed foods and closer to whole foods!! Thank you for your support and enjoy!


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Comments (129)


  1. […] Smart School Time Recipes has been downloaded by well over 25,000 people since its release on September 1st! Of course the release date was the big one, but between 500 and 1000 copies are being downloaded every day. Thank you to every single one of you for taking an interest and helping to spread the word. And of course, thank you to all of the wonderful contributors! […]

    • Leesy says:

      This book is amazing! The recipes are easy to follow, taste great, & give me inspiration when I need it. I also love being introduced to new products & brands.

      I can’t wait for sequel.

  2. […] of healthy school lunches, have you heard about the amazing Alisa’s FREE ebook Smart School Time Recipes? Yes, FREE! It’s loaded with all kinds of recipes; gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, and more. […]

  3. […] at an even 50-50 with success. For example… a couple of weeks ago, I tried out a recipe from Smart School Time Recipes for coconut banana muffins. It should go without saying that this was a major, major success. I […]

  4. […] the FREE E-cookbook, put together by Alisa Fleming of Go Dairy Free and One Frugal Foodie.  Smart School Time Recipes: The Breakfast, Snack, and Lunchbox Cookbook for Healthy Kids and Adults is full of wonderful healthy recipes from many […]

  5. […] increase in traffic, comments, and have been included on other bloggers’ sites, and even in a cookbook!  this is all very exciting, because i really like this blog project, and i am stoked that i have […]

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  8. […] Sundays: The new year seemed like the best time to remind you all about the FREE e-book available on my blog, Smart School Time Recipes. This collection of healthier recipes was inspired […]

  9. […] Hummus and VeggiesNot so much a recipe as a new twist on an old favorite, this idea came from the “Smart School Time Recipes” ebook by Alisa Marie […]

  10. […] Cooks from the Go Dairy Free Kitchen just released a FREE eCookbook called Smart School Time Recipes.  It is a 173-page collaboration of several popular vegan cooks in the blog world. I was excited […]

  11. Christine says:

    I am a mom of two (6 and 4) and although we have no food allergies i am constantly looking for healthy alternatives. Your ebook has opened up a whole new world to me. My finicky eaters love the recipes and i have gotten my friends to be taste testers. Thank you, thankyou, thank you.

  12. Ilene says:

    The breakfast recipes look good. I’m allergic to eggs and bananas – do you have any suggestions for substitutes for these foods?


    • alisa says:

      Hi Ilene,

      It would really depend on the recipe. If you are using bananas for flavor and sweetness in a recipe (like banana bread), simply sub in applesauce or another rich fruit. My favorite to use in place of banana is mango.

      For eggs, it really does depend on the recipe. Assuming that the recipe is NOT gluten-free (that will take some trial and error since gluten acts as a binder – removing both the gluten and egg would require experimenting), you can use subs like a “flax egg,” which works well in cookies and heartier baked goods like muffins, or even in things like meatballs (chia seeds also work well in this fashion). For other baked goods you might use applesauce or pureed silken tofu (3 to 4 T per egg), and an added 1/8 t of baking powder per egg. If the recipe is already quite glutenous, it will often still work well if you simply increase the liquid by 1/4 cup per egg (like in yeast breads).

  13. Jeanette says:

    What an incredible resource, so generously provided by a large community of health minded bloggers. Thank you for sharing this. I will be passing the word around for your e-book, I know people will be as grateful as I am.

  14. Jen says:

    Wow! I’m finding this a year after it was posted, but am so grateful for your enormous effort. What a great thing you have done for so many parents and kids alike. Thank you! : )

  15. Melissa Darr says:

    Hi Alisa – what a great idean. This free cookbook is amazing. I was wondering how you went about creating a free E-cookbook? Any information on this process would be super helpful.



  16. […] here, if you haven’t done so already, click here to download a FREE copy of Smart School Time Recipes, a 173 page e-cookbook with 125 recipes and […]

  17. Michel says:

    Can we still get a hard copy of this book ? If yes where (bookstore in Canada – Montreal area or through the web – not able to find on ? I just bought your diary free book for my girlfriend who has diary allergies. Would like to have a copy prior November 29 since it is her birthday and I’m sure she will like both of your books.

    • alisa says:

      Hi Michel – Go Dairy Free is available in hardcopy, and is in Canada too (see However, Smart Schooltime Recipes is an e-book only. It is free and instant to download on this page. Unfortunately, no physical book for that one though!

  18. […] If you are looking for healthy recipes across the board for breakfast, lunches, and snacks for kids and adults alike, you’ll definitely want to check out this e-book from Alisa Fleming, Smart School Time Recipes. It’s packed with nutritious recipes (many of them gluten- and dairy-free) from dozens of great bloggers. You can get it right now absolutely FREE for your Kindle! I’m about to download mine today. Don’t have a Kindle? No problem. You can get the PDF version here. […]

  19. […] both Go Dairy Free and religiousity), Alisa also published a FREE down load and Kindle book called Smart School Time Recipes. I’ve got a few recipes in there which I tend to think are pretty decent, but there are a ton […]

  20. kitblu says:

    What an amazing FREE cookbook! As I scanned through the recipes I kept thinking of more people who would like this book. I will send it to several people along with a link to your site. Of course I subscribed. I don’t need gluten-free, dairy-free or nut-free but I also don’t need gluten, dairy or nuts.
    I love your all-inclusive attitude.

  21. Linda Evans says:

    I’ve tried multiple times to download this e-book and nothing happens! What am I doing wrong? Usually, I have no problem downloading things.

    The recipes look great…can’t wait to try the Vegan ones on my Vegan son! He’ll be so surprised! (He’s 26! LOL!)

    • alisa says:

      No problem here, it seems to be working fine. Did you download the latest version of Adobe acrobat? See the link in this post (right below the ebook) to make sure you have the latest version. Without it you may have trouble viewing and downloading the ebook. Adobe is free, too.

  22. Sara says:

    Alisa I am so excited to try out these recipes! Thank you so much!

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