Packing a perfect lunch box for the kids can often become quite a daunting task to do every day. What is a perfect lunch box you ask? One that is not only nutritious and healthy, but also super delicious, quick and easy to eat. Children need a lot of nutrition in their growing years, so a healthy meal with all the vital vitamins and minerals is essential. But, if it’s not interesting and delicious, you just can’t get the kids to eat it, and you’ll find they come back with your tiffin intact.
Therefore, it becomes important to prepare some delicious and healthy dishes to pack in your lunch. Now, we know how most of us dread the morning rush: getting ready for work, getting the kids ready for school, making breakfast, which again is very important, and then making lunch for everyone. Phew. That’s a lot on the table in the morning alone, isn’t it?
With that in mind, we’ve got some great kids’ lunchbox ideas that are not only simple and healthy, but also delicious and quick. You can easily make them at home in just 10 minutes. No more bringing lunch.
1. Vegetable upma
A delicious, healthy and quick recipe that you can whip up in less than 10 minutes, vegetable upma is a comforting mix of rawa, spices and a host of vegetables that simply need to be sautéed together and cooked for a filling meal. You can experiment with your choice of vegetables: beans, peas, carrots, onions, and more. Additionally, you can also add some cashews and seeds for crunch. Play with the sauces and your child will have a delicious meal to eat.
2. Whole wheat pasta salad
Who can say no to a delicious pasta dish? At least the kids can’t. Made with tomatoes, spring onions, fresh basil and topped with avocado, this healthy vegan pasta recipe is perfect for your child’s lunchbox when they’re done with the regular curry or boring dals.
3. Chapati Pizza
This is one of the most loved dishes by children. If your child is a picky eater when it comes to roti, this chapati pizza is their perfect rescue. All that is needed is a cooked chapati and some vegetables of your choice and cheese. Simply mix the vegetables with some sauces, spices and cheese, spread it on one roti, top it with another and cook in tawa.
4. Besan Stuffed Cheela
A high-protein dish that can be whipped up in under 10 minutes, this stuffed besan cheela is packed with protein-rich paneer plus lots of delicious spices and vegetables like bell peppers and onions.