A big question for every mother in the morning would be, “What should I pack for my kid’s lunchbox?” Most of the time you stress about making sure the tiffin is nutritious enough to keep them going through the day. Kids need to get their daily dose of protein and fibre for their body. But, the hard task is to convince them to eat healthy and that is why the first and the most important factor is that it should be tempting enough to make them eat it.
So, don’t worry mommies, we have got a list of healthy, tasty and tempting tiffin recipes for your kids to enjoy!
Oats Rawa Dhokla or Uttapam: Oats are considered to be one of the healthiest grains. Packed with fibre, nutrition and vitamins, oats can be an extremely benefitting ingredient to use for prepping dabbas for kids. This Oats and Rawa Dhokla has a healthy twist making it suitable for everyone to enjoy. Prepared with Sooji and oats, these cakes are spongy and savoury -makes it a filling lunch for kids. You can make it a little more interesting by packing a small box of some sweet or tangy chutney along with it. One more recipe you can try is the Oats Uttapam if your kid loves South Indian food.
Healthy egg rolls and egg sandwich: Eggs have high quality protein and vitamins which are great for kids! So, make sure your kids be-friend them soon. To make it happen, we have got these Healthy Egg Rolls which are made with whole wheat flour rotis and goodness of eggs. Sprinkle some chaat masala and pack some tomato ketchup along, we are sure your kids will love it. Or you can try making the Open egg sandwich, with boiled eggs, lettuce leaves and onions, tempting and tasty for kids! An added spoon of mayonnaise is bound to make this recipe your kid’s favourite.
Vegetable Burger and fruit pizza: Vegetables and fruits are a requirement for vitamins, nutrients and protein for our body and for kids it’s a must. Kids love pizzas and burgers, so we thought we would add a healthy kick to their favourite junkies. Try making this Fruity Pizza, topped with jam, cream cheese and fresh fruits. You can also make this Vegetable Burger which is super delicious and healthy- brown rice, kidney beans and beetroot are the package of nutritious ingredients in this burger. Do give them a try and let us know how it turned out for you and your kids!
Vegetable or Chicken Pulao: Running late for work but want to pack something for your kid? These two recipes have got your back. These pulaos are the simplest and they get ready in less than 30 minutes. Chicken is good for bones and teeth and they have high protein too so it is an amazing ingredient for your kids. The Quick Chicken Pulao is both delicious and healthy at the same time and is the quickest to prep. Loads of veggies plus chicken, super filling and simple! Vegetable pulao is the almost the same as the chicken pulao in terms of preparation and time minus the chicken but withj loads of goodness of veggies instead. Pack some raita along and we are sure your kids will demand this more often.
Healthy cookies and cakes: Nothing can make kids happier than cookies and cakes. So, we have got healthy ways to make them. These No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies are an easy and healthy option instead of unhealthy ones. These are prepared with peanut butter, oats, almonds and walnuts and just frozen till crunchy. The Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese frosting are a 5-star recipe which is undeniably best when it comes to healthy cakes. It’s super delicious and nutritious, everything you need in a cupcake.You can pack these once in a while in their tiffin and we are sure it will put a smile on their face.
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