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6 Easy And Healthy Food Recipes For Your Kids Lunch Box

Written by Komal

Summer Vacations are over and now everyday you have to think something different for your kids lunchbox. The Kids are no longer the same, they always want something yummy and different for their lunch box. It is matter of pride for every child to boast in their class with the lunch they are having. They want varieties added with flavor. It is then, when the thought of lunchbox becomes a nightmare for every mother. They are have to think in both the terms of taste and health. The kids have their taste buds are much more enhanced and it is not easy to fool them into liking what they don’t. In this case you have to think hard for your kids lunchbox.

The kids diet should include an adequate amount of Proteins, Vitamins, Fruits, Vegetables, Grains and Dairy Products. Keeping all the necessary nutrition’s in mind we are here to give you brilliant ideas for your Kids Lunchbbox.

1.Idli

Making Idli is very easy, you just need to prepare a batter and can use it for the whole day with different recipes. Here I share with you an easy way to prepare a batter for Idli.

Ingredients:

1 cup of Urad dal

2 cups of Rice

A pinch of Salt

Cooking Soda

Water

Directions: Soak Urad dal and rice overnight. In the morning drain the water and grind the mixture into a smooth paste. Now add a pinch of salt and Cooking soda. You can also add chopped onions, green chilles and coriander leaves for better taste. Now leave this mixture for 2-3 hours. You can do this a day before and in the morning place the mixture carefully over idly steamer.

Now when you have prepared the idli, you can pack it with any chutney or fry it and pack it with sauces. The nutrition of dal and rice is very important for your child growth. Idli is healthy and light to eat.

You can also make dosa from this batter. You can give mini dosa in your kids lunchbox.

2. Poha

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Ingredients

1 cup Poha

1 spoon refined oil

Chopped onions, carrots, beans, green chilly and green peas. (the seasonal vegetables)

Salt and Turmeric powder

Green Coriander

Directions: Add oil to pan, when the oil heats up, add all the vegetables. Cook it till it turns golden brown. Add salt and turmeric powder.( You can add Maggi Masalae Magic for better taste). Cook the vegetables for few minutes until you get a cooked smell. Now add water to it. When the water boils up add the poha and cook for 2 minutes and then turn off the flame. Garnish it with green coriander leaves. And pack it in the lunch box.

3. Vegetable Rolls

Ingredients

Cooked Chapati

Chopped onion, carrot, capsicum.

Chat Masala, Coriander Powder, Salt

Tomato Sauce.

Directions: Place the cooked chapati on the table, add the vegetables in a vertical line(you can also any dry cooked vegetables to it). Add salt, Chat Masala, Coriander Powder and Tomato Sauce. Roll it and wrap it with aluminum foil to keep it fresh and soft.

4. Vegetable Macrooni

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Ingredients:

Boiled Macroni

Chopped onion, carrot, capsicum, garlic

Refine oil

Turmeric Powder, Salt

Directions: Heat oil in a pan, add the chopped vegetables, cook it till it turns golden burn, now add the Salt and Turmeric Poder (you can also add Maggi Masala Magic for better taste). Now finally add the macrooni. And pack in the lunch.

5. Omelette Roll

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Ingredients 

2 Egg

Chopped Vegetables

Salt, turmeric powder, black pepper powder

Refined Oil

Directions: Make a thick batter of egg mixture and vegetables. Prepare a thick omelette. Now add a little of chopped onions, Salt, turmeric powder, black pepper powder and a spoon of tomato sauce. Roll it and cut it into small pieces. Now add this to the lunch box.

6. Upama

Ingredients
1 cup rava (semolina)
4 Tbsp Oil
2 cups water
10 curry leaves
2 green chillies (whole), 3 red chillies (whole)
½ tsp black gram dal, ½ tsp Bengal gram dal, 1 medium-sized onion (chopped), 2 tbsp corn
⅓ tsp red chilli powder, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp mustard seeds, ¾ tsp sugar
Juice of 2 lemons
Few coriander leaves

Directions:  Dry-roast semolina (rava) until it just begins to turn brown, then keep aside. In a large saucepan, heat the cooking oil. Add mustard seeds and wait for them to sputter. Then add curry leaves, slit green chillies, red chillies, soaked channa dal and split urad dal.  Add chopped onions and fry until they become slightly brown. Add some corn, salt, red chilli powder and then add the roasted rava. Stir for 1-2 minutes to let the flavours combine. Then add double the water, and keep stirring properly to avoid lumps. The upma is done when all the water is absorbed by the rava. Add a bit of sugar and lemon for a subtle sweet yet tangy flavour. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.

I hope this can help you in packing your kids lunchbox.

 

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Komal