“Mamma aaj tiffin me kya hai”.
A common question which makes every mom restless because being a mom, you want to pack everything healthy in your kid’s lunch box taking care of your child’s preferences and likes, as kids only want taste not nutrition.
Most of the mothers juggle every day with simple looking complex questions like what are some ideas for quick, somewhat healthy lunches for school?or What did you pack in your kid’s (kids’) lunchbox (lunchboxes) today?As they want to pack their child’s lunchbox with food which is a blend of quality vitamins and minerals while being delicious too.
Children get their one-third of daily calories from Lunch, provided it is healthy.
So relax! As we have come up with top 10 easy and healthy recipes for kids ‘tiffin’ in 2018 which will make you a rocking mom! 🙂
What are some unique or creative things to pack in your kid’s lunch?
To make sure your kids actually eat well you don’t have to put an extra thought while packing their lunch. You just need to make boring looking healthy foods look delicious and mouthwatering for your child and work on the presentation so that they like their meals.
Go through this list of quick and healthy recipes for kids’ tiffin and learn some easy lunch box ideas to surprise your kids with yummy yet healthy food.
1. Vegetable toasts
A 20 minutes recipe which you can make easily by mixing 2medium size boiled potatoes, 1/4cup finely chopped vegetables like capsicum, onion, tomatoes etc. Add 1/4tsp red chili powder and chaat masala, 2 tbsp. finely chopped green chilies and ginger and coriander leaves to the veggie mixture.
Adjust spices and salt according to your kids’ taste.
Now cut 4 square (any shape) pieces of a bread and spread the prepared mixture on both sides of the bread. Heat a nonstick pan or griddle and grease it lightly with oil. Cook both the sides, till golden brown using little oil. Pack this quick, school tiffin recipe with Ketchup.
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2. Chapatti Wraps
Prepare fresh chapatti or use leftover one for this easy and healthy lunch box recipe. Now prepare dry stir fry sabji out of, capsicum, onion, tomatoes for filling in the wrap. Keep them crisp. Add boiled noodles or paneer cubes to this dry sabji along with different spices and fry.
Take the already prepared chapatti, put 2 tbsp. of stuffing vertically, add tomato sauce, green dhaniya chutney and julienne cabbage to it. Top up with eggless mayonnaise to give it a different taste.
Fold a little at the bottom and roll it from the side tightly. Your Wrap is ready!
3. Hung curd Sandwiches
Mix finely chopped vegetables-capsicum, onion, grated carrot, coriander leaves and tomato (remove seeds) to the hung curd. Make sure curd which you are using is not sour.
Add all the spices- chaat masala, salt, rock salt, oregano (optional), red chilly or black pepper powder to the mixture and mix well.
Apply one thick layer of the mixture on the bread and grease it slightly with butter or olive oil on one side.
Grill either in oven or in sandwich maker or even on tava. Easy to make, delicious and nutritious too.
4. Stuffed paranthas
One of the most easy tiffin box recipes for school is stuffed paranthas.
You can make variety of paranthas by just using different stuffing. You can use aloo, lauki, cabbage, cauliflower, or multiple veggies and grated cheese/paneer with chopped onions, green chilies to prepare different fillings for the paranthas. Add salt, rock salt, amchur, red chili and black pepper powder accordingly.
5. Magic Idlis
Cut Left over idlis or refrigerated idlis into finger chips then either deep fry or pan fry or even shallow fry them. Sprinkle salt and pav bhaji masala or chaat masala or idli podi on top of them. Mix well so that masala gets coated evenly.
Very quick and healthy lunch box recipe.
6. Mini vegetable cutlets
Take boiled vegetables like potato, green peas, carrots, French beans and mash them up (make sure the veggies are drained well). Add ginger, garlic (optional) and green chilly (optional) paste salt, red chili powder, chaat masala, rock salt, bread crumbs to the veggie mixture. Mix well all and prepare tikkis or patties of any shape, out of them.
Dip these tikkis in the pre-prepared Maida + water paste (or beaten eggs paste) and roll them in bread crumbs (or sooji).Now fry them on the pan, till crisp brown on both the sides.
7. Oats pancake or dosa
Mix 1 cup grinded oats powder with ½ cup rice powder, ½ cup whipped yoghurt, asafetida, salt, black pepper and cumin seeds. Prepare a dosa batter by adding some water and set aside for about fifteen to twenty minutes. Add julienne carrots, cabbage and coriander leaves to the mix.
Add ¼ tsp of Eno to ½ cup of batter and pour it on the heated and greased nonstick tava. Spread it evenly and sprinkle some oil when it gets dry. Dosa should be golden brown from both the sides.
8. Egg atta noodles
Boil the noodles and drain off and rinse them with cold water to remove starch and add 1tsp of oil to prevent them from sticking. Keep them aside.
Add finely chopped garlic, ginger to the heated oil in the pan, add veggies and fry them up (but they should remain crunchy). Now pour the eggs to the pan, but not on to the veggies and cook till soft. Add soya sauce, chili sauce, salt, pepper powder to it. Add noodles to it and toss well on high flame for two – three minutes.
9. Curd Rice
Take cooked and cooled rice and mix it well with curd, salt, chopped green chilies, cucumber, and tomatoes. Want to make it healthier, then add a handful of sprouts too. Add milk if the curd is sour.
For tempering, heat oil in a pan, add cumin and mustard seeds, when they begin to splutter, add urad and chana (1tsp)dals and fry until golden, add ginger, chili and curry leaves. Add hing when curry leaves become crisp.
10. Sooji balls
Mix 1 cup sooji with ½ cup of yoghurt, salt, black pepper powder grated carrots, chopped veggies or cheese, anything you would like to include. Mix all the ingredients well and make lemon balls out of them.
Now fry these balls in Appam stand by pouring some oil in each mould. Roll over the balls while frying.
Pack with ketchup!
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