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The Making Meals Workbook is part of Susan Traugh’s Daily Living Skills series offering life skills and transitional skills for mild-to-moderately affected special needs students and general education students alike. These workbooks serve as both a traditional print version and an interactive version - using Adobe Acrobat Reader.


Written on a high third/low fourth-grade level with airy pages and bullet-point information for easy independent study, these books, nevertheless, respect teens’ maturity and humor while presenting federally mandated transition skills and Indicator 13 skills needed for adult independence.


Workbooks are meant to be self-paced and adaptable with student interests and goals driving most units. Each lesson is taught in a short one-to-three page format with follow-up worksheets/activities to check comprehension. Real-world activities are provided whenever possible. 8 short step-by-step modeling of many recipes and techniques video links are also included in the Making Meals Workbook.


Lessons in Daily Living Skills--Making Meals Bundle include:


  • Cheap and healthy choices
  • Using the microwave
  • Microwave safety
  • Microwave popcorn/oatmeal/and burritos
  • Making processed foods
  • One-pan pasta recipe
  • Oven-baked chicken
  • Chicken and rice with variations
  • Soup recipes
  • Saving soup/ fixes for mistakes
  • Lentils
  • Salads
  • Kale chips
  • One-pan cake recipe
  • Apple crisp and variations
  • Making it healthy substitutions


Also included are Parent Verification Letters to meet federal mandates for family involvement, answer key, and grading sheet.


Recipes in this book use the "cheap and healthy" foods introduced in Nutrition. By combining Kitchen Basics, Nutrition, Grocery Shopping, and Making Meals, teachers can have a comprehensive and cohesive cooking unit for their students. With Picking Produce--Fruits and Picking Produce-Veggies, students can create their own resource books to learn how to pick the best produce. Bring these booklets on a field trip to the grocery store and shop for the ingredients for a meal from Making Meals to create an exciting, hands-on unit.


A preview of this book is provided here, or sample the series with our free book—Doing Laundry.


Titles in the Daily Living Skills transition series include: Who Am I?, Cleaning House, Doing Laundry, Dress for Success, Kitchen Basics, Nutrition, Grocery Shopping, Making Meals, Paying Bills, Staying Healthy, Time Management, and Transportation.


See all our workbooks, videos, powerpoints, in-services and mini lessons in our new

Daily Living Skills Product Catalog at:


Teacher's Manual (sold separately) provides tips on organizing and setting up a transition program, pre-and post-test assessments, class grading sheets, written ITP goals for each workbook to plug into annual IEP's, and code numbers and definitions for federal transition standards for each book.


A Powerpoint presentation is available free on this site to introduce your class/parents/administrators to the program.


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Making Meals - 2 Workbooks

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