6 Kids Friendly Recipes for Lunchbox

As a parent, it feels happy to see your child’s progress from kindergarten to higher grades. Parents are more enthusiastic than the children, and often conduct extensive research to make their children’s school days more fun, particularly around lunchtime. You get up early, prepare healthy recipes for lunchbox, and wrap them with affection. But, at the back of every mother’s mind, there’s the question of whether or not her child will be able to finish his lunch box. If you follow these ideas and tactics, the answer might be “Yes”!! This article will also cover some recipes for lunchbox that are both healthful and kid-friendly. (8 Healthy Recipes for picky eaters with fruits and veggies)

 7 Tricks for ensuring your kids finish their lunchbox

1. Invest in a quality lunchbox

Get a nice lunchbox first!! It should be simple to open for your child, and you may choose one that keeps the heat of packed food warm. Even if you can’t stand the sight of Dora the explorer, let your child select one depicting his favourite character. This may sound silly, but a lack of physical ability in younger children might be one of the reasons they bring home an unopened food box. Before sending food to school, practise opening baggies and containers at home.

2. Include all the food groups

You may need to be creative to ensure that your fussy eater’s recipes for lunchbox include all five key dietary groups: fruits, vegetables, protein, grains, and dairy. ( 7 Health foods for Kids Daily Nutrition)

Parents may encourage their children into eating nutritious meals by sneaking fruits and veggies like adding spinach to parathas or beetroot to dosa. You might inquire as to why your youngster dislikes specific meals. If they just don’t like the texture or appearance, they may sometimes fix it by exploring other cooking methods.

3. Get your child involved in lunch planning, preparation, and packaging

Kids like engaging in meal planning and preparation when given the opportunity. Children have a sense of control when they have a voice in what they consume. As a result, the likelihood that they will consume it increases. Give your kids two or three choices for recipes for lunchbox. “Would you want rice or paratha?” or “Would you prefer a sandwich or a tortilla wrap?” are some examples of questions to ask. When you and your kid have determined what will go into his lunch, lay everything out on the counter or table and ask your child to assist you in putting it together and/or packing it into his lunch bag. 

4. Create a meal chart based on your children’s favourite foods

Begin planning your school lunch menu based on the things that your child will consume, making a list of all the things your picky eater tolerates is helpful.  But it’s also crucial to come up with new ways to serve them. If cucumber is the only vegetable your fussy eater will eat, serve it with a variety of dips or wrap it up with lunch and cheese. Changing things up is the key to keeping your youngster interested in the few nutritious items they enjoy. (5 Foods being the reason of weight gain and growth in kids)

5. Make it entertaining

Toddlers, particularly younger children, might be influenced by the appearance of food. Fun shapes and vibrant colours may catch their attention and entice them to take a mouthful. It’s not necessary to spend a lot of time carving cartoon creatures out of veggies or fruits. Simply arrange the lunch neatly, add a personal remark, or shape a sandwich or slice of cheese using a cookie cutter to give aesthetic flair to the meal. If the meal seems interesting and appealing to you, chances are your picky eater will enjoy it as well.

6. Include snacks like recipes for lunchbox 

Kids adore finger foods, particularly if they’re on a snack board like one of these. Buy a cold container with numerous compartments and fill it with snack-like items (that together create a healthy balanced meal) in a variety of colours, textures, and shapes for a  lunch. Include colourful fruits and vegetables with yummy dips, protein options such as chickpeas, yoghurt, cheese and whole-grain items such as bread, baked muffins, crackers, and so on. Again, involve your child to choose their favourite food items as snacks. ( Roasted Makhana – Healthy snacks for kids)

7. Don’t be too ambitious

Five-course meals, several boxes, and large quantities should be strictly avoided. You are the most aware of your child’s abilities. If he can only eat one roti at home, don’t expect him to mysteriously consume three rotis, dal, salad, and fruit at school. Even if he shares, he will not be able to finish a large amount. You’re simply setting him up for failure if he doesn’t finish his box every day.

Best kids friendly recipes for lunchbox

Finding good recipes for lunchbox for kids is one of the most difficult chores for many mothers, especially if their children are picky eaters. As mothers, we are more concerned to pack children’s lunch boxes with nutrition and making it exciting for them. Here is a collection of recipes for lunchbox that is healthy and nutritious.

1. CHEESE paratha WITH MILLET
Recipes for lunchbox - Cheese paratha with millet
Cheese paratha with millet

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups Wheat flour
  • 1 cup Jowar/ Sorghum flour
  • 1 small size Beetroot
  • 2 medium size Carrot
  • 1 small size Capsicum
  • 1.5 cup Diced/ Grated Mozzarella Cheese
  • 2 tbsp Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread (order here)
  • 1/2 tbsp Oregano
  • 4 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • Salt to taste

Procedure

  • Take wheat, jowar flour, salt and oil in a bowl. Add water slowly and knead to make a soft dough.
  • Divide the dough into equal portions.
  • Take chopped veggies, cheese in a bowl.
  • Add salt, oregano and Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread (order here). Mix well to make a filling.
  • Take the small dough ball, flatten it out and roll gently. Place the filling and seal it on top and roll the paratha evenly.
  • Heat the tawa , spread oil, cook on a medium flame for few seconds.
  • Once one side is done, flip it over. Apply oil till it turns golden brown.
  • Drizzle some ghee on both sides and serve hot.

