Hi, I’m Katie. Right now, I’m probably doing what you’re probably doing:  trying to figure out what to put on the table or in a lunch box or in my shopping cart. My background as a food writer and registered dietitian may give me a little leg up, but still, it’s not aways easy.

In addition to my job as mom, I write cookbooks, develop recipes, teach cooking and nutrition classes, and write for magazines and newspapers. Yes, I have a master’s degree in nutrition, but that doesn’t mean I don’t make room for chocolate chip cookies or look the other way when my husband buys Doritos during college football season.

My first cookbook, Best Lunch Box Ever (Chronicle Books), earned an IACP nomination in 2014. A second book all about family breakfast is due to be published in 2016.

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Beyond cookbooks, I’ve written for or been featured in the New York Times, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribue, San Francisco Chronicle, Cooking Light, Real Simple, Bon Appetit, Redbook, Shape, Self, Parents, The Hallmark Channel, “The Better Show”, Sirius/XM Satellite Radio, and The Kitchn.  I also blog regularly for the Huffington Post and am a Cooking Light Blogger.

Home for me is San Francisco, where I live with my three daughters and husband. You can reach me through email at

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If you’re curious about my cookbook, here are a few juicy tidbits from the press:

Morford has a knack for dreaming up cute but easy sides and additions, like watermelon hearts (use a cookie cutter) and “applewiches” (cross-sections of apple sandwiching peanut butter and granola). I’m very taken with “Best Lunch Box Ever…it’s well-curated and thoughtful, with photographs that somehow inspire confidence even at 6:45 a.m. Like my kids, I just need a little inspiration and encouragement — and voila! I’m good to go.


Please the playground crowd with trustworthy and doable ideas for lunchtime makeovers from this registered dietitian and mother of three. The petite size will entice wee ones to get involved in the kitchen.


Dietitian, food and nutrition writer, and blogger Morford does an truly sweet job of helping parents pack more inspired lunches. Packing healthy lunches that kids will actually eat is no easy feat, but Morford is up for the challenge. This is an extremely useful guide that’s both fun and accessible.

Katie Morford is a food writer, a registered dietician and a mother of three children. These qualifications show in her book. I’ve read lunch box books before that made me balk. The recipes were complicated, or I found myself thinking, “Sure, my kids will eat this in theory, but at the lunch table under the watchful eyes of their peers? Not so much.” Katie gets it. Her ideas are simple, healthy and varied enough to appeal to any child. Think you know it all? Even the most advanced lunch providers can get into a rut, and Best Lunch Box Ever can get them out.


This book is also aimed at kids, but it’s suitable for adult lunch boxes as well. Morford’s book offers lots of clever ways to sneak veggies into lunch. A few examples: A sweet-and-savory date wrap that puts spinach to good use, a veggie-rich sesame pasta and an Asian slaw.


Appealing ideas for back-to-school lunches.  Here’s what happens when I read books like the newly released “Best Lunch Box Ever: Ideas and Recipes for School Lunches Kids Will Love” (Chronicle Books, $24.95), by Katie Sullivan Morford. I page through recipes for Medjool date, cream cheese and spinach sandwiches on lavash, curried quinoa with tangerines and dried cranberries and kiddie cobb salad with crumbled blue cheese. I decide all of them sound fantastic. Simply fantastic.

This is an idea book that will give you new inspiration and the confidence to pack yourself or your kids that healthy lunch you’ve meant to make all along. It’s well-written, non-patronizing, fresh-food-minded, and (most importantly) tackles the organizational issues that get in the way of most well-meaning lunch packers.

Ideal for parents and professionals, this cookbook features winning lunch ideas for eco- and health-conscious households.