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Kids Lunch Box Recipes, Indian Lunch Box Ideas

Awesome Ideas for Your Lunch Box

If the question of “What to pack in your kids lunch box?” worries you every single morning, put aside your woes! Really, on a busy morning, the lunch box is what worries most people. Apart for packing something interesting for their kids, they even have to carry food to work.

While adults will somehow adjust with the same food in their lunch box every day, understanding the difficulty of preparing and packing food amidst the bustle of the mornings, kids are not like that. They tend to get bored, and after a while they start bringing the food back home without finishing it.
 

7 Lunch Box Ideas from Monday to Friday

This article will ensure that kids do not have to settle for boring lunches any longer! We have put together a collection of lunch menus, 7 lunch ideas – from Monday to Friday – which will remain nice and fresh in your lunch box for a long time. You can confidently pack these, without worrying about whether they will become stale or soggy by afternoon. Quick recipes like Sooji toast take hardly any time to cook. You just have to combine all the ingredients, place it on a breads slice and cook it on the tava. Also, Potato Cheese Grilled Sandwich, Pizza rice, Sevaiyan Pulao are other easy lunch box recipes that do not require major preparathion or big list of ingredients.

Here is a sample week of Lunch Box ideas. Start your week with a sumptuous lunch of Stuffed Spinach Paratha and Masala Corn. The peppy flavour of this meal will perk up your mood and prep you up for the week ahead.

On Tuesday, go for Quick Rava Idli and Coconut Chutney. It is really easy to prepare and will not be a hassle to prepare in the morning. At the same time, it tastes awesome!

A colourful and crunchy treat is just perfect for the middle of the week, as it will put you back on the right track even if you have had a busy or stressful week so far. So, on Wednesday, go for the Cauliflower and Green Peas Stuffed Beetroot Wrap and the Roasted Poha and Oats Chivda. Not only will you enjoy the meal but also get a lot of compliments from your kids and others for the wonderful treat you packed them.

Thursday is the time to settle down and relax – you have crossed the major part of the week and the weekend is inching closer now. How about some homely and satiating Rajma Chawal, coupled with the popular South Indian jar snack Murukku. You can prepare crunchy, savoury Murukku in advance and store them in an airtight jar, to enjoy whenever you want. Just pop some into the lunch box in the morning! Other Indian recipes for kids lunch box are Baby Corn and Capsicum Rice, Cheesy Thepla Potato Wrap, Pav Bhaji which are some mouth-watering , sumptuous treats.

Friday is the time to unwind, albeit in an exotic and exciting way! Pamper yourself with a lunch of Creamy Pesto Pasta. The luscious mouth-feel and awesome flavour of this pasta is sure to bowl you over. Indeed, you and your family are going to become the object of everyone’s envy, what with wonderful meals in the lunch box, every single day of the week.

A good lunch in the tiffin box is worth the effort, because it will reboot your day and make you as energetic and happy as ever. So, relax and gear yourself up – we’ve done the planning, you do the cooking, and watch happiness blossom! Explore more lunch box recipes for kids from our collection given below.

Happy Cooking!

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A tangy preparation of rajma is combined with cooked rice to make a lip-smacking Rajma Chawal, which stays fresh in the tiffin box for at least 5 hours. It’s almost like having rice with a rajma curry to accompany it, but the best part is that it comes in a convenient one-dish package that is easy f ....
Looking to prepare just one dish that you can couple with a bowl of rice or a few rotis to make a complete and satisfying meal? Well, then go for the Egg Curry. It is a succulent curry of bo ....
An elaborate yet easy khichdi that makes a wholesome and delicious meal, the Dal Khichdi is made of toovar dal and rice combined with not just whole spices but also onions, garlic and tomatoes. This imparts a tangy twist to the khichdi making it holistic in terms of taste too. When you don’t have ti ....
Bhindi also called okra or ladies finger has acquired an exotic image in the west, but in fact this is one of the most commonly consumed vegetable in India. The Punjabis love their bhindi and eat it in every form, fried curries and stuffed. Here this delicious vegetable has been deep-fried, making i ....
Aloo mutter, one of the quickest vegetables to prepare, it will come to your rescue whenever you are pressed for time! Tomato puree gives a nice, evenly coated texture to this subzi. Try other recipes like Pindi Chole or
Simple though it sounds, the Cheese and Vegetable Sandwich is a snack with a timeless appeal. Think quick snack and this is the first option that comes to your mind! Elegant and easy, this sandwich is made with a whole lot of colourful veggies held together with mashed potatoes and perked up with gr ....
Your kids will not want anything to accompany this tasty dish. This unique Broccoli Paratha has the brilliant flavour of mixed herbs, chilli flakes and pepper. While the flavour is out of the world when served fresh, it fortunately stays nice in the tiffin box too for at least 4 to 5 hours. So, on s ....
This mouth-watering khichdi makes a complete meal with just a cup of curds and a papad because it is so self-contained in terms of flavours. From garlicky and tangy to mildly spicy, this delicious Palak Khichdi has everything you would love to have in a one-dish meal .With greens, rice and dal, it i ....
The Rajma and Cheese Grilled Sandwich is quite easy to make, but absolutely tasty and sumptuous too! The rajma stuffing, mixed with tomatoes, onions and other ingredients, gives this sandwich a Mexican touch, which is quite enthralling. You will enjoy the buttery crispness of the bread, the c ....
A unique dough of whole wheat flour and green peas forms the base of this interesting recipe. The outcome is made more irresistible by stuffing these wholesome parathas with fresh paneer and juicy raisins. The spikiness of green chillies and the semi-sweetness imparted by raisins are wonderfully bal ....
Homely and quick, this is a no-fuss recipe that you can make on any day. It is made with everyday ingredients and the all-time favourite vegetable bhindi. And most importantly, it tastes awesome! Try serving it to your family and nobody will believe that it was so easy and quick. The Stir-Fried ....
To many, the phrase comfort food is synonymous with Khichdi, a nourishing and homely food that never fails to satiate. In this recipe, we have combined high fibre oats with yellow moong dal to make a Nourishing Khichdi with a difference. Veggies add a welcome crunch to this recipe, while also br ....
Wholesome and filling, the Panchamel Khichdi is more than a meal in a bowl! With rice and four different dals, cooked along with a basketful of crunchy vegetables, tomatoes and spice powders, this Khichdi features myriad textures, flavours and colours, making it a delight to behold and relish.
A chatpata sandwich that is perfect for the desi palate! The best part about this sandwich is that is captures the best of both worlds – tongue-tickling spices and gooey cheese too. This sandwich holds potato slices and cheese spiced up with chaat masala and green chutney. The aroma that wafts o ....
With its brilliant flavour and nice, flaky texture, Rava Idli is something like upma in idli form, so you get the best of both worlds. Since it is steamed, it is easier to digest than upma, has a convenient form factor for serving as well as packing, and stays soft and humid for longer. The batter f ....
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