Kids lunch box recipes, south Indian veg recipes
If you are here looking for kids snacks recipes for the snack box, check this post on healthy Indian snacks recipes
Finding ideas for kids lunch box is one of the challenging tasks for many mums, especially if the kids are fussy or demanding. As mums we are more interested to load their boxes with nutrition and want to make it interesting for the kids. Iam a vegetarian which it comes to packing Lunch box, I do not pack anything that has been prepared with egg or meat, since the food is stored for several hours before consumption. Egg and meat are supposed to be eaten within 2 hours of preparing. I have put together some of my recipes that are good for lunch boxes, all these are mostly Indian that can be made in less than an hour. There are no pasta and noodles recipes, since I do not think they remain good or tasty after few hours.
Kids are different some like to eat only rice based dishes as they are lazy to chew roti /chapathi or bread and they feel rice can be finished faster. While some like to eat only finger foods like roti or roti rolls or sandwiches. After a short survey talking to other mums, I have understood that most kids love to munch on some finger foods like roti rolls, sandwich or burgers, so that they could rush to play in the leisure .
lunch box recipes for kids – rice recipes
You can pack these either with a salad or some healthy baked chips or a stir fried vegetable to make it interesting. I have posted more than 36 rice recipes, feel free to check the rice tab on the menu for better choice. Below is the list of recipes that have been liked by my friend’s kids, readers’ kids’ and my kids for lunch box.
All the fried rice recipes can be made without using soya sauce. Just skip them in the recipe. Use a good quality vinegar. Limit the use of soya sauce for kids. It is a hormone disruptor and is not good to use often. If using, use naturally brewed or organic soya sauce. Kikkoman is one of the popular brands of naturally brewed soya sauce available in India as well. Avoid the use of sauces with added msg, colors or preservatives in E series.
kids’ lunch box recipes – easy paratha, bread sandwich recipes
These are not stuffed parathas and are easy to make. Some of them do not need much kneading and soaking time too, yet they turn out to be mouth melting. These parathas do not need any side dish, but if you wish to include more veggies, you can use these to roll up some steamed or sauteed veggies. A chutney or salad too makes a good side for these. I have also included some bread sandwich recipes which are liked by kids.
- Rice or wheat flour
- veggies as needed
- spices as needed
- oil as needed
- For detailed instructions please refer the recipe links provided in the post above.