1 Cheese paratha with millet – 166 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein)

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2. VEG WRAP
RECIPES FOR LUNCHBOX - Veg wrap
Veg Wrap

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup sorghum flour
  • 1 Onion, Capsicum
  • 1/2 carrot
  • 1 cup grated cabbage
  • 2 tsp grated ginger garlic
  • 1/2 cup paneer
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tsp chilly sauce
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp pizza sauce
  • 1 tbsp Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread (order here)
  • Salt to taste

Procedure

  • Take wheat and sorghum flour to make a soft dough. Make a big roti and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in pan and add grated ginger garlic. Add sliced onion, capsicum, grated cabbage, carrot and saute.
  • Add chilly sauce, soy sauce, sprinkle salt over veggies and mix well. Cook them for 5 minutes on high flame. Continuously stir the veggies.
  • Take roti on a plate and spread Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread (order here).
  • Cut it on one side. Spread pizza sauce, put veggies, place paneer slices and cheese on each quarter. Fold it and place it over grill pan. Drop little oil on edges and cook on both sides for 3-5 minutes on low flame.
  • Veg-wrap is ready to serve. 

1 Veg wrap – 145 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein)

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3. MOONG DAL FRIED IDLI
Moong dal fried Idli - RECIPES FOR LUNCHBOX
Moong Dal Fried Idli

Ingredients

  • 2 cup moong dal/mung bean
  • 1 tsp – Ginger
  • 7-8 cloves garlic
  • 2 green chilies
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 cup curd
  • 1 tbsp lemon
  • Hand full of coriander leaves
  • Curry leaves
  • 4 tbsp Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread (order here)
  • Salt to taste

Procedure

  • Soak moong dal overnight.
  • Grind it with chilies, ginger, garlic and 1/2 tbsp salt. Keep aside for 20 minutes.
  • Add curd and whisk for 5-7 minutes. The moong dal batter is ready.
  • Grease the idli stand and pour the batter in each mould. Let it cook in steam for 15 minutes. Fluffy moong dal idli is ready.
  • Cut the idli into 4 equal pieces. Heat oil in a pan. Put mustard seeds, curry leaves, grated ginger, turmeric and idli pieces. Add Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread (order here) over it.
  • Fry on low flame for 3-5 minutes. Squeeze lemon over it and garnish with coriander leaves. 

1 cup – 130 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein)

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4. SWEET POTATO PURI
RECIPES FOR LUNCHBOX - SWEET POTATO PURI
Sweet potato puri

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mashed sweet potato
  • 2 cup wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp kasoori methi
  • 1 tsp ajwain (carom seed)
  • 1-2 cup oil
  • 3 tbsp Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread (order here)
  • Salt to taste

Procedure

  • Take mashed sweet potato in a bowl.
  • Add wheat flour. Put kasoori methi, ajwain, salt and Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread (order here). Mix them well.
  • Add water slowly to make a dough.
  • Take small balls and and roll over to make puri. Fry it.
  • Crispy and healthy puri is ready to serve.

1 puri – 76 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein)

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5. MOONG DAL CHEELA/PANCAKE
Recipes for lunchbox - Moong dal cheela/pancake
Moong dal Cheela/Pancake

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Moong dal/mung bean
  • 1 Capsicum, Onion, Tomato
  • 2 tsp Grated ginger
  • 1 tsp Chilies (Optional)
  • 1/2 cup curd
  • 4 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread (order here)
  • Salt to taste

Procedure

  • Soak moong dal overnight and grind it to make paste.
  • In a bowl, add curd, chopped onion, capsicum, tomato, ginger and chilies(optional), salt, Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread (order here) and mix well.
  • Pour the batter on hot pan and cook it for 2 minutes on low flame. Drop oil on edges and flip it to cook on other side till it turns golden.
  • Serve!!

1 cheela – 128 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein)

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6. BEETROOT BREAD PAKORA
Beetroot Bread Pakora

Ingredients

  • 4 Multigrain bread/ Brown bread
  • 1 Cup gram flour
  • 2 tsp carrom seeds
  • 1 Cup beetroot puree
  • 4 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread (order here)
  • Salt to taste

Procedure

  • Take gram flour in bowl. Add carrom seeds, salt and beetroot puree.
  • Add Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread (order here) . Mix all the ingredients well. Add water to make paste.
  • Dip multigrain bread in the batter and place on heated skillet.
  • Drop oil on the edges and cook on low flame for 3-4 minute. Flip over the bread and cook from other side.
  • Cut into tringles and serve!!

1 pakora – 125 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein)

Make sure they have a decent breakfast and that their other meals are well-balanced. Examine their pre-lunch snack to ensure it isn’t so filling that it impairs their appetite for lunch. Don’t be concerned if your youngster still has some lunch leftover. Always come up with new recipes for lunchbox and make their mealtime enjoyable.

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